T-Mobile has announced a great partnership with Google as they will not only showcase more Pixel smartphones to their subscribers, but will also make some Google products the default apps for Android devices that are on their network. This partnership includes making Google Messages the default, including RCS and Google One capabilities as the recommended cloud storage. Most importantly, YouTube TV will now be your “premium TV solution” when they phase out their live services. And yes, this means that more Pixel and Android devices will be pushed to “showcase the power of 5G.”
T-Mobile says they plan to make Messaging the default “messaging experience” for all of their subscribers who use Android devices. This includes support for Rich Communication Services (RCS), which has long been touted as the future of messaging. You’ll be able to enjoy things like better quality photos and videos, chat over Wi-Fi or data, read receipts, reactions, more dynamic group chats, and finally end-to-end encryption as Google continues to roll it out for more users. .
The other great thing with this partnership is that YouTube TV will become your premium TV solution. They are ending their existing Live, Live + and Live Zone services by April 20. TVision Live subscribers will get YouTube TV free for the first month and then $ 10 off its regular price at $ 54.99 per month. They can also get three months of YouTube Premium for free, giving you ad-free access to YouTube and YouTube Music.
The other components of the partnership between T-Mobile and Google include the expansion of Pixel devices and other Android smartphones available to their subscribers. They want to be able to push 5G and its “powers” to users, so expect heavier promotions in that regard. T-Mobile will also make it easier for users to back up their data, including data, memories and files, on Google One. It was not mentioned whether there are discounts for T-Mobile users on Google One plans, but it is very likely.
This association it’s a huge win for Google, specifically for its Pixel devices, as Verizon is the only other carrier in the US that carries its smartphones. Google also says that T-Mobile has “the most Android smartphone customers in the US,” so this makes sense for both companies.