Music Freedom expansion gives T-Mobile customers more free streaming

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T-Mobile brought Music Freedom to its customers way back in June 2014 with a handful of supported services. Music Freedom expanded in August and November of that year before another batch of music streaming services joined earlier this year. Now, with Binge On handling the video side of things quite well, T-Mobile is ready to give attention back to Music Freedom.

Aud.io, Dash radio, DatPiff, Jango, KCRW, Noon Pacific, Radio Danz, SomaFM, Spinrilla, StreamOn, and TuneIn Premium are the eleven music streaming services now covered by Music Freedom. The standout from the list is TuneIn Premium since it now offers access to a wide range of content that includes NFL games. T-Mobile customers can utilize any of these services and the others to their heart’s desire without having to worry about affecting the amount of 4G LTE allotted monthly.

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