T-Mobile adds four more services to free Binge On streaming

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Today four more services are joining the free streaming portion of Binge On, and the additions include some big names.

Customers can now stream Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and WWE Network without using up their high-speed data. With this latest expansion, the total number of video services that stream free with Binge On totals 42. Here’s the full list:

  • A&E
  • Amazon Video
  • Crackle
  • CuriosityStream
  • DirecTV
  • Encore
  • ESPN
  • Fandor
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • Fox Sports GO
  • fubo TV
  • FYI
  • Go90
  • HBO GO
  • HBO NOW
  • History
  • Hulu
  • Kidoodle.TV
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Club
  • Major League Baseball
  • Movieplex
  • NBC Sports
  • Netflix
  • Newsy
  • ODK Media
  • Playstation Vue
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Anytime
  • Sling Box
  • Sling TV
  • Starz
  • Tennis Channel Everywhere
  • T-Mobile TV
  • Univision Deportes
  • Univision NOW
  • Ustream
  • Vessel
  • Vevo
  • VUDU
  • WWE Network

While there are still a few notable services missing from that list — YouTube likely being the biggest among them — Binge On did gain other big names, like Amazon Video and Fox News, with today’s expansion. And just as with Music Freedom, we’re sure to continue to see more services added to Binge On in the coming months.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • John Doe

    Most of these services you have to pay for. Where are the free and ad supported services? Where are the social networks?
    Yahoo, Vimeo, Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, etc.

    We know Youtube will not be part of this.

    EDIT: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Tango, ooVoo, Skype, FaceTime,T-MOBILE VIDEO CALLING.

    • patt

      Is facebook actually considered a VIDEO only services? not really it just has videos. They would have to whitelist entire facebook (maybe one day) still the list is good.

      I already have subs to most of the services but I will still not turn on binge on lol

      • John Doe

        Facebook is investing a lot in video. They get 8 BILLION views a day. They are also creating live streams and added 360 degrees video. They want to take on Youtube. There are other services like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Tango, ooVoo, Skype, FaceTime. Obviously all of those are encrypted and I doubt that they want to hand T-Mobile the keys to peek in and check if its video, voice, or text.

        How about T-Mobile video calling?

        • patt

          that’s a question for John I guess :D but I doubt it will be included though. Just my opinion.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          99% of that 8 billion views are videos stolen from YouTube that allows Facebook to make large profits without compensating the original artists. Furthermore the automatic Facebook video playing is a huge data waste.

        • ArchangelRenzoku

          Tmo video calling included in BingeOn would be awesome.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          does tmo video calling chew up data?

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        Don’t get caught up in this guys ignorance

        • patt

          Why? Can’t have my own opinion? Cool

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          opinion is good until it collides with ignorance….there is no excuse for that in this age

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Wasnt referring to you btw

        • patt

          Oh ok then my bad lol

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          No worries

        • Fabian Cortez

          Wise words indeed.

    • steveb944

      Social networks and messaging services?

      This isn’t social freedom or social-on, it’s Binge-on.

      • John Doe

        They are videos, are they not? T-Mobile’s own Video calling is not video? Youtube is a social network but T-Mobile wanted to add it.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          lmao google plus is the social network not youtube

        • John Doe

          Youtube is considered a social network just as much as Vine or Instagram is. You share videos and you comment on them.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Nope

        • steveb944

          No they’re not in our definition of bingeing on video. We’re talking about video services that provide specific content. You don’t Binge watch your social or messaging networks.

          Stop trying to umbrella everything under a faux unlimited, just pay for unlimited if you really need it.

          And dontsh00tmesanta already answered the YouTube statement, it’s not YouTube the social network. They’re a video content provider with users that have pages for their content just like other services have networks hosting their shows.

        • John Doe

          Vine is as much a social network as Youtube. You share videos and comment on them.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        lmao thats right~!

  • calvin35

    For customers with limited data plans this is great. As an unlimited customer I’d still like for T-Mobile to tell me why they turned this on for unlimited customers all the time when they could have just as easily only turned it on when unlimited users were tethering?

