Video hosting service Vimeo announced that its TV app will stop serving on June 27th. Vimeo said it would shut down its streaming app for all supported platforms, including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
These Vimeo apps will be removed from their respective app stores, and Vimeo will no longer push any security updates or provide technical support for its TV app. A support document spotted by Engadget shows that the latest changes don’t apply to the “branded app available to Vimeo OTT enterprise sellers.”
Vimeo is displaying an on-screen notification on users’ TV screens informing them that it is about to shut down.
The Vimeo TV streaming app launched in 2016 when the company positioned itself as a YouTube competitor, but over the years Vimeo has transformed itself into a business-focused streaming platform.
Still, the shutdown of the Vimeo TV app isn’t all over, and users can still cast their Vimeo content to the big screen with the help of Android and iPhone apps. Vimeo said it is retiring older products that no longer meet its standards, adding that “casting through its mobile app provides a better ongoing experience for viewers”.
To stream their favorite videos on a compatible TV, users just look for the Chromecast or AirPlay icon in the Vimeo app for Android and iOS. Note: As of now, Vimeo does not support casting videos from the Chrome web browser, but users can play Vimeo content from the Safari browser on Apple devices.