T-Mobile Music Freedom is gaining support for 11 more streaming services

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UPDATE: To clarify, T-Mobile has told me that Music Freedom “only supports TuneIn Premium,” not the free version of TuneIn.

 

Ever since T-Mobile launched Music Freedom in June 2014, it’s been working to expand the offering and make even more music services free to stream for Magenta customers. Fast-forward to today and T-Mo says that customers using Music Freedom to stream 196 million songs per day, up 311 percent from when the Un-carrier move first launched. And now 11 more services are being added to Music Freedom. These new services are available to stream free with Music Freedom starting today, December 1:

  • Aud.io: High-fidelity internet radio
  • Dash Radio: DJ-driven radio, zero commercials, 24/7
  • DatPiff: Mixtapes, hip hop music, videos and underground
  • Jango: Internet radio that plays music you’ll love
  • KCRW: Music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs
  • Noon Pacific: A weekly mixtape of the best songs hand-picked from the best music blogs
  • Radio Danz: The world’s pure dance channel
  • SomaFM: Ambient, downtempo and chill beats from well-known and unknown artists
  • Spinrilla: Hip-hop mixtape downloads and streams with no downloading limits
  • StreamOn: Streaming music services powered by StreamOn. Next-level streaming products for the next era of radio
  • TuneIn Premium: Access to every NFL, MLB, and Barclays Premier League game, over 600 commercial-free music stations, 40,000 audiobooks, and 16 language learning programs.

One of the biggest additions here is TuneIn Premium, a service that been letting users stream radio stations for quite a while. There are some other nice inclusions here too, like KCRW and Noon Pacific. It’s also just good to see that T-Mobile is still working to add more services to Music Freedom a year and a half after it was announced.

With today’s announcement, there are 44 music services included with Music Freedom. The full list looks like this:

  • Pandora
  • Rhapsody
  • Spotify
  • iHeartRadio
  • Google Music
  • Apple Music
  • SoundCloud
  • Beatport
  • Slacker
  • Radical.FM
  • 8tracks
  • Samsung Milk Music
  • Black Planet
  • Songza
  • Rdio
  • Radio Paradise
  • AccuRadio
  • Saavn
  • Digitally Imported
  • JAZZRADIO.com
  • ROCKRADIO.com
  • RadioTunes
  • radioPup
  • radio.com
  • Mad Genius Radio
  • Groove Music
  • Live365
  • Fresca Radio
  • Fit Radio
  • SiriusXM
  • Tidal Music
  • Mix Radio
  • Bandcamp
  • TuneIn Premium
  • Dash Radio
  • KCRW
  • DatPiff
  • Spinrilla
  • Radio Danz
  • Aud.io
  • Jango
  • Noon Pacific
  • StreamOn
  • SomaFM

Source: T-Mobile

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  • jonathan3579

    I haven’t heard of any of the new ones. :S

    • Steve

      TuneIn Premium is a great service to get local radio from across the world. During baseball season, I like listening to the pre- or post-game shows on the radio for the St. Louis Cards even though I live in Dallas now. Also, great stations and programs out of Nashville and LA for up and coming music usually before it hits the mainstream. You might like it.

      • Jesse

        What is TuneIn Premium? I see the TuneIn Pro app is $9.99 and additional in app purchases for premium? is the premium a one time fee or is it monthly?

    • steveb944

      Yeah pretty much from here on out it’ll be obscure services as the main ones are pretty much all already in.

  • When will they support my personal Subsonic server?

    • maximus1901

      No.

      • Daniel Marchand

        I think that was a joke.

  • peharri

    Amazon still doesn’t want to join in the fun huh? Between this and their absense from the similar video offer, and their weird attitude towards Chromecast and Apple TV, I’m kinda wondering if I should bother renewing my Prime subscription…

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      Yea i know how you feel. But the shipping keeps me around

  • Daniel Marchand

    My big question is do you have to have tune in premium or is the free one included to?

    • Alex Wagner

      The announcement specifically mentions TuneIn Premium, but I’ve reached out to T-Mo to clarify.

