The voice and video call company announced this at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this week.
It said it will enable free video calls for internet-connected high definition televisions (HDTVs) by partnering with consumer electronics giants LG and Panasonic.
The latest version of Skype for Windows can deliver up to 720p HD-quality video calling with 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second. Skype said this translates into a better video calling experience.
To make a HD video call, users need a high-speed broadband connection, a new HD webcam, a PC with a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor and Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows.
The HD webcams can pick up sound and video from a couch-distance, Skype said.