FaceTime for Mac Beta Download for Snow Leopard Available

Oct 20, 2010 - 20 Comments

facetime for mac beta

As we anticipated, FaceTime for Mac is now available… as a beta. If you have a Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and you want try out FaceTime than this is how you would accomplish that.

FaceTime for Mac allows you to make FaceTime calls to iPhone 4 and iPod touch users directly from your Mac.

What’s interesting is that Mac FaceTime client is it’s own independent application, it was not built into iChat, although I bet this will change come the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion next summer.

You can see the FaceTime for Mac client running in the above picture from Apple, and yes that’s the new MacBook Air featured in the picture.

Download FaceTime for Mac

You can download the Facetime beta for Mac OS X directly from Apple.com.

Note that any modern Mac OS and Mac OS X system software versions include FaceTime by default and do not need to use this app, the beta is intended for Snow Leopard.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS


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  3. Connor says:

    I had the same problem, but apple shouldn’t have it say that we need a security update if what we really need is an operating system update.

  4. kittn says:

    I have noted high volume of people are complaining that Facetime not working, this is because we are not reading the description, let me tell you why, if you have this version leopard 10.6.2 will not work or lower, it will only work leopard 10.6.4 or higher only,
    this what apple said.

    Thank you

  5. clarabella says:

    To those of you experiencing difficulties installing, do you have Snow Leopard or just Leopard? FaceTime is for Mac OSX v 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) or later.

  6. I just installed Facetime on Mac system and I like it,,..
    One good feature is you can add many Email address which will be used to call you ….
    Wohoo…I love it….If Mac release Facetime for Windows, It will be amazing..
    Best paRT I made a free phone call to my friend in U.S using iPhone4 via Facetime…

  7. Before you install the new FaceTime app for your Mac, you’ll need the Security update 2010-005 Find it here: http://bit.ly/a3yz1h

    The Security Update installed ok, but FaceTime says it still requires it! Not happy. Apple?

  8. Joe says:

    same problem… re-downloaded, restarted. no luck

  9. Endz says:

    I’m having the same exact problem as hit and crazy

  10. crazy handfull says:

    install beta facetime but tells me I need 2010-005 update software but software updates tells me no updates available all updates are up to date.

    • HitnRunTony says:

      I get the same “need 2010-005 update” message, which I already have. I’ve even re-downloaded the update, but to no avail.

    • Dave says:

      I am having this same problem on my mac book and it tells me I need 2010-005 update software but software updates tells me no updates available all updates are up to date.

  11. connor_robert says:

    I’m trying to call my iphone 4 from facetime on my mac, but the phone doesn’t receive the call?

  12. Byron says:

    Facetime for Mac beta says that I need to update my Facetime on my iphone. I wonder if this beta edition will work on jailbroken phones that have not updated to 4.1?

  13. Mike says:

    I was really excited for the download, then I realized I have nobody to FaceTime with :(

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