Vimeo Redesigns iOS App to Make Content Discovery Easier

By Brandy Shaul Comment

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Video network Vimeo has redesigned its app on iOS, with the goal of making it easier for users to discover new videos across the categories that interest them most.

The updated app allows users to follow 16 new categories, like animation, travel and documentary (among others), to view the best videos, handpicked by Vimeo curators.

As part of this update, Vimeo has been optimized for iOS 9, and now offers picture-in-picture viewing. With this feature, users can watch a video while simultaneously browsing content in the rest of the app. Elsewhere, the updated app now supports Spotlight Search, so users can search for content within Spotlight and be linked back to the Vimeo app.


Other updates include an improved ‘iOS upload backend system,’ which Vimeo said makes uploading videos easier and faster, as well as the addition of video recommendations to the app’s video player.

In a statement, Christophe Gillet, vice president of product at Vimeo, commented:

We spent a lot of time building out a robust feature set for the app that leverages everything iOS 9 has to offer. Vimeo’s new iOS app makes discovering, browsing and watching gorgeous videos straight from Vimeo’s global creator community even easier.

Vimeo is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.