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Now Make Skype Video Calls Directly on Your TV

Comcast TV lift owners, did you know you that very soon you will be able to make Skype video calls on your TV?  According to the NY Times, Comcast and Skype announced last Monday that they would be working together to provide Comcast customers the ability to video chat on their TV sets from the comfort of their homes.

For those whom are not familiar with Skype, it is a wonderful free internet based service that allows families and friends to video chat all over the world.   However, this free platform may disappear.  Microsoft announced last month that it agreed to acquire Skype.  With Microsoft and Comcast now leading the new wave of communication, it will be interesting on what the new pricing structure will be.

For the time being though, Comcast will be conducting a trial run to select Comcast customers offering Skype-on-TV.  Skype-on-TV customers will be able to make Skype calls and send instant messages while watching TV.  In the long run, Comcast will provide video cameras to Skype-on-TV customers.  However, Skype is already embedded in some state-of-the-art television sets.  In the future, this will most likely be added automatically to most new television sets.

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