We take pride in serving the most talented video community in the world. As our community grows, we’ve learned so much from you about how you’re using Vimeo to create videos and reach your audience. We’ve learned that you need something that’s quick, customizable, and available to your audience across all devices. Oh, and we’ve learned that it shouldn’t cost a fortune.
With that in mind, we’re launching Showcase, giving you complete control to create a beautiful viewing experience, anywhere.
Whether you’re a freelancer looking to impress prospective clients, an artist or an educator attempting to establish an online presence, or a marketer promoting your products or brand. Showcase provides a toolkit to create custom viewing experiences for your audience, wherever they may be. Here’s what that looks like:
- Create a portfolio or video site. Use our custom layouts to artfully (and responsively) display your videos and share them publicly, or privately (with optional password protection). You can use a custom domain with a unique Vimeo URL, or a domain that you already own. Perfect for creating a portfolio of your work without paying for a separate website builder.
- Embeddable playlists. Embed a collection of videos on your existing site with a simple embed code (with customization and optional password protection) to take full advantage of your site’s built-in traffic and branding — whether your business uses video to support customers, or employees.
- TV apps (available to Pro and up). The video landscape has changed significantly over the years. In 2017, ownership of streaming-enabled TV devices increased to 56% of adult Americans (IAB), and is still growing. Demand for these devices creates the expectation that your content gets distributed on TV platforms, but that can come at a steep cost. Showcase lets you create your own channel on Roku and Amazon Fire (with 27 millionand 30 million active users, respectively) without typing a line of code or hiring a developer.
If you’ve used our portfolios or albums features, you may be wondering how Showcase is different. Showcases replace albums (keeping all the features that you love while adding new ones, and completely updating the design), and absorbs some of your favorite features from portfolios. Soon, showcases will include most of portfolio’s features.
Through interviews and testing, you’ve helped determine a roadmap of additional features that we’re working on. This includes:
- More embedded layouts
- Live-streaming support
- Showcase-specific stats (stats for the videos in your showcase will always be available, we’re looking to expand that)
- Presets to make it easier to create custom showcases
- And exciting stuff we can’t wait to tell you about!
It’s an honor to come to work every day to build a platform that helps you tell your stories. Our aim is to provide the tools you need to create a beautiful viewing experience, and share those stories anywhere. Showcase is a significant step towards that goal, and we’re excited to perfect this product to meet those needs, with your help!
For more information, you can check out the Help Center, where you can email our support team with any questions.