Last week, as a part of YouTube and T-Mobile’s joint announcement that YouTube was joining Binge On, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a video to help sell the news. During that clip, he made reference to Netflix streaming on T-Mobile that was dropped to DVD-like quality with BingeOn enabled, but noted that the 480p resolution was better than what you would see at AT&T and Verizon, who were only “delivering” content for Netflix at 360p (clip here). The news was somewhat shocking, because no one had heard this before and either assumed Legere was talking out of his ass or knew something no one else knew. As it turns out, he may have had the inside track to information that even Verizon and AT&T weren’t aware of. (more…)
For those interested, T-Mobile is offering a BOGO (buy one, get one) deal on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. For a limited time, and when you meet all of the requirements, you can purchase either of Samsung’s latest devices, then receive a prepaid MasterCard card holding the amount of a second device straight from T-Mobile. (more…)
Even with Netflix opening its service to 190 countries as of last week, it appears that the company must still take steps to protect the content it distributes from those who do not live in a supported region. For those who do not live in a territory where Netflix is offered, which used to be a very long list, some would use proxies and “unblockers” to trick Netflix’s servers into thinking the user was based somewhere else in the world, preferably one that allows for Netflix streaming.
In the coming weeks, Netflix states that it is cracking down on these users, and will evolve its proxy detection to make sure those users are unable to watch content. (more…)
Beginning this Friday, T-Mobile is knocking $100 off Samsung’s latest smartphones, plus throwing in a free year of Netflix when you purchase one. Phones offered at the discounted rate are the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5. The $100 promotion is good until December 23, and the Netflix offer is good until December 31. (more…)
According to the Wall Street Journal, in an effort to make its monthly subscription service Red more appealing to potential customers, YouTube is meeting with Hollywood studios to land streaming rights to hit TV shows and movies, in addition to possibly creating its own content (like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) for online viewing. (more…)
John Legere went on Twitter today and announced that anyone who purchases a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge through T-Mobile will be given a free year of Netflix. That should be helpful if you plan on consuming a ton of House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and whatever else you might enjoy viewing. (more…)
Thanks in part to 4 million comments by the American people, President Barack Obama and the White House released a statement this morning in favor of net neutrality and keeping the internet “open and free.” His stance is that the internet is “essential” to our economy, is one of the greatest “gifts” to our society, and that the FCC should reclassify it under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, essentially turning it into a utility. (more…)