Popular online video streaming services like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime have all started to dabble into 4K streaming. Vimeo doesn’t want to be out of the fray so it has started offering 4K video to users as well, but unlike the others, it is staying away from streaming video in 4K for now. Instead Vimeo is allowing Pro subscribers to offer their movies for download in 4K, enabling users to download 4K content from the website.
Vimeo has also said that its VOD platform can be used to sell 4K content to customers, and that’s where the 4K offering ends for now. Vimeo is not going to stream content in Ultra HD on its website just yet.
One of the reasons for this decision was the fact that there aren’t many devices out there right now which can support 4K content in all its glory. Majority of the smartphones and tablets don’t have displays that can handle Ultra HD and now everyone has a 4K compatible TV or monitor with their PC.
It goes without saying that a pretty strong internet connection is required as well to be able to stream content in such high resolution, which is a problem in itself, particularly in developing countries where the internet infrastructure isn’t as strong as developed countries.