Quibi’s first-day app downloads hit round 300,000, coming after months of regular hype surrounding Jeffrey Katzenberg’s bold mobile-only streaming service.
That’s based on preliminary estimates from mobile-analytics agency Sensor Tower. At present, as of Tuesday morning, Quibi ranks because the No. three prime free app general on Apple’s App Retailer within the U.S. (following Zoom and TikTok).
In contrast with the bow of Disney Plus, Quibi had a a lot smaller soar out of the gate: On Nov. 12, 2019, the Mouse Home’s streaming app notched roughly four million installs within the U.S. and Canada. That places Quibi’s Day One obtain whole at 7.5% of Disney Plus for a similar territories, per Sensor Tower.
However, Quibi handily beat the launch-day estimated obtain whole of HBO Now from 5 years in the past. On April 7, 2015, HBO Now was put in roughly 45,000 occasions, coming 5 days forward of the “Sport of Thrones” Season 5 premiere, per Sensor Tower.
It’s unattainable to forecast how effectively Quibi will fare primarily based on the preliminary obtain figures, largely as a result of the cell TV service is free for 90 days to anybody within the U.S. and Canada (and free to some T-Cell limitless wi-fi prospects for one 12 months).
Quibi’s April 6 obtain figures have been bolstered by a prolonged pre-order interval, “successfully front-loading a big variety of downloads into its launch day,” based on Sensor Tower head of cell insights Randy Nelson.