T-Mobile reportedly working with Facebook to add the social network’s video to Binge On


Back in March, YouTube was added as a free streaming partner for Binge On. It was a huge add, not only because YouTube had been critical of Binge On in the past, but also because YouTube is a major online video service. Now a new report claims that T-Mobile is working to add another big name to Binge On.

A new report claims that Facebook and T-Mobile are working to make Facebook videos a part of Binge On’s free streaming. To join Binge On, a provider’s video streams need to be made identifiable to T-Mo so that they can be “optimized” to DVD quality, and Recode says that that T-Mo and Facebook are still working to make the social network’s videos identifiable.

There’s no word on when Facebook video might be added to Binge On.

Facebook may not be one of the first names you think of when it comes to online video, but the social network has been making a pretty big push for video lately. Back in April, BuzzFeed posted a live Facebook video showing two people using rubber bands to make a watermelon explode, and at one point, there were 807,000 people watching it simultaneously.

Whenever it happens, the addition of Facebook to Binge On could be big for both platforms. For T-Mobile, it means that it’s gaining another major partner for its Binge On Program. Facebook will benefit from being added to Binge On because then T-Mo subscribers can watch Facebook videos without using their high-speed data, which could then make them more likely to watch more Facebook videos.

Source: Recode

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  • guest1

    just make binge on mandatory and give everybody unlimited 4G data for the same price

    • NYC666

      Nahhh just give everyone everything for free. Free cars free food free clothing free electronics

      • Guest1

        You forgot free college! Bernie Sanders 2020!!!

        • VN

          Thank you Bernie Sanders! Thank you democratic party!

        • Guest1

          that vinny guy always says, thank you t-mobile thank you john ledge lol

        • VN

          Who is vinny?

        • Guest1


        • VN

          Nope. My name isn’t vinny. Is your name vinny?

        • gameovertime1

          I got a cousin named Vinny. He’s a lawyer. He helped these two guys beat a murder case once, pretty clever dude.

  • jj201367

    Awesome can’t wait

  • Christina Fabian Legere

    Awesome! We soccer moms <3 Facebook!

    • NYC666

      And I love soccer moms!

      • Frankwhitess


  • 9to5Slavery

    Binge-on 2.0 with tethering for roku appletv chromecast amazon firetv would be nice.

    • Acdc1a

      You can already do that… eligible services do not count against your data.

    • Guest101

      I have been testing binge on (tethering) with my Amazon fire stick so far my data hasn’t been used for streaming only for searching and that’s watching hours of espn, netflix and Amazon video. Only thing I can think is that it uses apps from android and the coding isn’t change like on smart tv and roku.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Interesting.. Thanks for the user feed back. Unlimited Live ESPN tv right? Or highlight materials

        • Guest101

          The watch espn app which covers all their channel with live programming

  • hmmmm wonder if they can make this work with Facebook live video.. that would be epic

  • Tmobile Fan 40

    Can someone tell me why they do not offer Binge On for their Simple Choice 2GB customers? You have to pay for the 6 GB plan or above in order to take advantage of Binge On. Seems like all Simple Choice customers, regardless of the data plan you pay for, should be given the option of Binge On.

    • Joe

      LOL why would they do that? It would pretty much give 80% of there costumers “unlimited” data for dirt cheep. T-mobile is still a business and the whole point of needing the 6 gig plan is so you pay more for the perks.

    • Jason Caprio

      They do offer Binge-On for 2GB customers. I just checked the plans on their site.

      • Prode

        you have to have a paid data plan. So that means any data plan 3gb or higher. So the 2gb plan and the old 4 for 100 2.5gb plans do not get binge on. Just like Data Stash.

        Take a look here http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans.html You will see “WHEN YOU CHOOSE 6GB OR MORE:” then you get Binge on.

    • Guest

      Walmart Family Mobile has a 10GB plan for $50 and they offer Data Maximizer. Simple Choice is not a good value for single lines.

    • Joe

      You need 3 GB or higher for free data with Binge On. That means the 2 GB and 2.5 GB plans will not get free data. However you still get the benefits of Binge On meaning the reduced bandwidth 480p still comes through for you. So that’s why you can still turn Binge On off and on while on the 2 GB plan.

      This is something Tmobile doesn’t really make clear. While I was on the 2 GB plan couple months ago, I thought I was getting free data but I wasn’t. Called in and the person explained to me it’s only for 3 GB or higher plans.

    • Guest

      If you have single plan like me it better take your Phone to Metro and get the Unlimited everything for 60 bucks. Taxes and fees are include, like others have said T-Mobile really favor family plans over single lines.

  • Sayahh

    And I just terminated my Facebook account…not due to data usage, though, I had unlimited 2G so it wasn’t that. But look at all the free time I have now!

  • Freddy

    Probably asked asked many times by others. Is it worth keeping the unlimited T MO plan when binge on has developed the way it has so far? Currently have two lines with international $10 grandfathered plan. Approx $110 pcm plus all the fees.

  • Scott Hare

    My grand daughter will ask if it includes the Facebook messenger which you can video conference with as well. I would like to know about that also so i can let her know.