Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Binge On:" 24 Streaming Services Available on T-Mobile US Plans With No Hit to Usage Buckets

“Binge On” is the new mobile video streaming plan from T-Mobile US that allows customers to stream Netflix, HBO and other services without deducting usage from their data plans.

Beginning Nov. 15, 2015, video streams free at T-Mobile US subscribers of HBO, Hulu, Netflix, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, STARZ, WatchESPN; 24 streaming services in total.

The feature is available to all current and new Simple Choice customers on qualifying plans at no extra cost.

Binge On works, in part, by coding and delivering video at “DVD quality.” Crackle, Encore, ESPN, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Go, HBO Now, HBO Go, Hulu, MLB, Movieplex, NBC Sports, Netflix, Sling TV, Sling Box, SHOWTIME, STARZ, T-Mobile TV, Univision Deportes, Ustream, Vessel, Vevo, VUDU presently are part of the service.

T-Mobile is also including Verizon’s Go90 and AT&T’s DirecTV streaming services in Binge On.

Perhaps it is worth noting that the plan does not "treat all bits equally." Content providers have to meet T-Mobile US technical rules. But as often is the case, unequal treatment has a clear consumer benefit.

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