The relatively new short-form streaming service Quibi has just released apps for Amazon Fire TV devices, as well as Android TV and Apple TV. The service launched in April 2020 as a mobile-only service with 10-minute “quick bite” episodes of original content that was meant to be viewed when you have some free time while on the go. With everyone spending so much time at home, the mobile-centric service has struggled to hold on to subscribers so they’ve now switched strategies by releasing new apps for all major streaming platforms except Roku.
Quibi compatibility with Fire TV models is quite a mess. The app is currently only compatible with the Fire TV Cube (1st & 2nd-gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick 3, Fire TV Stick Lite, and newer Fire TV Edition televisions. It makes no sense to exclude the Fire TV 3 when it shares nearly identical hardware as the Fire TV Cube 1, which is supported. Not supporting the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick is flat out stupid since those devices make up the majority of Fire TV users. Hopefully, they’ll add support for additional devices over time.
Quibi is available for $4.99 per month with some ads or $7.99 per month ad-free. They also offer a 14-day free trial to see what they have to offer before committing to pay. The service has put millions into the creation of dozens of original shows. See this list of top Quibi shows by Rotten Tomatoes for an idea of what to watch first.