At Vimeo, we've seen first hand the increased demand for mobile video: traffic to our mobile site is up more than 100% percent since last year at this time. We're not going to sit back in our beanbag chairs and watch the numbers go through the roof. Instead, we're making it easier for smartphone-toting citizens to enjoy Vimeo from anywhere through a sweet suite of new mobile apps for Android, Windows Phone, and, coming in a few months, for Apple iPhone and iPad.

We're unveiling our Android and Windows Phone apps at CES (the world's
largest consumer electronics tradeshow) in Las Vegas next week, and we want
to give you, our favorite people in the universe, the first look at how they'll improve
your life immeasurably.

For starters, we've sculpted dedicated user interfaces for Android and Windows Phone to provide the best experience on any device, including the piping hot Amazon Fire. You can watch all the videos on Vimeo on your phone, plus access your own. You can like, comment on, and add videos to your Watch Later queue. Vimeo members can scope out their inbox, Watch Later queue, and liked videos, just like on a traditional internet browser. We've also included our upload manager so you don't have to start over if an upload is interrupted due to your phone signal crapping out at the worst possible moment.

Here are some bulletpoints that explain the all of the apps' wonderful attributes in excruciating detail:

The APPMAZIN' FEATURES of Vimeo's Android and Windows Phone Apps:

  • Free to download from the Android Market, Amazon App Store for Android, and WindowsPhone Marketplace
  • Compatible with all Android devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above, Amazon Fire and Windows Phone devices running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and above
  • Watch and manage all your Vimeo videos and download them to your camera roll
  • Watch videos from your Vimeo inbox, Watch Later queue, and videos you like
  • Easily like videos, comment on videos, and add videos to your Watch Later queue
  • Discover new and interesting videos curated by Vimeo Staff
  • Easily upload your raw footage or previously edited creations in HD or SD
  • Pause/resume uploads and get reminded when a video is paused
  • Replace existing videos
  • Edit titles, descriptions, tags, privacy settings, and credits

And there you have it! Cruise over to the Android Market, the Amazon App Store for Android, or the Windows Phone marketplace (TBD) and click whatever buttons enable you to get your download on. Enjoy our apps!

P.S. Remember how we mentioned the new Vimeo app for iPhone and iPad and then didn't say anything about it? That app is getting its very own blog post very soon. Stay tuned.

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117 Comments

Qoyum Nasri

Qoyum Nasri

Trying out the new @Vimeo Android app. Oauth_timestamp bug everytime i try to sign in. Can't watch any video too.

Thomas Benton

Thomas Benton

Yeh, I get the same error on Toshiba Thrive....

ray blaak

ray blaak

This happens when your clock is off. Can you check if you are running with the correct time?

Daniel

Daniel

Too bad the App's streaming quality is terrible and there isn't anyway to tell anyone that I know of. Help! Using Samsung SmartHub on a Smart TV

MikkelRask.dk

MikkelRask.dk

Yeah, this app pretty much dos'nt work. :(

Got the same bugs as Qoyum Nasri, with a timestamp-error. Must be due to the time difference, or something like that. Can't even search for videos because of it. :(

Adam in Toronto

Adam in Toronto

So I can only watch plus members' videos? Even if I become a plus member? That's no fun. The one big advantage Vimeo has over Youtube is that it's a much better community, and that includes everyone.

David Coleman

David Coleman

Installed on Droid II and no go. I joined and when I try to enter my username I get a black X. Went to my site to view my videos, when I hit play I juist get a black sceeen. No what? Hope the ipad is better

Bryan J Zimmerman

Bryan J Zimmerman

So far, so good on my iPhone 4 ... a tutorial on all of the editing features would be sweet!

Jonas Ussing

Jonas Ussing Plus

(haven't read all comments)
App itself works great, but what's a real let-down is that you can't have it launch automatically when the browser opens Vimeo links (like the Youtube app does, for instance).

First time after installation, when you open a vimeo link in a browser, the phone should ask:
"Complete action using:
- Internet
- Vimeo
[ ] Use by default for this action"<

(at least it doesn't on mine - HTC One S, Ice Cream Sandwich)

HobbinHood

HobbinHood

+1 to that. Needed feature, especially when sending links over to the phone/tablet via "Chrome to Mobile"

Jack Zalium

Jack Zalium

I cant seem to find a way to view my channel or album via the Android app. I looked through all the menus and I only see them mentioned when I try to "add to". I also tried a work around for viewing video using Chrome & Firefox browsers (even deferring to the desktop version of the page in HTML5) which didnt work either. Can you offer any advice? Thanks.

ABILITY Magazine

ABILITY Magazine Plus

Some of our readers/viewers can't watch our multimedia on their Samsung Galaxy phones, or tablets. They get error messages saying something about it not being optimized for mobile. Is there anything we can do about it so that more people on just about any device can watch our multimedia?

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