JusTalk – FaceTime(Mac) For PC,Video Call
Since its’ release in 2010, Apple users have enjoyed the benefits of the Facetime app. Facetime is a video telephony app, that allows devices on the iOS platform to easily video chat with one another.
Currently, Facetime is only available for Apple customers. And will only work if both the caller and call recipient are using Apple devices.
However, despite not yet being available for download on the Android or Windows platforms, Facetime can still be used through these devices.
But how is this possible if the app is not available on these platforms? Well, this article will answer that question and explain how to download and open Facetime on your non-iOS devices.
Features of Facetime for PC
Facetime has many great features, which is why it’s considered one of the best VoIP applications available. Several of these features are listed below :
Free Video Calls
This VoIP application allows people with Apple devices to make free video calls to other Apple devices. This is possible using their Wi-Fi or data networks. Also, it allows you to, not only call your contact list with Apple device for free, but also see them as you talk.
So, anywhere you go, you can instantly have a face to face conversation with anyone who has the app. Furthermore, you can enter video chat seamlessly during phone calls.
Therefore, if someone calls you, you can choose at any time to switch from normal phone call to video chat effortlessly. This makes it ideal for staying in touch with family and friends that you normally could not see.
Thanks to Facetime for PC, you no longer have to settle for just hearing someone’s voice. Most of all, you can essentially have a face to face conversation from anywhere in the world.
Awesome Video Chat Quality
This app allows you to make free video calls. But it also allows you to make high quality video calls. You will not have to deal with difficult to hear and understand audio quality.
In addition, you will not have to deal with blurry, lagging, or difficult to see video quality either.
With Facetime both the audio and video are extremely high quality. It will be as if you are having a face to face conversation through your device.
Another great feature is that you will have the ability to see yourself during video chats through the picture-in-picture feature. So that you can always know what your friends can see. Allowing you to rest assured that they are always seeing you in the best possible video quality.
Finally, FaceTime for PC permits you to view calls in portrait or landscape view. And to switch between front and rear facing cameras at any time. Essentially, it enables you to alter the video chat experience at any time to suit your needs.
Compatibility with Windows Operating System
Unfortunately, Facetime is currently only available for download on Apple devices. Therefore, Facetime users on Apple devices are unable to use the app to contact non-iOS devices.
However, this will change in the near future. Officials at Apple say that a new version of Facetime that is compatible with other operating systems will become available soon.
This is of course great news for all of non-Apple users that would like to explore the benefits of Facetime.
In the meantime, there are other applications available for video chatting that are compatible with the Windows operating system, as well as almost any other operating system.
The most common video chat application is Skype. Skype is also free to download and use, and also has many similar features to Facetime. In addition to Skype, iMovicha, Whatsapp, Yahoo Messenger, Google Hangouts, Viber, Tango, ooVoo, and Zoom Cloud Meetings are all also good alternatives.
Still, in spite of all the alternatives in the growing VoIP applications market, Facetime is probably the best app for your video chatting needs.
Downloading minimum requirements
So what if you want to download Facetime for PC and don’t want to wait until this new version of the app is released?
Then, you are in luck, because there is a way that you can still use the app. For this purpose, the system you would like to use should meet the following minimum requirements:
- Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
- 2 GB of ram available
- CPU- Single core 1Ghz
- Headset or microphone is available
- Webcam is available
- Bandwidth of at least 512kbps
If your non-iOS device meets these requirements, then there is a way for you to download the app. But to do so you will also need to download another application.
This other application is called BlueStacks. It basically serves the purpose of enabling non-iOS users to use iOS apps on different operating systems. Basically, what you will be doing is downloading and opening the BlueStacks app.Then, using the BlueStacks app to download and open the Facetime app.
By doing this you will be able to use the app despite having an incompatible operating system.
How to Download and Install Facetime for PC?
So, now that you know all about Facetime, how do you download it to your non-Apple device? Just follow the simple steps listed below :
- Download the BlueStacks app player form the Google Play store (or any other preferred app store) to the PC you want to use Facetime on.
- Once the BlueStacks app is downloaded and has installed, use the apps search feature to search for the Facetime app.
- Download the app and let it install.
- The app can now be opened and used through the BlueStacks app (where it was installed).
Once those steps have been completed, you will have access to the app on your non-apple device.
Now you know about all of the great features that the application has to offer. Go ahead,l download the app and enjoy it. And don’t forget to comment below to tell us about your experience downloading and using the Facetime app.