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      Why is it à big deal? You can just turn it off in a few seconds and go live your life again

      • Guest 2

        And you should be watching your videos, what are you doing here? Forget the debate, forget the world, we are not gonna solve anything here anyway, you just enjoy your videos :)

        • Fabian Cortez

          Misdirection is unnecessary.

          Four more services have joined and there are 50 more waiting in line.

          Binge On can be turned off.

          YouTube not participating will not stop people from watching YouTube.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          I dont get this country. No other carrier is doing anything remotely close to this. The people get this awesome gift but bitch cuz they didnt get what they want?

          Its like those spoiled brats they get the BMW M3 they wanted but bitch about its the wrong color etc

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          I dont get this country. No other carrier is doing anything remotely close to this. The people get this awesome gift but bitch cuz they didnt get what they want?

          Its like those spoiled brats they get the BMW M3 they wanted but bitch about its the wrong color etc lmao

        • Guest 2

          Let’s see, TMo promise us 4G LTE and “high-speed internet” and they never say that we have to opt-out of some service to fully enjoy the “high speed”. Think of the BMW put in a road full of speed bumps.

          (But, but, you can get out of it… Just make a left at the next intersection, then make a right at the other intersection and you’ll see the freeway. Don’t worry about the idiots who don’t know about it, live your life.)

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          U idiots forget bingeon can be disabled

          Type #263# to disable

    • ArchangelRenzoku

      They needed to save bandwidth.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        Its been working

        I notice a small difference between bgon and bgoff on my s6 quality wise and they did report that video usage went up 3x but bandwidth use went down

    • AFAIK, all customers got a text explaining so, didn’t you?

      • Goat

        I did not.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          bs

      • Guest 2

        I did not.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          bs dude

      • Fabian Cortez

        The OP has long turned off Binge On.

        At this point, he somehow feels wronged by T-Mobile for opting him in and feels the need to be made whole by continuing to express himself in such a way. It’s very juvenile to be honest. I say file a lawsuit then; Americans as a whole are very entitled and it’s becoming sickening.

        I would hate to know how he would feel after being robbed or dumped.

        • Thorhand

          “Americans as a whole are very entitled and its becoming sickening”. I agree 100% and that is the root problem here not Binge On.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        thats what I got but people claimed not to have received it. I also got an email. I also read all about it when released

  • Fabian Cortez

    Now Amazon Video. Interesting considering the slight tension between the two companies.

    John was asked about Amazon’s music and video on Periscope yesterday and danced around the question. Well now we know why.

    What’s going on Google?

    • John Doe

      Google follows its net neutrality principles and hopefully they never Join Binge On until changes are made.

      I applaud Google for that.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Google follows its net neutrality principles and hopefully they never Join Binge On until changes are made.

        I applaud Google for that.

        Good for you. But I’m not so sure what “net neutrality principles” Google owns. Maybe the EFF ones since they pay them? Conversely, T-Mobile is a big proponent of Net Neutrality and Binge On does not violate it any way.

        However, YouTube not being a part of Binge On will not stop people from watching YouTube. I sure would put money down that the Google executives were not too happy and/or disappointed at the fact that “one major video service, included in the list of services that stream without eating up your data, is seeing a 79% jump in daily viewers.” Oh the lost opportunity.

        Then again, it is quite possible that the other service, described as “another major video service, not yet included in the Binge On list of free services, is seeing customers watch 33% more hours than before, thanks to Binge On optimization providing up to 3x more video from their data plan” is quite possibly YouTube.

        • John Doe

          Good for you. But I’m not so sure what “net neutrality principles” Google owns. Maybe the EFF ones since they pay them? Conversely, T-Mobile is a big proponent of Net Neutrality and Binge On does not violate it any way.

          Google pays them? They are a nonprofit organization. You should look up what that means first before you speak nonsense even legere learned it the hard way. And T-Mobile was actually against Net Neutrality before it was drafted look it up. They said it was stop innovation and all that BS.

          However, YouTube not being a part of Binge On will not stop people from watching YouTube. I sure would put money down that the Google executives were not too happy and/or disappointed at the fact that “one major video service, included in the list of services that stream without eating up your data, is seeing a 79% jump in daily viewers.” Oh the lost opportunity.

