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Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
The following questions and answers will help you get started with Skype on your Blu-ray player.
How do I connect my Blu-ray player to the internet?
Where can I find the Skype application on my Blu-ray player?
How do I sign in to Skype on my Blu-ray player?
What happens if I exit Skype or put my Blu-ray player on standby?
What happens to Skype when I watch a Blu-ray disc?
Before you start Skype, you need to make sure that your Blu-ray player is connected to the internet. Some Blu-ray players use wired Ethernet connection and you’ll have to connect them to your router using a cable. Others use built-in WiFi or a WiFi dongle that is either included in the box or available for purchase from selected retailers.
You can find more information on how to do this in your Blu-ray player’s instruction manual.
After you’ve connected your Blu-ray player to the internet, you can start the Skype application. Skype will be listed in the Blu-ray player menu as one of the internet connected features. Simply select Skype from the menu to start the application.
If you’re using a Panasonic Blu-ray player, you’ll find a Skype button on your remote control. To start the Skype application, simply press the Skype button on your remote control.
When you open the Skype application, you’ll be prompted to enter your Skype Name and password to sign in. If you already have a Skype account, all you need to do is enter your sign-in details.
If you don't have a Skype account yet, you can join Skype on your Blu-ray player. Simply select Create New Account and follow the on-screen instructions.
Currently, you can’t sign in to Skype on your Blu-Ray player with your Microsoft or Facebook account.
On some players, the first time you sign in to Skype on your Blu-ray player, you can set it to signing you in to Skype automatically every time you turn your player on.
To do this on the Panasonic Blu-ray, simply select the Stay signed-in and receive calls after closing Skype option before signing in. You can also set the Panasonic Blu-ray to receive calls when the unit is in the standby mode.
If you are using a Panasonic Blu-ray player, you’ll be signed out automatically when you play a Blu-ray disc. Once you’ve finished watching the disc, you’ll be signed back in automatically.
If you’re using a Sony Blu-ray player, you have to re-start Skype again manually after you’ve finished watching a disc.
For further support, you can contact the Blu-ray player manufacturer.