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PBS, YouTube Gaming, and others join T-Mobile’s Binge On program

These services join the ever expanding ranks of the Binge On family which now includes Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon Video.
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Published onJune 14, 2016

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T-Mobile has been on a roll with their Binge On program. The popular service allows users to stream music and video content to their mobile devices without the data counting toward their data cap. The only downside is that the videos are ‘optimized,’ meaning their quality is reduced, but most users are willing to take this reduction of quality if it means free streaming. On the music side of things, you can barely tell if optimization is taking place. Today T-Mobile added a number of new services to Binge On.

Binge On by T-Mobile gains Google Play Music, Spotify, and several other services
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These newcomers include PBS, YouTube Gaming, Azubu, Dailymotion Games, Eyegroove, and PBS Kids. These services join the ever expanding ranks of the T-Mobile family which now includes Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon Video. Heck, there’s even a porn streaming service in the mix. The ‘Uncarrier’ reports that their users on the Binge On program, unfettered by data restrictions, stream twice as much video as other mobile phone users. Since the launch of the program, T-Mobile reports that customers have streamed over 500 million hours of video.

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There’s no question that this service has been a controversial move by the carrier, with many crying concern for net neutrality. Accusations of throttling have also made headlines, and YouTube was reluctant to join the program, acquiescing only after an agreement was reached that they would ‘optimize’ their video streaming content on their own, independent from T-Mobile.

Love it or hate it, it seems like Binge On is here to stay and growing larger with each passing month. But what are your thoughts on the polarizing service? Are you a T-Mobile user who takes advantage of it on the regular? Let us know in the comments below!