Comcast has proclaimed it’s preparation to even out a Skype-powered video calling service for its cable subscribers while an growing quantity of TV makers create Skype technology into their sets, several of them with video and cameras, also.
Users of Comcast-Skype will be capable to call with video or audio or text while they look at a TV show. Similar goes for the Xfinity iPad and iPhone apps which previously perform as remote controls and second-screen viewing gadgets. The service would mechanically tie to Facebook to look for friends on Skype, according to Comcast.
A press release clarifies, “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.” No statement so far on costing or packaging. Comcast will lease the adaptor boxes.
Skype is a normal accumulation for Comcast, even though it is a little more “tacked on” than TV makers and shortly, Xbox. The company said it was planning to put together video calling into Xbox, which previously has a camera connection in Kinect.