T-Mobile today added 14 streaming music apps, doubling the services eligible for its data-free Music Freedom program. While not exactly popular with net neutrality advocates, T-Mobile says their "streaming doesn't count against your data plan" service is a big hit with subscribers.
According to T-Mobile, the number of their customers streaming music each day has jumped nearly 300%; and they’re streaming 66 million songs per day − 200 terabytes of data per day. In a recent survey of U.S. wireless users, 1 in 4 said that Music Freedom is a key reason they’ve switched or would switch to the T-Mobile.
Today’s music service additions include names like Google Play Music, Xbox Music and SoundCloud as well as a diverse range of specialty services to suit all tastes including EDM, Jazz, Caribbean, Bollywood.
New services added today, with descriptions provided by T-Mobile, include:
- Google Play Music− Winner of the popular vote among Un-carrier customers
- Xbox Music − ‘All the Music You Love’ on all your devices
- SoundCloud − Provides access to the world’s largest community of music & audio creators
- RadioTunes − Features a wide variety of free streaming radio channels
- Digitally Imported − The first service in Music Freedom devoted entirely to electronic dance music
- Fit Radio − A wide selection of great workout songs for the gym
- Fresca Radio − Delivers 40 channels of the best Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean music
- JAZZRADIO − Enjoy endless hours of the best jazz music around
- Live365 − Thousands of internet radio stations featuring music in every style
- Mad Genius Radio − For those who like a lot of music and who like their playlists fresh
- radioPup − Featuring 300+ local radio stations streaming the best music available
- Radio.com − Original programming including streaming music and more
- ROCKRADIO − 100% rock, streaming the most diverse variety of rock music online
- Saavn − All the best Bollywood and Indian music, online and on the go
These join 13 other services previously part of Music Freedom, including Rhapsody, Pandora, AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Samsung Milk Music, Radio Paradise, Rdio, Slacker, Songza and Spotify.