Microsoft is making some change to its Skype app strategy. The company revealed today it will be ending support for its Skype on TV apps sometime in June 2016.
In a support post, Microsoft offered its explanation for this change:
"Since 2010, Skype has delivered a great calling experience in the living room in partnership with several TV manufacturers. But over the years, users have changed the way they use Skype, with the majority accessing it from a mobile device – including when in the living room. We want to make sure we prioritize delivering the best possible experience to the platforms our users are asking for, which is why we've decided to focus our efforts in other areas while supporting key functionality on Skype for TV for as long as possible."
Microsoft added that some TV companies might choose to remove the Skype on TV app on some or all of their televisions.