Skype is a social media application used for video calls. You can also use Skype to make audio calls and chat. Skype is a completely free service but also got a few premium features like voice mail, SMS texts, or making calls to a telephone. The app is available for Android, iOS devices, computers, Xbox consoles (Microsoft products), etc. Unfortunately, the Skype app is not available on the Apple TV App Store. But still, you can use the AirPlay features to stream the calls on your Apple TV. And here we are to help you with the possible ways and steps. Let us see how to use Skype on Apple TV.
Use Skype on Apple TV
As said earlier, the Skype app is available for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can screen mirror these devices to the Apple TV and manage them. As far as Android or Windows devices, the app can be downloaded. But then, we would need the support of third-party applications to screen mirror those devices which may or may not be reliable.
Note: You should use the iOS or Mac for the camera and microphone. This is like just streaming the caller on another side to a bigger screen.
How to Screen Mirror Skype on Apple TV: Using iOS Devices
1). Turn on Apple TV and connect it to the Wi-Fi network.
2). Make sure to connect your iPhone or iPad to the same Wi-Fi network.
3). Download the Skype app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
4). Create a new account or use your existing account.
5). Now open the Control Center on your smartphone. You can get the control center either by swiping up from the bottom of the screen in older models or swiping down from the top of the screen in the latest models.
6). Tap the Screen Mirroring icon.
7). Select the Apple TV from the list of available devices.
8). Your iPhone or iPad would be mirrored to the Apple TV.
9). Open the app and make a call to whomsoever you want.
10). All the microphone and camera controls are with the phone or tablet.
How to Screen Mirror Skype on Apple TV: Using Mac
We can also download Skype on Mac and then screen mirror the Mac with AirPlay to the Apple TV.
1). Download the Skype app for your Mac from the website.
2). Turn on Apple TV and connect it to the Wi-Fi network.
3). Make sure your Mac and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
4). Open the Skype App and make a video call to whomsoever you want.
5). Click on the AirPlay icon on the Menu bar.
6). Choose Apple TV from the list of devices.
7). All the microphone and camera controls are with the Mac.
How to Screen Mirror Skype on Apple TV: Windows and Android
As far as Android or Windows PC is concerned, you might require a third-party application to screen mirror. A few of the applications are reliable, and many aren’t. Check for reliable apps on the Play Store or Microsoft Store and use the app. Few reliable apps are as follows.
Screen Mirroring Apps for Android
Cast to TV
Screen Mirroring Apps for Windows
All the apps will do good only if the devices are under the same Wi-Fi network. Moreover, all the apps would follow the same steps, and you will be getting on-screen prompts to complete the screen mirroring process.
Related: How to Make Skype Video Calls on Roku TV
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can you use Skype on Apple TV?
Yes, you can. Download the app from the store or Skype website and screen mirror the app to your Apple TV.
2. Is Skype free on Apple TV?
Skype is a freemium (Free + Premium) app. You can make Skype to Skype to calls free. To make landline calls and to send messages, you have to buy a subscription.