T-Mobile Adds Video Services and Controls to Binge On
T-Mobile today increased the number of content partners available to its Binge On service by four. T-Mobile customers can now stream video content from Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and WWE Network over LTE without impacting their monthly data bucket. T-Mobile says Binge On is available through more than 40 content providers. In addition to the broader selection of partners, T-Mobile is making the service easier to manage. Customers can now use short codes to change personal settings, such as #BOF# to turn Binge On off, or #BON# to turn it back on. Further, T-Mobile has updated MyT-Mobile.com and the official T-Mobile app so Binge On settings can be adjusted with less digging and fewer clicks. The revised app is being made available to select Android handsets today and will expand to more Android devices, as well as the iPhone, in the weeks ahead. T-Mobile's Binge On service has come under fire for downgrading the quality of all video (even that of non-partners, such as YouTube) to 480p by default. Customers wishing to watch content in higher resolutions need to turn the service off. The FCC has asked T-Mobile for more details about Binge On, which may run afoul of net neutrality regulations.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
YouTube Kids to Give Parents More Control
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
T-Mobile Adds YouTube to Binge On
Mar 17, 2016
T-Mobile today added several new video content partners to its Binge On service, including YouTube. T-Mobile customers can now stream an unlimited amount of YouTube content to their smartphone over T-Mobile's cellular network without impacting their monthly data bucket.
T-Mobile Fires Back at YouTube Over Throttling Allegations
Dec 30, 2015
T-Mobile is using semantics to defang YouTube's accusations of throttling. YouTube claims T-Mobile has been throttling YouTube on its network since the launch of Binge On, T-Mobile's unlimited video streaming program.
Technical Issue Keeping YouTube Out of T-Mobile's Binge On
Nov 13, 2015
T-Mobile introduced Binge On earlier this week, a program that lets customers stream unlimited video over T-Mobile's LTE network without impacting their data plans. The service works with 24 different video providers, with one major exception: YouTube.