Samsung will stop supporting Skype app on smart TVs – Update

Mar

8

2016

According to an end-of-service communication stops Samsung with the support of Microsoft’s Skype app. The report mentions June 2 as the date after which the app will no longer be available on the TVs. It is unclear what the reason for the measure.

Samsung logo (45 pix) The message from Samsung causes an uproar among users of Samsung smart TVs. The forum is a lot of uncertainty about the reason for the decision. Up to now, there has, apart from the above-mentioned message, no communication on that reason. On the Samsung website Skype is still listed as an example app even for newer models. For the time being Microsoft and Samsung have made no comment.

It is common for apps and services from smart TVs removed or properly added. A somewhat similar situation that led to dissatisfaction among users, made ​​in February for when the smart TV function of various accessories such as Philips Blu-ray players disappeared. There are several reasons for the failure were called and eventually Philips decided to affected customers offset . It is unlikely that such compensation will not occur in the present case, given that does not match the loss of an app with the loss of a complete function.

Update, 16:38: In a message let Microsoft know that it will stop from June with updates to the “Skype for tv’ ​​application and that it depends on the TV model or the application is actually removed. The date which currently can be seen in the message is not true, let a spokesperson to know Tweakers. The choice is dictated by the fact that more and more people are using Skype on mobile devices, and Microsoft will focus on platforms that are requested by users. Therefore, the TV application supported as long as possible, but now the company pulls the plug.

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