Today, Sling TV announced that they have partnered with Facebook to bring their programming to Facebook’s Portal TV. Customers can access Sling on the device by downloading it from Portal TV’s app library.
Portal TV, a set top device that allows for streaming as well as smart video-calling, launched in September. With Portal TV, users can stream content from Facebook, Amazon Prime, Showtime, CBS All Access, Starz, Pluto TV and Red Bull TV. It also allows you to listen to music from Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio.
Facebook also previously announced their plans to venture into the SVOD space, beginning with a small scale experiment to sell their U.S. users streaming video. The plan is to convert users who already consume video and other content for free, into paying customers.
Portal TV is available for sale in the US and Canada starting at $149 USD.