Skype has been trying to make its voice and video call services to work without installing the plug-ins for a long time. Microsoft, the parent company has come up with the technology to make it possible with the newly released Edge browser.
The latest version of Windows 10 preview comes with this added feature due to the Object RTC API. This element allows the users to make voice and video calls in real –time without doing any installation of plug-ins. This feature is not limited to Skype for web and Outlook.com, but is also available for any services that are compatible with WebRTC.
The users will not be able to make use of this feature right now as it is just a preview on Edge now. According to Microsoft the technology will soon leave the preview phase and will go live by the end of this year.
Though the browsers like Firefox, chrome and safari are compatible with WebRTC standards, it is not clear when the same “without plug-in” experience will be available in these browsers.
The Object RTC and Web Real Time Communication or Web RTC allows the users to stream the data between different browsers.
The data that can be streamed include voice calls, video conferences and general P2P data. ORTC and Web RTC make it possible that the content across the web will be streamed without the use of third-party plug-ins which is considered potentially unsafe for the device. It can use technology that is safe and approved for the computer which is enabled through a browser for streaming the data.
WebRTC is the standard which is at present used by Mozilla and Google browsers, along with opera and chrome, Microsoft has detected some flaws in using it. Microsoft and Google are working together to develop Object RTC so that they will be able to offer better service to their users, which includes most of the computer users in the world.
ORTC is expected to strengthen the cooperation and interoperability across browsers. Though Microsoft has currently announced ORTC only for Windows 10’s Edge, there is assurance made to users that it will also be compatible with services with Web RTC.
Microsoft wants Edge browser to make up the flaws of its internet explorer that has faced many glitches and bugs and made many users to move to Mozilla and chrome.
Edge has already considered as a default browser from windows with excellent performance and Microsoft is still adding improvements to it.