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How to Watch Vimeo Videos on Roku

You can stream Vimeo contents on the bigger screen of TV by using the Roku device.

Key Highlights

  • Install Vimeo: Press the home button → go to Streaming Channels → tap on Search Channels → search for Vimeo → choose the Vimeo app → tap on Add Channel.
  • Activate Vimeo: Launch the channel → tap the login option → visit the activation site → log in to your account → enter the code → tap the Connect Device option.

Vimeo is a video-sharing platform where you can watch, upload, create and share media content without ads. It also provides built-in tools to enhance the videos with various editing tools. Right from the Vimeo app, you can share the uploaded videos on your social media. As a Roku user, you can install the Vimeo app from the Channel Store to stream videos in 1080p HD.

Vimeo offers both free and premium versions. Users can choose the plan which suits their needs. The free version is good enough for people who aren’t interested in uploading too many videos.

  • Starter – $108/year (60 videos)
  • Standard – $300/year (120 videos)
  • Advanced – $780/year (240 videos)
  • Enterprise – Contact the support team.

You can cancel the Vimeo subscription when it is not needed anymore.

How to Install Vimeo on Roku

[1] Connect your Roku to a WiFi connection.

[2] Press the home button on your Roku remote.

[3] On the home screen, click the Streaming Channels option.

 Streaming Channels

[4] Scroll down and choose the Search Channels option under the channel store.

Search Channels

[5] By using the virtual on-screen keyboard, search for the Vimeo app.

[6] Select the Vimeo app from the suggestion results.

[7] Click the Add Channel option on the installation page.

How to Activate and Stream Vimeo on Roku

After installing the Vimeo app, you can’t stream the video directly. You need to link the app with your Vimeo user account.

[1] Launch the Vimeo app on your Roku.

[2] Tap the Login option to get the activation link and code.

[3] Launch a browser on your smartphone or PC and visit the activation link: https://vimeo.com/activate/.

[4] Sign in to your account by entering the necessary login credentials.

Vimeo on Roku

[5] Enter the activation code displayed earlier and tap on the Connect device option.

Vimeo on Roku

[6] After activating the app, you can stream the video without any hassle.

Vimeo on Roku

Screen Mirroring Vimeo Video on Roku

If you had any error while installing the Vimeo channel, you could screencast the videos on Roku from your Android smartphone.

Before proceeding further, you must enable Screen Mirroring mode on your Roku (SettingsSystemScreen MirroringScreen Mirroring modeAlways Allow).

Vimeo on Roku

[1] Connect your Roku and Android phone to the same WiFi network.

[2] Install the Vimeo app on your smartphone from the Play Store.

[3] Launch the app and sign in with your Vimeo account details.

[4] Swipe down the notification screen and click on the Cast icon.

Vimeo on Roku

[5] Select your Roku device and enable permission to screen mirror the device.

[6] Now, open the Vimeo app and play the video.

[7] The video will now play on your Roku-connected TV screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vimeo free on Roku?

Yes. The Vimeo channel is free to install on Roku streaming devices and Roku-powered Smart TVs.

Why is Vimeo Roku activate not working?

While activating the app, make sure to enter the correct activation code. The activation process will fail to work if you have entered the wrong code.

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