04-01-2013 02:13:14 PM
Just like adding the ability to view Local Network Cameras, adding the ability to video chat between other u-verse users would be great!
Either the USB port would need to support a usb camera (cameras could be sold by AT&T (like 2 in a a package)) or the set-top box would need to view a network camera's video stream to send video and audio to the other u-verse user.
I'm sure you would gain quite a few customers if this was something u-verse offered! I have family members with u-verse that we could keep in touch with better if this app was available.
I highly suggest not making this a service that would require an additional subscription as you would not have nearly as many users. I personally would not pay extra for this, however, if the cameras were reasonably priced, I would buy cameras from AT&T to utilize this service.
Initially, I was thinking this would be done per u-verse service area, but this could be expanded to multiple cities and even across the internet to a u-verse chat website. I personally would use this service to chat with my wife and kid while traveling for work.
Please give us features above and beyond TV that we can use!
People will subscribe to u-verse just to use these extra features!
What other TV provider can offer this? Don't let Google TV be the first!
04-01-2013 02:24:59 PM
04-01-2013 02:30:25 PM
We use skype now and of course it requires a PC with a webcam.
If skype/facetime/etc. would be created for the u-verse box itself, that would be an acceptable solution, possibly even a better solution!
04-01-2013 02:41:46 PM
I think the video conferencing using the the built in camera & the icloud on IOS devices is currently the best , most elegant, implementation.
04-01-2013 05:26:34 PM
There's definitely more than one way to skin a cat, I'm just making a suggestion as to what I would like to see.
Having a camera on top of the TV hooked to the set-top box esseciently makes it a big laptop screen.
After googling, there's some devices that already exist that are similar to what I was thinking. For example, the Logitech TV Cam HD.