Vimeo app update adds voice control to video consumption

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The Vimeo app for Windows Phone 8 has been updated to version 2.1, adding support for voice control of key app functions. For example, it is now possible to perform a search by voice.  The app's Windows Phone Store description also indicates that voice control can also be used for pausing and playing videos.

Nokia Lumia device owners may also like to note that, through the app, they can get three months of Vimeo Plus membership for free. This benefit is worth $30 and gives users a larger video upload allowance, ad-free browsing on the Vimeo website, and a number of other benefits.

As we previously noted the key aim of the Vimeo app is making it easier to consume video hosted with Viemo.

The main focus inside the application is consuming content from Vimeo. Logging on to your Vimeo account you'll have quick access to your own videos, and the playlists of videos that you have marked up as "liked" as well as those you have decided to watch later. You also have the ability to explore the categories around Vimeo - arguably the closest competitor to YouTube in the minds of many, although there is a far stronger community of indie film-makers on Vimeo than YouTube.

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Windows Phone Store description:

We packed all the best parts of Vimeo into one app for your Windows Phone 8 device. Now you can upload, manage, and watch videos from anywhere. And whenever you need more inspiration, you can browse great videos that match your interests in our member-curated Channels and Groups. If you own a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 device, you get an exclusive offer for a free 3 month trial of Vimeo Plus membership ($30 USD value).

New in version 2.1, use your voice to control Vimeo for Windows Phone! Perform a search or pause your video, all using the power of your own voice!

Vimeo is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. The new version is for Windows Phone only.