One of the biggest flaws of the Xbox One version of Skype was the inability to snap it while gaming. Today Microsoft finally solves the issue.
you have no idea how long my friend has been waiting for this.
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Maybe its less than that because he didn't buy the console at launch and later realised you couldn't snap Skype... ...I'll see myself out.
That was amazing, Lukas lol
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How much of the screen does this take up? Or does it overlay like FaceTime
a third give or take
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Finally, I can cross-platform chat with my PC buds whilst gaming. It would be awesome if PS4 had this too so I could chat with my PS4 buds cross-platform.
Now that will be great! I have close friends who don't really own consoles and have PC. If Skype ever come to PS4, that would be like a dream come true. If not...well there are still my Vita and laptop
I agree, the PS4 needs Skype. Party chat is all well and good, but some of my friends don't have a PS4 yet. It's weird because the Vita has Skype...but the PS4 doesn't. wtf? Btw, does anyone know if the Web browser on the X1 supports KB/M?
Yeah it does, just not very well. Although that could be my crappy keyboard. The web browser on Xbox One is far superior to the PS4s. Last time I checked you couldn't even view PS Official Forums properly on the PS4. Also on PS4 Im always getting "Not enough system memory" error. PS4 being more powerful and having more RAM I don't understand why I get that error so much. Oh and as for those below saying you need a Kinect for this, no you don't. You can snap using a controller, and you only need a headset to talk..
dude, skype is a microsoft product, it is normal to be exclusive on the xbox, and not be in the ps4.
@ Clown I'll have to disagree with you about the X1 web browser, ive found the PS4's to load pages much faster, and i visit the official PS forums on it without any problem. Never had the memory error either since using it. But thanks for letting me know you can use KB/M on the X1 browser. @icefire Dude, just stop. Yes, it's a MS product...but the Vita also uses it, which is a PS product. Hence why im baffled the PS4 doesn't use it.
The IE browser works great with the keyboard and is actually very fast. I still browse much more on my PC though. I don't keep a keyboard on my X1. No wires. On topic: this Skype snapping is a very convenient and desired feature.
Just use your phone. Or Vita. Or tablet. Or computer.
So if you gonna chat you better get the Xbox with the kinect
I wish there were a cheaper alternative.
Like an Xbox without a kinect? Never gonna happen.
No you can still Skype without a camera you use the mic, tried it a while back?😎
Camera, guys. Camera. We're talking about a camera here. Not just the voice.
"if you gonna chat you better get the xbox with the kinect" uh why? all you need is the mic that comes with it. good try though!
Back in my day gaming chat was calling a friend on a lan line while my mom was constantly picking up the phone to see if I was off.
In my day that was impossible, if anyone in my house tried to use the landline they would hear the blissful tones of a modem.
Only feature needed is to allow the Use of an External HDD.. since they only added a 500gb LOCKED inside.. they should have pay a few dollars more and add a 1tb or the ability to swap the HDD...
I think that was already confirmed for the next update? I didn't read the article though so I don't know how "confirmed" it actually is, or what the restrictions are.
The use of external hard drives is certainly coming out. I prefer my hard drives to be hidden inside and not taking a USB port IMO.
This is definitely a feature I had been waiting for. I was baffled by its exclusion in the beginning.
I doubt I will ever use it myself, but it's exclusion was certainly odd when it featured so heavily in their early presentation videos....
Even in the promotional videos, the the Skype call took the large portion of the screen, and the other app was snapped. They are now allowing for the opposite. I probably won't use this often while playing games, but definitely while watching TV.
Or you could Skype chat in a different device next to you. Fairly simple really.
Great feature since I use Skype a ton on XB1. The Xb1 constant updates is making the system that much better.
It's finally comming, i will finally buy a ONE. MS keeps theirs promises to their fans.. update by update, exclusive after exclusive... Sony gives their fans more INDI games and remastered PS3 games :)
Doens't matter anymore, because in coulpla weeks there won't be a kinect anymore.
But this is a feature to keep kinect alive.. the no kinect version is more for the offline user I feel...
What?!?! Kinect isn't being discontinued... They are just offering a kinect-less SKU... The bundle will still exist for those who want it, and kinect will be sold separately for those who want one later.
This is one of those cool features I'll never use, but still cool. And one of those neat things you need the Kinect for.
Finally snapped feature of Skype. Good Job Microsoft :D
This is actually huge!! Can finally see my friends face as I beat him in Killer Instinct :D
Definitely!Microsoft should bring the PARTY UP feature back for NETFLIX. That way you could really feel as though, you and 3 other friends are watching a film together. I'm still confused as to why the feature was removed to begin with?
thats pretty awesome though.
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