T-Mobile announced the addition of the video streaming company YouTube to its Binge On service on Thursday. The new program introduced by the company giant T-Mobile called Binge On will count with the collaboration of YouTube so video streaming will be exempted from data caps.
The mobile company will not allow users to stream YouTube clips without the need of using their data plans. The Google-owned streaming company YouTube will manage its own video stream on the third wireless carrier’s Bing On new service, according to T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere.
YouTube is the last video streaming company to let users stream low-resolution video without them using the subscriber’s data plan. The main concern for this service however, is that lower resolution on the Binge On service could degrade the quality of Google’s ads. Nevertheless, the mobile company giant begs to differ as the program is in accordance with the FCC regulations and users will be given the option to turn it off at any time.
Up until now, T-Mobile’s newly introduced Binge On program includes major video services such as Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, HBO GO, Vevo and more. The post announcing the new Binge On program is directed in part to the users who don’t agree, to opt out of the service.
The post released by the video streaming company reads that YouTube thought users needed more help to understand how the Binge On service works and how to work out their options. It’s worth noticing that the new program is enabled by default once users open the website and affects almost all video even though not all video providers have joined T-Mobile’s Binge On service.
“Video services were not given a choice about whether their streams would be managed by T-Mobile if they did not join the program,” said Google in an announcement posted to its Public Policy Blog.
This comes in response to the concerns raised by Google over the past several months, and as a result T-Mobile has agreed to improve its program in order to solve those problems. Thanks to Google’s tough stand on the matter, video streaming services are now able to opt out, meaning that the mobile company giant wouldn’t get to modify their streams any longer.