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TV Licence and iPlayer "away from home" rules

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Totally confused re new rules about catch up on iplayer. I know I need a licence but my boyfriend says if he comes over to my house and watches something on iplayer on his tablet, as long as it isn't plugged in, its covered by his TV licence. I dont have a licence. He does, at his address, but he's using my wifi. Is he right? Or do I need a licence for him to be able to do that?

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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    The rule .
    Am I covered to use BBC iPlayer when I’m on the go or abroad? If you already have a TV Licence for your address, you are already covered to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer when you’re on the go, provided the device you’re using isn’t plugged into the electricity mains at a separate address. If the device is plugged in at a separate address, you need to be covered by a licence at that address.
    >>>> As long as he runs on battery whilst watching OK and also OK to charge from your mains when not watching .>>>
  • brewerdavebrewerdave Forumite
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    JJ_Egan wrote: »

    >>>> As long as he runs on battery whilst watching OK and also OK to charge from your mains when not watching .>>>

    ..and as said before - who is going to know whether its plugged in or not ?? Part of the stupidest bit of leglislation ever!!
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