iPhone Update Allows Skype Video Through Television

 

By Posted 10 Feb 2011, 13:31

For those that don’t know Skype, it’s the free download which allows users to interact with, call and message from wherever they are in the world to people anywhere in the world. We have news of the latest update.

With the latest version 3.0.1, which you can get at Skype’s official website, you can now make video calls over more devices that include the app, this means more clients to chat to including those using Skype for TV. For more details about the update you can check out iTunes.

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Although Skype for TV is only available to certain Samsung, LG and Panasonic TV owners at the moment, other manufacturers such as Sony have announced they will include the app later in the year in some of their new HDTVs. The update will be available to iPads, iPhones and iPod touches that have iOS 3.0 or later.

Engadget say that being able to use mobile devices such as the iPhone to chat through TV also gives Skype an advantage over other chat apps from the likes of Microsoft’s Kinect and Logitech. However they also say that it defies the point of being out enjoying the world when you have to go in and chat in front of the TV. You read about what else Engadget thought here.

What do you think about this Skype update? Let us know your thoughts.