ooVoo social video chat app makes its Windows Phone debut


ooVoo, a social video chat service that already has 100 million registered users worldwide, is finally making its Windows Phone app debut today. The app allows users to conduct one-on-one HD video chats or group chats with up to 12 people.

Rajesh Midha, Head of Product for ooVoo, said:

ooVoo is excited to have worked together with Microsoft Corp. to provide our Windows Phone users with a great experience. Our Windows Phone app is fully native to the platform, and by bringing the best of our product to a whole new suite of supported devices, we continue to seamlessly connect friends and family everywhere.

In addition to video chat, the Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 app supports instant messages and voice calls, along with recording and sharing of videos and photos. The app uses as ooVoo's proprietary Superclear video technology which is supposed to automatically adjust for any packet loss for calls that have a low bandwidth connection..

You can download the free ooVoo app from the Windows Phone Store right now.

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Life Artist says:

OOVOO. YES! Skype sucks balls, I love oovoo. 

Bruno Sain says:

Good product,hope they fix it for the desktop also !

Universal app in the work.

Yunzip says:

That's super. I so wanted oovoo on WP!

mccasive says:

Don't put your hopes on VLC for WP, as the broken Windows 8 app has not even been fixed.

sdreamer says:

Can't wait for that. Hope its a universal app.

Ticomfreak says:

Did Windows Phone start to hit critical mass or something?

bhavya26 says:

Only next few months will determine that

In india it has hit critical masses!!

Beautiful interface

webnoi says:

What a beautiful blonde!

MikeSo says:

You need to adjust the color settings on your device.

Think he was looking at the bloke at the bottom.

LOL you nailed It!

Yay so long but its here!

bawajose says:

I feel bad for Skype..... "I'm not interesting in supporting my own mobile operating system" - MS

bawajose says:

You can't even make a Skype video call using a bluetooth headset on your windows phone... Skype is nowhere agressive to go with the competition.

Viipottaja says:

Would not be surprised if the Empire was to strike back.

kuhio3 says:

The Empire will strike back!!!

bawajose says:

First thing MS will have to do is to change the way Skype identifies a contact. They need to make it work like whatsapp or Wechat using the mobile number in the contact list if at all they plan to regain their empire.

carlson03 says:

Maybe, but I long forgot about oovoo because they didn't have a windows phone app like skype did

MikeSo says:

Really? Because I make Skype calls using the BT speakers with microphone I have. Seems like a BT headset would work then.

deadwrong03 says:

I use my Bluetooth all the time on Skype calls

sdreamer says:

True but usually when they do update it brings it up to par and then some so hopefully it'll be that way. I really want picture sharing and universal app so things are updated nearly at the same time.

wpfanboy17 says:

Can this be integrated with in-built phone app to take video calls?

Ticomfreak says:

I believe the APIs are public, so it theoretically could but they would have to program it in the app (which I don't know if they did)

Nops. If check "Get a app" on Phone Call settings will see just Skype as an option. Unfortunately even Skype doesn't works yet. Hopefully when WP 8.1 arrive ...

Great!!! Good to see MS working very hard. These lasts months has been terrific.

bawajose says:

MS working very hard with other developers..... but not on its own product - Skype?

Deaconclgi says:

I want Tango as well but the have been avoiding Windows Phone since version 7.

aemehran says:

This is great, but I wonder if Tango is going to release a WP8 app. They had one for WP7.

diftor says:

People still use Tango?

pazces84 says:

They will hopefully find their way back to WP8.

Meh need new Skype, is this too much too ask MS?

MDak280 says:

Finally! I love ooVoo!

sd173 says:

Is it a free service? If it is this could give Skype some huge competition depending on how fast it grows it's user base.

MDak280 says:

Any word on a Windows 8 metro/RT app from ooVoo? While it's great they're on WP, the app would be much more practical on a laptop/tablet.

alienking70 says:

It's already available for PC and mac. So for desktop, laptop, and Surface types it's already there.

taucherguy says:

I prefer messaging apps with phone numbers.

mohannad087 says:

Cooool.....come on tango .....make ur f***in move

glow84 says:

Omg finally!!!! Used to use this on android as alot of friends and family have iPhones and androids. A great welcomed addition it is to WP!

Good to see another official app making it's way to WP

Viipottaja says:

To be honest, never even heard of ooVoo before.

But good for the ecosystem and those 100 million _registered_ users.

FearL0rd says:

Cool!!!!!! Group Chat before Skype... I lov Skype but Microsoft is losing on this functionality now.

aerosmillie says:

First time I've heard of it

Welcome oovoo...nice to see you on windows phone...

theefman says:

So what's the excuse for Skype not having group calls while this shop can? Was the $8 billion Microsoft spent purely to support ios users?

eric12341 says:

The 8.1 certified version of Skype will resolve all the complaints and should be released before 8.1 is rolled out via the carriers.

Jabid21 says:

Skype did not run on centralized servers to relay calls and messages. It ran on P2P, which saved Skype from allocating dedicated servers for calls and chat. Due to that, we also had syncing, push, missing messages and calling issues when a user was offline or using multiple devices. Group calling needs a centralized server that Skype charged a premium for. Microsoft is centralizing Skype since they've discontinued messenger. I remember it was mentioned somewhere that Skype group video calling will become free. Although, I'd personally like Skype to get the functionality of groupme and Snapchat in addition to what it is.

eric12341 says:

Video sexting has now arrived on WP

caliborn says:

How many of these apps are cross platform? While its great we are getting more apps I shouldn't have to download every video/messaging app just talk to people.

isi mcf says:

My brother loves oovoo
He'll be stoked

terrokkinit says:

Yay ooVoo!! So stoked!

N1520 says:

I'm glad its out. I deleted Skype from my Windows phone coz it kills the battery even when its not working, and it sucks, really bad.
I've been using oovoo for a while now and I'm a happy user.

Kronus24 says:

Not on my Lumia 520, battery is great with or with out it running.

Where is Lumia 820????? Really disappointing :/

Jf.Vigor says:

My cousin stopped using wp7 simply because it didn't have oovoo so nice to see this available

QilleRz says:

Nice ! Let's see ooVoo and Skype compete. So Skype will not be in comfortable state.

People complaining about Skype app. They are going to update it. Do you see the Skype button when you make a call? It doesn't work right now because we need an updated Skype app for that. So dont fear wpc community. It will be updated and hopefully up to par or better then its android and IOS apps.

psgenious says:

thx!!!, i really wanted oovoo on wp.

brianyoko says:

Better than that messenger thing, and better than that what's app thing