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What features does Skype on TV support?

Important update: Starting in June 2016, Skype will no longer support TV applications. To learn more about this change, go to What changes are coming to Skype for TV?

Skype on TV generally supports the following features:

  • Free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype-enabled devices

  • Making low cost calls to mobiles and landlines with a little Skype Credit. You can buy Skype Credit from your Skype account on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

  • Sending and receiving voice messages

  • Forwarding calls. You just need to set up call forwarding on your computer or mobile phone first.

  • Managing your status, mood message and profile

  • Watching TV and making a Skype video call at the same time *

  • Initiating or participating in group voice calls (supported on certain TV models only)

 Certain Samsung Smart TVs also support:

  • Group video calls with yourself and two other people

  • Adding and removing people in a call

  • Signing in with up to five accounts on one TV


Contact your TV manufacturer for further information on the features that your Skype-enabled TV supports.

*Supported on certain Samsung and Panasonic Smart TVs only.

Find out more about Skype on your TV. 

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