Video hosting platform Vimeo announced this week that it will terminate its TV applications on several major streaming boxes, including Android TV/Google TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.
Instead, the company encourages users to cast content from their other devices to access their favorite videos on their televisions.
“On June 27, 2023, we will remove the TV apps from the app stores and we will not publish any new releases, security updates, or provide technical support for TV apps.”
This means after June 27, users will no longer be able to download or update the Vimeo TV apps on platforms such as Android TV/Google TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.
Users who rely on Vimeo’s TV apps to stream content on platforms like Android TV/Google TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku will need to find alternative ways to access Vimeo videos on their televisions.
However, there is an alternative option!
“You can continue to watch Vimeo videos on your TV by using our free iOS and Android apps or by using a supported browser. You can use these apps to cast via Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast to your television.”
Reasoning behind the Decision
Vimeo has provided insights into the rationale behind retiring its TV apps.
The company explained that it periodically retires legacy products and features that no longer align with its standards. By streamlining its offerings, Vimeo can focus on delivering a superior and consistent user experience.
This decision reflects Vimeo’s commitment to adapting to changing user preferences and technological advancements.