Three new music streaming services added to Music Freedom

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service, launched last year, has been a popular one among consumers. Millions of songs are streamed every day and none of them count against personal data allowances. Since launch, the list of available services has grown and now, 31 streaming services are included in the deal. The latest three aren’t the biggest names, by any means, but were added to the “Streaming Partners” list last week, March 18th.

Tidal Music, BandCamp and MixCloud are the latest streaming services added to Music Freedom. The full list now includes the following:

  • Pandora
  • iHeart
  • Spotify
  • Slacker
  • Google Play Music
  • iTunes Radio (iTunes Match and iTunes song previews NOT included)
  • Rhapsody
  • SoundCloud
  • RadioTunes
  • Digitally Imported
  • Fit Radio
  • Samsung Milk
  • AccuRadio
  • BlackPlanet Radio
  • Grooveshark
  • Rdio
  • Radio Paradise
  • Songza
  • SiriusXM
  • Mad Genius Radio
  • radioPup
  • Xbox Music
  • Fresca Radio
  • Live365
  • Saavn
  • Tidal Music
  • BandCamp
  • MixCloud

For Google Play Music, you need to have version 5.7.1781Q.xxxxxxx or higher as well as Google Play Services version 6.1.xx or higher for streaming to not use your data allowance if you have an Android device. On iOS there are no version or OS requirements to meet.

I don’t believe T-Mobile announced anything in a special press release, however, we have been sent an internal communication which confirms that the three music services mentioned are now part of Music Freedom, and have been since March 18th. So if you’re a fan of either Tidal Music, BandCamp or MixCloud, you can now stream to your heart’s content. You can see part of the memo below:

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How do you guys feel about Music Freedom? Would you be going over your allowance if it wasn’t for free streaming? Or is it just a nice perk?

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  • Adrayven

    Interesting.. no Rdio .. wait.. missed it. it’s there..

    • Cam Bunton

      Ha, yeah, Rdio was in the first wave I think.

      • I must have missed that because before I switched over to Google Play Music/YouTube Music Key, I remember waiting for T-Mobile to add them. Lol

  • Michael Tran

    not huge for me since I have unlimited data, but huge for everyone else on my line since they still only have 1gb cap but they listen to spotify non-stop so they are good to go.

  • beyondthetech

    I’d still like to get Amazon Prime Music in there.

    • FWIW, I just download any new track purchased from Amazon and upload it to Google, since the latter has a huge limit of tracks.

    • JLV90

      Amazon is where I pay for music cause they give away so much free credit if I slow down my shipping but other than that I don’t like the service.

      I’d definitely move the collection to google play and just stream your collection free that way.

  • Qbancelli

    TunedIn or bust!

    • TuneIn is just a directory service + app. Similar to how icecast or shoutcast directories work.

  • milanyc

    Wow Tidal is included!

    That’s an incredible sounding lossless FLAC/ALAC service at 1,500kbps! That’s literally within the range of video streams! And it’s not gonna count against data allotments?! Amazing!

    It’s very easy to use a few GB a day with Tidal.

  • I’d still love to see you add Amazon to this list.

    • Max

      I am on unlimited data so I really do not care what is added or what’s not, video or audio, I am all unlimited. Love T-mobile !!!!!

      • gmo8492

        Same, but the majority of T-mobile’s customers are still on set data limits so this is just a perk to keep everyone happy.

  • Hoping to see TuneIn added as well…

  • Nick

    Why Tunein Radio is not added, I have requested before but nothing yet.

    • Mark

      I think TuneIn is a link service, not a streaming service, and Tmo can’t process the streaming audio in the same way as a website that actually hosts the streams. Too bad, because I would also love to have this included.

      • That’s true.

      • Ozgur Sen

        It was on the list they removed it

        • albertkinng

          why??? Seriosly.

  • VicRooLoo

    Considering dropping from Unlimited data to less to save a couple of bucks.

    EDIT: By dropping in tier I would lose my tethering, sad day

  • jj201367

    awesome more music to listen :)

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    Still no Beats Music but it’s cool. The data stash really helps even though I’m good at not going over 3 gigs with Xfinity WiFi everywhere. For radio I use iTunesRadio and Milk Music which is included.

    • Ozgur Sen

      If you open the list from you will see beats too. It was their last time I checked.
      I just checked the list and tunein and beats were removed NOOOOOOOoooooooo!

