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Vimeo 6.0 for iOS: The App Awakens

Jon Sheldrick
March 3, 2016 by Jon Sheldrick Alum

Three months ago, we took a big step forward with the release of a brand-new Vimeo Android app. It was totally fresh and it was totally pretty, but there was just one problem: it left out all you iOS people! But good things come to those iPad Pro-compatible friends who wait, and today, that wait is over. Say hello to Vimeo 6.0 for iOS, a completely new experience for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. 

Here are all the ways it’s better:

  • Fresh redesign: it’s beautiful, it’s simple, and it makes finding, sharing, and discovering videos more intuitive than ever. Gone is the dreaded hamburger menu (although we continue to indulge in real burgers), welcomed is the new bottom navigation.
  • A beautiful new player: watch videos while you scroll through the app thanks to the new mini player. That means you can pump that sweet new Kanye video while browsing endless lists of dubstep time-lapse videos.
  • Discover what you love: Our 100%-human curation team oversees our 100% awesome categories and subcategories — like Reporting and JournalismFood, and Drones and Aerials — all of which are ripe for the following.
  • Upload anywhere: now, be it on mobile or tablet, it’s insanely quick and easy to get your favorite videos up on Vimeo, change your profile info, and manage your privacy settings, all with a few taps in the app.
  • Seamless discovery: consuming the feed in 6.0 is simply delicious. Big beautiful thumbnails, more info about what you’re watching, and a buttery smooth scroll means you’ll stream stunning videos in all their glory.
  • Play away, sans WiFi: save videos to watch offline (or remove them from your playlist) when you’re deep underground or high in the sky.

This is but a taste of the awesome power behind Vimeo 6.0 for iOS, all of which you can experience when you download it for free (or update your current version).

We’ve got really exciting ideas for iOS, but what we really want to know is what YOU, our favorite iOwning humans, are enjoying about the app and what you think might make it even better. So get Vimeo 6.0, take it for a spin, then leave us one of those “comment” things below. We’ll read every single one (even if all you write is “first!”). Promise! 

15 Comments

hn79

The app is looking really nice, but I cannot find my VOD content. Am I missing something, or is this coming in a future release?

Jon Sheldrick Staff

Glad you're liking it! Right now your VOD content lives in your Watch Later list, which you can access in the bottom navigation with the middle icon (the playlist screen).

We've got plans to make VOD content easier to access in the app in the very near future. Coming soon!! :)

hn79

Perfect, that will round things off nicely. Thanks for the quick and positive reply and congratulations to a great release!

Dima Koprov

Still I can not see my collections on mobile. Hope, you'll add it eventually.

Jon Sheldrick Staff

Thanks for the feedback Dima. We're thinking about ways to incorporate collections in the app right now, but we want to make sure we do it the right way. Thanks for your patience as we determine how to make collections awesome on mobile.

Rusty Hein

This is something I feel pretty strongly for, as well. I love browsing Vimeo for inspiration on my iPhone, and I really love using "collections" as idea boards to pin things that might inspire me for my own projects. But the only way for me to save a video to reference later on my iPhone is to add it to "Watch Later". This gets very messy very quickly for me.

Mike Cerda Plus

It would be awesome if we could check our stats from the app! But it is looking nice thanks!

Jon Sheldrick Staff

Thanks for the feedback Mike! We're scheming on ways to make stats more accessible in the app, especially in-the-moment notifications about new likes, followers, and comments. We hope to address that later this year.

Walk A Mile Media Plus

My only request that I have wanted for years to upload from dropbox from the app. A lot of times I export my video to dropbox to add later once it is done. I would be great to be able to not only upload from my phone, but to also upload from Dropbox like you can on the website so that I don't need to be one my computer to do it.

Tamara Hilmes Staff

That would be super handy, indeed. Thanks for sharing! Our product team is always thinking about ways to make video uploading easier across devices.

Tamara Hilmes Staff

Once you've downloaded/installed version 6.0, tap the Explore icon (second from the left; it looks like a compass). Swipe left in the categories section to scroll through them all. When you tap on one, you'll see it's subcategories appear at the top of the screen. Hope that helps!

Reda Izo Plus

Guys you've made an amazing app ! The 6.0 is like the quintessence off your app, that's how it should be, and it feels great using it !

Jon Sheldrick Staff

Thanks so much!! We're really excited about getting something fresh out there. Lots of new features headed your way. Stay tuned...

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