T-Mobile Binge On adds YouTube and more as some changes are made for video providers


Today’s a big day for T-Mobile and Binge On, as more services are being added to the free streaming portion of Binge On, and there’s one in particular that’s a major add.

YouTube is now included with free Binge On streaming, meaning that you can watch all of the videos on Google’s popular video streaming service (including John Legere’s announcement below) without touching your high-speed data allotment. YouTube has been critical of Binge On in the past, saying that “Reducing data charges can be good for users, but it doesn’t justify throttling all video services, especially without user consent.” T-Mobile CEO John Legere says that T-Mo worked with YouTube to figure things out, though, saying that they “listened, made some changes, and worked out some very cool creative solutions.”

As for what those changes are, T-Mobile says that video providers can now decide to opt out of Binge On so that their videos aren’t optimized by the service. Providers that make that decision will be published on T-Mo’s website so that customers know which videos aren’t include with Binge On. Additionally, YouTube will be the first provider that will manage its own video streams and perform its own optimizations for Binge On. Other services will manage their own streams in the future.

Speaking of other services, Binge On is gaining even more free streaming partners today. Baeble Music, Discovery GO, ESNE, FilmOn.TV, Fox Business, Google Play Movies, KlowdTV, and Red Bull TV are also joining the free streaming portion of Binge On today. The full list of Binge On free streaming services now looks like this:

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

Source: T-Mobile

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