Skype is a video-conferencing application that allows you to make video and audio calls with a single one or a group of people. It is used in various places like educational institutions, business firms, global organizations, and many more. It is completely free to make calls from one person to another anywhere around the world. But when it comes to business or larger organizations, you can go for Microsoft Teams which is part of Skype for Business, and it offers a lot more than you expected for your business. It is available on Android, iOS, tablets, Windows, Web, and Xbox. There are possible ways to access Skype on Android-based streaming devices, like the new “Chromecast with Google TV.”

How to Get Skype on Chromecast with Google TV

[1] From your Google TV home screen, choose Search.

Search

[2] Search or say Downloader using the remote.

Skype on Google TV

[3] Select the Downloader tile from the suggestion and click on Install.

Install

[4] After installation, Go to Settings and select Apps.

[5] Inside the Apps section, choose Security & restrictions and select Unknown sources.

[6] Now, select the Downloader app and turn on the unknown sources toggle.

Skype on Google TV

[7] Once enabled, launch Downloader from Your Apps section.

[8] Enter the following URL: https://bit.ly/2Mez9lW and click on Go.

Downloader

[9] Once the Skype apk is downloaded, install it by going through the on-screen prompts.

[10] Now, launch the Skype app and configure the login details to make video calls.

Skype on Google TV

How to Make Video with Skype on Chromecast with Google TV

Before making a call with Skype on your Google TV device, it is important to add or connect some additional tool to your device to make it more effective and useful.

  • A Web Camera connected to your TV. You wouldn’t need this tool if your TV had a built-in Camera.
  • A headphone with a mic connected to the Audio jack of your TV.
webcam

[1] Launch the Skype App from the Your Apps section.

[2] Sign in with your Microsoft account or create a new one if required.

Skype on Google TV

[3] Make a video call to the person available on your contact list.

Skype on Google TV

[4] That’s it. You have started your video chat successfully via Skype on Google TV.

Alternate Way

  • If you are getting an issue with the sideloaded app, then you can cast Skype from your Smartphone or PC to your Google TV-connected device. Before casting anything, make sure to connect your Google TV device and the casting device to the same WiFi network.
  • Google TV’s Play store has Google Duo officially on its store, which is even simple and easy to access with some simple click. It is also one of the best alternatives for Skype.

Google TV store has been updating regularly with tons of new applications, and we hope that skype will soon be on the list of Google TV compatible apps very soon. For future updates on Google TV device, keep an eye on chromecastappstips.com.