Skype plugin is here!

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 2, 2008


skypeplugin dmg Skype plugin is here!

Just got an email from Brandon that the plugin has been released. The file image is available here.   It is in DMG format for Macs only.

If you have already hacked your Apple TV to run the ATV Loader, which accesses Awkward TV’s plugin directory, then you can just install it from there. Just select the Skype plugin entry and install. Can’t be any easier than that.

As mentioned previously, the plugin works as a front end for Skype. So you need to already have Skype installed on your Apple TV in order for this to work.

Brandon is providing this plugin without any documentation or instructions for now. So, please proceed with caution. He should have some instructions available soon.

If you like the plugin, we highly recommend that you donate to Brandon. The guy has been doing some good work for our community and deserves some compensation.

Now, go make some calls.

  • stujpa

    “ If you have already hacked your Apple TV to run the ATV Loader, which accesses Awkward TV’s plugin directory, then you can just install it from there. ”

    The morning after the release, I don’t see it on the plugin loader’s list….

  • Maraklov

    The plugin won’t be on ATVLoader until it is accepted by the list maintainer, Alan Quatermain.

  • luck

    So that’s the reason why some other plugins aren’t showing up.

  • Nick D

    I loaded the plug in…. but it didn’t work. It just gets stuck on connecting, and some menus freeze the apple tv so a reboot is required. I got the same result from Road trip, It got stuck trying to download the maps. Anyone else have these problems.

    oh yeah for anyone trying to figure out how to load it, download skype, transfer it to the frontrow directory on apple tv. to install it follow, in same terminal code in the firefox awkward page.

    To load the plug in, down load the skype plug in , mount it on your mac, then copy the plug in to the frontrow directory. from there follow same steps to install atv loader.

    I couldn’t get it to work, both apps wouldn’t connect to the internet it seemed. I did get it to install though.

    Nick

  • Nick D

    ok i got it working, when first run the plugin, it runs in the background, go out to the applications menu and close the apple tv gui, you will see skype, then do this about three times, and it will work

  • Dave

    What functionality does this plugin provide? I use skype as my primary phone, so I’m familiar with skype, but on the ATV is it text chat only? I guess you could hear a call but not talk? does caller ID work with XBMC? or even better could I plug in my USB skype phone to my ATV? sorry new to the ATV, still trying to figure things out

    thanks

    Dave

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