Vimeo Now Supports 4K Streaming Videos


Viewing videos on Vimeo just got better.

The video-streaming platform announced Thursday that it now supports 4K streaming, as confirmed by Variety.

"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," Vimeo CEO Andrew Pile said in a statement, as reported by Variety.

This news comes as a result of Vimeo introducing its adaptive bitrate streaming — which allows viewers to enjoy 4K videos — to select users, before planning to extend the function to the masses in early 2016. Under the announcement, Vimeo will not only support 4K streaming videos on its website itself, but when its player is embedded on third-party websites as well.

Under the announcement, Vimeo will also make 4K-supported videos available on iOS devices with 4K capability for Android, Roku and Amazon TV expected to be added in the coming months. Apple TV doesn't support 4K videos yet.

Already, Vimeo On Demand creators — like the documentary A Film About Coffee — is available via 4K downloads, with more titles supported by 4K to be added soon.

Pretty soon, any platforms that don't offer 4K video support are going to be left out in the dark.

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