Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 at 09:45 AM PST by Steven Cohen
Chromecast streaming has finally been added to the Vimeo Android app.
Though the company added Chromecast support to its iOS app nearly a year go, Vimeo's Android app has previously been left out of all the casting fun. Thankfully, that has finally been rectified. With the release of Vimeo 2.1.0 for Android, the mobile app now includes Chromecast streaming support.
Chromecast is an HDMI dongle with support for dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi that allows customers to cast media from mobile devices, computers, and laptops to their big-screen TVs. With the Vimeo Android app, users with a Chromecast dongle connected to their TVs can now tap the Chromecast icon on their mobile devices to seamlessly stream Vimeo videos to their televisions. In addition, the upgrade also includes fixes for bugs and crashing issues. Beyond Chromecast, the Vimeo Android app allows users to share and discover videos with ad-free playback and up to full HD 1080p streaming. Users can also save videos to their Watch Later queue for future viewing; upload videos from their phone or tablet; manage their settings and profile; privately share videos with select people; access videos and collections on the go; maintain control with the new video action sheet; customize their feed by following creators, categories, and more; use the Explore icon to discover more content; enjoy Staff Pick recommended videos; and browse curated sections like Animation, Documentary, Travel and more.
Vimeo users can now download the new 2.1.0 Android app for their smartphones and tablets from the Google Play Store. Vimeo streaming apps are also available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS devices, and more. A Google Chromecast currently costs $35.
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