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T-Mobile adds Apple Music to list of free music streaming services for consumers

29 July 2015

T-Mobile on Monday added Apple Music to its free music streaming on a number of popular music services, including Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Slacker and Spotify, without including it in their monthly 4G LTE data.

T-Mobile started allowing free music streaming last year.

According to T-Mobile, 95 per cent of the popular music services out there now participated in this Music Freedom feature, with Amazon Music being the only major holdout.

According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere's blog post, Apple Music was the number one requested addition to Music Freedom, counting for 80 per cent of the requests that arrived via Twitter.

Customers taking advantage of T-Mobile's music feature were streaming over 131 million songs daily, the company said.

"Apple Music has become the single most requested new addition to Music Freedom and counts for a full 80 percent of the requests coming in via Twitter," T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere, wrote in a blog post. "I heard every one of them, so it's happening right now!"

With the addition of Apple Music, the program now extended to 33 streaming services, including iHeartRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, as also smaller names like AccuRadio, Black Planet, and Radio Paradise.

According to Legere, Music Freedom had been an enormous hit with customers since its launch.

"They now stream over 131 million songs every single day - up an amazing 275 percent from a year ago when we launched Music Freedom," he said.

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