Vimeo Launches Xbox 360 App, Bringing HD TV Viewing To Millions

By Megan O'Neill 

Today Vimeo released a new app for Xbox 360.  Via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment platform, Xbox 360 users will now be able to sit back and stream Vimeo videos on their HD televisions live from the comfort of their living rooms.

The Vimeo app for Xbox brings Vimeo to millions of HD televisions, while keeping Vimeo’s distinct style and function.  According to a press release:

“The Vimeo app takes advantage of the Xbox 360 experience in a number of ways.  People can utilize both the hand controller and Kinect voice and gesture controls to search, browse and play videos.  Vimeo members can synch their Vimeo profile with their Xbox LIVE account for a streamlined experience that keeps them logged in, tells them when their Xbox LIVE friends are watching Vimeo videos, and lets them share videos they like with Facebook Friends.  Whether they want to VJ their next house party or just sit back for a few hours and watch beautiful videos, members can curate a collection of their favorite videos into a Vimeo album that will continuously play back on a TV.”

It seems perfect that the app is hitting Xbox during holiday party season.  A playlist of your favorite holiday videos on Vimeo could serve as the perfect backdrop for your holiday shindig.

Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor says, “We always want to give people the highest quality tools to shoot share and watch their videos on any device.  By launching the Vimeo app on Xbox 360, Vimeo brings the joy of sharing and viewing videos on an HD TV to millions more households.”

Xbox 360 users—check out the new app and let us know what you think!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.