Vizio has announced that its 8″ Vizio Tablet now supports the ooVoo video chat application that lets up to six participants communicate with audio and video over WiFi. ooVoo is an application that has been out there for a while, but it is not compatible with all Android devices. For instance popular devices like the Motorola Bionic, the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S2 are not supported at this point. ooVoo also runs on PC and Mac and all versions are free downloads.
Now the hardest part begins: convince your friends and family to switch to another video chat system. It took me years to get everyone on Skype, and I’m afraid that my parents will freak out if I ask them to switch. However, ooVoo has some really cool features like multi-way video calls that are a paid feature on Skype. It also has limitations such as 5MB file transfers.
Overall, it’s great that ooVoo works on the tablet. Let’s hope that more is coming.