YouTube now on T-Mobile's 'Binge On' after earlier spat

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NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company's "Binge On" video streaming service.

That means most T-Mobile customers can now watch YouTube videos without using up their cellphone data.

T-Mobile had partnered with a couple dozen video providers, including Netflix, Hulu and HBO, in November to let its customers stream video without using up their phone data.

YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet, didn't like that T-Mobile then delivered all video in DVD-level quality, which is worse than HD — even video from companies that hadn't joined Binge On.

Now YouTube has signed on after T-Mobile allowed video providers to manage video streams themselves and choose whether they want to be able to stream their video at a higher quality.