In November, T-Mobile launched Binge On, letting customers stream videos at a reduced quality from services such as Netflix, Hulu and HBO without incurring any data charges. However, YouTube — which isn't participating in the program — has claimed that the carrier was throttling its traffic as well. T-Mobile has responded to the comments, stating that it wasn't throttling, but "optimizing" YouTube data.
In a statement to DSL Reports, T-Mobile stated:
Using the term "throttle" is misleading. We aren't slowing down YouTube or any other site. In fact, because video is optimized for mobile devices, streaming from these sites should be just as fast, if not faster than before. A better phrase is "mobile optimized" or a less flattering "downgraded" is also accurate.
It looks like T-Mobile is optimizing all video on its network, irrespective of whether the service has partnered with Binge On or not. There's no excuse for throttling videos without user content, especially as Binge On is enabled by default. You can however switch off the service altogether by heading to My T-Mobile > Profile > Multimedia settings.
Nest Secure is discontinued — here's what's going on and why it matters
Nest's home security alarm system is only three years old, and yet its already heading to the Google Graveyard. This announcement is sudden, unexpected, and quite honestly unreasonable on Google's part, as it leaves users and their home safety in limbo.
Windows apps on Chromebooks are here, but most of you can't use them yet
Windows has finally come to Enterprise Chromebooks and it looks great! The only thing that could make it greater is a personal edition.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review: The new flagship killer
The Galaxy S20 FE is the latest in Samsung's crusade to dominate every pricing tier with a well-rounded device that makes the appropriate sacrifices while maintaining the company's standards for quality and performance.
These are the best rugged Android phones
Living the rough and tumble life? Get yourself a smartphone that can handle everything you throw at it — or throw your phone at.