          T-Mobile customers are a mere fraction of Youtube’s billion+ unique users they get each month so I don’t think they are bothered at all.

          Google obviously know their own stats and they don’t need T-Mobile to tell them and they still stood by their Open internet principles.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Google pays them? They are a nonprofit organization. You should look up what that means first before you speak nonsense even legere learned it the hard way.

          Yes, pay/paid. Receiving money via a donation is another form of income.

          And T-Mobile was actually against Net Neutrality before it was drafted look it up. They said it was stop innovation and all that BS.

          Yes, the way it was originally drafted due to how it impacted wireless carriers with limited spectrum. That’s why the rules differ for wired and wireless and the FCC acknowledges this.

          T-Mobile customers are a mere fraction of Youtube’s billion+ unique users they get each month so I don’t think they are bothered at all.

          Revenue is revenue and if companies start cherry picking who they think matters, they will find themselves in the spotlight like other companies who have fallen victim to the same mentality.

          Additionally, T-Mobile’s subs., on average, use more data than any carrier in this country. And with Binge On, they are using even more as it is intended to “stretch” their data. There are plenty of service praising this and I am sure YouTube’s metric prove this.

          Google obviously know their own stats and they don’t need T-Mobile to tell them and they still stood by their Open internet principles.

          What “open internet principles?” You are incorrectly assuming that YouTube not being part of Binge On is due to their stance on Net Neutrality. When in fact, the issue is purely technical as far as we know. The reason T-Mobile didn’t add them in themselves, like they did with Go90, is because “while YouTube videos usually use the HTTPS protocol that T-Mo can identify, sometimes it uses another protocol called UDP that Magenta has more problems analyzing. That leads to T-Mobile being unable to identify some video streams from YouTube.”

          T-Mobile is in the process of adding YouTube. The larger question here is what will be your reaction once that happens?

        • John Doe

          EFF receives donations from everyone and if you go to their site you can see that the majority of their donations is from people not companies just like how the NAACP or the ACLU operate. It still does not change the fact that T-Mobile is a nobody to Youtube since they obviously do not care because if they did then they would have worked with T-Mobile to join Binge On. Youtube has come out in a WSJ article and said they are not part of it because they do not agree that the service is throttling video without explicit user consent. Even if T-Mobile added it themselves and found a way to identify their encrypted videos it would still not change Youtube’s stance on it and T-Mobile would not be able to use their logo in any advertisements without their consent first.

        • Fabian Cortez

          EFF receives donations from everyone and if you go to their site you can see that the majority of their donations is from people not companies just like how the NAACP or the ACLU operate.

          I know and understand this.

          It still does not change the fact that T-Mobile is a nobody to Youtube since they obviously do not care because if they did then they would have worked with T-Mobile to join Binge On.

          This is untrue.

          Google was not a launch partner with Music Freedom. Likewise, T-Mobile and Google partnered to launch the first Android phone in the world.

          Youtube has come out in a WSJ article and said they are not part of it because they do not agree that the service is throttling video without explicit user consent.

          Can you please provide a quote or link for this? After all, T-Mobile has been very clear about Binge On and has alerted users via text/SMS and plays plenty of advertisements over the radio and television.

          Even if T-Mobile added it themselves and found a way to identify their encrypted videos it would still not change Youtube’s stance on it and T-Mobile would not be able to use their logo in any advertisements without their consent first.

          Now you’re speaking for YouTube without facts. T-Mobile clearly advertises Go90 from Verizon. Do you think Verizon provided consent?

          Also, you didn’t answer my previous question: What will be your reaction once that happens (YouTube joining Binge On)?

        • John Doe

          When Youtube (Not T-Mobile) comes out and says they want to be part of Binge on or agree with it what it is doing then I would be very disappointed and like i said in my comment above hopefully that does not happen.

          The WSJ article is titled: “YouTube Says T-Mobile Is Throttling Its Video Traffic”

          Those are the only statements we got from Youtube about Binge On anything either came from T-Mobile or was made up by people on the internet.

