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?
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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
THE BBC has confirmed it will be broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2018 in 4K, High Dynamic Range and virtual reality. It's part of a major trial for hi-tech broadcasting, and will see all 29 BBC One matches streamed to the nation in Ultra HD resolution. "The BBC has brought major live broadcasting breakthroughs to UK audiences throughout the history of the World Cup," said Matthew Postgate, the BBC's tech boss. "From the very first tournament on TV in 1954 and England's finest hour in 1966, to the first colour World Cup in 1970 and Full HD in 2006. "Now, with these trials we're giving audiences yet another taste of the future." Here's what you need to know. World Cup 2018 in 4K – what you'll need to watch Every single World Cup 2018 BBC One match will be available to watch in 4K Ultra HD (UHD). UHD footage has four times the number of pixels compared to standard Full HD video. That means broadcasters can pack in much more detail, which is perfect for sport. But you'll only be … [Read more...] about BBC will stream World Cup 2018 in 4K HDR and VR – here’s what you’ll need to watch it
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
The cost of a TV Licence is to rise to £150.50 in April - the Government has announced. The annual fee will rise for the second year in a row, from £147 to £150.50, after jumping £1.50 last year. It will continue to increase in line with inflation for four years, with the charge applicable to anyone using a traditional TV, computer or any other piece of equipment to watch or record programmes. Licence fee payers will receive a reminder of the new amount when they next need to renew, with anyone buying or renewing after 1 April made to pay the new higher fee. Anyone who bought a licence on an instalment scheme that started before 1 April will continue to pay £147 until their renewal date, with TV Licensing to remind fee payers due to renew in March to pay on time to avoid the rise. Hannah Maundrell, at Money.co.uk , said: "This increase might seem small but it’s yet another price hike to put pressure on people’s wallets at a time when they least … [Read more...] about TV Licence to rise in April