Vimeo Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Vimeo

Video hosting, uploading, streaming, and sharing solution

4.62/5 (540 reviews)

Vimeo overview

What is Vimeo?

Vimeo is a cloud-based video management solution designed to help brands, publishers, and organizations of all sizes upload, host, stream, and share video content across multiple channels. The platform is a white-label solution, which enables users to personalize videos using a custom logo, colors, themes, thumbnails, and playback speed.

Vimeo offers collaboration features, which allow administrators to invite team members, freelancers, or clients to private projects, and configure content access using role-based permissions. The solution offers a host of features including password protection, email capture, custom end-screens, file sharing, private uploading, adaptive streaming, and more. The embedding functionality enables businesses to add videos to websites, blogs or other online platforms. Vimeo also includes various live engagement tools such as Q&As, polls, audience chat, and custom calls-to-action.

Vimeo lets users publish content across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media networks. It includes a centralized dashboard, which allows businesses to gain insight into content engagement, conversions, and more via analytics. Plus, it integrates with various third-party systems such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Slack, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
www.vimeo.com

Pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Vimeo user reviews

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Tacho Tachev

Video platform for high quality videos

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

The interface is clean and logical. There is no unnecessary chatter to confuse the user. I liked that the platform is used mainly by people who know how to make content, so you can find quality content with good quality right here. The feeling itself is about the business environment. I use some of the materials out there that can't be found anywhere else and have crystal quality.

Pros
I like that it doesn't spoil the quality when uploading. The concept of the product is clear and specific. The content is usually quality. There are no annoying ads to tear up the videos. The platform provides options for customizing the account. It allows you to present yourself professionally and stand out in the best way, without imposing additional things around you. Users can see videos that are not present anywhere else.

Cons
Multiple videos cannot be uploaded at once. Loading the gallery from the phone is a bit slow. For unpaid users, space is limited, which is not the case in other video sharing platforms. There are significantly fewer users, but those who are there definitely know why they are there.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adam Betker

This Vimeo Pro platform is valuable, it does good things!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

We wrote a whole website around it at one point, we are in the video production business and we wanted our videos "play everywhere" with hassle or bandwidth limits. We even had a Christmas video go viral. Vimeo handled our swelling viewership like a champ with no extra fees or charges of any kind. We got tens of thousands of views.

Pros
This video platform is valuable, it does good things. At first, I was a little put off and I asked myself why can't I just host these video on Youtube for free? Why should I pay for this service every month. Vimeo does some pretty great things, first and foremost, Vimeo is discreet, it doesn't add commercials before OR after your videos. You videos get full attention and you control what the end user sees. This is perfect for hosting videos on a corporate website or small Wordpress site. You can even customize how the player looks and where the videos are allowed to play. Other paid sites cost much more for the same features.

Cons
The internal user interface can be clunky at times, you can sometimes get lost in there. But in general, it works well and allows you to save presets on some things that make consistency easier. i.e every video has the same qualities.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jack Tunnicliffe

Tech support non existent

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been poor. I’ve lost my temper with tech support many times. They just don’t get it, how it should work.

Pros
Ability to make folders with passwords.

Cons
Poor tech support, slow response to customer needs, crappy app and even after you remove it from a mobile device you get prompted every time you go to play a video to download the crappy app. Inability to navigate and do all the things you do on a full browser on mobile. Slow, slow results of large showcases or folders. Needs a way to load these first as a list instead of a million images that take forever to load if you have many showcases. I could go on. I pay for many accounts that we’ve had for years and I’m tired of paying money for lack of support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Dave Millman ✔

Flawless and customizable video hosting, never any ads

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-09
Review Source: Capterra

We host training and promotional videos on several web sites. In most cases, you only need the video URL to embed the video. Some CMS require an embed code, which Vimeo makes available. If there are problems with the video, it is literally never on Vimeo's side, it's always the CMS or website.

Pros
Vimeo allows you to customize the player any way you want. We have three different standard settings, with and without our logo, with and without play bar, etc. We have over 300 videos hosted. Vimeo charges by the month, not by storage or download bandwidth. Most of our videos are hidden and inaccessible to the public.

Cons
None. It's kind of funny when people complain about YouTube, etc. All the problems go away when you start using Vimeo.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Vincent Po B2B Consultant

Decent video hosting with some minor caveats

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Vimeo's main competitors like Wistia cost so much more and for small businesses, most can't afford Wistia. Vimeo has been a fine option for video hosting, good value for money.

Cons
We have clients from all over the world and we found out later on that some clients couldn't view the video's hosted on Vimeo. We found out that Vimeo is banned in some countries, while that's not really their fault per se, but it is a pain in the butt as we didn't really have alternative options for video hosting for those countries.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Vimeo pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Vimeo offers a free Basic plan with 500MB per week of upload space and up to 5GB total account storage. The paid plans include the “Plus” plan which is available at $12 per month or $7 per month (billed annually). Additional plans with annual subscriptions include “Pro” at $20 per month, “Business” at $50 per month, and “Premium” at $70 per month.

Vimeo features

API
Activity Dashboard
Customizable Branding
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration

Access Control (100 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (115 other apps)
Content Management (152 other apps)
Customizable Templates (188 other apps)
Data Import/Export (151 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (141 other apps)
Electronic Payments (117 other apps)
Order Management (112 other apps)
Product Catalog (114 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (150 other apps)
SEO Management (120 other apps)
Search Functionality (137 other apps)
Template Management (107 other apps)
Website Management (105 other apps)
eCommerce Management (115 other apps)

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Additional information for Vimeo

Key features of Vimeo

  • Analytics
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
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