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How To Make Video Calls on your TV

Did you know that you can now make video calls from the comfort of your own living room and on your TV screen?  It’s easier than ever before!

All you need to do is buy our new and innovative ONSCREEN Spark device (currently on special for $79.99) and you can say goodbye to tilting your head in awkward positions and hello to comfortable and relaxing video calls.

 With ONSCREEN, you simply connect your Spark device to your largest screen, download our app and then enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones.

Why choose ONSCREEN for TV Video Calls?

If you are sick and tired of hand cramps and being in an uncomfortable position from constantly holding your phone or tablet when on a Zoom or video call, you are going to love ONSCREEN.

family time with tv video callingOnce you’ve connected your Spark device to your TV, your video call experience will be revolutionized, and you will never look back.  You’ll be able to sit back comfortably on your couch and simply enjoy your time chatting with high quality video and audio, simple controls from your mobile phone, and a large picture of your loved ones on your HD TV.

 

How do I set up my ONSCREEN Spark device?

Setting up your Onscreen Spark device is easy. Even the most technologically challenged amongst us can do it.

The first step is to connect your Spark camera to the Spark base. This is done by finding the USB cable and placing it in the USB input. Once done, you are now ready to put your camera in the best position (usually on your TV or a place where it will be pointing towards you during video calls).

TV Video Calling device

If you want your camera to be on top of your TV, simply use the included clamp. The clamp can be connected to most kinds of TVs, regardless of their shape and depth and you can easily position it exactly where you need it to be.

Otherwise, you can let the camera rest on your TV’s support surface.

Either way, make sure that you place your camera quite close to your TV screen so that when you are on your video call, you’ll be looking directly into the screen and in the direction of the people on your call.

Next, you’ll need to find the HDMI cable and HDMI input on your TV. One end of the HDMI cable must be plugged into the Spark base and the other end into your TV’s HDMI input.

You can now connect your Spark base box to your power source. Simply plug it in and you should see your Spark base box turning on.

In a few seconds, you’ll notice a screen asking you to scan your QR code.

Now, all you need to do to set up your account is to download the user-friendly ONSCREEN app to your smartphone, available on iOS and Android. You can then create an account in the app by following the simple instructions.

The last step is to scan the QR code, which will automagically connect your Spark device to your ONSCREEN app account, configure your wifi and finally display your name on the screen.

Congratulations! You can now make your first call of many with your TV screen.

Making Calls

To make a call, you can do this directly with the Onscreen app with your contacts or you can bypass the app, go directly to your contacts list and click the Onscreen option next to the name you want to call.

Zoom on your TV

If you want to join a Zoom meeting, you can simply enter your meeting code, the password and you are good to go.

If you have any problems or have any questions during the setting up process, feel free to contact our amazing customer support team as we would be happy to assist you and guide you through the process.

Get started today with TV Video Calling by ordering the ONSCREEN Spark!  (And remember, it makes a great holiday gift, so you may just want to purchase a couple of them.)

 

TV Video Calling Keeps You Connected This Holiday Season

TV Video Calling Keeps You Connected This Holiday Season

With family get-togethers moving from in-person gatherings to online, many families are dreading the restrictions of video calling services. Trying to wish grandma a happy birthday from a tiny smartphone with a poor connection can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, ONSCREEN is offering a solution just in time for the winter holidays! Our TV video calling service lets you operate Zoom on your TV, as well as direct 1:1 video calls, eliminating the video calling issues that get in the way of holiday togetherness.

Whether you’re trying to have a Christmas carol session, light the menorah together each Chanukah night, or have a family dinner for the first night of Kwanzaa, ONSCREEN can help. We stand apart from other video calling services by giving you high-quality TV video calling on the biggest screen you have. Not only do we offer TV video calling capabilities at an affordable rate, but we’ll never try to collect your data or sell you ads.

How ONSCREEN TV Video Calling Works

ONSCREEN offers TV video calling made simple. It’s essentially Zoom on your TV--all you have to do is plug in the ONSCREEN smart camera, download the app, scan the QR code, and you’re ready to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones! It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iOS, Android, or browser-based device to make or receive calls, and the ONSCREEN app allows you to share calls with people even if they don’t have the smart camera device.

Key Features

ONSCREEN offers TV video calling in full HD quality video with up to 1080p resolution. This helps bridge the distance to make it feel almost like you and your family are celebrating the holidays in the same room. Our Spark smart camera features Zoom integration to allow you to have Zoom on your TV, giving you easy access through the ONSCREEN app on your phone. The service will also be soon expanding with ONSCREEN’s own one-on-one and group calling of up to 7 callers, and features such as call recording, games, and fun face and background filters.

Privacy

Privacy is a major concern with TV video calling services such as Facebook Portal TV, but ONSCREEN takes your privacy seriously. That’s why we secure every single one of our 1:1 calls with highly secure DTLS-SRTP industry standard end-to-end encryption, and rely on Zoom's robust encryption as well for Zoom meetings. Each of our devices also comes with a lens cover to be used when you’re not making a call. And because nothing ruins a holiday video call more than endless ads, ONSCREEN will never sell your data or serve you ads in order to make a profit. We also don’t require the use of a social media account for TV video calling, so there’s zero risk of your data being shared or used for ads.

From Christmas to New Years, our TV video calling service can help you stay connected during the holidays. Put your loved ones on the big screen and make this holiday season one to remember!