What are the best ways to use Facetime on PC?

DID YOU KNOW?

Unfortunately, did you know that there is no way for Windows users to use FaceTime on their device? And yes, not even emulators would work! Since FaceTime was developed by Apple, this video and audio communication software can be used on Apple devices only, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But why are people still obsessing with this video-call app when there's a lot of alternatives available in the app market? Because it is arguably true that FaceTime offers one of the most secure ways of communication and offers a better video quality than most apps. Not to be so technical but did you know FaceTime utilizes end-to-end encryption with 256 bits? It simply means it is much harder to hack compared to other means.

Interestingly, when Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, introduced FaceTime in 2010, he openly said that it was going to be an open industry standard. What does that mean? It would mean developers would be able to create third-party software and/or apps that would allow them to use FaceTime on Windows. Well, that would also mean even programs that run on different platforms including Android will be used in conjunction with FaceTime. Yet, Apple has exclusively kept the technology within the Apple Ecosystem. Experts say that there a very small chance that FaceTime would be a cross-platform app, but who knows what technology can do in the coming years, right?

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    #1iPadian

    iPadian

    An iOS PC simulator that lets you use IOS apps designed for iPadian simulator and that will make you feel like your running an Apple device. It is a very helpful tool for all software developers that need to test apps and want to use Windows as an iPad.

    Software

    Windows

    $20

    Martha Day
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This is a pretty cool thing that allows you to Facetime on your PC. But I really like Skype better, it definitely works better for me. Sorry."
  2. 7

    #2[TUTORIAL] Facetime for PC Windows – Video Installation Guide

    [TUTORIAL] Facetime for PC Windows – Video Installation Guide

    In this detailed step-by-step article and video guide by Bloomtimes, you can see how to install and use Facetime on Windows PC using Bluestacks app. 

    Articles

    Free

    Gerald Gray
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This was a good way to figure out how to use Facetime on a PC! It's easy to follow and easy to understand so it's great for anyone that wanted to learn how."
  3. 5

    #3[TUTORIAL] FACETIME DOWNLOAD APP: ANDROID APK, IPHONE, & PC WINDOWS

    [TUTORIAL] FACETIME DOWNLOAD APP: ANDROID APK, IPHONE, & PC WINDOWS

    In this article, you can learn all about Facetime, a step-by-step depth guide that how to install and use this application for Android APK, iPhone & PC Windows and different Facetime alternatives.

    Articles

    Free

    Joyce Beck
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This app is inferior. It's limitations outweigh it's benefits. "
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    #4AIR iPhone

    AIR iPhone

    Air iPhone is an application that runs in Adobe Air and that allows developers to replicate the iPhone graphical interface to run tests before compiling an app. Very helpful for everyone that likes to run tests before launching an app for iPhone.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Nathan Wood
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I wanted to try to get Facetime working on my PC. I was recommended Air iPhone which is an emulator built on the Adobe AIR application that is supposed to reproduce the iPhone's GUI. Unfortunately, I was unable to get this to work on Windows 10 as it would not install. I tried this using several different compatibility modes without any success."
  2. 3

    #5Smartface

    Smartface

    Platform based's iOS and Android emulator for a Windows environment with a guide of how to run it. This is very helpful either for developers as for iOS fans that would like to run their Apple apps and programs on Windows operating system.

    Websites

    Free

    Hannah Howard
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Although it was compatible with ipads, iphones, and ipod touch, I did not find it useful. It does come though in three languages and is 4+ age rating. It might be interesting to others. I just did not find the features all that great for me."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] Facetime For Windows PC

    [TUTORIAL] Facetime For Windows PC

    In this article by Tech&Track you can learn what is Facetime, and how to install this application on a Windows PC, and the different emulator options available.

    Articles

    Free

    Danielle Reyes
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This tutorial is a really in depth beginner's guide to use Facetime on your PC. It does discuss how to use the emulator on the computer. For now it is the best option as far as I am aware to use it on PC."
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    #7[TUTORIAL] FaceTime For PC Free Download For Windows 10/8/7

    [TUTORIAL] FaceTime For PC Free Download For Windows 10/8/7

    FaceTime For PC Free Download For Windows 10/8/7 is an article on the website John's Tech School published on July 17, 2018. It is a step-by-step guide on how to download and use FaceTime on a PC using an Android emulator.

    Articles

    Free

    Nitesh Singh
    Written on July 30, 2018
    "I Am going to tell you about a really popular Video calling App called'Facetime' that was established in 2010 with recently constructed iPhone 4 by Apple Inc.. If you are an iPhone or MAC OS person you're already familiarized with Facetime App. Facetime simply supports iOS devices, and it won't operate on almost any Android Device. But since the popularity and amazing features of Facetime Increases, Developers found a way to put in Facetime in Windows PC. You may also install imessage for computer . Because Facetime is an Apple product, it will Not work in Android Device, but we have many alternatives available for Android. Being possessed by Apple Inc you can find an concept of how beautiful and promising that this App is. However functioning of Facetime App is same as some other Video and audio calling Program. The best aspect of this remarkable App is that it don't require any signup process, you simply need the Apple ID. While in other Programs you are restricted to run 1 app each time however, Facetime is different from several other apps. You are able to get you other work too during facetime call. So let us try this great program in our Windows PC. The process I am going to share isn't official, however by following this method, you can get Facetime for PC and enjoy it in larger and better display which surely enhance your user experience."
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    #8Appetize

    Appetize

    With Appetize you can run native mobile apps in your browser for app demos, training, customer support, development, testing, and more. This iOS emulator is a nice tool for developers, regular users, and fans of the Apple operating system.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Raymond Sullivan
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I used this to facetime with my girlfriend when my iPhone was in for repairs and it actually works really well. It's not really laggy or slow like I thought it was going to be. I think anyone who needs it should use this. "

Summary

Best What are the best ways to use Facetime on PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iPadianSoftware 9 Paid
2[TUTORIAL] Facetime for PC Windows – Video Installation GuideArticles 7 Free
3[TUTORIAL] FACETIME DOWNLOAD APP: ANDROID APK, IPHONE, & PC WINDOWSArticles 5 Free
4AIR iPhoneSoftware 5 Free
5SmartfaceWebsites 3 Free
6[TUTORIAL] Facetime For Windows PCArticles 2 Free
7[TUTORIAL] FaceTime For PC Free Download For Windows 10/8/7Articles 0 Free
8AppetizeOnline Tools 0 Free
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