Vimeo Couch Mode

I just got done poking around Vimeo Couch Mode, which Vimeo just launched today.

As the name implies, Couch Mode allows you to watch Vimeo on your TV while chilling on your couch (or any other seat I presume). One major thing though, is that you need Google TV, which I don’t have or know anyone who does. Otherwise, you are stuck to the desktop version, which isn’t that bad.

From Vimeo:
Couch Mode is optimized for Google TV and will be available in the Spotlight section soon. Don’t have a Google TV? No worries, Couch Mode will work on your desktop too. However, we use a lot of HTML5 and CSS3 technology for this (no Flash!), so at the moment it will only work on Chrome and Safari.

Click HERE to check out a sample video. From there (if you have a vimeo account), you can go to “my videos” and check out your stuff bigger and sweeter.

After first inspection, this seems pretty cool, but I don’t really spend all that much time on Vimeo for this to make me do naked cartwheels down the street. This does seem to be a cool function though.

6 responses to “Vimeo Couch Mode”

  1. really says:

    Why post it?

  2. Johnny Blake says:

    just get a DVI to HDMI cable and plug your PC/MAC straight into your TV. you get them on ebay for like $3

  3. Gaz says:

    Seems to lose quality. Sure they are messing with it right now.

    I have the DVI – HDMI set up and regular Vimeo seems to look a lot better.

    Still a awesome post!

  4. Alex says:

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  5. g. says:

    man, that sample video would be wild on some hallucinogens! but i also have the DVI to HDMI set up for my MacBook but it seems like couch mode would almost be better than full screen, less lag hopefully

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