Tv Licence not needed if you do the following......just thought I would pass this on

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Found 16th Mar 2013
The law states that you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record television programmes, on any device, as they're being shown on TV. This includes TVs, computers, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorders.
You don't need a licence if you don't use any of these devices to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV - for example, if you use your TV only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch ‘catch up’ services like BBC iPlayer or 4oD.

TO THOSE THAT PAY THE FEE.

THANK YOU !!!!!!!

I don't - so thanks for paying for me.

I can't live without BBC iPlayer!
- ewwaxo
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Television Licensing Laws in the UK
It can be confusing to understand whether or not you need a television licence in the UK, how much it will cost you and how you can pay. This guide will help answer some of the questions often asked.

Do I need a TV licence?
A TV licence covers the premises not an individual so first check whether you need one by asking the landlord or owner of the place you are living in to see if one is in place. The TV licence is needed if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service or if you download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

  • The TV licensing law still applies to students, lodgers and renters.
  • If you own a second home you will need to apply for a seperate TV licence for that property.


What about TV licensing if I have no TV?
If you don’t have a TV but you use a computer, laptop, phone or other device to watch live TV on any channel or any BBC programmes on iPlayer then you are still required to have a TV licence. These devices are:

  • Laptops and desktop computers
  • Tablets, mobile phones and other portable devices
  • Digital boxes or PVRs (such as Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV)
  • Games consoles
  • Media streaming devices (such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Now TV)
  • Freeview, Freesat or YouView


I only watch TV online, do I have to buy a TV licence?
Yes, you will still need to buy one. The licence is needed if you watch BBC iPlayer but it also includes ANY online TV service that has a streaming or smart TV service, a website or an app that lets you watch live TV over the internet. These include; All 4, Sky Go, Virgin Media, Now TV, BT TV, Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and ITV Hub.

How much is a TV licence?
A standard TV Licence costs £150.50 per year. You can pay this by credit or debit card or by direct debit. You can buy and pay for your TV licence online through this link. tvlicensing.co.uk/cs/…app.

  • If you are over the age of 75, then your TV licence will be free for you and will cover anyone else living in your household. You do need to still apply for one though, it is not automatically sent out to you.
  • If you are blind (severely sight impaired) and can provide appropriate evidence, you are eligible to apply for a 50% concession. Your licence will also cover other members of your household. However, If you are partially sighted (sight impaired) you are not eligible for this discount.
  • If you are a resident of a care home, supported housing or sheltered accommodation you may be able to apply for a concessionary TV Licence. This is called a an Accommodation for residential care (ARC) licence. It costs £7.50 per room, flat or bungalow.

Do I have to pay my TV licence in one go?
No, there are two other options available to you. If you want to pay monthly, you have the option of setting up a direct debit. With this option, you’ll usually pay for your first licence over six months, at around £25.10 a month. After this, you pay for your next licence in 12 monthly instalments of around £12.56 – six payments before your licence is due to be renewed, and six after. A quarterly direct debit option is also available, with this you’ll pay around £38.89 every three months. If you choose to pay by direct debit you will not need to renew your TV licence, as the payments will continue until you cancel the direct debit.


If I don’t pay for my TV licence, how will they catch me?
The TV licensing company has a database of approximately 31 million licensed and unlicensed addresses which lets them know if your address has a TV Licence. Their team of enforcement officers check the database and if a TV licence isn’t in place they may send a detector van to your address. These vans can detect the use of TV receiving equipment. If you are found to have this in your house and no licence you will either be asked to pay the full TV licence there and then or you could be prosecuted. The maximum penalty in the UK is a £1,000 fine plus legal costs and/or any compensation you may be ordered to pay. They may also send enforcement officers round to your address even if you have declared that you don’t need a TV licence.
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I only use my TV catch Up and Playing 360. So I thought it was worth passing on.

