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January 21, 2008

Apple TV Hacks: Make Skype Calls Via Your Apple TV

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Soon it looks like you'll be able to make Skype calls via your Apple TV. In an email to blog Apple TV Hacks, Brandon Holland says:

"Hey Apple TV Hacks, I have started developing a Skype Plugin that will utilize the Skype API and make the user able to make calls and send text messages to anyone on there Skype contact list. As far as calls go, I think a standard usb headset or usb phone will work. Text messages will most likely be entered using the remote and the standard text entering method. No release yet, but I will release a beta as soon as it is able to make calls. Huzzah!"

Now if you're sure if this guy's genuine or not, I assure you he is. He's also developed a GPS plugin for the Apple TV and a wireless keyboard hack. Apple TV Hacks did point out that Brandon should wait for the Apple Take 2 update before he releases the plugin, just in case Apple repeats history and it doesn't work along with every other plugin developed for the first-generation Apple TV.

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Posted by Justin Davey at January 21, 2008 4:00 AM

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