The partnership brings carrier billing to smart televisions and other consumer electronics around the world, including devices from Samsung, Panasonic, LGE, Vizio, Western Digital, Google TV and VESTEL.
This agreement allows more than 90 million consumers to use their mobile phone number to purchase games, upgrades and other services on PlayJam’s global marketplace.
PlayJam’s network represents over 45% of all games played on Smart TVs in over 100 territories worldwide and serves over 150 TV apps on a wide variety of CE manufacturer devices. Users can checkout by entering in their mobile phone number with the charges appearing on their carrier bill.
“We’re committed to bringing a seamless gaming and payments experience to all of our customers, regardless of market or device, and mobile payments through Boku will play a critical role in that commitment,” said Charles Tigges, Chief Commercial Officer for PlayJam.
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