Vimeo for Windows Phone 8 gets an update, voice controls added
The official Vimeo app for Windows Phone 8 has been recently updated to version 2.1. The new version allows customers to search or pause the video playback via voice commands.
Vimeo is an online video service just like Youtube for watching, discovering and sharing video content. Depending on their subscription level users can watch and handle their existing videos, search and upload videos in High Definition, and share them using NFC Tap-to-Share. In addition, the users are able to download the videos to their Windows Phones. Among the other features are the options to create live tiles of the favorite videos, to add videos to Watch Later queue, to pause and resume uploads, to add videos to favorite albums, channels and groups, and videos replacement.
The new addition of voice commands certainly makes the Windows Phone 8 app easier to manage. However, it seems that not everything goes well with the new improvement. During the test of the new features a problem with pausing the playback with voice commands has been discovered. The video has kept playing despite the voice commands in all ranges and holding down the Windows Button. The microphone button works quite well, though. We hope that this bug will be fixed in the next update. The users are offered with a Vimeo Plus membership for $30 USD which has a free 3 month trial period. For those who are interested in trying the Windows Phone 8 version of the Vimeo app, it can be downloaded from here.