Amazon’s Chime challenge Skype on videoconferencing market

Now there’s a new competitor for Skype. After Apple Facetime and Google Hangouts arrives on the market for video conferencing services even Amazon. The giant of online sales has also decided to to enter the video call and group chat presenting its new service officially called Chime. Its main feature is the ability for users to video call their friends, to chat with them not only in the family but also professional. The use of Chime it can be done via the desktop Mac or Windows platform and also and above all via the mobile with Android and iOS.


During the presentation, Amazon has also unveiled the expectations of his new Chime. Above it stated how all business users, register as a subscriber Pro, will benefit from the advantages of the entire platform. In fact, in return for $ 15 a month can make conference call with up to a maximum of 100 participants with the option of programming the conference but also record it completely both audio and video. Amazon Chime is however also available for a less professional use in a completely free. In this case, you can use chat and video conferencing at most between two users. If you’re willing to pay $ 2.50 per month you can eliminate some limitations such as the ability to share your screen or access a corporate directory.


Of course the restriction to only two users of the basic plan could make it much less attractive Amazon Chime than the competition even if for use in the mobile this restriction might not be so deleterious. There should be no problem regarding the security of the system as in the chime is used the same 256-bit encryption used by Amazon for its other Web Services. In addition, the platform also offers broadband technology and to be reckoned with noise cancellation for audio that will be clearer and better quality during video conferences.

As mentioned Amazon Chime can be downloaded on any type of platform and operating system. It is available now for Windows and Mac, also can be downloaded on smartphones with Android and iOS.