Looks like it, at least according to a report released by Recode. The third biggest wireless carrier in America is reportedly in the midst of discussions with Facebook in order to bring the social media giant’s video services (including FB’s live video feature) to T-Mobile’s Binge On. For subscribers of T-Mobile, this could mean that soon, they will able to view any video posted to Facebook without having any effect on their monthly data allowance.
In the last several months, T-Mobile has been busy fortifying the roster of video content providers for its Binge On service. Familiar names such as Netflix, Hulu, and former adversary, YouTube, have all joined in on the fun. If the latest rumor turns out to be true, then Facebook video would be a worthy addition to the list, further diversifying the Binge On feature’s already wide range of video content sources. Still, there is that little thing wherein the video quality is somewhat lowered whenever Binge On is activated, but if users can get over that, they will like devour whatever videos they can watch through T-Mobile’s video streaming service.
With regards to the prospect of Facebook video being included to Binge On, the most likely area to be smoothed out is how to make videos from the social media giant detectable to T-Mobile, so that they can be streamed without affecting the user’s data allotment every month. The good news is that the wireless carrier has managed to take care of similar issues when it brought YouTube in.
Facebook used to be just a social media platform, but in the last couple of years or so, the company has made an aggressive effort to become more than just a place for people to socialize with friends. Indeed, Facebook has now become a venue where videos become viral hits. If Binge On does succeed in getting Facebook video to its roster, it will be a win for T-Mobile and its video content loving subscribers.
Consider the numbers alone -- Facebook revealed in January early this year that it was delivering a hundred million hours of video watch time on a daily basis. T-Mobile’s subscribers would no doubt like to have access to that, especially when they do not have to worry about their data caps getting affected. Just this week, T-Mobile stated that its customers have streamed over 500 million hours of video content since the Binge On service was first introduced back in November of last year. That number is an improvement over the 190 million hours T-Mobile reported last April.
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