Quick Answer: Can You Watch Other Channels Without A TV Licence?

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

Do I need a TV Licence to watch live TV online.

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..

Can TV Licence officers enter your home?

TV Licensing can only enter your home without your permission if authorised to do so under a search warrant granted by a magistrate (or sheriff in Scotland).

What 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.

Do I need a TV Licence if I dont have a TV?

Don’t have a TV? You could still need a TV Licence for other devices. It doesn’t matter what device you use. If you watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by 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.

Can I watch Freeview without a TV Licence?

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.

Can TV Licence prove you watch TV?

If you have a licence, but will not watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or use BBC iPlayer before your licence expires. If you’ve changed the type of licence to a cheaper one, such as a black and white licence, you may be due a partial refund.

Can I watch BBC catch up without a TV Licence?

Yes. Anyone who downloads or watches BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on iPlayer must be covered by a TV Licence. You also need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, including on iPlayer. This applies to any device you use.

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.

Can the BBC track your IP address?

We use some of your personal information to provide our services, provide recommendations to you on things you’ll like, and to personalise parts of the BBC to your tastes. Your IP address and information about your device might be used to confirm your location.

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.