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Windows 7: Skype for TV will no longer be supported

09 Mar 2016   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Skype for TV will no longer be supported

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What changes are coming to Skype for TV?

What's changing for Skype for TV?
Starting in June 2016, the Skype for TV application will no longer be supported; there will be no updates to the application. This will also affect new account creation and password resets. This will only be available through Skype.com.

Will I be able to use Skype for TV after June 2016?
This may vary depending on the TV model. TV manufacturers may remove the Skype for TV application from some or all of their models. If you have questions, please contact your TV manufacturer for information on the availability of Skype for TV on your TV model.

Why are these changes being made to Skype for TV?
Since 2010, Skype has delivered a great calling experience in the living room in partnership with several TV manufacturers. But 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. We want to make sure we prioritize 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.


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09 Mar 2016   #2
z3r010

 

Ah, so that's what the notice on my the Samsung TV in my bedroom was about last night.
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10 Mar 2016   #3
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Ah, so that's what the notice on my the Samsung TV in my bedroom was about last night.
My Samsung TV has been nagging me constantly with this message. Never used Skype on TV, so no problem for me.
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11 Mar 2016   #4
margrave

Size 12
 
 

We got a Samsung big-screen a year ago. It will do Skype. But a regular web cam won't work. You need to buy a special camera. One listed by Samsung as compatible.

So we didn't. Now I'm glad we didn't spend the money.

I wonder, though. Why would they end TV-Skype? Did Samsung kill it? Or did Microsoft?
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11 Mar 2016   #5
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think this is the reason.

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Why are these changes being made to Skype for TV?
Since 2010, Skype has delivered a great calling experience in the living room in partnership with several TV manufacturers. But 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. We want to make sure we prioritize 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.
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11 Mar 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep manufactures may not want to issue fixes to comply with what M$ wants
10 is supposed to be great at scaling to larger screens anyway so looks like bluetooth or some other connections can be used :/
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