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  1. I meant can you video call with facetime users if you have hangout ?

    • Yes, you can use Hangout to call people. You just need to install Hangout on both the mobile phone that you want to video call with. “Facetime” is the term generally used to describe Apple device to Apple device video call. If you want to video call someone across platform, you need to make sure you have an app that is available on both these platform. Eg: Hangout, Viber, Skype – These are all available across platforms.

  2. Is there an app where the iphone user doesn’t have to install and only the android and it appears just like facetime

  3. This is no help at all people aren’t looking for apps that you can use to video chat that’s what Skype is for. People want a way like apples FaceTime so that they can video chat with people we don’t want apps that the person on the other end has to download.

    • Tyler,
      Facetime is also an app. Similarly we have recommended such apps. Well google hasn’t released any app like apple’s facetime that is common across all android mobiles.

  4. It seems like the people commenting here are pretty damn lazy and don’t want to take the 20 seconds needed to install an additional app on their phones.

    Just to clarify – Can Android users (whom already have Google Hangouts) video chat with iPhone users that have also downloaded Google Hangouts?

    I have Android, my wife has iPhone. Can we use Hangouts (for free) to video chat on the go using only our smartphones?

    Thank you for your assistance!

      • I think I just installed both tango and fring. Fring was requiring to get a form of payment to receive minutes but I only want to use the video call option, so I tried Tango. Is it possible to use both? And can I still continue to communicate using original regular texting and phone calling as usual?

  5. So basically long story short there is no way to facetime from iPhone to android without both the iPhone and the android user downloading the same app in the app store? I have Skype I don’t think I need to download any more apps. What I wanted was a way to have someone with an iPhone use the built in facetime app for Apple to face time me on my android without either of us having to download additional apps. But I’m guessing this is not possible since android doesn’t have facetime. Oh well at least I have skype.

    • This is exactly what I was looking for. We are an android family and most of my daughters’ friends have iPhones. They are always wanting to FaceTime. Their parents are opposed to downloading Hangouts (which we have and use) and swear up and down that we should be able to use FaceTime. I guess they will have to communicate like we did pre-smart phones.

  6. Dani, hi. Do fring and/or Tango permit you to face-talk while driving anywhere that you have service from cell-towers?

    Also, is Video Chat the same as just talking Face-to-Face? Or does that mean it’s video-ing the conversation for later playback?

    Thank you from a real Newbee.

  7. I use skype and viber because these two are the best…skype is best for video calling and viber is best for audio calling.

  8. Used oovoo for a call from Montreal to Boston and it worked perfectly . Love all your tips . ..

    • Hi Cynthia,
      Google Hangouts is a great option. I use it all the time to talk to my sister. I would use my Android phone and she would be on her Mac. Hope this helps. =-)

  9. I have found that video skype android to Skype iPhone (or vise versa) only one side gets the video and it can be on either side that has the issue.

    Think I’m going to get my iPhone contact to try hangouts since I’m already a user.

    LG G4 & Gpad.

  10. I know this is an old thread, but I just stumbled upon it. With Skype – I’m not seeing the option to connect by video next to the people who I know have iPhones (I have Android). The Skype “help” website doesn’t seem to address this anywhere, unless maybe I’m not looking in the right place. I’ve been able to call them with audio, just not video. Can you offer any help? Or maybe it’s simply not an iPhone/Android “issue”, but something else entirely?

    • Hi Kelly,
      Have you given Skype or has it asked you for permission to use your camera? Device´s can be unpredictable and won´t always behave themselves, so maybe it never asked you and that´s why you can´t make video calls. Please check and let me know what happens. =-)

  11. Hi. I am using an android and a friend of mine uses an iphone, I just want to know,how is the quality of both our front cameras affected by the app that we choose e.g. skype or hangouts?

    • Hi Palesa,
      I don’t see how the services you may use will hurt the quality, but there are things we can do to make video calls better such as good lighting and making sure the settings are just right. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  12. Hi I have an android and my husband has an iphone …. what would be the best video app to download for both of us in order for us to just video chat with each other???

    • Le, Based on this article and thread it likes the 2 most popular and/or reliable appear to be Skype and Google Hangouts.

  13. Use Skype people. It works on all platforms. Android, iOS, Windows, OS X.

  14. I’m want to put tango on my iphone and android. but, it wont allow it. I already have on
    my tablet. Now I want to it on my phone. I don’t carry my tablet all the time so I want to be
    alerted. I tried putting it (Tango) on the phone and it keeps saying we’re sending sms code to your number but, the phone never rings with a code like it did for the table! Please send help asp,
    thank you.

  15. I have just purchased an android tablet that I don’t plan to use as a phone, only connecting via wifi to the internet. Will any or all of these apps work on my tablet without a phone number, to connect with other android phones or iphones that have the same app?

  16. I want to talk to my cousin video chat but he won’t use anything but FaceTime and I have an Android I don’t know what to do

    • Currently, there is is nothing that will chat with facetime other than facetime.

    • That’s pretty vague. You’ll need to give a little more info about what’s going on, your phone, and anything else you can think of that might help troubleshoot the problem.

  17. You guys rock! You educated me on exactly what I was seeking, ie: myself an Android fan and my significant other, he has an iPhone, but we both have Hangout, so problem solved! Many Thanks!

  18. We use Hangouts for everyone’s phones and tablets.

  19. OMG SERIOUSLY why doesn’t Google make a (FACETIME) built in application to COMPETE!!!!!!

  20. Apart from making video calls between Android and iPhone, you can make video calls between computers and Android or iPhone devices using apps like R-HUB HD video conferencing servers. It works on all platfors viz Windows, MAC, Android, iOS etc.

  21. We tried to call from a new android phone to an iphonex through hangouts. After it asked us a couple setup questions, like access the camera ect we tried to video call to the we . But it asked us again hangouts would like to access the microphone, but there is only an “ok” button and after pressing that it exits the call. Does anyone know what we are missing?

    • Hi, Nat. Go to Settings -> Applications -> Hangouts and give permission to access the microphone from there, then try placing your call.

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