Quibi's apps can now be pre-ordered from the App Store and Play Store. They give an overview of how the mobile streaming app actually works when launched on April 6 (via theinformationsuperhighway).
Based on the renderings in the listings, Quibi appears to look and feel like a streaming video app. You can check all available renderings in the following gallery:
Quibi tells The Verge that the screenshots in the listings were also shown at CES in January, but declined to say whether the renderings will look like what the final app will look like. But there are a few interesting details worth watching.
When browsing content in the app, there appear to be four tabs in the bottom bar labeled "For You", "Search", "Follow" and "Downloads". "For you" advertises shows with large cards that remind me of many cards on the "Today" tab in the App Store. "Browse" is displayed as if a search bar is displayed at the top, below that is a place for a marquee and below that is a horizontally scrolling list of trend displays. The "Downloads" tab lists the shows you have downloaded with nice, large preview images.
The renderings also show what watching a video on Quibi could actually look like. The boldest design option in my opinion is the vertical search bar in portrait format. This seems to be a very practical way to scrub a video. Otherwise, the playback UI looks good and doesn't seem to be blocking much of the screen.
In January, Quibi showed the app's "TurnStyle" feature, which allows you to instantly switch between portrait and landscape when you watch a show. In recent weeks, trailers for shows and advertisements have been introduced to explain the service.
(Disclosure: Vox Media, which owns The Verge, has signed a contract with Quibi to produce a Polygon Daily Essential, and there have been early discussions about a Verge show.)