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This article was published on May 21, 2013


Microsoft brings Skype and multi-party video chat to the coming Xbox One

Microsoft brings Skype and multi-party video chat to the coming Xbox One
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Today at its #XboxReveal event, Microsoft announced that Skype will be making its way to the new Xbox One console, along with improved voice commands, faster content genre switching, and the ability to view two forms of content at once.

Here’s what the Skype integration into the Xbox One looks like live, when snapped to the right side of the screen:

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You are not stuck using it in snap mode, naturally, but it is an option. Skype for Xbox makes sense given two facts: Microsoft owns Skype, and it built Kinect, one of the world’s most popular voice recognizing hardware tools.

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