Friday, May 18, 2012

Comcast Launches Skype on Xfinity

Comcast began marketing "Skype on Xfinity" widescreen HD video calling in its first two markets: Boston and Seattle. The service rolls out later this week in Atlanta, Augusta, Ga., Chicago, Detroit, Harrisburg, Pa., Indianapolis, Miami and Pittsburgh.

The service allows users to make and receive Skype-to-Skype video and audio calls or send instant messages via Skype on a TV while watching a TV show at the same time, and accept incoming Skype calls during a TV show with the help of Caller ID.

Pricing is set at $9.95 per month for qualifying Xfinity Triple Play customers.