With Skype on TV, you can make memories right from your living room. And wide-angle, HD views mean parents, siblings, friends and family pets—everyone you love—can see and be seen without squeezing ‘round the computer’.
So whether you’re relishing life’s everyday moments or celebrating milestone events, you can share the experience
with people you care about most—even when you’re apart.
Here’s the breakdown . . .
Yep. You can use Skype on your TV to call pretty much anyone (virtually anywhere) who uses a landline or mobile phone—so long as you’ve got Skype Credits. (Which, as mentioned above, you can buy via your computer,
phone or tablet.)
You basically only need three things:
Click here to see which Smart TV models are Skype enabled
Yeah, you’ll need a TV camera to make voice calls because TVs don’t have built-in microphones or support the use of headsets and microphones.
No, TV cameras (unlike webcams) aren’t compatible with computers—yet. Skype is working with TV manufacturers to make this happen, though.
Yep, and you have options: either choose an all-in-one TV camera (everything you need is in the camera), or you can get Skype on your TV with a Blu-ray player and TV camera. Whatever your preference, you’ll find it at the Skype Shop.
First, make sure your TV is connected to the internet. Got built-in wifi? That makes it super easy, but it’s only one extra step if you have a wired Ethernet connection or wifi dongle. (This stuff should be explained in your TV manual.) Once you’re connected, you can use Skype.
Your Skype-enabled TV might already have Skype built-in—and showing up on your list of apps. If not, you can easily download your free Skype app from the TV app menu.
You’ll need to have a Skype ID and password, which you can create at skype.com. (The Microsoft sign-on doesn’t work with TVs just yet.) Use your Microsoft account (email) to sign-in to Skype? No worries, you can get the Skype ID and password that’s linked to your Microsoft account—find more info here.
Good question. Some TV models let you watch TV while a Skype call—an alert will pop up to let you know someone is calling. If your TV is off, your Skype status is automatically changed to “Offline,” which means you can’t receive calls. But you’ve got call forwarding and voicemail options (just set them up on your computer in advance—and make sure you have Skype Credit or a subscription).