Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonVimeo launches new TV store in 150 countries - FlatpanelsHD

Vimeo launches new TV store in 150 countries

20 Oct 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Vimeo is branching out and wants to start selling TV series and short films. The new streaming service has launched in 150 countries and offers pay-per-view TV shows such as ‘Mad Men’, ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Black Sails’.

Vimeo launches TV store

With the new streaming service Vimeo is selling TV series and shows either as separate episodes or full seasons – it is not a subscription service. One of the launch titles is Mad Men that sells for $9,99 per season and $2,99 per episode. Some titles are also available for rent.

Vimeo is probably best known as a free streaming service that in some ways resemble YouTube as it allows content creators to upload videos. With the new storefront the company is hoping to sell premium content from established studios such as Lionsgate and Starz.

Vimeo TV store

Titles include ‘Mad Men’, ‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘The Royals’, ‘Weeds’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘Boss’, ‘Blue Mountain State’, ‘Boss’ and ‘Manhattan’. Titles from Starz such as ‘Black Sails’ and ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ will be added in the coming weeks, says Vimeo.

You can watch purchased content via the standard Vimeo app that is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox, Fire TV, select Smart TVs, iPhone/iPad, Android, and PC/Mac via the browser. You can only purchase content via the website and Roku. This has to do with the fact that many companies charge a fee for apps selling content.

Content is available in HD quality. Subtitles are typically available in English but sometimes also French, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. Vimeo will of course have to expand choice drastically if it hopes to compete internationally.

Vimeo TV store

No blockbuster movies, lower prices

With the new streaming service Vimeo has decided to focus on TV series and short films instead of Hollywood blockbusters, and thus avoiding going directly head-to-head with Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play Movies. However, all of the competitors are also offering TV shows so Vimeo has some convincing to do.

Looking at prices, Vimeo apparently hopes to undercut its competitors. A full season of Mad Men for example is half price compared to Amazon. Vimeo also hopes to get ahead of its competitors in international regions as it has launched the new storefront in 150 countries from the start.

You can check out Vimeo’s new storefront at

- Source: Vimeo via Techcrunch

Latest news

8K Ultra HD

8K Ultra HD TV specifications & logo announced

18 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

NBCUniversal introduces Peacock streaming service, new home of 'The Office'

18 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Android TV

Android TV roadmap for 2020 & 2021: Google Stadia, 'hero device', more ads

17 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony Crystal LED

Sony's first 8K & 16K microLED displays will cost millions

16 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
YouTube Leanback TV

YouTube pulling the plug on its browser solution for TVs

16 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
The resolution gap

The resolution gap

13 Sep 2019 | Yoeri Geutskens |
Hisense IFA 2019

Hisense shows off 8K, 21:9 display, 'Arc' TV, more dual-layer LCD TVs

13 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
See on Apple TV+

Apple details 4K, Dolby Vision & Atmos support for Apple TV+

12 Sep 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |