You can now watch Quibi on your TV — here's how to do it in 3 simple ways

Rafapress/ShutterstockIt’s easy to watch Quibi on your TV, if you have the right hardware.
  • You can watch Quibi on your TV using a Chromecast or Apple TV.
  • If your TV has AirPlay built into it, you can also use that feature to watch Quibi.
  • No matter what method you use to watch Quibi on your TV, you’ll still need to have a phone or tablet with the Quibi app installed on it as well.
  • Quibi costs $US4.99 a month, after a two-week free trial.
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Joining competitors like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime,Quibi is the latest subscription-based video streaming service to arrive on your phone.

But unlike other streaming services, Quibi is designed with short form, “snackable” video in mind. As such, when Quibi first launched, you could only watch it on-the-go – on your phone or tablet.

But Quibi’s developers didn’t anticipate how many people wanted to watch its programs on a bigger screen.

Now, there are a few ways to watch Quibi on your TV. Here’s three ways to watch Quibi on a TV, using a Chromecast, an Apple TV, or another AirPlay-enabled device.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

iPhone 11 (From $US699.99 at Apple)

iPad (From $US329.99 at Apple)

Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $US699.99 at Walmart)

Google Chromecast (From $US29.99 at Best Buy)

Apple TV HD (From $US149.99 at Best Buy)


How to watch Quibi on your TV

Quibi

Before you can watch Quibi, you’ll need a subscription to the service. Currently, you can get a 14-day free trial when you sign up for Quibi, and the service is $US5 per month thereafter.

You’ll also need to install the Quibi app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The apps are free to download, and you can find them on the Quibi website.

Once you’ve installed the app and set up an account, there are three ways to stream Quibi on a television.


Use a Chromecast

Dave Johnson/Business InsiderThe Cast icon is at the bottom of the screen while you watch.

If you have a Chromecast device connected to your TV, or if you have a TV with Chromecast built in, you can cast Quibi to your television.

Start the Quibi app on your mobile device, and tap the “Cast” icon (it looks like a square with three lines in its bottom-left corner) to send the video to a nearby screen.

Select your Chromecast from the list that appears, and Quibi will appear on the larger screen.


Use the AirPlay feature on your phone

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If you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or higher, and an Apple TV or a TV with AirPlay, you can use them to get Quibi on your TV.

Start the Quibi app on your iOS device, and begin watching something. Once you do, again tap the “Cast” icon. Select “Airplay & Bluetooth” from the list.

A pop-up will open, showing all the devices you can AirPlay to. Select the Apple TV or TV you want to cast to.


Use Screen Mirroring with an Apple TV

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If you have an iOS device and Apple TV, you can “mirror” the iPhone or iPad’s display on your TV.

Swipe down from the top-right of your iPhone or iPad to open the Control Panel, and tap “Screen Mirroring.”

Select your Apple TV from the list.

Any content you watch with your phone’s Quibi app will now be mirrored onto your TV.

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