How To Use FaceTime With Windows PC
Can you use Apple’s FaceTime app on your iPhone or any other iOS device?
In February 2011, Apple launched a FaceTime app for the Mac OS users. This app allows to make video calls between any iOs devices running FaceTime and Mac. Today, everyone knows that Apple’s FaceTime video calling technology is one of the flashiest features. But can PC owners on Windows?
The answer is simple: Unfortunately, there is no way to use FaceTime on Windows. There’s no official FaceTime for Windows software that’s been released by Apple.
At least for the time being, there’s no way for someone using Windows to make a FaceTime call to someone using an iOS device via the FaceTime app or vice-versa.
There are however many alternatives for video calling and video chatting on both Windows and Windows Phone.
Many programs offer similar features and that work across many operating systems. You can make video calls using Windows, Android, Mac OS X, or iOS through Skype. Skype is one of the most widely used programs. It works on Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and other platforms. The Skype software is free, as well as basic features. Additional features are not expensive.
Another video chat app is iMovicha. iMovicha is a free program for iOS, Windows Phone, Android, Mac OS X, and Windows. It works over 3G (and 4G) cellular data networks, not just Wi-Fi.
You can also use free Yahoo Messenger, that’s another chat program with video features. This program offers video chats to Windows and Mac OS X users.
Let’s mention Tango Video Calls, an app for Windows Phone which lets you make video calls from your Windows handset. It also has apps for iOS and Android, so you’ll be able to chat with your friends almost no matter what kind of phone they have.
WeChat ia another app for Windows Phone that also has Android and iOS versions making communication easy.
Note that Apple has stated that it intends to make FaceTime an open standard. This means that when it happens anyone would be able to create software that works with FaceTime. Third-party developers would be able to create all kinds of FaceTime-compatible programs, including those that run on Windows or other platforms, like Android.
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