Update, December 31: As promised, the company has opened up access to HQ Trivia (opens in new tab) to all Americans and Canadians on Android in beta form. The app is available through the Play Store's 'Early Access' program and is still in beta, but you can now play it at 3pm and 9pm every day, and 9pm every weekday.
Earlier this week, the mobile phenomenon, HQ Trivia, announced that its Android release was nearing. Now, the company has said that it launched in limited beta in the U.S. on Christmas Day to iron out some bugs, and that it will open the app to more users in the coming days and weeks.
But Canadians are a bit luckier: thanks to the smaller population, the game is in open beta up north, which means that every Canadian can now take part in the live trivia game that happens daily at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET.
The game features a live host and a series of questions of increasing difficulty with hundreds of thousands of people competing for real cash prizes. Over Christmas, the game had 730,000 simultaneous users — and that was on iOS alone. Once it opens up to Android users, we can expect a million concurrent users on a regular basis. That should happen by the new year, but scale is hard, so it may take a bit longer.
Download HQ Trivia (free) (opens in new tab)
Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.
Cool, pre-registered. Been waiting on this.
They should do separate games at different times for Android and IOS to keep things manageable.
Patchs, don't most people have an Android AND IOS phone anyways? All my friends do. We're not poor though.
No MOST people do not. And I don't consider myself and my friends with 6 figure household income poor. SMDH.
Who the **** would have both an Android and an iphone...? Who even has more than one unless one is for business or something
Most Toronto jerks apparently do, I guess..
My friend does and he works at McDonalds, he have 2 iphone 5s, an Ipad(don't know what generation) and an Honor 6 that he all use currently. Me and my friends don't really question why he owns devices with different platforms as its none of our business.
Also available in Ghana
It froze on me, when I was able to get back, it said the game had already started. Way to go HQ! I'll say it again, separate games for iOS and Android to avoid this.
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