Comcast wants to bring Skype to your living room later this year

Starting later this year Skype will move from your computer to your TV screen - assuming, that you are a Comcast subscriber, that is.
Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor on

It looks like Microsoft's recent acquisition of Skype is already bearing fruit.

Comcast announced on Monday that it plans to bring the popular chat software to customers televisions later this year. The service will allow customers to make Skype calls during TV programs, enabling them to share their TV-viewing experiences with friends.

Comcast has been pretty vague so far on what sort of set up would be necessary in order for the service to run. Users will need an HDTV, a special adaptor box, a high-quality camera, and a custom text-enabled remote.

Users running Comcast's Xfinity Mobile app will be able to transfer their Skype conversations to their mobile phones or tablets, which is sort of neat.

There is no mention of price or exact availability, which is a bit of a shame considering that the former question is likely the first one on customers' minds when Comcast announces something like this.


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