There was once a time when if you wanted to watch television shows there was only one option: turning on your TV and tuning in. That meant one thing was straightforward: you definitely needed to buy a TV licence to stay on the right side of the law and watch programmes in your own home. Unless you loved many, many trips to Blockbuster. But nowadays many don’t even bother watching live television, favouring services like Netflix and Amazon Prime instead. So if you use your television set only to watch streaming services, do you still need a licence? It depends on what you’re watching, and when. Make sure you’re clued up, as more than 26,000 people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught by the licensing authority. They could be fined up to £1,000. Here’s what you need to know about TV licences and streaming, as reported by the Liverpool Echo . What is a TV licence? When do I need one? A TV licence costs £147 a year and gives the holder legal … [Read more...] about I only use my TV to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime
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Netflix is fine. So is Amazon Prime . ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and you're probably OK. But the second you watch or record anything from live TV or fire up iPlayer you're at risk of a £1,000 fine if you don't have a valid TV licence. And, no, it doesn't matter that you're only using your phone or logging in through Apple TV. What's more, the latest figures from TV Licensing show more than 26,000 Brits between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year alone. Worse, there is often even more confusion about who is, and isn't covered by a licence in places like student halls and flat shares. “Every year there are myths which circulate around campus about when you do and don’t need a licence," said TV Licensing spokesman Jason Hill. "As most students own at least one device capable of showing live TV or watching BBC iPlayer - such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet computer – it’s important they know the … [Read more...] about Do you need a TV licence to watch Netflix and Prime? 26,000 people caught out
TELLY fans have to shell out for a TV licence and even those who use the iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes need to cough up. But what exactly is the licence for and how much does it cost? Find out here. When is the TV licence fee going up and how much by? The cost of a full-colour TV licence for 12 months is £150.50. It rose on April 1 2018, and applies to anyone buying or renewing a licence after that date. The charge means people will be forking out £2.89 a week - up from £2.83 - or £12.54 a month. If you pay via a monthly or weekly plan which stared before April 1 then you'll continue paying the old fee until your licence is up for renewal. Who doesn't have to pay for a TV licence? Some people are entitled to a free TV licence: For example if you're aged over 75 or you're a resident in a care home. You can pay for your licence all in one go or spread the cost throughout the year using direct debit. Watching live TV or catch-up through the BBC iPlayer on … [Read more...] about Do I need a TV licence to watch TV, how is is the BBC funded and can I watch BBC iPlayer if I don’t have one?
Gone are the days of watching films and shows solely on your telly, replaced by Netflix binges on your blower or laptop. But nothing can truly match the big screen experience – which is why mobile mirroring is the one smartphone trick every gadget addict should master. With it, you can project what you're watching on your smartphone on to your much larger telly, making it perfect for streaming movies, showing off your holiday pics and even playing games. The easy-to-use feature is already available on a growing number of set-top boxes, smart TVs, consoles, and dongles – here's how to use it:How to mirror your smartphone on Smart TVs You can beam your smartphone display on to a bunch of compatible smart TVs through the HDMI port labelled MHL (which stands for mobile high-definition link). All it takes is a cheap MHL cable that turns your mobile's connection to an HDMI connection: plug the USB-C side into your phone and the other end into the TV's HDMI input. And voila, … [Read more...] about How to mirror your iPhone or Android phone’s screen on your TV
NETFLIX could be killing sex - with new research suggesting couples get into bed and watch shows on their iPads instead of getting romantic. Once a code for casual sex, Brits may now be taking "Netflix and Chill" rather more literally - perhaps to the detriment of our love lives. A study by Lancaster researchers reveals that the busiest hour for internet use is now between 10pm and 11pm, driven by those watching streaming services such as Netflix, iPlayer and YouTube. Evidence from nearly 400 devices shows a peak at this time - with viewers prolonging the "traditional" hours of TV watching. As reported by MailOnline, the authors state: "To the extent that this traffic is associated with viewing films or programmes, it suggests that mobile devices are used to prolong hours of “TV watching”, perhaps after the main TV set has been turned off." The study, which is published in the journal Energy Research and Social Science, required some participants to keep diaries, which … [Read more...] about Netflix ‘killing sex’ as couples get into bed and watch shows on their iPads instead of getting romantic