What Can I Watch Without A TV Licence?

Can TV detector vans really detect?

TV detector vans exist, but they do not detect anything.

They are just for show.

TVL have a database of addresses in the UK with or without a licence.

It is just assumed that anyone without a TV licence is guilty, and so a campaign of harrassment begins by letters and visits to intimidate people into buying a licence..

Do I need TV Licence for YouTube?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch YouTube? No, you do not need a TV Licence to watch YouTube videos: you are not watching live TV content as it is broadcast. TV programmes that are uploaded to the video site following their broadcast follow the same rules as catch-up TV.

What happens if you ignore TV Licence letters?

Simply ignore TVL/BBC. Their letters are computer-generated and sent out by the hundred-thousand. The purpose of these “official warnings” and threats of “imminent legal action” is psychologial rather than actual. Once this is realised, the letters cease to have any effect or credibility.

Can the BBC track your IP address?

We collect some information automatically. Things like your IP address, which browser and device you’re using, or your device ID. And we can tell what webpage directed you to the BBC by looking at information from your browser.

Can I watch Netflix without a TV license?

If you only watch on-demand or catch-up programmes through streaming services like Netflix, then you do NOT need a TV licence – UNLESS you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. You also need one if you’re watching any live TV through apps. … So, if you start watching Sky Sports through Now TV, you need a licence.

Do I need TV Licence for Amazon Prime?

Subscription channels like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV are television services that are normally paid for on a monthly basis via cable, satellite or the internet. … But you don’t need a TV Licence to watch on demand programmes (other than those on BBC iPlayer) on paid-for subscription channels.

Can I cancel my TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

You can cancel your licence if you no longer: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel or. watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.) or. download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Who is exempt from TV Licence fee?

If you are aged 74 or over, you could be entitled to a free licence. Anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit is eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple.

Can TV Licence check your computer?

According to TV Licence, these are people who watch and record shows on the television or through any online streaming platform like iPlayer without a valid licence. This regulation also strictly applies to your computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, and game console.

Has anyone been fined for TV Licence?

You must have a TV licence if you have a TV capable of receiving television broadcasts. … You can be fined up to €1,000 (or €2,000 for subsequent offences) if you do not have a TV licence.

Can I watch ITV without a TV Licence?

You only need a TV licence if you watch or record TV as it’s being broadcast or use iPlayer – if you only use other catch-up sites, you don’t need one. … But that doesn’t apply to other catch-up services, so the ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are legal to use without a licence as long as you’re not using them to watch live TV.

Do I need a TV Licence for now TV?

If you watch TV programmes live on any online TV service, including Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, ITV Hub or All 4, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use online services to watch on demand or catch up programmes, except if you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Do I need a TV Licence if I only watch Freeview?

You need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any device and provider you use, including: Freeview, Freesat or YouView. Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV.

How can TV Licensing prove you are watching TV?

“To get a warrant, TV Licensing has to prove that live broadcasts are being watched. “They also need to prove that there is no way they will be allowed to conduct their enquiry without a warrant. … “These addresses are prioritised for detection so that we can check if a licence is needed.”

How can I legally not pay my TV Licence?

You don’t need a TV licence to watch programmes on catch-up TV services, with the exception of the BBC’s iPlayer. You can watch anything stored on services such as ITV Hub, All 4 and My5, as long as you don’t watch live TV. These services are, after all, paid for by advertising.

What powers do TV Licence inspectors have?

It is also worth bearing in mind that TV Licence Inspectors have no power to enter your home, unless a specific warrant to enter has been obtained prior to their visit. You will notice, if they ever visit, that they will present you with a letter, rather than try to gain entry.