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With a Magenta Plus, PlusUP, ONE Plus, or ONE Plan w/ ONE Plus, you can turn on HD video streaming on your device.

Activation steps

If you don't have a plan that includes HD streaming, refer to Find the right plan for you​ to add a plan today.

From the T-Mobile app

  1. Open the T-Mobile app. If you don't have it, learn how to download it now.
  2. Tap MORE
  5. If you have multiple lines on your account, make sure the line you're making changes to is showing. If it's not, open the menu to select another line on the account.
  6. Next to HD Video Resolution, toggle it ON or OFF.


  1. Log in to with your T-Mobile ID. If you don't have one, register for a T-Mobile ID​.
  2. Select PROFILE
  4. By HD Video Resolution, set the option to ON or OFF.

HD video resolution details

  • Activating HD video resolution only provides the ability to enable higher-resolution video streams by turning off video optimization. It doesn't change the actual, available resolution of streaming video.
  • Video resolution isn't determined by T-Mobile, but rather it's determined by the video content provider like YouTube or Netflix.
  • Once you turn it on, HD video streaming availability should take effect immediately, but it may require closing and re-opening the app or browser window, or restarting your device.

Full terms

All on-network data used, including free streaming data, counts toward the heavy-user threshold of 50GB in a billing cycle, after which a T-Mobile-branded customer will no longer receive highest priority on the network. When an HD video is active, streaming high-definition video will use data much faster than optimized video, and brings up to the possibility of de-prioritization if you use enough data to reach that limit in a given month. (Learn more about T-Mobile's Open Internet disclosures.)

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