IAC-owned video platform Vimeo has given its Android app a long-overdue facelift. The new app, which was officially released on Google Play Tuesday, features a completely redesigned user interface, HD video playback and easier video discovery.
“It’s no secret that our Android app has been in hibernation for quite some time,” said Vimeo’s senior mobile product manager Jon Sheldrick in a blog post, adding: “Fret no more, my fellow humans who can’t use iMessage. Today, you can download Vimeo Android version 2.0.”
The new app doesn’t just have a refreshed interface, but also is able to play Vimeo’s videos with a HD resolution of up to 1080p — something that was sorely amiss from the previous version. Vimeo has also added curated categories like travel, design and food. And finally, it makes it easier for users to upload video, including the ability to privately share recordings with friends and contacts.
Vimeo has promised to add new features to the app in the coming weeks and months. One of the first additions will be Chromecast support, which is scheduled to come to Vimeo for Android in Q1 of 2016. Vimeo previously added support for Google’s streaming adapter to its iOS app, but didn’t extend the same feature to Android at the time.