We want Skype for Android TV
Although Skype announced the end of support for the Skype application for Smart TVs, Microsoft should reconsider its decision and start supporting at least Skype for the Android TV operating system, that way we could use any Webcam with UVC (USB Video Device Class) such as the Logitech C920, which is currently used by a video call application called Trueconf, which Skype can compete with and regain its leadership in that market.
Please add support for Android TV. As more and more tv are android based.
Iason Mour commented
THIS IS THE GREATEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!
Aryan Gautam commented
How can this be possible
Rolf Gaebele commented
Skype (Android App) should make audio available over HDMI and not only video. The goal is to have the sound come out of the TV rather than the tablet. At present Skype video is ok on the TV screen but the sound only comes from the speakers of the tablet.
It would be brilliant if we could use this again. My 93 year old father is isolated and lonely. Skype on his smart TV was brilliant. In the current covidpandemic it would be brilliant to be able to see and talk to him
Kouji Nakae commented
The re-offering of "Skype for TV" would reuse many used cameras that was presents to elderly.
Me too, this removes IT concern from older people. It is very important and value.
Dear Sir / Madam,
Can you please make Skype available again on Smart
During the Corona pandemic it can be very usefull to stay in touch with your family.
Thanks in advance,
Dimitra Katarelou commented
It will be an extremely useful feature, for a lot of users around the world. Please bring back Skype for TV!
Yes. I would like to connect with my parents in a different country and see each other on big screen rather than on phone/laptop
Gowri Shankar Padasala Nagesh commented
Yeh this feature makes everyone easy as kids and elders are not dependent with desktops and laptops to use skype. By doing this you can cover another extra 20% population using your product and you know how much wealth that gives you by expanding the consumers.
So i'd request to please consider implementing this feature and its a win - win for both consumer and service provider.
james sunshine commented
bring back or enable use of Skype on smart tv
Come on Microsoft there is a HUGE market for Skype of older parents & grandparents with failing eyesight and children living overseas and who have large / new smart TV's.
As parents of two children & grand-children living in separate countries we are sick of looking at split screens on a mobile phone propped up on the table, or having to go to a cold office to view on computer.
I could even live with the odd advert. in the corner if I had to.
You are @#$%# forcing us to look for alternatives.
Please please Skype come back to smart TV during this pandemic - it would help us stay in touch with people especially those alone.
I need some Skype software for Smart TV to keep in touch with my family during the isolation for Covid19.
Peter Hammer commented
Dear Skype & Microsoft team,
Like so many other people, I bought the Samsung USB camera *) for two of my Samsung TVs in 2015 to skype with my friends from overseas, these cameras have 2 microphones and a great wide-angle lens or zoom function on the person who is moving or speaks. Unfortunately after 10 months I was unable to use these cameras because Microsoft stopped Skype support for Smart TVs!
I have just researched on the Internet whether there is a solution to use the Smart TVs with USB cameras again for video conferences and unfortunately I have not found a usable solution. However, I could see in various forums that a large number of people worldwide (especially older people without laptop or smart phone) would like to be able to use their Smart TV for video conferences as before without having to make a new investment! I learned from the Samsung hotline that a lot of customers have asked about this in the past few weeks! Especially in Covid-19 times, when a personal meeting with friends is not possible, Microsoft should do something good for people and reactivate Skype for Smart TVs! I don't think the alternative solutions to connect smart phones or notebooks to the TV are suitable to comfortably entertain several people in the living rooms of two different households. For example a Samsung Smart TV with the Samsung USB camera offers almost the quality of video conference systems used by companies to connect two meeting rooms with several participants.
I hope for a quick solution in terms of Microsoft supporting social contacts in times of the Covid-19 pandemic crises.
Coronavirus. Smart TVs. I appreciate the commercial reasons that Skype on Smart TV was discontinued. Given we are all now isolating, please would Microsoft please consider reinstating it so that families and particularly the elderly and vulnerable can stay in touch. Not all old people have smartphones/laptops etc but many have smart TV.
Justin Walford commented
Please can you bring back the Skype for TV app for Panasonic TVs
Thomas Lemay commented
MicroCrap its 2020 BRING SKYPE TO ANDROID TV. I JUST BOUGHT 2 MICROSOFT HD USB CAMERA'S THINKING I'D BE ABLE TO USE MY NVIDIA SHIELD TV AS AN IN LIVING ROOM CONFERENCE ROOM ONLY TO FIND OUT SKYPE IS NOT IN THE ANDROID TV PLAYSTORE.... SHAME ON MICROSOFT FOR BEING SO SLOW. AND THEY WONDER WHY WINDOWS MOBILE DID NOT TAKE.
Bring back Skype on TV. Allow Skype calls from smart TVs.