T-Mobile amps up Binge On, adds YouTube as official provider

T-Mobile amps up Binge On, adds YouTube as official provider
T-Mobile announced today that Binge On has been "amped up." As a result, T-Mobile customers eligible for the service can now stream video from more than 50 providers without using their data. New providers added with today's announcement include YouTube, Baeble Music, Discovery GO, ESNE TV, FilmOn.TV, Fox Business, Google Play Movies, KlowdTV, Red Bull TV, and more. T-Mobile says that the list of video streamers that are compatible with Binge On now accounts for 70% of the video that the mobile operator's customers view on their phones or tablets.

Thanks to the extremely popular plan, T-Mobile customers with limited high-speed data are watching twice the amount of video, more often and for longer periods of time. According to the nation's third largest carrier, 57 million GB (57 petabytes) of video has been streamed without 1KB of customers' data touched. This would be enough data to watch Adele's Carpool Karaoke with James Corden more than 460 million times. (We're not sure about reports that the T-Mobile employee in charge of checking that tidbit out has been institutionalized. Uh, that's a joke by the way).

One video streamer says that it has recorded a 90% increase in the number of active viewers from accounts with limited high speed data. Watch-times have tripled.

The mobile optimization of Binge On limits the resolution of streamed video to 480p, which is DVD quality. But T-Mobile subscribers can disable the feature if they so desire. One big change coming with the amped up Binge On gives video providers the ability to manage the video stream themselves without using T-Mobile's mobile optimization. This means that the provider will optimize the video stream to 480p once the T-Mobile customer starts streaming from the service. YouTube will be the first to have this capability.

You can check out the complete list of providers, and even request one that you would like to see added to Binge On, by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: T-Mobile

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21 Comments

1. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

wow youtube! Now I have 10GB/mo with nothing to use lol.

6. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

RIGHT! hahaha basically unlimited

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

then change your plane to 3 or 5gb i have the 3gb with 10 gb a year extra and rollover.

15. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

3+10gb? what

2. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

well its official. i will not be using any data... ever...

17. tech23

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Note: Commercials/ads WILL count towards your data but they WILL use less data tho

3. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

It's about time that YouTube was added.

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Wow. s**t just got real. *Claps Tmobile. This is a really big deal. I hope this is a major push toward other companies. I can see every carrier coming to the FCC and begin lawsuits.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

thats true. A this stuff needs to go on or B FCC needs to force them off a very high GB plan as the lowest option. With the way our towers are and that jumbo i am ok with not having unlimited data for now with cell phones, but broadband in homes that needs to be required and comcast for example needs to be hit for their 300gb b.s who is targeting users who prefer streaming over cable

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's like i have unlimited data and my 10gb plan is only when i want premium 1080p+ seriously. My phone data usage says 16gbs used the other day. but on my TM account says i have only used 4gbs. I stream a lot of music in the car with google play music so thats unlimited. browsing reddit all day doesn't take much if anything

10. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

the 16 is what your phone thinks your using but when it gets back to tmobile they record the actual amount -music freedom and binge on =available data

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

with this it makes me want to add youtube red back on, its nice 720 and 1080 but if its on my data 480 is perfect.

11. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I love how verizon needs an unlimited plan to avoid overages yet they dont have one. and tmobile who do have an unlimited plan but dont have overages and have all these features. Irony

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Well this is a tempting downgrade offer, being that I flat out stream from YouTube on the background of my phone (BlackBerry Passport) but I very well use above my 14 Gb of tethering so I guess I'll stick to what I have.

13. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

Does this mean i can add an iPad with cellular from t-mobile and watch unlimited youtube?

14. mtsukino

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I'm pretry sure you can. I'm doing it with my LG tablet.

18. tech23

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

you must get 3GB or higher data to get Bing On enabled

16. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I have $30 5gb prepaid plan. Now its the best plan ever. I can watch all video that I want.

20. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

i would check that out. i dont think prepaid has binge on.

19. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I wish this plan would come to my country. 60% Of my internet usage is Youtube.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The more I read about them, the more I wish T-Mobile crosses the border to Canada...

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