Quibi: New Episodes Daily

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Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media
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Short videos have some shows for kids, but mostly mature.

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Educational Value

Created for entertainment and not recommended for learning. However, some video content offers self-help suggestions. Information is also available around current news events and weather. 

Ease of Play

Simple to to watch videos, but challenging to find a video by a specific genre such as "comedy" or other search topics such as a named celebrity without having to type in the information into the search bar. On-screen tools can be customized for left handed and right handed users.

Violence

Realistic violence may be included in content such as abuse, murder, and use of weaponry.

Sex

Nudity, sexual content, and suggestive themes are included in the content. Content is labeled as "mature." 

Language

Inappropriate language content is "bleeped" but for those who pay attention, but it's possible to decipher the context of the language. Themes of mental illness and suicide are discussed in graphic detail in some episodes.

Consumerism

Ads include well-known alcohol, soda, cellular and credit card companies. Content may also include consumer brands, and Fandango includes current movie trailers, and there's a brand spotlight section featuring Sony Pictures, Secret Deodorant, Walmart and SK-11. Other brands also sponsor shows, such as Evening Report by NBC News, Around the World by BBC News, and The Replay by ESPN. Users can pay to watch without ads.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Ads and videos may include references to alcohol, tobacco, and/or drug use. Users are unable to manage ad content to eliminate these types of ads.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Quibi: New Episodes Daily is an app that includes access to 10-minute shows and movies with multiple episodes in a variety of genres. All episodes are designed to be watched on a smartphone device. Many shows feature popular celebrities. Some categories of original shows include: drama, game shows, docu-series, news, real crime, and other human interest topics. While some content is appropriate for kids, it's still best for parents to monitor because there's a lot of access to mature adult content and ads meant for adults. The app is free to try, but will include a monthly subscription fee of $4.99 with ads, and $7.99 without ads. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

QUIBI: NEW EPISODES DAILY is an app that includes access to a content video streaming subscription service designed for smartphones. Subscriptions can include ads at a cheaper monthly fee, or an ad-free option is available at a higher monthly fee. All episodes or "bites" of each show are less than 10 minutes each. New shows are launched weekly, and many shows also feature new episodes as frequently as every day. Users can follow shows, "favorite" them, and download them to watch off-line. Videos include keywords and categories such as animal interest, comedy, documentary, horror, human interest, dating, docu-series, true crime, and more. Many shows feature popular celebrities within the content such as Kristin Bell, Chrissy Tiegen, John Legend, Aaron Rodgers, Will Arnett, LeBron James, Tituss Burgess, Nicole Ritchie and Anna Kendrick. While watching videos, users can pause content, fast forward 10 seconds, rewind 10 seconds, and use captions in English or Spanish. Each episode includes a timeline of events and/or main ideas at noted timeframes. In the ad enabled version, ads are included at the beginning and ends of episodes and range in length up to 15 seconds. 

Is it any good?

Though this celebrity-packed app has lots of content and some is OK for kids, it's not designed for them, so there's lots of mature content in the mix -- and no parental controls. In the amount of time users can watch a 30-minute sitcom, it's possible to binge watch four episodes of a series. While there are daily news broadcasts, inspirational episodes, re-caps of funny late night jokes, and adorable animal videos, it also includes a lot of mature themes around intimacy, sexuality, addiction, suicide and mental illness. There are a few shows fit for younger kids ages eight and up, such as Thanks A Million, Fierce Queens, and Prodigy, but at launch the majority of the content in the app is absolutely designed for teen and adult consumption. And because there's no filtering or parental controls, it's risky to allow kids to freely use the app to explore content on their own. 

Is Quibi worth the subscription fee? It's definitely not the most expensive subscription service, but since it's so new, and fresh content arrives daily, the three-month free month trial will absolutely provide users with enough time to determine whether Quibi is something they can't live without. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Quibi: New Episodes Daily has lots of shows with mature content. What are the family rules around this? What should kids do if they have questions or concerns around something they've watched or see something inappropriate?

  • Talk about kindness and gratitude. The app includes shows that have inspirational stories such as starting a kindness chain. Is there a way you can inspire and spread kindness with members in your community?

  • Some episodes include graphic videos and intense content around suicide. What should you do if you have feelings of harming yourself or know someone who has expressed their intent to commit suicide to you?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free to try
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (90 day free trial; $4.99/mo for ads; $7.99/mo ad-free)
  • Release date: April 3, 2020
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Size: 58.30 MB
  • Publisher: Quibi Holdings, LLC
  • Version: 1.0.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 22, 2020

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