Comcast To Bring Skype To Their Customers TV Sets “Soon”

Comcast is set to deliver Skype streaming audio and videos services to their customers very soon. According to reports, subscribers to Comcast with compatible TV sets or Comcast rented equipment, will be able to enjoy the service. Though no pricing has been confirmed, speculation has it set at being offered for free, all the way to an astronomical rate. Either way, the list of things customers will be able to enjoy with this new feature is below for you to look over.
Whether or not this service will come to other cable providers is unknown presently. However, we’re sure that if it works for Comcast, it’ll soon be at all major players. So what do you think about this? Interested at all?

Here are a few things customers will be able to do through this offering:

Make and receive Skype video and audio calls, or send instant messages via Skype on a television while watching their favorite TV show at the same time, and accept incoming calls during a TV show with the help of Caller ID.

• Make and receive video and audio calls, or send instant messages via Skype on a compatible mobile phone or tablet.

• Import friends to their address book from their Facebook, Outlook, Gmail and smartphone contact lists, find them on Skype and see when contacts are online and available to talk.

This service will be delivered on the Comcast customer’s HDTV through an adaptor box, a high-quality video camera, and a specially designed remote control that enables customers to text on Skype as well as control their television. The other calling party does not need any special equipment beyond what is needed to use Skype.

In addition, customers will be able to access mobile features conveniently through Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile app, and continue to enjoy conversations by switching from one compatible device (e.g., smartphone, tablet or television) to another.

Customer trials for this offering will begin in the coming months, and further product details will be made available later this year.


Via [AllThingsD]

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