Vimeo, a long-time competitor to YouTube, has today made the transition from small screen touchscreen to the big screen with new apps that have been developed for all the major viewing platforms Apple TV, Android TV, and also an HTML5 app for Samsung’s Tizen-based Smart TVs.
This hasn't been a simple case of up-scaling the smartphone app, but instead performing a complete "rebuild of the Vimeo TV experience", that offers you the ability to customise it to your specific needs.
“We’ve built brand new native experiences for Apple TV and Android TV, and are introducing our first-ever HTML5-based TV app to provide the best possible viewing experience and promote greater content discovery,” said Will True, Senior Product Manager of TV Apps at Vimeo.
The latest versions of the Vimeo apps come loaded with a load of new features. When you launch the app it will automatically start playing the “Curated Cinema Experience” – which is a selection of hand-picked content that shows off the best of what is available on the platform. You can look forward to content that is updated daily by the Vimeo editorial staff. As this is a multi-platform app you will still be able to access your previously saved customized feed, uploaded videos, as well as any videos that you have already purchased.
We expect the Vimeo Samsung Smart TV app to be launched in the next few weeks.