Sprint Revamps Streaming Music and TV
Mar 14, 2007, 1:37 PM by (staff)
Sprint has begun telling subscribers it will replace the Sirius Hits streaming music service with 10 genre-based channels. However the carrier will boost up its free Sprint TV offerings with content from CNN, Weather Channel, E! and Fox Sports. Both of these moves bring Sprint more in line with its cable partners, which offer these channels in basic service packages and tend to shy away from satellite radio. The push to boost up its cellular TV offering could also be a sign that Sprint will not partner with any mobile TV services, and not just MediaFLO.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Outline Galaxy S7 Launch
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile today both confirmed plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy S7 to their prepaid customers. Boost will kick off sales of the flagship handset on March 11, with Virgin to follow March 18.
Free Music Streaming Comes to Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile today said customers can now stream music from several different services over its cellular network without impacting their monthly data allotment. Unlimited music streaming is available through Pandora, iHeartRadio, 8tracks, Slacker, and Samsung Milk Music.
Sprint Debuts Unlimited Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced Unlimited Freedom, a service plan that provides unlimited talk, text, and data for two lines at $100 per month. Sprint says the Unlimited Freedom plan offers "optimized streaming" for "video, gaming, and music" and "unlimited LTE data for most everything else." Specifically, video resolution is capped at 480p resolution when streamed over the network, while games are capped at 2Mbps, and music is capped at 500Kbps.
Sprint Takes a 33% Stake In Music Service Tidal
Sprint today said it has acquired a 33% stake in Tidal, a music and entertainment platform. Sprint plans to make Tidal's service available to its 45 million retail customers.