Microsoft has announced that starting in June 2016, the Skype for TV application will no longer be supported; there will be no updates to the application.
On its website, Skype said it is leaving it up to smart TV manufacturers whether or not they decided to remove the app or service from their devices or continue to offer an unsupported version.
“This may vary depending on the TV model. TV manufacturers may remove the Skype for TV application from some or all of their models. If you have questions, please contact your TV manufacturer for information on the availability of Skype for TV on your TV model.”
Samsung has already announced that starting June 2, 2016 the Skype app will be removed from Samsung smart TVs. Users will receive a notice about the change on their TV, the manufacturer said.