T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud plus 11 more to its Music Freedom list


This morning, T-Mobile announced that it has added 14 more music streaming services to its list of Music Freedom options. Simple Choice customers now get unlimited free streaming using 27 popular music services. New services added today include some really popular names like Google Play Music (voted as the #1 most-wanted addition), Xbox Music and SoundCloud among many others.

The full list of new services added today includes:

  • Google Play Music− Winner of the popular vote among Un-carrier customers
  • Xbox Music − ‘All the Music You Love’ on all your devices
  • SoundCloud − Provides access to the world’s largest community of music & audio creators
  • RadioTunes − Features a wide variety of free streaming radio channels
  • Digitally Imported − The first service in Music Freedom devoted entirely to electronic dance music
  • Fit Radio − A wide selection of great workout songs for the gym
  • Fresca Radio − Delivers 40 channels of the best Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean music
  • JAZZRADIO − Enjoy endless hours of the best jazz music around
  • Live365 − Thousands of internet radio stations featuring music in every style
  • Mad Genius Radio − For those who like a lot of music and who like their playlists fresh
  • radioPup − Featuring 300+ local radio stations streaming the best music available
  • radio.com − Original programming including streaming music and more
  • ROCKRADIO − 100% rock, streaming the most diverse variety of rock music online
  • Saavn − All the best Bollywood and Indian music, online and on the go

These new services join Rhapsody, Pandora, AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Samsung Milk Music, Radio Paradise, Rdio, Slacker, Songza and Spotify on the Music Freedom list. 

Source: T-Mobile

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  • BeanSparrow

    Yes, soundcloud is on there

  • mattdistro

    I was curious about Xbox Music, as I noticed it wasn’t being counted towards my usage this past week.
    Also pumped to see DI.FM on there. I think they’ve covered everything I’ll ever use now.

    • iTunes Radio is exclusive to iOS, yet it was on the launch list.

  • Rirruto

    Wonder if it matters if using Soundcloud from mobile site vs Soundcloud app

    • Brad

      I’d guess it doesn’t matter based on the servers it’s hitting, but who knows… I’d stick with the app to be safe.

  • Abo Pinkhasov

    Amazing.. Excited to see google music and di.fm..just wow..

  • Still no Amazon Prime Music :(.

  • Mike Jeremiah Tosserloni

    How much longer must I wait for Playboy Radio or Hustler Station to get music freedom treatement? I easily listen to it a couple hours a night Tues – Sat. Late night radio is comforting. Cam any idea if at least one of these will be added?

    • randomnerd_number38

      They have porn radio stations now?? Do they play music, or sounds that are a little more stimulating? Lol

  • Hamster

    Still no TuneIn?

  • wsj

    Waiting for FreeRadio/FreeStreams

  • Bori

    This is great, if only I could get a good enough connection to even stream these, it would make it perfecto. lol.

  • kev2684

    finally GPMAA is there! does this include the video streams that are now available now that they released YouTube Key? my GPMAA now shows music videos if you tap the album art. does that count towards data or music freedom? it’s closely tied to YouTube so it probably uses data.

    • JamesG

      Music key is through Youtube not Googleplay music. I know it shows up in Google play music but it doesnt use it

  • Cam Fas

    So how do you exactly use it would I need to go to the Google play site and enter some tmobile code

    • Chris

      T-Mobile knows what app is using what data so if it’s coming through Play Music it shouldn’t deduct anything from your data cap.

      • variousfires

        I wonder if this is true of unlocked devices not purchased originally from T-mobile.

        I use a Nexus 4, and I use Google Play Music heavily. I’m on an unlimited data plan, so it’s no big deal, but just curious.

        Since my phone is unlocked and has no T-mobile software on it, I don’t think I can take advantage of the free gogo inflight texting. This may be similar.

        • randomnerd_number38

          Music Freedom is device independent. Any music streaming service listed can be used on any device that supports that streaming service, and the data will not count towards your monthly usage. Since it’s all handled server-side, no special software is needed on the device.

          Free inflight texting, however, needs an official T-Mobile supported device. Search for doc number 14943 on the Tmobile support site for a list of compatible devices.

  • Chris

    Wonder if Google Play Music will work with all the songs I uploaded to my cloud storage or just work with the music service that you pay for?

    • Brad

      I tweeted them to clarify, but I’m assuming the whole shebang.

