How to Download Skype on Any Machine

Skype Download and Install Files - Where and How to Get Them?

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If you are not already one of the half a million Skype already, you must have heard of Skype’s magic and among the many questions you ask yourself is how to download Skype and how to install it on your computer, mobile phone, and TV. To download Skype to something too easy to bother about for some, but believe me, some others have sought advice on it.

Download Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux

When you access the Skype download page, the operating system you are using is automatically detected and it is so smart that you don’t even need to bother about the OS and version you are using. This is true at least for Windows. But if you want to be able to choose, go to the Skype download page where you can choose your version.

Note: You can also use Skype on your Chromebook, so don't assume that you're limited to Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The Full Skype Download File vs. The Skype Download Launcher

When you download and install Skype on your computer from the Skype site, the file you download, which is normally called SkypeSetup.exe (for Windows) is not the full Skype installation program. It is merely a launcher program, around 1 MB of size, that starts the installation process on your computer and as it progresses, more of the program is downloaded in the background and installed.

Now this might be a problem for some people. For instance, people with a slow connection will have to wait a lot for the installation process, and in some cases, the installation can fail. Not having the full install file also prevents you from porting the installation to another machine.

Here are the links for the full Skype download file:

Skype download for Your Mobile Phones and Smartphones

You can carry the Skype application with you and benefit from the free calls worldwide on your mobile phone or smartphone. Skype for Mobile phones can be installed on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android machines. To download and install Skype on your mobile phone, you can either enter your mobile phone number on this page and let Skype deliver you the download link via SMS, or simply visit on your mobile device’s browser.

Skype for Your TV

You can have Skype on your TV, but you cannot download Skype for your TV. You need to buy and HD TV that has Skype embedded. These Panasonic and Samsung TVs, as shown here.

Skype For Android

Search for Skype on Google Play, download and install the app. Else you can search for the Skype spk file which every download site has.