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Q: I have a Samsung Smart TV. Now that Skype for TV is discontinued, is there a download that can allow Skype for TV to continue?

What can I do that will allow me to use scype on my tv after 1st July?

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Hi, GordonApplewaithe,

Your question related to work-arounds for a Skype on TV app were discussed in great detail on the Skype Community's former home.  Here is a link to the discussion, there:

https://community.skype.com/t5/Skype-on-your-TV/Skype-on-Samsung-Smart-TV-Discontinued-2-June-2016/td-p/4320126

Please note, these posts will go off-line at the end of June 2017.

Kind regards,

Elaine

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BLOCKING SAMSUNG TV F/W UPDATES IN YOUR ROUTER

Please report back with your results!

DOMAINS

msecnd.net **
samsungotn.net **
www.samsungotn.net
test.samsungotn.net
ns2.msft.net or just msft.net **     (NEW ... A DNS Server)
otn.samsungcloudcdn.com **      (THIS ONE IS THE IMPORTANT NEW ONE! SEE NOTE)

NOTE ... Depending on the DNS SERVERS YOU use, mine returns a local (to my ISP) akamaitechnologies.com Caching Server, so apply the blocking to your TV only if you can, and note it MAY block some websites on the TV.

NEVER UPDATE FIRMWARE

You will likely loose more features including the ability to load Skype and gain nothing!

Please tell me if blocking the Domains I supplied is working for you all? You should no longer receive F/W update messages on screen and no updates should appear in the F/W update System Menu.

From what I've read J series and above can not be rooted & Skype can not be installed and likely will never be able to.

LOADING SKYPE ON SAMSUNG TVs.

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Hi Elaine,

I notice you have removed my discussion and put my post here. Please would you be kind enough to correct the spelling in the Discussion Heading so people can find it.  Thank you.

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Hi Elaine,

I notice you have removed my discussion and put my post here. Please would you be kind enough to correct the spelling in the Discussion Heading so people can find it.  Thank you.

Hi, Rob Web,

Thanks for joining us here on MS Answers, the Skype Community's new home.

So this thread can be searched more readily, I amended the post as per your request.

Kind regards,

Elaine

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Use https://www.sentab.com/ instead.

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https://www.sentab.com/

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As with the last reply linking to the sentab product, it seems the only answer seems to be an additional box. A low cost approach I have used successfully is an Android TV box (which will run the Android version of Skype) supporting a monitor connection to the TV (eg VGA or HDMI connection), an internet connection, with a compatible USB web cam, and all the necessary cables. The configuration I have implemented is an elderly "Justop Smart TV Player with Android 4" and a Logitech C170 webcam. Obviously this approach is not as integrated and easy to use as the Skype on TV, but for my occasional use this working well enough.

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