How to setup your TV Licence

Everything you need to know to setup your TV Licence online

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Do I need a TV Licence?

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If you want to know how to setup your TV Licence you have come to the right place. 

We’ll show you how to get it setup online within a couple of minutes so you can be on your way 😎 

Firstly, let’s establish if you need one or not. There are three categories for a TV Licence and if you match any of them, you will need to buy one. So, let’s check.

1) Do you watch or record stuff as it's being shown?

According to the law, if you watch or record TV as it is being shown on TV you will need a licence.

2) Do you watch or stream programmes live?

If you watch or stream programmes live on an online service you will need a TV licence. This includes online platforms such as All 4, Amazon Prime, Now TV, Sky Go etc… You may be wondering, do I need to have a TV licence to watch Netflix? The good news is no. If you only watch subscription services you don’t need a TV licence.

3) Do you watch any programmes on iPlayer?

If you watch or download any programmes on BBC’s iPlayer you will also need a TV Licence (as you may have guessed)

So, if you fit any of the criteria above we’ll need to get you setup with a TV Licence.

let’s jump in.

Setup Your TV Licence Online

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There a couple of ways you can setup your TV Licence. You can call TV Licence, set it up through one of their online forms or you can do it through our free home setup service.

We can help you setup Council, water, energy, broadband, TV licensing as well as update your address across your accounts such as Boots, Tesco, charities etc…

If you just need to setup your TV Licence, you can do that too in under 3 minutes – simple.

To setup your TV Licence you will need your address details and a payment method.

The most convenient way to pay for your TV Licence is by DD. You can pay for it in advance, but then you will need to renew your TV Licence each year.

How much will my TV Licence cost?

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As of 2020, the cost of a TV Licence is £157.50.

You don’t need to pay anything if you are over 75 or are visually impaired. In either of those cases the BBC will pay for your TV Licence

There are lots of ways to pay; you can pay monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Here’s a snapshot from the BBC’s website that explains the different payment options based on how you’d like to pay.

And that’s everything you need to know about how to setup your TV Licence. You need to first check if you need one, then you can set it up online in just a few in minutes. Easy peasy 🎉 

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Setup TV Licence Online

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STEP 1

About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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STEP 2

Home Setup

Setup your council, water & sewerage, energy, broadband and more

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STEP 3

Submit

Click submit and we'll take care of the rest, sharing any next steps by email