Roku will release thirty “original” shows, created and produced by defunct Quibi, on May 20th, to stream ad-supported on the Roku Channel…
Roku saved short-lived Quibi’s lineup from total obscurity in January of this year. Prior to its unimpressive run and meteoric fall, YouTube hosted some of its titles. Now, it’s about time for entertainment consumers to get another chance to view some content previously exclusive to Quibi. (Not that this adds-up to all that much.) On Thursday, May 20th, the Roku Channel will re-release thirty Quibi shows to stream for free on its ad-supported platform.
Roku to Release 30 Quibi Original Shows on May 20th on Free Ad-Supported Format in the US, Canada, and UK
The thirty titles will expand to seventy-five at some point in the future. But, for now, the first batch includes the seventh season of Reno 911!, the cooking documentary Shape of Pasta, Chrissy’s Court (starring Chrissy Teigen), and Kevin Hart’s Die Hart. Anyone with an Android, iOS, device can watch, as well as some select Samsung TVs, Amazon Fire, and the web. UK residents can also enjoy the content via Sky Q and Now TV devices.
Other than inserting ads, Roku claims it hasn’t made any major changes to Quibi’s original content. Plus, the titles are supposed to seamlessly transition over to 1080p resolution on big screens, despite the fact the content was intended for portrait viewing on smartphones.