Online Video - Streaming On-Demand
Watch our videos on multiple devices!
HeidiSongs has partnered with Vimeo and Vimeo OTT to offer you streaming, on-demand videos of our DVD's, as well as various Dolch & Publisher combo packages. Vimeo offers you a 12 month rental, with reliable service on most internet browsers and many other platforms, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung TV and Chromecast. Each offers you unlimited viewing, anytime you have a connection! Additionally, Vimeo OTT is a subscription-based service for ALL of our 156 Sight Word videos, both in the newly Animated video and Classic video style. These are offered as month-to-month or annual rentals, giving you access to individual songs in a easy to use interface, allowing you to pick and choose your playback order. This subscription even lets you play movies on up to 3 devices at once, so you can conduct whole group, small group or individual viewing at the same time! You can even try it out for 7 days to see if it meets your classroom needs better than our other offerings.
What you'll need: A fast internet connection, an up-to-date browser on your computer, or a playback app for your individual device.
Apps can be found here: Vimeo Device Apps
It's always important to test your device before you make your rental purchase through Vimeo or Vimeo OTT, as we don't have the ability to easily refund purchases if your device is unsupported or if you have a poor or inconsistent internet connection. Heidi discovered this when she tried to use the videos on her school computer, only to realize the Window's Internet Explorer browser was outdated, and she had to call the district for an update. An easy test is to verify that the movie "trailer" plays well on your device or computer, if it does, you should not have a problem with purchasing a movie.
One issue with our Vimeo streaming movies is that it plays the movie start to finish, so finding individual songs can be a challenge. We've added timecode tags to help get to each song, which helps tremendously... but we will continue to look for ways to make this interface easier to use. Vimeo OTT does not have this issue, as all 156 songs are available individual and are easy to access with it's simple to use interface. The Vimeo player app works like all other media players, which allows you to scroll along the timeline to find the song you want or you can choose from the song listing. We've had wonderful feedback from our Vimeo customers, and it's available worldwide so a whole new audience has been able to appreciate Heidi's Sight Word songs!
Want to know more? Check out the Vimeo support website here: Vimeo Support Page
Still confused about the difference, then check out the Vimeo OTT support website here: Vimeo OTT Support Page
No DVD drive in your computer? We're experimenting with a new USB Stick that allows easy playback of all our movies, so contact us if this might be a solution for your school, and we'll see if you are a good candidate to test drive this solution with us! Also, many computers no longer have built in drives, but an inexpensive external drive will get you up and running again! Check out one of these drives that utilize a simple USB connection from Amazon.