Update 2 (1/8/2018): Quiz app HQ Trivia is now available in the United Kingdom. The UK version has questions specifically for its international audience and a new British host, Sharon Carpenter. Players have the chance to get in on quizzes every Monday and Wednesday at 3 PM and 9 PM local time. The initial prize pool was only $500 (around £368), but players are currently going up against a relatively small pool of opponents. The first game only had about 5,000 players vying for the cash.
You can head to the Play Store link below to download HQ Trivia before the next game.
Update 1 (12/31/17): As promised, HQ Trivia is now available on Android in the United States and Canada.
Note that the listing in the Google Play Store has an “Unreleased” tag, so there are likely some bugs that still need to be ironed out. We’re not able to vouch for the stability of the app at the moment, since the next game doesn’t take place until 11 p.m. EST on 12/31.
HQ Trivia has taken the App Store by storm. The free-to-play quiz app, which offers real money prizes, has been a hit since launching on iOS in October, but it has yet to appear on Android. According to a tweet posted yesterday (via Android Central), that’s soon going to change.
The official HQ Trivia Twitter account tweeted that it had started a “limited” beta for the app on Android on December 25, but that it was aiming to have the full launch ready in the US by January 1 (it’s only available in North America for the moment).
The app, developed by Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll — the co-founders of Vine, has taken off thanks to its cash prize potential and straightforward premise. At 6pm and 12pm PT during weekdays, HQ Trivia live streams 12 multiple-choice questions for its users to answer. Users have ten seconds per-question to select an answer, so that they can’t quickly be looked up, and if they correctly guess all 12 they will win or split a $2,000 cash prize (recently increased from $1,000, though on weekends, bonus rounds can offer larger pots) with the other winners. It’s getting them all right that’s the tricky part.
Android update: we’re in limited beta as of Christmas Day & are working quickly on patches, so we can continue to roll it out to more testers throughout the week. Our goal is to make it available to ALL by Jan. 1.
Pre-register for updates: https://t.co/h47yTsixNJ
— HQ Trivia (@hqtrivia) December 26, 2017
The app is already available for pre-registration to those in the US, but Android users in Canda are in an even better position — they can already install the open beta and get playing. Check out the HQ Trivia app at the Google Play Store via the link below, and let us know what your thoughts on it are in the comments.