Vimeo rolled out Showcase on Wednesday, giving content creators and marketers a new way to display and distribute their videos. The new Showcase feature will replace Vimeo’s “Albums” format, adding a refreshed design and new tools, including the ability to create a channel on Roku and Amazon Fire.
Why we should care
Vimeo’s Showcase gives video marketers with limited budgets easy access to two major connected TV platforms. Marketers will be able to create a personalized video channel using custom layouts and distribute that channel on Roku and Amazon Fire.
The connected TV apps feature is available to Vimeo’s Pro, Business and Premium paid memberships, which range between $240 and $900 per year. Marketers can build their Vimeo channels using a custom domain with a unique Vimeo URL or a domain they already own, and include embedded playlists on the channel — all without having to code or hire a developer.
Vimeo’s Business and Premium memberships include Google Analytics integration, a stats dashboard and easy social sharing.
More on the news
Vimeo said it plans to add most of its Portfolio features to the Showcase platform soon.
Other coming additions to Showcase will include more embedded layouts, live-streaming support and Showcase-specific stats.
The company recently added 1,000 more stock video clips to its Stock Essentials inventory.
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