Skype scrap support for TVs

10 March 2016

skype Like using Skype on your TV? Tough, because Skype have said that they're ending the support for their smart TV software.

The chat application, which is owned by Microsoft, said that their scrapping this service because no-one likes using it. Basically, if you're going to make a call, you're going to do it on a mobile device aren't you? Or a laptop at a push.

Even though TV sets are bigger, you're more likely to make a Skype call on a tablet or your phone, than through your television. So if you've been doing it through your smart TV, then you've got until June. Any time after that, it'll be up to individual manufacturers if they want to remove the app, or keep an unsupported Skype service.

Of course, this comes in the middle of Skype having increased competition from rivals such as Apple's Facetime, and Facebook's Messenger service (yes, there are others too). The latest thing that people are getting into, is Xiaomi's Mi Video Call. There's going to be video support for Slack too.

"Over the years, users have changed the way they use Skype, with the majority accessing it from a mobile device - including when in the living room," says a message from Skype. "We want to make sure we prioritise delivering the best possible experience to the platforms our users are asking for, which is why we've decided to focus our efforts in other areas while supporting key functionality on Skype for TV for as long as possible."

TOPICS:   Technology


  • delana l.
    i want to talk to my friends
  • Alan L.
    Congratulations Delana Lopez ! For the most Insanely fucking useless post that tells nobody a fucking thing! You want to talk to your friends??? Than go fucking talk to them instead of telling us here !

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