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This message was authored by Tomthecatty This message was authored by: Tomthecatty

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How does everybody else seem to get BBC iPlayer for free? I assume you must be watching illegally or live abroad.

This message was authored by btree+mike This message was authored by: btree+mike

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Bbc iplayer is free to anyone with a tv licence which you also need to watch sky as it carries bbc programs so it could be said I pay for it but I pay no more than the licence fee to use it.

 

It's available to download on most smart tvs phones and pre installed on sky q apps I think..

 

When I set mine up on my Samsung tv it displayed a code which I had to enter on bbc website and then you have to confirm you simply a licence holder.

 

So nothing illegal its just free with your tv licence bit like sky go is free with sky..

 

 

 

     

A little knowledge will probably break it get someone else to sort it..
This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

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@btree+mike "free with your TV Licence" is a bit of an oxymoron 🙂

 

You don't need a TV licence just because sky carries BBC channels, you can technically have sky but not require a licence

Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense
This message was authored by Tomthecatty This message was authored by: Tomthecatty

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I pay over £13 a month for something that's apparently free. I must be mad. 

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@Tomthecatty do you mean the tv license which is £159 or £13.25 per month?

 

If not, maybe you should be querying with your bank about  bbc iPlayer charge on your account

 

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You need a TV license to watch or record any TV as broadcast not just BBC content. You also need one to watch iPlayer. If you only watch downloads orvrrom other catch-up services then you dont see https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/broadband-and-tv/tv-licence/

 

The offence is watching content not having the ability to receive content.  Something that the TV licensing enforcers somewhat gloss over as it is actually something that is very difficult for them to prove unless you own up. TV detector vans being like Dragons more legendary than real.

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@Chrisee wrote:

TV detector vans being like Dragons more legendary than real.


I've seen more realistic dragons ; )

 

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@Tomthecatty wrote:

I pay over £13 a month for something that's apparently free. I must be mad. 


Yes, you are paying just over £13 a month for access to iPlayer. It's not free to use.

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@LGUser wrote:

@Tomthecatty wrote:

I pay over £13 a month for something that's apparently free. I must be mad. 


Yes, you are paying just over £13 a month for access to iPlayer. It's not free to use.


Why are some posters saying they get it for free? 

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@Tomthecatty wrote:

 


@LGUser wrote:

@Tomthecatty wrote:

I pay over £13 a month for something that's apparently free. I must be mad. 


Yes, you are paying just over £13 a month for access to iPlayer. It's not free to use.


Why are some posters saying they get it for free? 


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@Tomthecatty wrote:

 


@LGUser wrote:

@Tomthecatty wrote:

I pay over £13 a month for something that's apparently free. I must be mad. 


Yes, you are paying just over £13 a month for access to iPlayer. It's not free to use.


Why are some posters saying they get it for free? 


Because they are forgetting about the license fee.

This message was authored by Anonymous This message was authored by: Anonymous

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People in the UK should be honoured to have access to BBC iPlayer. In Ireland, even though we get BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC and CBeebies, we don't get BBC iPlayer. When there was a global version of the BBC iPlayer, pre June 2015, Ireland still had no access to a BBC iPlayer. Yeah, a VPN would have solved this, but I'd rather not have to "jump through hoops". I'd even pay a small fee for access to an Ireland version of the BBC iPlayer.   

This message was authored by angry+bryan This message was authored by: angry+bryan

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Sky did have averts before I bought it but in recent years their advertising has increased particularly when you watch catch up or box sets.  There the advertising is on every six or severn minutes which is just plain greedy on Sky's part and to this viewer makes these particular programs unwatchable.

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@angry+bryan wrote:

Sky did have averts before I bought it but in recent years their advertising has increased particularly when you watch catch up or box sets.  There the advertising is on every six or severn minutes which is just plain greedy on Sky's part and to this viewer makes these particular programs unwatchable.


@angry+bryan Please provide an example of a program that has adverts every six or seven minutes 


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@oj01 wrote:

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@angry+bryan Please provide an example of a program that has adverts every six or seven minutes 


Pretty sure that would breach OFCOM regulations 🙂

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