Vimeo is out with a new version of its iOS app today that adds support for iOS 9 features, improves content discovery, makes video sharing faster, and more. iPad users will be happy to learn that Vimeo now supports iOS 9’s picture-in-picture feature for video playback when using other apps. The video service has also tuned up video discovery features and recommendations in the latest version of their iOS app.
Vimeo says discovery is being made easier thanks to 16 human-curated categories including “Music, Animation, Travel, Documentary and more.” The service also says that navigation has been cleaned up to offer a better experience for users.
In addition to PIP support on iOS 9, Vimeo has also added Spotlight integration, which lets you search content within the Vimeo app and service from the native iOS search window. This lets you find content in Vimeo without first having to open the app.
Finally, Vimeo’s video player and upload process have both been improved in the latest version which should improve the general user experiencer all around.
Check out the full release notes for all the details:
What’s New in Version 6.0
We built a brand-new and fully iOS 9- and iPad Pro-compatible Vimeo app, especially for you! It’s better in all these ways: -Super fresh design: it’s easy on the eyes and even easier to use thanks to new navigation tools. -A hot new player: stream HD (and even 4K!) videos in even more ways with picture-in-picture viewing, recs for what to watch next, and simpler commenting on compatible devices like iPad Pro. -A+ uploading: upload videos more quickly, set your privacy, and manage settings. -More to love: browse human-curated categories like Animation, Documentary, Travel, etc. to discover amazing new videos. -Watch videos, sans WiFi: saving videos to watch offline (and removing them from your playlist) is even easier. -More info about videos: learn more about the stuff you’re watching (before you watch it). -Upload anywhere, watch everywhere: enjoy Vimeo on both mobile and tablet. -Speedier searching: find exactly what you’re looking for, without the wait.
Vimeo 6 for iPhone and iPad is available for free on the App Store.