      • Chris

        Most of my SD card is used up by music, being able to stream the 20,000 songs I added to GPM makes needing one or internal more than 16GB kind of moot as long as I keep pictures under control.

        • Brad

          All of my pictures go straight to dropbox the minute I’m in wifi… so even that isn’t a hindrance for me.

        • Brad

          Hi there! The free version is included as well! :D Find more details here: http://t-mo.co/1uE8pYQ . *CF

    • bryanus

      I just played 4 mins of a Dj mix I uploaded to GPM and my data usage increased by about 32MBs (I checked with the data used code #932# before and after). This was also after a reboot. Anyone else seeing data usage when streaming from their library? Seems like it may just be unltd. for the subscription service.

    • Bill Jones

      Great question… has there been a clear answer to this? The closest thing I see is a “no” from T-Mobile’s support site: “Music Freedom only includes licensed music streaming apps (such as Spotify); it does NOT include music downloads or listening to music on your cloud.” https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10970

  • Trevnerdio

    Google Play Music, woo! Now those songs won’t count toward my unlimited data.

  • trife

    Man, I just need that Amazon Prime on here and I’ll be set. Not a fan of radio type streaming services–I want to hear what I want to hear when I want to hear it.

  • Bob Omb

    Does this apply for prepaid users too? You specifically say Simple Choice only but I thought T-mobile’s website says it works for prepaid too.

    • Cap Obvi

      What a dumb question. If it says so on T-Mobile’s site why would you go on here and ask? Are you trying to figure out if the note you claim to have seen on T-Mobile’s site is a lie? WTF? What’s wrong with you?

      • PiCASSiMO

        Be nice…

      • Bob Omb

        Because it used to say it works for prepaid plans, but they’ve since changed the Music Freedom website and now it only says Simple Choice plans. Maybe now you can comprehend why I asked the question.

        • Cap Obvi

          Well obviously its exclusive only to postpaid customers. Geez, how much more obvious can this be? Do you now think they are lying when they spell it out that it’s for postpaid customer explicitly? You just told me who it’s available to according to your most recent read of the T-Mobile website. Makes sense too. THINK for a second, why would they give this premium perk to prepaid customers? You think T-Mobile values its cheapest least loyal customers most? WTF? What’s wrong with you?

        • Bob Omb

          http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10969 Read that, “Pay in Advance (Prepaid)”

          There’s conflicting information on their site. THINK for a second and you might be able to understand why people are wondering about this.

        • Cap Obvi

          I’m sorry. You are correct. It’s unclear. If you have Twitter you should ask there. I think it will settle the confusion.

          P.S. Solid work providing the link. Again, apologies for coming down on you a bit agressively. If you hear back. Do let us know.

      • Anthony

        Why do you have to be so rude? Having a bad day? Don’t worry it’ll get better.

      • Mario

        Holy Jesús you are so fuckin rude!!

    • matt

      I got a text message a few weeks ago that the unlimited music streaming feature starts at the $50 a month prepaid plan. I actived a new prepaid line for my sister last week and it confirmed that text by saying it in the plan description.

  • Chris Allen

    Great news! I use Google Play Music and it is nice to see that I don’t have to worry about it eating away at my data. :)



    SoundCloud − Provides access to the world’s largest community of music & audio creators

    RadioTunes − Features a wide variety of free streaming radio channels

    Digitally Imported − The first service in Music Freedom devoted entirely to electronic dance music

  • steveb944

    Now we just need TuneIn and Amazon.

  • illlogix

    yayyay sound cloud yayyay

  • illlogix

    add mix cloud!!!!!

  • Matthew Zimmer

    Amazon Prime Music would be really appreciated.

  • sanches12

    Has anyone determined if it REALLY works with Grooveshark? There is no Grooveshark app for the iPhone so just curious if T-mobile knows not to use data when listening to Grooveshark via Safari or Chrome.

    • loopyduck

      Music Freedom is based on the originating server, not the app used.

      • sanches12

        Makes sense. I’m going to use Grooveshark on my Thanksgiving road trip coming up so I’ll check my data usage after that to find out for sure. Thank you!

  • David

    TuneIn and Amazon Prime Music would complete this killer feature.

    • him

      Tunein isn’t a single service, it’s a collection of services.

