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Short-form streaming app Quibi now available for pre-order

Quibi, the streaming service with a star-studded lineup of bite-sized shows made for smartphones, has made its mobile apps available for preorder. iPhone and Android users can now sign up to download the app from the Apple and Google Play stores ahead of the service’s April 6 launch. Registering for a download is free, but a Quibi subscription will cost $4.99 a month with some ads or $7.99 a month without ads after a two-week free trial. Quibi — short for “quick bites” — has not formally announced the preorder phase, but model Chrissy Teigen broke the news to her millions of Twitter followers on Jan. 30. She’s slated to host a courtroom reality show for the platform called “Chrissy’s Court.” Teigen is one of several ...