Binge On® from T-Mobile lets you stream unlimited video from select video streaming participants at no extra charge.
If you're on one of our qualifying Simple Choice™ plans, you can experience video streaming optimized for your mobile device without using any of your 4G LTE data.
If you have T-Mobile ONE, then you don't need Binge On, because then you're already getting unlimited high speed 4G LTE smartphone data. Not only that, but you can also get Netflix On Us, as long as you have two or more lines on an eligible T-Mobile ONE tax inclusive voice plan.
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Binge On lets you get optimized video streaming on your smartphone or tablet at no extra charge, making high-speed data last up to three times longer. Binge On is already enabled and ready to go on your smartphone or tablet.
Disabling Binge On
If you decide to turn it off, your video streaming will no longer be optimized, resulting in 4G LTE data being consumed faster. Video streams at DVD quality (480p+) with Binge On. You may disable Binge On at any time, but you'll lose the Binge On benefits. To disable Binge On, you can do so with short codes, through My T-Mobile, or through our app. Read how to disable Binge On.
What you get with Binge On depends on your account type.
- Less than 3 GB (including Simple Choice Pay in Advance and Data Bump customers*): All video streaming DOES count against your high-speed data bucket.
- 3 GB or higher (including Simple Choice Pay in Advance): Video streaming through video content participants does not count against your high-speed data bucket (if Binge On is enabled; excludes T-Mobile ONE, Mobile Internet for hotspots, and 2.5 GB Promotional Data Bump offers).
- Unlimited LTE data on your smartphone (including Simple Choice Pay in Advance): Video streaming through video content participants does not count against your high-speed data bucket (if Binge On is enabled).
- Other Pay in Advance (Prepaid) plans: All video streaming DOES count against your high-speed data bucket.
*Customers who received a promotional data bump from 2.5 GB to 4 GB back in 2016 continue to receive the original Binge On experience (video streaming does count).
Note: Only video streaming is included. Data used to load and browse content on streaming provider apps and websites, as well as any advertisements that stream prior to, or during, your selected video’s playback, also counts toward your high-speed data.
Data usage and Data Stash
When the 4G LTE data is exhausted, you'll then draw from your Data Stash bucket. If both are exhausted, all data speeds (including video from participating providers) is reduced to 2G speeds for the remainder of the billing cycle with an option to purchase a high-speed data pass. If you have our latest version of Data Stash (our latest version of Data Stash is required for Binge On), you can stash up to 20 GB for up to 12 months! Plus, you'll never get hit with an overage fee.
So many participants to choose from
If you're on a data plan of 3 GB or higher, you automatically receive video streaming at no extra charge through participating video streaming services, such as Amazon Video, CBS Sports, DIRECTV, ESPN, HBO NOW, Hulu, PBS Kids, Univision, YouTube, and so many more! See the entire Binge On list of more than 100 video streaming services in various categories, including broadcast networks, gaming, children's programming, music and concerts, Spanish language, sports, and VR.
What you should know about Amazon's streaming partners
Amazon Video is a Binge On video streaming participant. Some additional video streaming services—such as Showtime and Starz—have partnered with Amazon to stream through the Amazon app. Streaming content through these services while using the Amazon Video app or website will continue to provide you with the same great free video streaming offered by Binge On for eligible customers.
When Binge on is enabled, only video streaming from participating video content providers doesn’t count against your high-speed data bucket. Video streaming from non-participating video content providers, and data used to load and browse content on streaming provider apps and websites are still deducted from your high-speed data bucket, but at a slower rate, stretching your high-speed data up to three times longer. When Binge On is enabled, all detectable video streaming (from participating services and others) is optimized to DVD-quality (typically 480p or better).
Tethering means sharing the 4G LTE mobile internet connection from your smartphone, tablet, or mobile internet device with another device, like a laptop or tablet. Streaming video from included Binge On participants never touches your high-speed data allotment if you're tethering from a smartphone, tablet, or mobile internet device to a laptop, desktop, tablet, or handset. Other devices (such as gaming consoles, smart TVs or streaming sticks) aren't currently supported.
Binge On is not in effect if you are on a Wi-Fi network or roaming on other wireless provider networks. If you stream video through Wi-Fi or roaming, your video resolution defaults to the highest available based on the internet service provider or roaming partner.
Binge On optimizes video quality for smartphone screens. As a result, many video services will deliver videos that will look good on a mobile device (at DVD-quality, typically 480p or better), rather than a higher resolution version (for example, HD) which is often better suited for larger screen. Because the resolution of your videos will be optimized, your high-speed data will last up to 3 times longer while streaming video, unless a provider chooses to opt-out.
You can always choose to disable Binge On; however, you'll no longer have the ability to stream from participating streaming services without it counting against your high-speed data or have other video streaming optimized for your smartphone screen, resulting in higher usage of your high-speed data. Read how to turn off Binge On.
Choosing to have Binge On enabled doesn't permanently slow down data or eliminate your ability to control how your video is streamed. Binge On is designed to stretch your data and provide a quality video viewing experience, while using less high-speed data on your plan. And if you're on a qualifying data plan of 3 GB or higher, you automatically receive video streaming at no extra data charge through certain participating video streaming services.
If Binge On is disabled, the resolution defaults to highest available based on the streaming service, the specific content, the device, and the network strength but may be independent of the quality that best suits your viewing screen. On mobile phones, the benefit of this higher resolution may not be noticeable or important to you, resulting in unnecessarily high data consumption.