Skype Comes to Comcast Cable Boxes

Posted Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Skype features will also be coming to Comcast's Xfinity apps.

Remember a year or two ago when Netflix was the must have app for internet connected devices? This year is all about Skype, and Comcast is the latest to add the capabilities. If you have Comcast cable you won't need to get a Smart TV or set-top box - you can use Skype right on your cable box.

Of course, you'll still need a few things to make it all work. A camera is required, but you probably could have guessed that. Comcast says you'll also need an adaptor box and a specially designed remote control that makes it simple to enter text.

"Our unique relationship with Skype not only will change how our customers interact with their TV, but also will create new and meaningful ways to bring our customers closer to the people they care about," says Comcast president Neil Smit. "TV has evolved into a social experience, and Comcast and Skype will be delivering a product that personalizes the TV experience even more, and brings friends and family together through the biggest screen in their homes."

Source: Engadget

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