Skype For Mac Updated With Lion Support, HD Video Calls

Posted in Apps, OS X on 08/08/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Skype has just announced an update for Skype for Mac OS X, bringing better support for OS X Lion and bug fixes, as well as introducing HD calling.

From the official Skype blog:

With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our Skype Shop, such as the Logitech C910, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps.

Previous versions of Skype already seem to run well on Lion, but official support should continue to address any bugs that were initially present when running Skype on Lion. The update is available for OS X 10.5 Leopard or later, and you can download it here.

  • AJ

    Yeah, but it’s still freakishly bulky and ugly.
    I’m still using 2.8


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.