In all cases, we may need a couple of minutes of your time
As it is our duty to ensure that everyone in the UK who needs a licence has one, we may visit your address to check that no licence is required. It's unfortunately necessary to do this, as when we make contact on these visits, almost one in five people are found to need a TV Licence. Please be assured that this is a routine visit, and will take no more than a few minutes. If we find during the visit that you do in fact need a licence, you'll need to pay the full licence fee, and you could risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
We do not watch live tv so do not pay for a licence. But while at work the tv licencing guy came around threatening my other half and she paid him on the spot. Criminals.
At last... Another tv license thread!
Thought all that was pretty obvious really.
I actually don't have a tv but an LED projector I would be very hard to catch as I must have curtains closed to watch. Unfortunately my wife is a huge chicken: -)
pat915m

I actually don't have a tv but an LED projector I would be very hard to … I actually don't have a tv but an LED projector I would be very hard to catch as I must have curtains closed to watch. Unfortunately my wife is a huge chicken: -)



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Hugh Jass!

I only use my TV catch Up and Playing 360. So I thought it was worth … I only use my TV catch Up and Playing 360. So I thought it was worth passing on.



TVCatchup is a 'as live' service so requires a TV license.
@Gavin Lewis he probably meant catch up TV I.e 4od and iPlayer as long as they are not live ofcourse
J4GG4

We do not watch live tv so do not pay for a licence. But while at work … We do not watch live tv so do not pay for a licence. But while at work the tv licencing guy came around threatening my other half and she paid him on the spot. Criminals.




If you watch sky or use a decoder box that unscrambles channels, you DO need a tv license
Adnan786

If you watch sky or use a decoder box that unscrambles channels, you DO … If you watch sky or use a decoder box that unscrambles channels, you DO need a tv license



How would you know he has sky TV? oh wait! database! Amirite?
At least the OP can spell the word licence.(_;)
guv

How would you know he has sky TV? oh wait! database! Amirite?




You're right even when you're wrong.

I didnt have you for a conspiracy theorist. Oh wait.
Adnan786

You're right



As always.
You try too hard to act childish.

You need to try and find a middle ground.

Editing quotes to manipulate the context of posts shows the inner workings of your sinister nature.

Its amusing so do continue, but after the laughter dissipates, pity comes into play (srs)
It will be abolished in the next few years, then all of these threads will be people moaning about adverts on the BBC.
GAVINLEWISHUKD

TVCatchup is a 'as live' service so requires a TV license.

You can watch Iplayer etc...just not live tv
You don't need a licence if you don't use any of these devices to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV - for example, if you use your TV only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch ‘catch up’ services like BBC iPlayer or 4oD.
J4GG4

We do not watch live tv so do not pay for a licence. But while at work … We do not watch live tv so do not pay for a licence. But while at work the tv licencing guy came around threatening my other half and she paid him on the spot. Criminals.

Gits
Adnan786

If you watch sky or use a decoder box that unscrambles channels, you DO … If you watch sky or use a decoder box that unscrambles channels, you DO need a tv license



Thats a interesting point, but why point it at me? I do not watch live tv
Haven't had a TV license for years. If I need BBC programming - iPlayer.

Why pay for a TV License -only to be faced with hours and hours of adverts!
J4GG4

Thats a interesting point, but why point it at me? I do not watch live tv … Thats a interesting point, but why point it at me? I do not watch live tv



He did it because you posted a thread earlier and it upset his little buddy. (srs) X)
ewwaxo

Haven't had a TV license for years. If I need BBC programming - … Haven't had a TV license for years. If I need BBC programming - iPlayer.Why pay for a TV License -only to be faced with hours and hours of adverts!



Your stupidity knows no bounds!

The BBC do not show adverts, so your reference to BBC programming is irrelevant.
guv

Your stupidity knows no bounds!The BBC do not show adverts, so your … Your stupidity knows no bounds!The BBC do not show adverts, so your reference to BBC programming is irrelevant.



Yes Guv. Read carefully.

The BBC is one set of channels and this is the one you pay for. All the others show adverts. which make up the majority.

But I appreciate you falling into obvious attacks like that..
Edited by: "ewwaxo" 16th Mar 2013
ewwaxo

Yes Guv. Read carefully.The BBC is one set of channels and this is the … Yes Guv. Read carefully.The BBC is one set of channels and this is the one you pay for. All the others show adverts. which make up the majority.



