Video calls just got a bit more interesting with the announcement that you will now be able to place them over your television set.

Skype announced today that it has partnered with LG Electronics and Panasonic to embed Skype technology into Internet enabled televisions to be launched this year.  This means that in conjunction with an HD webcam (sold separately), you will be able to make video calls right from the comfort of your living room.

Of course this means your TV will need to be within reach of an Ethernet cable so that you can plug it in to your home network, but considering the possible benefits of such technology, it’ll be worth it.

The television sets will be available in the spring of this year, and no pricing has been announced at this time.  We are certainly not suggesting that you run out and buy a new TV just for this technology, but if you do happen to find yourself in the market for a new TV set, we would certainly think you would want to include this factor in your purchasing decision.

You can learn more about the news in the video below or by visiting the Skype On Your TV page.


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