        • Fabian Cortez

          WSJ has a paid wall and I tried the Google trick to no avail…

  • vinnyjr

    These are all very good Video services. No other Carrier in the WORLD offers this free data to their customers. You can turn it on and off when you want. It’s fantastic. T-Mobile adds more video content and the same Trolls continue with lame ass complaining. I find it pathetic, if you don’t want it shut it off. Quit crying about a great service that all of a sudden Verizon is trying something similar but not nearly as good as Binge On. Don’t hear any whining about that!! T-Mobile has turned the Mobile Industry around, all the Carriers try to copy everything T-Mobile implements. I’ve never been happier with any Mobile Carrier, Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      Agreed

    • John Doe

      “Trolls continue with lame ass complaining”

      You mean people with valid complaints but good job for being mature and changing the topic. /s

      T-Mobile throttling non-partner sites and making the service opt-out is something that “No other Carrier in the WORLD offers”, even Verizon has its service as opt-in and it does not throttle but it is still illegal because it has paid prioritization.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        I dont get this country. No other carrier is doing anything remotely close to this. The people get this awesome gift but bitch cuz they didnt get what they want?

        Its like those spoiled brats they get the BMW M3 they wanted but bitch about its the wrong color etc

        Ignorant

        • John Doe

          If it is wrong then it is wrong It is not a gift. It is against every open internet principle there is. The internet is supposed to be open…this is not China. We should not throttle stuff we don’t like for any reason be it to watch more videos or to limit bandwidth or for political reasons, etc.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          This is not china indeed perhaps switch carriers if you feel T-Mobile is treating mamas little boy (you just in case you can’t figure it out) bad

        • RIGHT! This is NOT CHINA! If you don’t like it LEAVE! No one is making you subscribe to TMobile! Enough ALREADY! If it’s not for you, it’s not for you. BUH-BYE!

        • John Doe

          That is a stupid argument since almost all of the major carriers are working on zero-rating service so you really don’t have a lot of options of avoiding it.

      • vinnyjr

        No, I mean Trolls like U who aren’t even with T-Mobile. It’s comical, most of these Trolls don’t even have a clue what Binge On is!! Yep, I’m thrilled, my service is fantastic, sorry your Carrier sucks!! Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

        • John Doe

          I am definitely with T-Mobile and have been visiting Tmonews for several years but I don’t need to prove anything to you and I definitely do not need to love T-Mobile or John Legere to prove it cause I can’t love companies since they are not people and I have not meet John legere nor do I know him so I do not care for him. But you keep on doing what you are doing have fun ;)

    • Fabian Cortez

      Yup.

      Yet the trolls continue to the ignore the part where you can turn it off.

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Amazon music now please!!!

    • KChristainsen

      This please. Weird they reached a deal for video and not music.

  • Live Stream, pretty please?

  • Philip

    Why Comcast app is not biggest besides Youtube missing? BTW, I dont like Comcast but no choice. And missing is Tunein app also.

    • steveb944

      Ha-ha, Comcast will likely never be on here as they’re doing their own ‘prioritization’ for video feeds.

      I had no idea there was a Tunein video app. Either way history has shown from the music side that they won’t play nice.

  • Guest 2

    Interesting how the paid services are happy with Binge On throttle, and the free (or ad supported) services are not. (I am assuming based on what Google has said, don’t ask me for a source Fabian :)

    What do you think are the reasons, apart from the obvious reason of the paid services?

    • John Doe

      I guess because they are trying to protect their stats which are very important for ads. If they allow T-Mobile to see what videos its customers are viewing and gather stats about it that would be terrible for them if T-Mobile decides to got into that Business like what Verizon is doing with Go90.

      • steveb944

        T-Mobile can already monitor traffic coming through their network, hence why they nerf non Binge-on content.

        • John Doe

          but they can’t see exactly what videos are being watches since its all encrypted and also T-Mobile said that all of Google services are tied together so Youtube, Gmail, Google+, etc. are behind one door.

        • steveb944

          Trust me, there’s no fancy tech to BingeOn, it’s just controlling bandwidth when any type of video feed comes through. Otherwise those non partners wouldn’t be getting ‘Binged’ to 480p as many have claimed.

