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Casual Tourist

I have downloaded (and I think I installed) Skype and set my ID and password, but when I sign in, I am on the welcome page.  It says I have free calls and video, but I can't seem to find the appropriate link to actually begin using it.  How do I get off the welcome page and make a video call?

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Former Ambassador

I don't even know if Skype will work on a Kindle fire, but it sounds like what you're doing is signing in to your account via a browser and skype.com.   That won't work.

 

To use Skype's features you have to actually install and run the Skype program or app and signin to it.




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Novel Tourist

kimberlycgood wrote:

I have downloaded (and I think I installed) Skype and set my ID and password, but when I sign in, I am on the welcome page.  It says I have free calls and video, but I can't seem to find the appropriate link to actually begin using it.  How do I get off the welcome page and make a video call?


 

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Novel Tourist
Does skype work on kindle fire
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Novel Adventurer
do not think so
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Novel Adventurer
So far I have skype working for SMS only.
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Novel Adventurer

I can't find skype in Kindle Fire official app store. You can root your kindle and install skype but unfortunately Kindle Fire doesn't have internal microphone so you have to buy a headset with microphone.

 

After all, Kindle Fire is designed for portable reading/watching only.

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Novel Tourist
I need a way to download skype on of without rooting it. Even though it isn't in the appstore its in the amazon android Appstore unable to be put on kf
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Novel Adventurer

I though i paid for my kindle fire HD NOW IT ON MY COMPUTER. I NEED TO SEE MY OLD ACC AND SET UP ON MY KINDLE FIRE HD.

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Novel Tourist

How did you get skype to work on sms on the Kindle Fire (non HD)?

 

All I want to use skype for is the text chat, but I cannot find any place that will install that ..

 

 

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