T-Mobile Adds Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision, and WWE Network as Binge On Partners

T-Mobile today announced the support of four new partners to its free video streaming service Binge On, including Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and WWE Network. The new streaming partners join more than 40 services already supporting Binge On, which lets customers watch video content without using data from their T-Mobile cellular plan.

The company also released a few details about the status of Binge On in the three months since its launch, saying that customers using the service are watching "more than twice the video" they were before Binge On. The service is one of the latest programs in T-Mobile's "Un-carrier" marketing campaign, which CEO John Legere says "has literally changed the way millions of people are watching video."

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“Binge On is our most disruptive Un-carrier move yet. It has literally changed the way millions of people are watching video – they’re watching more, more than twice as much as before, and most importantly, they’re watching without worrying about bigger bills or surprise overages!” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Binge On is the Un-carrier solution to satisfy Americans’ growing appetite for mobile video – and the facts are telling us that customers love it!”
T-Mobile conducted a survey of its customers as well, focusing on users' understanding and opinions regarding Binge On. 92 percent of T-Mobile customers surveyed said they plan to watch more video using the service, while 93 percent claimed that they're okay with all video being "optimized to DVD quality," referencing Binge On's baseline 480p video resolution.

After the FCC began scrutinizing similar programs last year, T-Mobile's program became the center of some drama between the cellular carrier and YouTube, which claimed the service throttled its content even though it wasn't a partner with Binge On. After an independent test confirmed such throttling claims, John Legere responded to all of the comments made against the service, reiterating T-Mobile's continued enthusiastic support of Binge On.



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11 months ago
Do people really "binge" on something like Fox News, CNN, etc.

"Just a second babe, I'm finishing up a six hour marathon of Bill O'Reilly."
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11 months ago
Proud to be a T-Mo customer, but I really want YouTube added on this list.
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11 months ago

Do people really "binge" on something like Fox News, CNN, etc.

"Just a second babe, I'm finishing up a six hour marathon of Bill O'Reilly."


/Watches six hours of O'Reilly

/Kisses wife on forehead

/Steps in shower with toaster.
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11 months ago
I really can't wait to switch to T Mobile.
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11 months ago

AT&T I'm still waiting your move!


Their move was bringing back unlimited data [for eligible customers].
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11 months ago
My wife always burns through our data plan watching videos on Buzz Feed and Facebook. Any chance of them becoming partners in this?
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11 months ago
AT&T I'm still waiting your move!
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11 months ago

I really can't wait to switch to T Mobile.

Can't wait either, just need them to bring usable service to the huge dark spot in the northeast. Who knows how long that'll take. The 700mhz a block spectrum is owned by buffalo cavalier in western New York and a good portion of northern PA.
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11 months ago
I turned off Binge On. I don't watch videos enough to leave it on so high quality videos will not use a lot of data against my 10GB, plus data stash every month. I have too much data as it is to ever use it.
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11 months ago
Two days ago I turned off "Binge On" for my whole family. Since Binge-On was introduced, all I've heard were complaints about how slow it was to watch video on T-Mobile's LTE. In my experience, "480p quality" means it simply throttles the bandwidth when playing all video content. For most videos, including YouTube, the video server senses the slow speed and switches to a lower quality stream, often 480p. But some videos are only encoded at a high bitrate, which leads to constant pausing and buffering. It's infuriating at times. I pay for 10GB of 50mbps LTE, and IMHO it's best used for watching and scrubbing through video. Binge-On effectively takes that away.

As a side note, I think the reason Binge-On exists is to reduce the load on T-Mobile's network during peak hours, when videos probably use 95% of their network bandwidth. It's a great idea, but I hope they don't extend their throttling to Music Freedom, the main reason I switched from Verizon!
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