          What does Google have to do with what we’re discussing? Either way, Google Play Music says hi. They’re on music freedom and they were decoupled from this excuse.

        • John Doe

          “Binged” LoL T-Mobile does not do any optimization all they do is throttle and tell their partners to only send 480P videos at least that is what the EFF and P3 said it does since T-Mobile does not want to.

          Google play music is a paid service and music freedom does not throttle music but Binge On does. Identifying music must be different from Youtube videos since Youtube is encrypted with HTTPS and UDP.

        • steveb944

          Did I say any different? I said nerfed at first. You’re the one overcomplicating it. Nice to know you need special interests groups to make decisions for you, if you would research a bit yourself you would find out.

          No, Google Play Music is free. Google Play Music All Access is paid. Both iterations are free.

          Stop making assumptions that you obviously don’t have an idea of as you seemingly can’t distinguish between music, video, and social services.

        • John Doe

          “nerfed” Yeah because that is more accurate than throttling.

          Nice to know you need special interests groups to make decisions for you, if you would research a bit yourself you would find out.

          No one would have known T-Mobile throttles video without Youtube, EFF and P3

          No, Google Play Music is free. Google Play Music All Access is paid. Both iterations are free.

          I have Google play music so I don’t need you to tell me what is free and what isn’t they no longer call it All access it is called Google play music and you get Youtube Red with it there is a “free” version where you upload your own music and listen to it and they recently made a radio service which I do not know if it is included in music freedom.

          Stop making assumptions that you obviously don’t have an idea of as you seemingly can’t distinguish between music, video, and social services.

          I don’t know what you are trying to say here.

          Binge On throttles all video streaming there is no distinguishing between social networks or video only. Binge On throttles any and all video so your definition of Binge On is inaccurate. and all the services I mentioned have video in them so if they decided to join Binge On T-Mobile can’t say no to them since they have an “open door” policy

      • Guest 2

        That’s interesting..

        Is the throttle only done to unencrypted video streams or sources?

        I was thinking the throttle was to the sources and apps based on the type of apps (video and mixed media) regardless if they are encrypted or not.

      • Mike Thaler

        Wouldn’t ad based services want MORE viewers so they could increase price of ads?

        • Guest 2

          Maybe the viewrship increase will be small for the free services compared to the paid services.

          Or, it could be the encrypted versus the non encrypted issue.

          Who knows?

    • Fabian Cortez

      Interesting how the paid services are happy with Binge On throttle, and the free (or ad supported) services are not. (I am assuming based on what Google has said, don’t ask me for a source Fabian :)

      Where did you figure out that unpaid services are not happy with Binge On? Are you on the board of every single unpaid service that is part of Binge On?

      A statement like that most definitely requires proof.

      • Guest 2

        Don’t be too precise, it’s not meant that way. How come other people understand quickly what I’m trying say?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Don’t be too precise, it’s not meant that way.

          You need to understand blanket statements. Likewise, what made you think that unpaid services (or ad-supported services) are unhappy with Binge On? Especially those that are ad-supported. If anything, ad-supported service would be more happy now that people will stream more since they no longer have to worry about their data buckets…

          How come other people understand quickly what I’m trying say?

          What other people? The three upvotes?

          I can assure you that mentioning my name in the way you did was enough to garner those votes from those specific individuals.

        • Guest 2

          Why do you think i said free services don’t like Binge On?

          Could it be because YouTube and others like it aren’t rushing to be included in the Binge On list?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Why do you think i said free services don’t like Binge On?

          Because you clearly stated “Interesting how the paid services are happy with Binge On throttle, and the free (or ad supported) services are not.”

          Could it be because YouTube and others like it aren’t rushing to be included in the Binge On list?

          That is a false conclusion. Correlation does not imply causation.

          Likewise, there are 50 other services waiting to join and you and I have no idea which services are on that list. It could be the “and others” as you stated.

  • Eric

    Let’s get amazon prime music on music freedom. That will be the cherry on top.

  • The Waz

    still waiting for youtube

    • Dennis Mak

      It would be game over if YouTube is included as well