Vimeo Already Does 4K…Sort Of

Just last week, Vimeo announced that Pro members and video on demand users can now download and upload 4K content. This feature is not available to Free and Plus members, though. If you want to become a Pro Member and have access to transcoded 4K content, you can do that for a $199 annual fee. Admittedly, this is the first major step of Vimeo towards the adoption of 4K content, and it’s only a matter of time before the video platform offers full support of 4K streaming and availability to all Vimeo members.

Jessica Casano-Antonellis, the Director of Communications for Vimeo already predicted that 2015 will be a breakout year for 4K content, so it won’t be a big surprise if we see 4K streaming available on Vimeo at some point the next year. There is even a dedicated Vimeo group already existing that offers a collection of 4K UHD videos available for direct download or purchase that you can join here.


Meanwhile, some Vimeans already opposed the announcement of the new service.


Whatever the case may be, this is another obvious reason to believe that, sooner rather than later, Vimeo will offer 4K streaming on their platform. It’s just a matter of time now.

With more than 25 million members and 170 million viewers worldwide and tons of original quality video content, Vimeo has already become a commonplace for budding videographers, filmmaking enthusiasts and many video professionals who continue to store and showcase their work. Unlike, Youtube and other video streaming platforms, Vimeo offers a clean, advertisement-free interface, filtering away funny cat videos and “portrait” style pixelated smartphone videos, thus giving creatives a more professional platform to showcase their work, get inspired, or inspire others.

We can only hope that the 4K streaming would be at least as good as, if not better than the 4K service that YouTube and other services have been offering for a long time now.

[via Vimeo Blog]

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