What Can You Do If You Don’T Have A TV Licence?

Can you get away with not having a TV license?

This use is enabled by the Regulations governing TV Licensing.

Essentially, as long as you tick the following boxes, you can get away with watching live TV or iPlayer and not paying for licence: …

You watch iPlayer or live TV on mobile devices that can function without being plugged in to the power mains while you watch..

What can you do if you don’t have a TV Licence?

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.

How do I declare no TV Licence?

Please use our Contact us form and provide us with the following information:Your title, initial and last name.Your new address and postcode.Your old address and postcode.and your No Licence Needed declaration number (if you have it)

Do you need a TV Licence to 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.

What can I watch if I don’t have 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.

Do you have to reply to TV Licence letters?

Bin them. The only way they can get you is if one of their “inspectors” sees or hears a discernible tv program being shown on your tv. That means coming in your house and turning on your tv, or hearing it when you open the door to them. There’s no obligation to reply to letters or let an inspector in your house.

Can the BBC track your IP address?

“And the same goes for some other parts of the BBC. This is so we can make the BBC more relevant and personal to you.” The BBC tells people signing up to the iPlayer service that it automatically collects their data. It slurps a user’s IP address, browser and device type, and a unique identifier.

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.

What happens if you don’t have TV Licence?

If you don’t pay you could face a £1,000 fine Watching ‘live TV’ without a licence is against the law. TV Licensing has enforcement officers that carry out checks. … You cannot be imprisoned for TV licence evasion in itself, although you can be imprisoned for non-payment of a fine imposed by the court.

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

Do I need a TV Licence to watch subscription services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV? You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use these services to watch on demand or catch up programmes except if you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. … Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

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.”

Can TV Licensing detect Internet?

The only way they could possibly “detect” people watching TV on the internet is if the internet service providers (ISPs) provided them with information about the browsing habits of their customers. Understandably the ISPs refuse to divulge that information, because doing so would be both illegal and immoral.

Do TV detector vans really exist?

Hardly anyone has ever been closely involved with “TV licence detection vans” because there aren’t any TV licence detection vans. … In 2011, the BBC admitted, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the TV Licensing blog, that it had “not, to date, used detection evidence in Court.” Ever.

Do I need a TV Licence if I have sky?

Yes, you need a licence to watch or record any live TV programme, on any channel. … This applies to any provider you use, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4, Sky Go, Virgin Media, BT TV, Apple TV, Now TV, YouTube, Roku and Amazon Prime Video.