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You can ‘stream’ video over the internet, without having to download it. That’s what happens when you watch YouTube, Netflix or Amazon Prime TV. Vimeo is just another streaming platform. You can use a smart TV, mobile, desktop, laptop, or tablet, to watch Vimeo. More information on watching follows guidance on purchasing our streaming videos.
Buying an Avion video to stream
You can watch Vimeo videos on your phone or tablet, but you can only purchase them from a desktop or laptop computer.
Go to the Avion Home page, select View our Range and then STREAM IN HD. Or, go straight to any of our new releases; they’re all available to stream.
Select the streaming option, enter your name and email address, and click the Go to Vimeo button.
Either register or log in. Store, or make a note of your log-in and password; you’ll need them later. If you don’t want to receive promotional messages about Vimeo, uncheck the box at the end of the Log in window.
Pay for your video and watch it whenever you like.
Vimeo will send you a receipt which has a ‘Watch now’ button on it. You don’t have to use this to access your video, but if you do you must be logged in to Vimeo, or it will think you are a new customer wanting to buy.
Look at the cost benefit when buying from outside the UK
Total cost about €33
Outside Europe [Example USA]:
Watching an Avion streaming video
To watch on any suitable internet connected device, except a smart TV
Download the Vimeo App and log in. Your purchased videos should appear. If not, select ‘Watch later’ and they’ll be there.
To watch Vimeo on a smart TV
Some smart TVs have Apps like the Apple TV store, Roku channel store or Google Play store. If yours does, search for the Vimeo app and log in. Your purchased videos should appear. If not, select ‘Watch later’ and they’ll be there.
If your smart TV can’t access Vimeo directly, you can:
If you always want to watch videos on your TV and don’t have the Vimeo app already installed, a streaming stick is best. Chromecast suits those who also want to watch on their phone or tablet. When watching any video on your phone, make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi, or additional phone charges may be incurred.
What’s Vimeo? Vimeo is like a professional version of YouTube and has over 170 million users. A billion videos are watched on Vimeo every day.
What’s the advantage over a DVD?
What if I still want to buy DVDs?
Why can’t I download video? Streaming video doesn’t need software to make it work or take up storage space. There is no limit on the number of times you can watch the videos.
Why does a streaming video cost the same as a DVD? The main cost of a video programme is the time and expertise involved in the production process. That’s the same for either format.
For how long can I stream a video I’ve bought? Permanently.
Why do I pay Vimeo for streaming, not Avion Video? Because Vimeo provide the service.
What if I want to buy a streaming video and give it to someone else? Gift certificates are not currently available. If you want to send a video as a gift, the easiest option is to buy a DVD.