A new partnership between Comcast and Skype that has today been announced by both companies will shortly allow users to be able to make Skype video calls via Comcasts TV cable boxes.
The new service will start in 720p resolution but is planned to be upgraded to 1080p alter on, Comcast customers will also be able to send instant messages via Skype on a television while watching their favorite TV show at the same time. Comcast customers will also be able to access mobile features conveniently through Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile app.
Neil Smit, President, Comcast Cable explains:
“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,”
Customer trials for the new service will begin in the coming months, and further product details will be made available later this year.
Source : Seattle Times