With most of us stuck at home in 2020, demand for streaming platforms has surged. But while the likes of Netflix and Shudder enjoyed record subscriber numbers, there was one much-publicized failure. The short-form video service Quibi launched in April but struggled to find subscribers, and last month, it was confirmed that it was closing down. The service is now completely unavailable.
Anyone hoping to finish watching any of the shows they had been enjoying on Quibi are in for bad news if they load the app on their mobile device. While the app opens, a message simply states that it “could not load products.” We are asked to “please try again later,” but this seems like wishful thinking.
The December 1 expiration date for Quibi was announced last month, shortly after the confirmation that the service was closing down. A statement from the company said that it didn’t know what would happen to its many original shows, such as horror anthology 50 States of Fright and the reboot of Reno 911.