Video hosting service Vimeo has announced that its TV apps will be shut down later this month on June 27. Vimeo said it will shut down its streaming apps on all supported platforms, including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
These apps will be removed from the respective app stores and Vimeo will no longer provide any security updates or technical support for its TV apps. According to one Support document Spotted by Engadget, the latest change doesn’t apply to “branded apps available to Vimeo OTT enterprise sellers.”
Vimeo is displaying on-screen notifications on users’ TV screens informing them of the impending shutdown.
Vimeo’s streaming apps for TV were launched back in 2016, when the company positioned itself as a competitor to YouTube. But over the years, Vimeo transformed itself into a business-focused streaming platform.
“Today, Vimeo is more than a viewing destination. It gives creative professionals, businesses, and organizations everything they need to create and market amazing, impactful videos,” Vimeo said. Explaining why it is taking the video. Plug into its TV apps.
Nevertheless, Vimeo TV apps shutdown is not the end of the road. Users can still cast their Vimeo content to the big screen using their Android and iPhone apps. Vimeo said it retires older products that no longer meet its standards, adding that casting through its mobile apps can provide viewers with a “better ongoing experience.”
To cast your favorite videos to compatible TVs, users can simply look for the Chromecast or AirPlay icon in the Vimeo apps for Android and iOS. As of now, Vimeo does not support casting videos from the Chrome web browser, but users can AirPlay Vimeo content from the Safari browser on Apple devices.