Video sharing website Vimeo is to introduce adaptive streaming to its player, a major upgrade that enables 4K viewing both on and offsite. Vimeo On Demand will also support adaptive streaming, which the company claims will make it the largest, open-access on-demand platform with 4K worldwide.
Late last month, Vimeo updated Cameo – its video-editing app for iOS – to support 4K video shot on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. In addition, Vimeo’s iOS and Apple TV apps now support adaptive streaming. Vimeo’s full suite of apps, including those for Android, Roku and Amazon TV, will be updated in the coming months.
“Vimeo empowers creators to make, share and sell their best work, and starting today, have that work played back in the highest resolution possible,” said Andrew Pile, CTO, Vimeo. “We launched 4K upload support for PRO members last year, and now, as we start to see more widespread adoption of 4K-enabled screens in the market, we’re excited to roll out adaptive streaming across Vimeo.”
Adaptive streaming automatically delivers the highest possible resolution (up to 4K) for any video, optimised for the user’s device and bandwidth. The roll-out of adaptive streaming began last week and will be fully integrated by early Q1 2016.