Chances of FaceTime or Skype on next gen Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dingdongbubble, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2007
    The Smart TVs these days have Skype built in so unless Apple does something about it, there could be trouble. So what chances do you think there are for Apple incorporating FaceTime on Apple TV? Maybe using an iPad as a complementary input device for voice and camera.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    Considering Apple TV is based on iOS, you would think they could have Skype. Skype would be convenient but where do you plug the webcam?
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2009
    Zero chance. Considering that Apple still considers Apple TV a "hobby," and the last updates were under the hood spec bumps that weren't given much hype as their other products, also the fact that Apple has been super slow in updating any of their products... At the latest I expect such an update to Apple TV by 2021.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    I didn't try, but can't you start FaceTime/Skype on your iPhone or iPad, use airplay mirroring and place you iPhone/ipad somewhere close to your TV and voila, Skype/FaceTime on the big screen! :)
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yeah or you could set the iPad with the Smart Cover in front of you so that theres no problem in picking up your voice.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Seems like they could at least offer FaceTime voice support via BT headset.

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