Skype to drop support for its smart TV app

SkypeSkype is set to discontinue support for its smart TV voice and video calling service from this summer.

In a post on its support site, Skype said that there will be no support or updates for the Skype for TV application starting this June and warned that “TV manufacturers may remove the Skype for TV application from some or all of their models.”

“Since 2010, Skype has delivered a great calling experience in the living room in partnership with several TV manufacturers. But over the years, users have changed the way they use Skype, with the majority accessing it from a mobile device – including when in the living room,” said Skype.

“We want to make sure we prioritise delivering the best possible experience to the platforms our users are asking for, which is why we’ve decided to focus our efforts in other areas while supporting key functionality on Skype for TV for as long as possible.”