    • Alex Wagner

      T-Mobile has told me that Music Freedom only supports TuneIn Premium.

      • Daniel Marchand

        Thanks, I bet tune in did that on purpose to capitalize on those wanting to use the service with music freedom… From what I’ve read premium offers same as free (access to thousands of radio stations) plus extra content (audio books, etc.) and ad free. Point being your still accessing same radio streams as the free edition on premium, but they must have a way to distinguish the 2.

        • AJ2

          Spotify does that with Sonos speakers too

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Premium drops the ads playing music in the middle my guess would be it’s going through their own servers. Free uses the radio stations stream so tmobile can’t keep track of 100k stations individual always changing streams

        • Daniel Marchand

          Yep that’s what I figured to, they are adding a service making it possible to include in music freedom and charging for that Plus some other perks bundled in.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Exactly… Although they should have just offered Tunein Centralized or hosted or something and charged $15 a year and promised better reliability and service then put that on tmobile. They would have gotten A LOT more business.

  • steveb944

    Where’s AMAZON?!?!

    And that’s TuneIn Premium, not the regular service. So meh.

    • AJ2

      On the kindle phone?

      • steveb944

        If you’re going to troll at least get the name right. Firephone, where it burned to ashes.

    • Dave Hendricks

      I was going to say stupid that Amazon is missing. I have sent at least 20 emails to MusicFreedom@T-Mobile.com over this. I have also sent 20+ email service requests to Amazon. They all go unanswered. I have tweeted our boy John Legere over this…I think Bezos hates Legere…Amazon are absent from BingeOn too. Still butt hurt over that Fire Phone, I guess. Its a rift that should be closed!

      • steveb944

        They just don’t play nice with anyone. Be it books, music, or video that they offer, they don’t want it to benefit anyone but themselves.

      • Mike

        Don’t think it’s T-Mobile that Amazon is not on the list. Amazon is a power house and they probably are playing hard ball.

  • FILA

    I like Dash radio. its pretty nice to have a old fashion DJ oriented radio station, then again you can call me old fashion. I dont stream much anyways

    • greg5green

      Dash Radio is awesome. I love being able to choose exactly what I’m streaming, but when I’m at work, I love to just tune into nice DJ driven programming that isn’t some list of programming from ClearChannel

    • JR

      “curated” is the current buzzword among the kids. but yeah, being a former dj i do appreciate that.

    • kgraham182

      Thanks for mentioning Dash Radio. Never heard of it before, been listening to it all this morning. Like the 90s and Cadillac music stations

  • AJ2

    No free Tune In sucks

  • ChristianMcC

    By TuneIn Premium, do they mean TuneIn Pro? When I search the Play store TuneIn Pro is all I find. If that’s it, I luckily picked it up for 50¢!

    Edit: well crap there’s a new “ad-free” premium subscription?!? That’s messed up…

  • Just Tunein Premium? that really blows.. why would i need to pay for a monthly service in order to enjoy the music freeedom? everyone take to twitter and tag tmobile/john legere.. express your anger over this

    • Tinger12

      It is because Tunein rebroadcasts through their Premium service. The basic stations listed in the Tunein directory are NOT rebroadcasts. The only thing that will not eat your data with Tunein Premium is the actual Premium content.

      • ahhh ok.. o well screw tune in and their 7 a month

        • Mike

          Stop being cheap . I can’t believe ppl complain about streaming apps charging. The Sports broadcasting and music cost teams, stations, and artist have to get paid somehow. Plus don’t forget servers and support cost.

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      Tunein basically links to the stations own feeds. Tmobile can’t figure out if it’s tunein or just a random site. Tunein Premium takes the feed then pushes it out through their own servers so now tmobile can whitelist the Tunein servers.

  • Mike

    Amazon Music is still missing!!

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Amazon music!!!! Damn it!!

  • Dean Smith

    i use tune in to listen to live stations. Mine is regular Tunein. Do I pay extra for Tune in Premium so I get to listen to without using my data?

  • NPR One?