Telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced today that it is launching an unlimited streaming feature, dubbed Binge On, on Nov. 15.
Customers using a qualifying plan will be able to stream video from 24 services, including Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, Showtime, HBO Go, HBO Now, Watch ESPN, Fox Sports, Go90 and Sling TV, without incurring any additional data charges. They will, however, still have to pay subscription fees for the services, where applicable. More significantly, T-Mobile will be saving bandwidth by delivering the streams in DVD quality (480p), instead of HD.
T-Mobile customers won’t have to sign up for Binge On. The feature will be automatically activated for those with qualifying plans on the launch date.
It’s an interesting tactic given that competing mobile provider Verizon recently launched its own streaming video service, Go90, in apparent big to drive data usage, as well as generate ad revenue.
The full list of participating services is as follows:
- HBO NOW
- HBO GO
- Sling TV
- Sling Box
- T-Mobile TV
- Univision Deportes
- Major League Baseball
- Fox Sports
- Fox Sports GO
- NBC Sports