Amazon Chime vs Skype: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Chime? Online meetings and video conferencing. Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization.
What is Skype? Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Amazon Chime and Skype belong to "Web and Video Conferencing" category of the tech stack.
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Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.
Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).
Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)
Which VideoConferencing software to use?
Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.
Too many signs it was time for a change.
At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.
It seems like this meeting software requires all users to download Amazon Chime.
To do that they have to confirm their email.
To install Amazon Chime they have to have an Amazon account.
If the email they entered earlier does not match their Amazon account email, then they have to confirm their email again.
Too many steps. It took about 20 steps to actually start a meeting. After that I had to walk someone else through the steps so that they could actually join me in the meeting. I sometimes need to do online meetings with clients who have zero technical skill.
Why do I have to add a contact before inviting them to my meeting? Just let me invite people to my meeting.
Too time consuming.
The interface is bulky.
They force all new users to join the free pro trial and then try to upsell once trial is over.
It auto-starts when Windows starts and I cannot find a setting to turn this off.
Cannot be seemlessly integrated in a web app.
I never thought I would say this but Skype does a better job even though it is difficult to close and displays annoying ads.
Amazon Chime seems like a poorly implemented Skype knock-off created in a dorm room without all of Skypes features.
Maybe the backend is amazing, but smooth video streaming doesn't matter if the user is still jumping through hoops.
they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/
Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too
We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.
Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.
Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.