Washington – The major wireless operator in the United States has announced new additions such as Youtube, Google Play Movies, HBO Now and other names to its video streaming platform Binge On. This will allow users stream unlimited videos without incurring any data charges.
On Friday, T-Mobile announced through its newsroom website the new additions to its unlimited streaming service Binge On.
The platform was first introduced to the market on November 2015. Customers were presented with the platform allowing them to stream unlimited videos for free on video services without using high-speed data. Serviced included A&E, Amazon Video Crackle, ESPN and others.
Starting on March 18, users will be able to enjoy services such as Discovery GO, ESNE TV, FilmOn. TV, Fox Business, Google Play Movies, Red Bull TV, Youtube and more streaming options without eating up high-speed data. This adds more than 50 video services to the Binge On platform.
According to Tech News Today website, Youtube was, at first, reluctant to shake hands with the service given the fact that the streaming service only allowed videos at low resolution. However, the company agreed to be a part of the program since T-Mobile is letting the content providers the authority to manage videos resolutions themselves.
This means that in the case of Youtube, not every video available on the platform will be limited by the low-resolution issue. Some videos will be available in high resolution and users will be charged for it.
Google Play Movies is another service that had its own opinions on the low-resolution program and the non-clear communication the service had with their customers. However, the service is now more user-friendly and lets customers control settings from their smartphones through short SMS codes.
Since the launch of the platform, T-Mobile has increased in video streaming. Meaning that the platform is a win situation for both the users and the providers.
Tech News Today informs that users have streamed over 57 million GB of content over the past four months. Also, T-Mobile has announced through a press release that one of their video providers has spiked their active viewers in a 90% rate.
Other video platforms added to the service include, KlowdTV, Fox Sports, History, Hulu, Starz, NBC Sports, Vevo and other names that figure on the 50 providers list.
Source: Tech News Today