Netflix competitor Sling TV now accepts Bitcoin for payments
- Sling TV users can now pay for subscriptions in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin.
- The streaming service will work with BitPay to process the payments.
Sling TV, a streaming television service that seeks to cut into the market of major providers such as Netflix and Hulu, has announced it will accept crypto payments.
According to the TV service, users have the option of paying for monthly subscriptions with crypto of their choice. Available support currently allows for seven cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB).
Customers can also pay for up to six months of prepaid services using five stablecoins.
The news follows an announcement from Dish Network Corp, with the firm’s subsidiary partnering with the crypto payments processor BitPay.
Per the announcement, Sling TV customers need to have a crypto wallet to make the payments. Other than the BitPay app, other supported wallets include Coinbase and Electrum.
Sling TV noted that the use of cryptocurrencies has grown massively in the past few years and that allowing for this payment option offers its customers the convenience they need.
Sling TV is only available in the US.