Sling TV LLC has recently announced that they have joined hands with Bitpay, which is an Atlanta-based Cryptocurrency platform. The announcement was made on Friday, saying they have allowed their users to stream more than 700 channels through their app. Sling TV said they will now accept payments in variations of crypto assets as monthly subscription payments.
The company said, accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment for the subscription of the digital OTT platform was the upcoming step. Sling TV also goes by the name of Sling Media Inc. Dish bought Sling Media in 2007, a company that made quite the headlines in 2014 for being the biggest during that time for accepting bitcoin payments.
The company says that providing OTT (over-the-top) services through smart TV, websites, and digital media will offer various benefits. Accepting the cryptocurrency depicts the company’s wish to bring comfort and different options to the platform’s checkout process.
Sling TV’s monthly subscription payment will be accepted in; BTC (Bitcoin), BCH (Bitcoin Cash), WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin), ETH (Ethereum), LTC (Litecoin), DOGE (Dogecoin). Furthermore, the company also gave options to pay in Stablecoins such as BUSD, USDC, GUSD, DAI, USDP.
Sling TV, the digital streaming service is following plenty of companies that are adding cryptocurrency payment support systems for the past 12 months. At present, Sling TV users who have the current monthly subscription will be able to pay through digital currencies. However, new users will have to make the first-time payment via traditional payment methods and subsequently will be provided the digital payment options.