Apple Music Now Part of Videotron’s ‘Unlimited Music’ Service

Quebec carrier Videotron launched its Unlimited Music service last year, which allows customers to stream from popular music services without using data from their plans. The service appears to be very popular, despite opposition from consumer groups over allegations of violating net neutrality.

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Currently, Unlimited Music supports the following streaming music services: Google Play Musique, Spotify, Deezer, Stingray Musique, 8tracks, Groove, Slacker2, Jazz Radio, Digitally Imported, Jango, Bandcamp, Rock Radio, Radio Tune and Analekta.

However, one major streaming service has been quietly added: Apple Music. That’s right, the service right now supports streaming of Apple Music, and according to Videotron–an official announcement is coming soon.

iPhone in Canada user Mario confirmed he was able to stream Apple Music without having it affect his data plan, as shown within his account details on the web. He also stated with his tests, high quality streaming (in iOS settings) doesn’t consume data, despite Videotron saying only regular quality streaming is supported.

Plans that include the Unlimited Music option start at $65.95/month for 2GB of data with unlimited nationwide calling, plus unlimited international SMS/MMS, call display and voicemail.

Anyone out there using Videotron’s Unlimited Music?

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  • mcfilmmakers

    With unlimited voice, why not have unlimited data? Clearly the data isn’t negatively affecting the voice services of other users.

  • Mario Gaucher

    Offline downloads looks to be also included in the unlimited music…
    I suppose that this loophole will probably be fixed before Vidéotron official announcement.

  • raslucas

    I wish Rogers could do this with Gamecentre. I know it’s a slippery slope when it comes to zero-rating specific services, but I think there’s an opportunity for compromise. Maybe the CRTC should allow some with special permission. Bell’s Mobile tv or Rogers Gamecentre are good examples of services that should have zero rating.

    Crave and Netflix on the other hand is not necessarily a good example. If Rogers zero-rated Netflix to fight against Crave, it would cause a competitive disadvantage for Crave for Rogers users. Vice versa is also true. Netflix doesn’t need any advantage.

    Now, if crtc only allowed it with special permission, that would change a lot. If it decided to give the privilege to Canadian services. Shomi may not have disappeared. It and Crave would have a competitive advantage over an American competitor because Canadians can watch them without costing their data.