I read carefully and answered carefully.

If you'd said you watch ITVplayer, you may have had a reason to mention adverts. But you chose the one channel that doesn't making it highly amusing.
sigh..............


Guv... You pay the TV licence to watch live TV regardless of whether or not you watch BBC cannels. The majority of channels show adverts. The reference to the BBC was because that is what the TV license fee is funding.
Someones got a new sidekick. How cute.
Adnan786

Someones got a new sidekick. How cute.



Speaking of which, where's yours?
Adnan786

Someones got a new sidekick. How cute.



slamdunkin will be jealous
Its really quite simple, not sure what part of it guv doesnt understand.

I'll see if I can simplify it further for him.

If you watch ANY tv channel as it is being broadcasted/aired you are liable to pay the TV License (does not have to be BBC).

Yes the tv license fee goes to the BBC, regardless of whether you watch BBC or any other of the hundreds of channels.

Many may have the opinion (such as ewwaxo) that watching live tv broadcasts (on every other channel) is enduring given that they show adverts and therefore may opt not to watch live broadcasts or the BBC.

Im of the opinion he was just nit picking because the other alternative is that he is rather quite simple.
Edited by: "Adnan786" 16th Mar 2013
Adnan786

Its really quite simple, not sure what part of it guv doesnt … Its really quite simple, not sure what part of it guv doesnt understand.I'll see if I can simplify it further for him.If you watch ANY tv channel as it is being broadcasted/aired you are liable to pay the TV License (does not have to be BBC). Yes the tv license fee goes to the BBC, regardless of whether you watch BBC or any other of the hundreds of channels.Many may have the opinion (such as ewwaxo) that watching live tv broadcasts (on every other channel) is enduring given that they show adverts and therefore may opt not to watch live broadcasts or the BBC.Im of the opinion he was just nit picking because the other alternative is that he is rather quite simple.



All the on-demand facilities provide all the necessary viewing options. Unless you watch Live Sports, having a TV License is really unnecessary, just as the OP has stated.

ewwaxo

All the on-demand facilities provide all the necessary viewing options. … All the on-demand facilities provide all the necessary viewing options. Unless you watch Live Sports, having a TV License is really unnecessary, just as the OP has stated.



In fact having Lovefilm + Netflix for a year is the equivalent of the TV License. On -demand no adverts.


Nothing on US Netflix then? Oh Well.

BTW. Im fully aware what the TV licence is for and who gets the money. I happily pay it too as they provide an excellent service. Especially their documentaries that often makes members here very frothy. X)


ewwaxo

Right back to US Netflix this is boring.

Adnan786

Someones got a new sidekick. How cute.



He's got the evening shift. X)

Gotta have cover 24/7 you know!
guv

Nothing on US Netflix then? Oh Well.BTW. Im fully aware what the TV … Nothing on US Netflix then? Oh Well.BTW. Im fully aware what the TV licence is for and who gets the money. I happily pay it too as they provide an excellent service. Especially their documentaries that often makes members here very frothy. X)He's got the evening shift. X)Gotta have cover 24/7 you know!



Excellent service -lol !! Its the best way to brainwash someone!! You have been fully programmed by the media- think of all those documentaries and adverts you've watched.
and weak minds like you guv. they own your mind.
I didn't even see the show. Just proving how easy it is to get a real weak mind to bite. X)

PS I mostly watch Satellite TV from abroad. Maybe I should pay the Italians and Germans a TV Licence fee! X)
guv

PS I mostly watch Satellite TV from abroad. Maybe I should pay the … PS I mostly watch Satellite TV from abroad. Maybe I should pay the Italians and Germans a TV Licence fee! X)



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Edited by: "ewwaxo" 16th Mar 2013
aircanman

It will be abolished in the next few years, then all of these threads … It will be abolished in the next few years, then all of these threads will be people moaning about adverts on the BBC.



I would rather have adverts on BBC rather than pay the licence, it's easier to skip commercials than to find the money to pay.
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