How can I legally avoid a 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..
Do you need a TV Licence if you only use the Internet?
Yes, you need a licence to watch or record any live TV programme, on any channel. It doesn’t matter if you receive it over the internet, from a cable or satellite provider or through an aerial. … You also need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.
Do I need a TV Licence if I only have 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.
Can I refuse to pay TV Licence?
Refusing to pay your TV licence will no longer be a criminal offence under new rules. People who refuse to pay their TV licence will no longer face criminal sanctions under plans by the government to overhaul the BBC.
What is classed as live TV?
Live TV means any programme you watch or record as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service. It’s not just live events like sport, news and music. It also covers soaps, series, documentaries and even movies.
How do I tell them I don’t need a TV Licence?
If you don’t need a licence, please let us know. You can: tell us on this website. speak to us on 0300 790 6114*