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Apple Music streaming videos added to T-Mobile Binge On unlimited data

T-Mobile U.S. on Tuesday added 16 more video streaming services to its unlimited data Binge On program, highlighted by Apple Music, ABC, Disney, DISH Anywhere, and Nat Geo TV.




Other services also added are the Big Ten Network, CEEK VR, Disney Jr., Disney XD, D-PAN.TV, DramaFever, Fox Now, FXNOW, Shalom World, Sioeye, and Tubi TV. As with all streaming video providers, Binge On video quality is reduced to 480p. Any content streamed does not count towards any monthly data cap.

Apple Music streaming audio already does not count against caps for subscribers to a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan.

At launch, YouTube complained that video quality was being reduced for its content, despite not being a Binge On partner. T-Mobile initially denied throttling the Google service, and blamed it on misidentification of media. The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that with Binge On active all played video, even that not from program partners, are cut to 1.5Mbps.

Following the EFF's discovery, T-Mobile confirmed that the company was in fact reducing the bitrate on all streamed video. The company continues to position the video downsampling for Binge On users as network optimization, and not throttling.

Google's services, including YouTube, were added in March. Today's additions bring the total of streaming video providers on Binge On to 103.