However, when I installed the app and tried to initiate a video chat between my Android and our home PC (using two different accounts obviously), I had the hardest time to get the PC Skype app to see the video stream from the phone app.
The Skype application on my computer could see that my phone account was logged in and I could initiate a video call.
I just assumed that Skype would make the very top of the list when it comes to video chatting because it has always outperformed my expectations when it came to voice chatting and conferencing.
Skype offers an app on Google Play that claims you can use it to make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, in addition to regular text chatting and voice of course.
Audio controls are located right on the text chat icon bar.The call initiated a regular chat, but the video stream remained blank.Maybe there was something buried in the Skype settings on the desktop app that might have gotten the whole thing working, but in my book if it’s really that complicated to get it to work right, then it doesn’t belong on the list of best mobile video chatting apps.The web version is probably the fastest and most convenient way to stay in touch with others on the Qik network.Here I am connected from the website to my mobile that’s streaming live video to Qik in the other room.