CallGenie – The Simple Solution for Video Calls on Smart TV
Are you an adult, child or family member of an elderly loved one who wants a convenient and hassle-free way for them to use Microsoft Skype on their smart television? Look no further than CallGenie!
CallGenie is a user-friendly device designed with elderly seniors in mind. It enables them to receive video calls directly through their TV (normally the largest screen in the house) , without the need to press a single button. With CallGenie staying connected with your elderly parent or relative has never been easier.
Using a webcam and a clever little box that connects directly to the TV, CallGenie seamlessly integrates with Skype. All you have to do is make a call through Skype on your phone, tablet, or computer, and CallGenie will take care of the rest. It will automatically turn on the TV, if needed, and connect the call without any action required from your elderly relative.
Imagine the joy of having a catch-up conversation with your loved one on the big screen, as if you were right there in their living room. CallGenie makes this possible, providing a sense of togetherness even when you’re physically apart. And when the call is finished, simply hang up, and CallGenie will smoothly transition back to the TV show they were watching, or turn off the TV if it as off before the call.
CallGenie also offers group calling support, allowing multiple family members to join in on the conversation. This can be especially beneficial for elderly seniors who may feel isolated and lonely. This was particularly the case during the pandemic. By using CallGenie, they can feel like part of the family again, connecting with loved ones and friends in a meaningful way.
In terms of safety and privacy, CallGenie operates on a closed network. It only accepts calls from friends and family, ensuring a secure and private experience. This is made possible through Skype’s privacy features, providing additional peace of mind for both you and your loved one.
When you purchase CallGenie, you’ll receive all the necessary hardware and cables to connect it to the TV. Additionally, CallGenie provides free remote set-up assistance to help you get started. Plus, with 12 months of support and warranty included, you can feel confident knowing that any technical issues will be promptly addressed.
To make it even more appealing for eligible customers, CallGenie is eligible for VAT relief. This means that if your elderly relative meets the eligibility requirements, you won’t need to pay VAT.
More about Microsoft Skype Technology
Skype is a popular communication platform that allows users to make video calls, voice calls, and send instant messages over the internet. It was first released in 2003 and quickly gained popularity as a way to connect with friends, family, and colleagues across the globe. Skype was one of the pioneers in the field of video calling and played a significant role in making it accessible to the masses.
One of the key differences between Skype and other communication platforms like Zoom and WhatsApp is its longevity. Skype has been around for almost two decades and has built a strong user base over the years. It is widely recognised and trusted by users around the world. Zoom, on the other hand, gained significant popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic for its ease of use and its ability to host large group video calls. WhatsApp is primarily known for its instant messaging capabilities but also offers voice and video calling features.
Where can I buy CallGenie?
CallGenie Appliances can be bought for delivery in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man using this website
* EU power supply can be specified at checkout, if required.
USA & Canada
CallGenie Appliances are available to purchase for delivery in the United States and Canada using our US distributor’s website
CallGenie Appliances can be bought for delivery to countries in the EU and EEA (including Switzerland).
*** Please note that the price you pay will not include tax (even though this site shows the UK price including VAT). However, you will need to pay local VAT (sales tax) and import duties to customs in your country before you will receive your appliance.
All appliances will be shipped with euro power supplies (except for Ireland).
We don’t currently ship fully configured appliances outside of the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. However, you can source your own hardware and buy the software from us here in the UK.
You can find details of how to create your own appliance in the following link:https://smart-life-solutions.co.uk/how-to-build-your-own-callgenie-appliance It’s not that hard and we will provide you support once you have the mini PC connected to the internet.You will also find in that post a link to a shopping list of parts available on amazon.com.