      • her

        And your point is…

        • loopyduck

          The point is that T-Mobile can’t add TuneIn BECAUSE it’s not a single service. Music Freedom works because T-Mobile talks to each service provider, figures out what servers the music is coming from, and adding entries into their system to not count the data used.

          In order for TuneIn to work, T-Mobile would have to contact EVERY SINGLE STATION and work out the details, because each station is its own service. Practically speaking, it’s never going to work.

        • TMO Technoman

          Cool story bro. I doubt you really know how this works.

        • loopyduck

          You can disbelieve me until your ass bleeds, but you’re still not going to get TuneIn included in Music Freedom.

        • TMO Technoman

          Is that one of the symptoms you suffer from when you’re in disbelief? Damn, you need to seek medical attention. You may have suffered from unknown or forgotten abuse in your past. Please take care of that, but where liners in the meantime.

        • loopyduck

          I’m sure you’re intimately familiar with forgotten abuse. But thank you for your (ultimately misplaced) concern.

        • TMO Technoman

          I’m fairly familiar, I watch a lot of Law & Order: SVU. If you haven’t showered since you noticed spotting or leakage you should let the medical examiner take a sample. We can still catch the perp.

          p.s. its not your fault

        • tmo

          TuneIn radio connects to thousands of servers all over the world, not just a single server address.

          THAT is how it works, read and learn.

        • Doesn’t iHeartRadio offer the same service as TuneIn? (its part of music freedom)

  • notyourbusiness

    Nice. They should add MixRadio to this list, although I usually listen to my offline mixes anyway. Then again, I’m definitely not worried about going over my data. I’ve never even come close.

    • 8inchesuncut

      This really should be on the Freedom List! Most windows users use this and although we are not great in number we do merit some of the perks considering how loyal we are. Windows has a lot of potential.

  • Philip

    Why Tunein Radio is not included?

    • loopyduck

      Because TuneIn is just an app that lets you access a bunch of different stations. It’s not its own music service with its own servers, so T-Mobile can’t check the traffic and say “Yep, it’s coming from X server, so it’s OK.”

    • Linda Diefenbach

      Thats what i am saying…more popular than some on this list…WHERE IS IT!!!!

  • Singleweird

    this feature is absolutely amazing, but WHYYYYYYYY did we need to add it? there’s now 0 reason to turn off your high-quality stream at any time. I feel like this will waste a bunch of bandwidth :( I miss 25mbps

    • kev2684

      A carrier put out limits on services, customer cries.
      A carrier gives something for free, customer STILL cries.
      make up your mind, human.

      • loopyduck

        >A carrier gives something for free, a DIFFERENT customer cries.

        “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”

    • JamesG

      Streaming music hardly puts any strain on the network.

  • Irfan

    what else u guys want : international music :

    • JamesG

      FLAC streaming would be nice :). Nothing like that is in the US yet though

      • Eata D1k 2000

        I doubt you even have anything worth listening. Anyone that wants to stream FLAC is, I’m sorry, a douche. It’s abusing the generosity of T-Mobile and its not necessary in mobile use / application. It’s pretty stupid to have this “want”.

        • JamesG

          Internet is internet, i’m not abusing anything considering i have truly unlimited. Do you not realize how little data is used in music streaming?

        • Eata D1k2000

          Are you too stupid to realize that 56kbs stream is insignificant while a 960kbs isn’t? Come on, you’re not as dumb as you look, or are you? WTF kind of douchebag needs FLAC quality streaming, while mowing the lawn, going for a jog, or driving during a commute? It’s a stupid use of bandwidth. It’s as stupid as a child listening to music by streaming YouTube. Sure the Internet is the internet (whatever you tried to imply by that dumb comment), but so is Stupid, Stupid.

        • JamesG

          3.4Gbs/hr is hardly anything and ever you have heard FLAC before? With quality headphones is sounds great. Do we need a lesson in how bandwidth works?

        • Eata D1k 2000

          I have Spotify. I listen to whatever compressed setting its set at. I listen to good a$s music. I don’t need it to be uncompressed or use special headphones to make good music sound good.

          So if the gheyass lame shite you listen to is wack, it will remain wack not matter how hi-fidelity you try to get it. I even listen to music via Bluetooth and trust me even with BT compression my good music remains good. Perhaps you should try listening to good music instead of that auto tune noise you like to call music.

