BingeOn-TmobileT-Mobile announced today that its free unlimited video streaming program Binge On now supports an additional 13 services, headlined by NBC and video content from existing Music Freedom partners Google Play Music, Radio Disney, Spotify, and TIDAL.

The other additions include Great Big Story, Kiswe, Ligonier Ministries, NOGGIN, Qello Concerts, Univision, Univision Noticias, and Toon Goggles. Binge On now supports over 80 video services in the United States.

Binge On is a free incentive that enables T-Mobile customers on a qualifying Simple Choice plan to stream unlimited 480p video from dozens of partnered services, including Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, and YouTube, without any of the data consumed counting towards their plans.

T-Mobile added 16 new Binge On and Music Freedom partners in April.

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69Mustang Avatar
105 months ago
Does that mean they would throttle sound quality on TIDAL? Because that would defeat the point of having a TIDAL subscription.
Yes and no. Yes TIDAL would get swept up in the wave <-- see what I did there? - but you can opt out of Binge On for your TIDAL streaming <-- and there?. After that, it smooth sailing.

/shoots self for really bad joke
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georgewillow Avatar
105 months ago
I'd agree with you, except perhaps in this instance ... Legere can dress it up all he wants, but essentially Binge On is just data throttling. But it is great for people with smaller data plans or who aren't on unlimited; it's just not for everyone.

The thing is, all of the controversy about Binge On could have been solved if it was simply an opt-in service rather than an opt-out. That's it.
Yes that would fix everything because clicking a button is so difficult.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
105 months ago
T-Mobile is really doing some great things for their customers. Other carriers need to follow.
I'd agree with you, except perhaps in this instance ... Legere can dress it up all he wants, but essentially Binge On is just data throttling. But it is great for people with smaller data plans or who aren't on unlimited; it's just not for everyone.

The thing is, all of the controversy about Binge On could have been solved if it was simply an opt-in service rather than an opt-out. That's it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drewyboy Avatar
105 months ago
I'd agree with you, except perhaps in this instance ... Legere can dress it up all he wants, but essentially Binge On is just data throttling. But it is great for people with smaller data plans or who aren't on unlimited; it's just not for everyone.

The thing is, all of the controversy about Binge On could have been solved if it was simply an opt-in service rather than an opt-out. That's it.
Have to disagree. They did the right thing. You can you imagine the crap they'd get that they advertise free streaming for these services only for a customer to find out that all the streaming they THOUGHT was free, is actually being counted against them?

Hell if you do, hell if you don't. They chose the right one because the other would have probably resulted in a lawsuit for false advertising.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
105 months ago
All of the Binge On in the world won't fix the fact that their coverage is terrible. Even Sprint is better than they are where I'm at, despite what their fancy map says.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
105 months ago
Yes that would fix everything because clicking a button is so difficult.
I see you've had your morning glass of prune juice.

I was just pointing out that for all the controversy that Binge On got -- and it has got lots of controversy in the media, which in itself caused bad TMob publicity, and forced Legere to publicly defend the decision with Twitter Q&As -- all of this could been avoided just by making it opt-in.

For instance, there were a large number of users who were unaware about Binge On, and suffered with streaming quality/video buffering as a result of it automatically being applied to their account. After calling TMob support, they suggested turning off a feature that they didn't know had been applied.

All of that could have been so easily avoided by the carrier just by making it opt in. I really can't believe you'd advocate otherwise.
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