  • taron19119

    So what happened if u use all of your tethering for the month do you get cut off or slowed down

    • eanfoso

      Back as heavy tether user I got slown down to GPRS speeds (57 kbps) so basically try to make it last because it’s painfully slow.

      • taron19119


  • ShoNuff

    Wish they would add amazon music

    • Goat

      I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.

  • bryck


    • When did they add TuneIn? Last I checked, they never added TuneIn. That was in early February.

  • J Cav the Great

    I do have a question…how can I see how much of my unused data rolled over?

    • Brad

  • D_Wall__

    This is my favorite feature with Tmobile. That and LTE of course.

  • hey what happened to tune in !!???

    • TuneIn has never been added to Music Freedom as of yet.

  • Paul

    Unlimited data here, but i can see this as a benefit to others.

  • Brad

    I’d absolutely go over my limit if not for this… It’s what lured me over. Less data needed = way smaller bill.

  • susan

    does this apply to windows phone users at all?
    Very happy about bandcamp addition

    • Medion

      It’s per service. So unless specifically noted, it will work on WP, or even Blackberry (so long as you have an official app supporting the service).

    • Paul

      As MEdion said, it’s per the service. Yes it will work on the WP but it has to be one of the services listed in the article.


  • Bklynman.

    This cool figure, but I wish tmo,come out plan like cricket, 20 gigs,for $60.00. Don’t need 2nd,line,or I would get unlimited 2 lines,$100.

    • Paul

      Wait, Cricket has unlimited call and text with 20 Gigs for $60?
      You can get unlimited call/text/data for a bit more on T-Mobile.

      • eanfoso

        yeah like 30$ more, since cricket gives you 5$ off when you do auto pay, and T-mobile’s unlimited plan starts at 80$ plus taxes, which comes to around 90$ something. Plus not to sound like a mean person, but cricket has much better rural speeds/coverage than t mobile.

        • Paul

          Not mean at all, it’s a fact of it’s a fact.

          I’ve had unlimited for a while and find it the better deal for me.

        • eanfoso

          That’s good, Cricket dominates here in south east Texas, 55 miles away from Houston, don’t get me wrong t mobile is hands down in Houston, but outside of Houston it’s abysmal. Plus 20 gigs of high speed is totally more than enough

        • Paul

          I’m in Dallas and i totally understand. It comes down to what works best for you. For me, t-mobile works perfectly.

  • eAbyss

    I have unlimited data but I still think it’s a great program.

  • Cam Fas

    Now does this work on iPads

    • If the IPad has T-Mobile or MetroPCS 4G or LTE, yes. Otherwise, it won’t.

  • Glad to listen to Xbox Music without having any data charged. On top of that, I’m in the Data Stash, and my area is in the process right now of being upgraded to LTE! Yee-haw!

  • Steve R.

    If you’re unhappy with the iPhone why not switch back to the Nexus?

    • VicRooLoo

      I loaned the Nexus to a family member. Would be unreasonable to ask it back.

      Also, I love the iPhone camera and the design. But I’m eyeing the Galaxy S6 right now

  • notyourbusiness

    Um… MixCloud? Should that be MixRadio? I know WindowsCentral just recently reported that that’s now included in Music Freedom.

  • NinoBr0wn

    Was it ever stated whether it’s Google Music Unlimited or anything streaming from the Google Music app period?

    • Brad

      Speaking from my experience – anything from the app. I don’t have unlimited and i’d totally go over my allotment of 4g if this counted. haha

  • fernie2002chs

    Does anyone know if using toyota entune with pandora count agains data allowance. To use pandora on Toyota car all you need is the entune app, for example I don’t have the native pandora app on my phone, only the entune app and the car plays pandora.

    • DG

      Yes it does.

  • netplayground

    Beatport just added a new free streaming app for android and ios. Apparently, it is part of the T-Mobile Music Freedom program.

  • Seabass

    It would be awesome if Tunein Radio was added as well.

  • Lulu

    I wish they’d add Amazon Music. It would be great to be able to stream my Prime music without using up my data. I like my music without skip limits and commercials.

  • Scott (5258-1191-8662)

    I listen to spotify ALL day every day at work. Thank GOODness for this!! I love T-Mobile.

  • Justin Michael Laun

    I want shoutcast added next.

  • Amazon Music seems to be the most requested music streaming service by far… so why is TMobile hating on Amazon Prime?

  • homeron2000

    They really need Amazon prime music !