Skype is often listed as a supported feature by the retailers of the Android Mini PCs such as the MK808, Ugoos UG802 and Rikomagic MK802 III.However, what is not mentioned that while the Android OS does have drivers to support USB webcams, getting a webcam to work properly with both audio and video working is more of an art than science.

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Thirdly, an important piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked is that the webcam needs to be sufficiently powered. This is either a direct connection to one of the USB ports on the Android Mini PC itself or through a USB port that is connected to the Android Mini PC.

If you need help in upgrading the firmware on the Android Mini PC, check out my firmware and Linux upgrade guide for Rockchip RK3066 based Android Mini PCs.

If the Android Mini PC itself is powered via a USB port on the TV, there may not be sufficient power to power the Android Mini PC, the webcam plus any other connected peripherals such as a keyboard or an RF transceiver for a wireless keyboard.

There are many reported cases of users who managed to get their webcams to work simply by plugging their Android Mini PC directly to a 1.5A or higher USB power adapter or using a good quality powered USB hub for the webcam and other peripherals to reduce the power strain on the Android Mini PC itself.

This guide is written specifically for getting Skype to work on the dual core Rockchip RK3066 based Android Mini PC.

The specific Android Mini PC models that use this chipset are: How to Use Skype on TV Do you want to use Skype from the comfort of your living room with your TV? Only a handful and they are mostly Logitech and Microsoft branded webcams, that will work.

Here are three easy ways to get Skype running on your non Smart TV. The second most important piece of the puzzle is the firmware on the Android Mini PC.

While some devices will work with the webcam on Skype out of the box, others require a firmware change.

Another item that may be a factor is the Skype version itself.