Deutsche Telekom to Offer Free Add-On Streaming for Mobiles

By Alan Spencer
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Deutsche Telekom, the German telco, will be allowing its mobile customers to stream music and video from selected partners from 19th April. StreamOn, the name of the service, will be at the standard speed included in the customer’s tariff.

StreamOn will allow customers to stream movies, series, sports or music without any data throttling kicking in, and will not count against the customer’s data allowance.

Current video partners include, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Sky Go, ARD/ZDF’s youth service “funk”, ZDF, 7TV (ProSiebenSat.1), Spiegel TV, Entertain TV, Telekom Basketball and Telekom Eishockey.

Current audio partners include, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Napster, Juke! Music and Radioplayer.de.

The streaming service is only available to customers of Telekom’s Magenta mobile tariffs that have signed up for the StreamOn option. Depending on the tariff, music, music and video or music and HD video streaming is covered at no additional charge.

Customers can use StreamOn on any mobile device and via multi-SIM on up to four devices. Users creating a WiFi hotspot or using tethering with their smartphones or tablets will not be able to use the service.

The Federal Network Agency in Germany will be investigating Telekom’s new service based on the legal requirements of net neutrality.