Vimeo Windows 8 app makes its debut

The Windows Store inside Windows 8 keeps adding more apps from major providers. Over the weekend, we noted that the official Windows 8 app for The Weather Channel had quietly been launched. Today, yet another Windows 8 app from a well known company has made its debut.

The app is for the Vimeo video streaming service, which competes with DailyMotion and YouTube in offering a way for people and businesses to upload videos for anyone to watch. The Windows 8 app description states:

Upload and watch your videos on Vimeo, browse our expertly curated featured channels, watch user videos, share video links to other apps, and even project content to any connected external devices via our PlayTo integration.

In fact, there are three Vimeo apps available in the Windows Store. Each has a label for a different PC maker: HP, Samsung and Dell. However, all of them are available to the general public and seem to be the same app with slightly different labels.

Vimeo launched in 2004 and now has over eight million registered users and 65 million unique users. It launched a major redesign of its website in January which allowed for larger videos and other new features.

Source: Windows Store site | Image via Vimeo

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Great! I really liked this app during the preview and was wondering what happened to it.
Edit: They're all branded, though.

Search is charms/Win-Q like normal.

Edited by Eric, Nov 12 2012, 7:49pm :

Heartripper said,
I can't install it, it says that the app has been removed.

Same here but the other Vimeo apps (HP, Samsung, and Dell) work. I don't know why they did that since it is the same app and made by Vimeo.

Edited by Doli, Nov 12 2012, 7:30pm :

Doli said,

Same here but the other Vimeo apps (HP, Samsung, and Dell) work. I don't know why they did that since it is the same app and made by Vimeo.

Looks like the link is for the Samsung version, so that doesn't work. HP version works.

Hopefully they continually update the app to include some video processing/filtering/annotation features to really soup up the offering.

If you search for Vimeo on store you get three versions.

Vimeo for Dell
Vimeo for HP
Vimeo for Samsung

Whats even the point??

nMIK-3 said,
If you search for Vimeo on store you get three versions.

Vimeo for Dell
Vimeo for HP
Vimeo for Samsung

Whats even the point??

I know... It's ridiculous and confusing. Just for this retarded thing i wont be bothering with the app.

The app is not very useful if you cant search for videos. How could they not add that functionality to a app for a video streaming service?

Hopefully it will work better than the one on WP7.
In that one you cannot search&filter by date, and the featured option doesn't work.

other than that, great! will have a look at it tonight.

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