WebRTC Video Chat Demo between Nexus Tablet and MacBook Air

by Dmitry Dragilev

Hello Nexus tablet? MacBook Air is calling! Forget Skype, forget software, forget plugins and addons, just navigate to one URL and be able to have a video chat between two or more people, and now it works for tablets as well! This is just one of the many things the recent WebRTC support on Android enables, take a look in the video below:

As many of you folks have heard WebRTC’s getUserMedia, RTCPeerConnection and RTCDataChannel went into Chrome Beta 26 build for Android which means video chat between a tablet and a desktop or a laptop is now possible! As you know we love to be at the forefront of the latest and greatest, so we of course had to create our own demos of this new capability, we invite you to play around with the demo. There are a few things things to double check before giving it a try:

  1. If you are on a laptop make sure you are running latest production build of Chrome.
  2. If you are on a tablet make sure you are running Android OS and Chrome Beta browser.
  3. If you are on a tablet make sure you open up Chrome and go to chrome://flags/, search for “WebRTC”, and enable that flag.

Now that you’re all configured, go ahead and try our WebRTC video chat demo between laptops, desktops or tablets.

Got questions or comments? We would love to hear them!

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