Chances are you don’t stream the likes of Netflix or Hulu on a cellular connection. Streaming video from these services will quickly eat your data allocation for the month and may even result in overages charges which can easily rack up. T-Mobile has long teased its tenth “Uncarrier” announcement and it has shaken up the industry once again with T-Mobile Binge On, which allows subscribers to stream unlimited video from 24 services without having to worry about it eating their data.
The carrier’s Music Freedom plan already allows subscribers to stream unlimited music from select services, that data usage doesn’t count against their allotment for the month, so they don’t have to worry about going over the limit.
Subscribers who are on the 6GB and 10GB Simple Choice plans can take advantage of Binge On and stream unlimited video from these 24 services: 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, DirecTV, and Go90.
There is a catch here though, for now Binge On locks streaming at 480p, it doesn’t allow HD streaming at 720p or 1080p, and that’s one major reason why T-Mobile can do this without making it count against subscribers’ data allotment. HD streaming eats way more data, but the possibility exists that the carrier may even allow HD streaming on Binge On in the future.
T-Mobile has said that other services will be added to Binge On in the future, it’s interesting to note that YouTube is missing from this list, perhaps it might be one of the services that gets added to Binge On at some point down the road. Magenta will be turning this on for all subscribers who fit the requirement starting Sunday, November 15th.