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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鈥檚 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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What is Amazon Chime?

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?

Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon Chime and Skype?
      Zoom
      Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
      Webex
      Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with WebEx mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
      Slack
      Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That鈥檚 Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
      GoToMeeting
      It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.
      Discord
      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
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      Decisions about Amazon Chime and Skype
      Dmitry Mukhin
      Dmitry Mukhin
      at Uploadcare | 11 upvotes 16.8K views
      atUploadcareUploadcare
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Webex
      Webex
      Skype
      Skype
      Zoom
      Zoom

      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 :)

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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail | 2 upvotes 11.2K views
      atSmartZipSmartZip
      Zoom
      Zoom
      Skype
      Skype
      Join.me
      Join.me
      #Dialpad
      #VideoConferencing

      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.

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      Reviews of Amazon Chime and Skype
      Review ofAmazon ChimeAmazon Chime

      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.

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      Review ofSkypeSkype

      they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

      How developers use Amazon Chime and Skype
      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

      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

      Avatar of eXon Technologies
      eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

      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.

      Avatar of MyklClason
      MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

      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.

      Avatar of MadElf1337
      MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

      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.

      Avatar of dotmos
      dotmos uses SkypeSkype

      Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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