Quick Answer: How Can TV Licensing Prove You Are Watching TV?

Do you need a TV license if you have a TV but don’t watch it?

You don’t need a TV Licence if you never watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel, or live on an online TV service, and you never download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.

Find out more about when you need a TV Licence..

What channels can I watch without a TV Licence?

Without a licence, you can legally watch:Netflix.YouTube.Amazon Prime.DVDs/Blurays.Non-BBC catch-up including ITV Player, Channel 4 on-demand, as long as it’s NOT live.

Is Freeview live TV?

Yes, you can watch Freeview Live TV channels. The Freeview streaming device is the first to provide streaming Freeview channels over IP. It is just like watching broadcast TV, but the difference is that the broadcast is delivered over the internet, rather than over the air.

How does TV catchup work?

What is catch-up TV? Catch-up TV are the programmes that are made available online by TV channels — like the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 — so you can watch them whenever you want. Typically, shows that are currently-airing are only available from the past 30 days, but there are exceptions.

Do I have to let TV Licence inspector in?

Under no circumstances (even if you are illegally watching TV, not that we’d ever condone that), do you have to let inspectors into your home. … The easiest way to get rid of a TV Licensing inspector is to tell them that you revoke their implied right of access.

What is the cheapest way to pay for TV Licence?

If you don’t want to set up a Direct Debit, you may want to consider paying using a TV Licensing Payment Card. You can use this card to spread the cost of your colour TV Licence by making weekly or monthly payments, with weekly payments costing £5.60 per week. You can apply for a payment card by calling 0300 555 0286.

How much is a TV Licence Monthly 2020?

The Government has confirmed that from 1 April 2020 the cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50.

Can TV Licensing tell if you’re watching TV?

If you don’t pay, TV Licensing can check If TV Licensing believes you’re watching ‘live TV’ or using BBC iPlayer without a licence, enquiry officers may pay you a visit. They can’t enter your home without permission, but can apply for a search warrant to do so.

How do I get proof of TV Licence?

You can view your TV Licence online at any time. Once you’re signed in, you can also download or print your licence if you need to. To sign in, you’ll need your TV Licence number, last name and postcode on the licence.

Who is exempt from TV Licence?

People who are aged 75 or over and receive Pension Credit. People who are blind (severely sight impaired). People who live in qualifying residential care and are disabled or over 60 and retired. For businesses that provide units of overnight accommodation, for example, hotels and mobile units.

Do you need TV license to watch Netflix?

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.