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Old 11-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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How Do I Get Skype to Work?

I joined & saw simple Skype is Free... & Its Free thru Facebook Chat! But I cant seem to get it to work on the Fire HD.
Cant use it on my laptop... unless I get Speakers headphones broke dang things were brand new Anyway What the heck am I doing Wrong BTW in advance!


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Old 11-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Register with Skype with an email address and password. Then use the Skype app to sign in.

Contact others with Skype and arrange for a date and time to call them.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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Cant contact anyone thru Skype! She cant contat me! Both have it but no way to connect. We cant seem to put in contacts or what ever they are call.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:56 AM   #4
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This might be beneficial for you to read:

https://support.skype.com/en/categor..._FOR_ANDROID/1

How to add contacts:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1...pe-for-android

Their FAQ pages are really confusing and hard to navigate. I don't blame you and your friend for being confused.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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Jess I read it ...give it a try later today! Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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I got Skype working voice to voice (Kindle to PC) but it didn't seem to put a picture or video up from the Kindle HD. Is this supposed to happen or is it just voice and IM?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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I got Skype working voice to voice (Kindle to PC) but it didn't seem to put a picture or video up from the Kindle HD. Is this supposed to happen or is it just voice and IM?
Here is the documentation from Amazon for Skype:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=201008220
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #8
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Hopefully I've read and watched enough helpful hints to get this working

Will update Friday
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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I cant get it working ..sigh They Skype sent me Free 30 days of FULL Skype! Wish I could figure this out ugh
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
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I registered my details on the main Skype page via my PC.

I also downloaded the (free) Skype software to my PC, this way I can make the profile amendments etc.

Open the Kindle Fire HD and begin the setup - A click should do it (no need for you to download any software the Kindle does it itself).

As you've registered already input your user details.

Skype will then launch with your setup and friends.

Click Contacts and select a friend. It will give you a list of options (inc Video Chat).

What I did as it is for my daughters Christmas present was to set myself an account on the PC for me, and initiate a video chat to see if it worked. It did

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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I can't add anything to this discussion, because I don't own a Fire. But I'm curious to know how easy it is to make voice calls via Skype on the Fire. In particular, does the device have a built-in microphone? If not, what are the options for purchasing one? Are they easily available, or is it like with the iPod where you need a device-specific microphone?

I use Skype all the time on my Windows PC. I've never managed to get it working on my iPod, which is why I'm interested in the possibilities for the Fire.

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I can't add anything to this discussion, because I don't own a Fire. But I'm curious to know how easy it is to make voice calls via Skype on the Fire. In particular, does the device have a built-in microphone? If not, what are the options for purchasing one? Are they easily available, or is it like with the iPod where you need a device-specific microphone?

I use Skype all the time on my Windows PC. I've never managed to get it working on my iPod, which is why I'm interested in the possibilities for the Fire.

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Which iPod do you have? The Fire has a built in microphone and so do newer iPods (the current 4th and 5th generations anyway) and they just work out of the box.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #13
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Fire HD has Camera & Microphone & Speakers! My problem turned out NONE of my Friends have SKYPE!!! ugh I keep it since its free maybe they try it later... sigh ?Usually I the one Tech behind LOL
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LOL, tell them they need to get their behinds on it! And it's FREE!
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Fire HD has Camera & Microphone & Speakers!
Thanks, both. Actually, if I had taken the trouble to read the specs, I wouldn't have needed to bother you.

Jessica, my iPod is quite old. It definitely doesn't have a microphone. I thought of buying one, but the ones I saw were ridiculously expensive. And now I find that I can't run Skype any more because the latest version no longer runs on my iPod, and I can't downgrade back to the previous version.

That's why I was interested in the Fire.

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