Skype for iPhone Adds Support for Video Calling to Select TVs

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    As noted by The Next Web, Skype has issued an update to its iOS application, adding video calling compatibility with a broader array of devices, most notably Skype for TV.
    Skype's site lists four separate series of plasma TVs from Panasonic and two series of LED sets from Samsung that support the feature, as well as a pair of webcams required to enable the video calling.

    Skype introduced its video calling service for iOS devices in late December, supporting calls between iOS devices and between iOS devices and computers.

    Article Link: Skype for iPhone Adds Support for Video Calling to Select TVs
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Nice...and what about the Sonys?
  3. Fulgham macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    Edmonton, Alberta
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    too bad Skype TV only works on a PC ruuning Skype and NOT Mac.

    From The Skype nweb page: "Video calling from your TV to a PC is only supported in the latest version of Skype for Windows (version 4.2 or later).We are working hard to make it possible to video call from your TV to people using Skype for Mac and Linux."
  5. jbdd21 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    After resting on their laurels for way too long, it looks like Skype is finally shaking off its sluggishness and mixing things up again. For a minute I thought it was inevitable that they progressively lose all of their market share due to stagnating innovation. Good to see them getting back into form. :cool:
  6. pmocean macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Works with the LG cam (ANVC200) and TV also. Pretty grainy but cool none-the-less.

    First post, glad to be here :apple:
  7. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    St. Louis
    According to an article on Skype's blog, it will be rolling out support for Sony BRAVIA and VIZIO VIA TVs later this year. I assume your TV has to have internet apps for it to be a possibility in the future. Article link below.
  8. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Well, finally I got a 2011 Sony TV and it does support Skype.
    However, it is not working with my PS3 Eye Camera.
    Looking over the Skype webpage, it seem like they want to get $149 for an specific video web camera that they only offer. This is a major disappointment.

    Anyone knows how to use another web cam with Skype on the Sony TVs?
  9. Devid macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    Interesting presentation. I don't doubt it's helpful to me. You got a really useful forum I have been here reading for about an hour.
  10. John Abraham macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Middix, UK
    Wow its great to know that skpye has introduced the TV's with web cam support. Hope its like a TV+computer utilities a user can enjoy.But i didnt understood what Is an iSO here?

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