Chances of Skype and iPlayer 'channels' on the Wii U ?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Nintendo Network' started by AdamBrunt, Jan 6, 2013.

Jan 6, 2013
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    AdamBrunt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi all,

    What does everyone think about the above ?

    To me using Skype via the Wii U gamepad makes sense and can't be that difficult and since there was a BBC iPlayer channel for the Wii then surely it could be done on the Wii U as well ?

    Thoughts ?
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    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I originally felt that Microsoft would be out of their mind to bring Skype to competing consoles (handhelds are another thing since Microsoft isn't exactly in that market), but Skype, while acquired by Microsoft, still works somewhat independently from them. The Wii U has everything Skype needs to work, as shown by Wii U Chat. Would be nice to have Skype on 3DS too.
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    KiiWii GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    iPlayer is touted to be coming to WiiU (on some GAME posters), and skype would be amazingly useful! :)
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    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    NINTENDO TO PISS ON THEIR OWN DOORSTEP BY SUPPORTING SKYPE WHEN THEY WENT TO THE TROUBLE OF dEV'ING A cHAT SYSTEM? I CANT SEE IT.

    eDIT DAMN CAPS LOCK :P
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    heat6jones GBAtemp Regular

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    Playstation Vita has Skype so I don't see why Wii U shouldn't or couldn't. Not sure what all the process involves though and what deterrents might exist.
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    Pattonfiend67 You're F'ng Out!

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    they will get it eventually. the system is only just over two months old. things have to be developed and or ported to be used with the system. i am sure at e3 that there will be a ton of announcements on new features and apps for the wii u from 3rd party developers..

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