Once the exclusive domain of Star Trek, video telephone calls are now a very actual part of modern life. Cast your mind back to the ‘Friends’ episode when Monica was dating guest star Jon Favreau’s character ‘Pete the millionaire’ and you’ll remember one where Monica and co had sneaked into Pete’s home, only to be interrupted by a shock video call. So unprepared for the millionaire’s-only technology were the friends, that Pete had to indicate that they all “sucked at hiding” as he revealed them one by one. Today, if you’ve a computer, or a portable tablet, you may make a video call. It is that simple.
In fact, Skype (the program frequently used to make such phone calls) is gratis, remarkably easy to set up and saves you a large amount of cash on the phone bill. It will even make International phone calls, just like that! (I just clicked my fingers, but you can’t see it).
Whilst at University, I recall being woken up early approximately each morning by a Taiwanese girl in the room next to me as she got phone calls from her Mum and proceeded to have her sound system on full blast whilst they conversed in Mandarin (once my understanding of basic Mandarin got better, though, they kept it down for concern that I’d eavesdrop). I actually spoke to another friend of mine who was staying in America and was in a position to ‘meet’ her boyfriend’s relatives (oddly, where my use of Mandarin Chinese would once again come in useful) without having to dress and go to the airport.
I even once had a job interview over Skype. That’s the amount people are using video calls these days.
Well, as it is possible to obviously surmise, Skype (and other video call apps) have become downloadable via your Smart TV. This means that you and your friends or family can meet round and converse with other family and friends who might be as far as half a world away. It’s the right strategy to communicate, perform business and engage in long conversations without continuously fretting about your telephone bill.
Skype is a kind of Innovation, much like the mobile phone (and soon maybe the Smart TV) that it’s hard to remember a period without — and I am only 26. I do not think I even got Skype until approximately 2008 or so.
Downloading Skype to your big screen Television will allow you to talk to the friends whilst sat about the couch, it will be exactly like they are visiting you except you do not have to make then tea plus they will not scoff all the Hob Nobs.
Of all the obtainable apps available on Smart TV, this is probably probably the most universal in its charm and, I think, one of the most welcome. Over the course of this succession, we have seen the Smart TV be a device where what you need to watch is actually on, a gaming system so that you’re never bored, a pc, a network that connects you to your family and friends and now it can even take place of a home phone.
Skype is a quick, enjoyable and interactive way to keep in contact with friends and, when connected using your Smart TV, doesn’t even involve getting up to visit the next room. You can’t say fairer than that. In addition, you are able to always telephone your mates and tell them they’re on the telly. You’ll receive kick out of it, even if they do not quite get what you’re on about and why you laugh when they ask ‘what channel?’