Vimeo Lastly Provides Chromecast Help By way of Its iOS App
Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast the corporate introduced this morning, making it one of many extra excessive-profile providers to help Google’s dongle-based mostly media participant which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and permits you to “forged” video, pictures, music and extra out of your telephone or pc to your tv’s huge display. The Vimeo integration is initially being made obtainable solely by way of the corporate’s newly up to date iOS software, however we’re advised the corporate plans to make comparable performance obtainable within the coming months by way of Android as nicely.
Vimeo explains that its choice to go iOS-first is partially resulting from bandwidth on its finish – the corporate as we speak is beneath 200 staff and has a “comparatively small” cellular staff, it says. However it’s additionally a mirrored image of the Vimeo consumer base itself. There are merely extra iOS customers than these on Android or different platforms.
Vimeo’s help for Chromecast has been within the works for a while – the corporate advised GigaOm again in 2013 that it needed to combine with the then-new service, for instance. However these integrations by no means rolled out for some purpose. However given its aggressive nature with Google’s personal YouTube, its delay to arrive on Chromecast is value noting.
Earlier than going stay with Chromecast, Vimeo rolled out help for streaming by way of Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and Amazon Hearth TV.
Chromecast has been steadily increasing its lineup of video streaming apps to incorporate a lot of different video providers, and now presents entry to Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Showtime Anyplace, Crackle, Encore, Starz, EPIX, ABC, Disney, PBS Youngsters, Nick, VUDU and a number of other others. However what’s irritating about utilizing Chromecast is the way it limits help for providers that compete with its personal. For example, you possibly can’t stream from Amazon On the spot Video by way of Chromecast besides by casting an internet browser tab out of your desktop utilizing the Chrome extension. (To be truthful, the reverse can also be true: Amazon’s Hearth TV doesn’t allow you to stream movies you got on Google Play, both, until you need to hack your system.)
That’s why extra “agnostic” streaming media gamers like Roku are sometimes a more sensible choice for many who need to use a greater variety of providers, as an alternative of locking themselves right into a single firm’s ecosystem.
To reap the benefits of the added Chromecast help within the up to date Vimeo cellular app, customers should first launch the video in fullscreen, then faucet the Chromecast icon. Whereas the video is enjoying, you may as well proceed to browse Vimeo’s content material out of your iOS gadget, the corporate says.