        • JamesG

          Can you please admit you have no idea what FLAC is? My god you sound so stupid. I would never convert a lower bitrate to a higher bitrate, nor do i listen to the crappy pop these days.

          Also BT compression, BT can transmit up to 1.92MB/sec on 4.0. Research before trying to argue something, at least it wont make you sound so ignorant

        • Eata D1k 2000

          Hey dummy, you missed the point. I am suggesting good music is always good and crap music is crap no matter the quality of the stream, headphones or interface. Maybe my BT comment just threw you off but that was my main point. And FYI, I’m using Bluetooth 2.0 headsets from Jaybird and I haven’t had the need to upgrade. And trust me, I love music, but I’m not a wannabe sound snob.

          That said, FLAC streaming at home might be okay, but on mobile it’s its overkill dumb shite to “want”.

        • SnRipper

          Try listening to your “good” music on high-fidelity for once. You won’t be able to go back. If you still cannot enjoy the difference, it’s okay. Some people just doesn’t have the ears to enjoy good sound.

          P.S. Good sound is not related to music taste

        • Singleweird

          This comment was also too mean but no music is gheyass if someone listens to it, and your opinion on that is about as useful as a fart in space.

        • Singleweird

          That comment was way too mean but enjoyable to read.

  • Ordeith

    Violating Net Neutrality tenants doesn’t always have to be a consumer hostile action. In this case it isn’t, but it is still a violation of net neutrality as T-Mobile is favoring a type of data, a type of service, and is setting themselves up as gate keeper to determine who gets into the club.

    There was a right way to do this: raise the throttled speed to 300kbps (up from T-Mobiles current abysmal 60kbps) which would allow most streaming audio services to continue functioning even with throttled data. Music would still be “unlimited” but it wouldn’t prejudice the data. T-Mobile didn’t choose the right way.

    Unfortunately, by introducing a “consumer friendly” type of net neutrality violation, T-Mobile is doing more damage to the net neutrality argument than all the Verizon lobbying ever could. T-Mobile makes the consumers want the carriers to have the kind of control Verizon wants and they show Verizon there is a deceitful way for them to get the consumers on their side.

    • TechnoRealz

      They are violating if they aren’t favoring or asking for payments or slowing down speeds.

      TMO could just be seeking the music DRM owners permission before opening another gateway for people to get unfettered music.

    • JamesG

      It really isn’t against net neutrality, they aren’t taking anything away from anyone and they are adding services quickly. They plan to add all of the majority of services used on their network. You aren’t being controlled or anything nor are you paying extra for it. Its a huge favor to its customers and i don’t see that as a bad thing at all.

      • Singleweird

        But it will stop Joes music service from competing in that market because why would anyone spend data trying a new version of the same thing?

    • Singleweird

      And give everyone sentupple the speed when throttled? Great business plan

    • dayaram

      This is like saying having consensual sex and raping is same.

  • john gow

    Good job!!!
    been waiting for this !

  • 9to5Slavery

    Is it high definition streaming? Or 128KB streaming? Because I can upload flac onto google play music. Any word?

    • T-Mobile Cares

      It’s 128kb streaming. Please keep that in mind. Good question.

      • 9to5Slavery

        So that’s like playing a 128kb bit rate song? heavily compressed or heavily buffered…

      • JamesG

        Its 320kbps streaming….

      • Singleweird

        How do you know that

    • JamesG

      It hasn’t exactly been clarified yet. It will for sure support up to 320kbps streaming.
      I dont think Google play music allows you to stream higher than that.

  • andy mogilewski

    What’s the chances Sirius satellite radio will be coming

  • Linda Diefenbach

    TuneIn radio please….

  • ragumaster

    Its still being added to my data this is bs …

  • I wonder if the Xbox Music inclusion to the Music Freedom List that does not take away from your data requires a subscription or not? Anyone know?

  • amva55

    What about pre-paid customers?

  • A vote for TuneIn. Music Freedom does not have a service that provide international radio stations. TuneIn does.

  • Brett Loe

    Find a way to add TuneIn to #MusicFreedom. Make it happen! I don’t want to hear excuses! Just do it!

  • Brad

    Tunein radio app please! Thank you :)

  • Martin Weiss

    I would love to see “tune in” added to the music freedom program. Thanks

  • Mike Baker

    Amazon Prime Music, please!

  • Majestyk007

    No results for “glt blues radio”