Skype Expands Skype Access Program
Skype today announced a significant expansion of its Skype Access service by partnering with a number of Wi-Fi hotspot providers. Skype Access, which allows Skype users to access the internet at mobile hotspots by using their Skype Credits, is now available at some 500,000 locations — including 500 airports and 30,000 hotels — thanks to new partners BT Openzone, Fon, M3 Connect, Row 44, Skyrove, Spectrum Interactive, Tomizone and Vex. Rather than pay the hotspot provider directly, Skype Access charges much lower rates. Skype users can connect and then make Skype calls and video chats from these access points.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype Redesigns Android App to Aid Usability
Skype has updated its Android mobile application with a refreshed user interface. Skype believes the changes make Skype look better and easier to use.
Skype Refreshes iPhone and iPad Apps for iOS 9
Skype has released updates to its iPhone and iPad mobile applications, adding support for iOS 9 to each. Both apps gain the ability to reply to Skype messages from the lock screen notification.
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.