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The Windows Phone 8 version of the official Vimeo app has been updated to version 2.1 and add the ability to perform search or pause your video playback with voice commands.

Not familiar with Vimeo? It's an online video service where you can watch, share, and discover video content. Much along the lines of Youtube.

The Vimeo app lets you tap into the online video service and pull all the video fun to your Windows Phone. You can watch and manage your existing Vimeo videos, use NFC Tap-to-Share to share your videos, search for videos, upload footage in HD and more depending on your subscription level.


The addition of voice commands gives the Windows Phone 8 app a little more ease of use. But we ran into a small problem when we went to test these new features.

We see the microphone button to initiate voice searches (which works rather nicely) but don't see any means to pause the video playback with voice commands. We tried talking nicely to the app, holding down the Windows Button and even screamed at it a few times but the video kept playing.

There is a possibility that the voice control button on playback was accidentally left on the cutting room floor and if you've figured out how to pause Vimeo's videos with voice commands, let us know in the comments.

We'll keep trying and in the meantime, you can find Vimeo for Windows Phone 8 here in the Windows Phone Store. It's a free app but some of Vimeo's subscription levels are at a cost.  You can find all the fine print on Vimeo's subscriptions here at Vimeo's website.

Thanks, everyone, for the tips!

QR: Vimeo



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xankazo says:

Nice. I didn't even know there was a Vimeo app for WP8. I'm gonna try it.

jimm69 says:

The download link seems to be missing.

Sorry, it's been added into the article.

Zeeshan360 says:

Yeah download link is missing

Miistercoool says:

Just type Vimeo in the Bing search on your phone and bam there it is.... lazy people !

RafRol says:

Stop, you're making too much sense...

jimm69 says:

No, I'm not lazy.  I already had the app.  Just letting him know the omission. Your'e not so cool.

mjfadaway says:

My download keeps failing

Sam_91 says:

Nice. IMO Vimeo is one of the BEST apps for WP8. I love it and video quality is amazing.

bahamut443 says:

Every video I try playing says "video can not be played back on a mobile device". WTF?

reloaded17 says:

I'm afraid to update Vimeo cuz the last updates screwed up the app and reverted it back to the Wp7.... Imma wait till see review

elperroverde says:

Works like shit. Much much worse than the YouTube app. And it's a pity because I love Vimeo :(

elperroverde says:

Wait a sec... My app doesn't look like the pictures on this post: mine has Black background and kind of an "older" look&feel... But I just downloaded it 10 min ago! WTF!?

cankarakaya says:

I have the same problem with my Lumia 720.  The app is the WP7 version even though the phone is a WP8.

elperroverde says:

Mine is a Lumia 620... if I open the Windows Phone Store on the computer I can see the new version (, but when I login to install the app the page changes and shows the old version ( WTF!!!! 

sandymanzy says:

Same here, on NL620 as well.  
I think this new app is for 1 GB RAM devices only.  
Why aren't news articles updating or discussing this though, your's was the first comment i saw which mentioned the same issues i was having.

Sarang68 says:

Exasperating that Vimeo has a search button for Windows phone 8 but not for Windows 8 & no,searching on the charm settings does not work


Janhouu says:

I only see version 1.2 on my Lumia 720. Video quality really sucks vs YouTube..

DidarRima says:

Is there any video link available for this demo?
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