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MSE Poll: What TV do you pay for?

MSE_PetarMSE_Petar MSE Staff
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Poll started 30 March 2021

The pandemic has led to a surge in TV viewing, and streaming services continue to grow in popularity too. But with more choice than ever, this week we want to know what TV you pay for.

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  • 203846930203846930 Forumite
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    How does a TV licence rate as 'paid for' TV?
  • anniecaveanniecave Forumite
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    Some people just have a TV licence but no other extra paid for TV services.
    Some people (around 3.4%) like myself are saying they don't pay for a TV licence or pay for any of the listed options at all.  (That seems a high percentage to me, I thought I was more in the minority than that!)

    Indecision is the key to flexibility :)
  • edited 2 April 2021 at 3:19AM
    seatbeltnoobseatbeltnoob Forumite
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    edited 2 April 2021 at 3:19AM
    yeah, dont watch live TV or iPlayer. So don't pay TV license. Everything is netfllix & youtube. Netflix is a shared account with 3 households - they are going to stop that soon though, lock it to certain IP addresses per account.
  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    If MSE asked about tv licences maybe it would be useful to them to split the question up:

    I don’t pay for tv licence because

    I don't watch tv
    I refuse to pay
    I dont have to pay as I am over 75 and on Pension Credit

    I do pay as follows

    The full amount
    I pay £7.50 because that’s all over 60s living in sheltered accommodation have to pay
  • edited 4 April 2021 at 10:03AM
    DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    edited 4 April 2021 at 10:03AM
    yeah, dont watch live TV or iPlayer. So don't pay TV license. Everything is netfllix & youtube. Netflix is a shared account with 3 households - they are going to stop that soon though, lock it to certain IP addresses per account.
    Thanks for that re Netflix.

    Back on topic
    I do pay for too much so cancelling 1 or more of the services is an option.
  • richardwrichardw Forumite
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    I buy groceries from Aldi and Sainsbury’s, stuff from Boots and Superdrug, also Colgate toothpaste and occasional bits from Amazon, these are advertised on commercial TV, so yes I’m paying for ‘free’ ITV, Ch4, Ch5 etc.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • pphillipspphillips Forumite
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    If MSE asked about tv licences maybe it would be useful to them to split the question up:

    I don’t pay for tv licence because

    I don't watch tv
    I refuse to pay
    I dont have to pay as I am over 75 and on Pension Credit

    I do pay as follows

    The full amount
    I pay £7.50 because that’s all over 60s living in sheltered accommodation have to pay
    You missed out all those who don't have to pay because they are legally licence free.
  • EmmiaEmmia Forumite
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    I have/pay for Prime mainly for the delivery, but the tv is a nice bonus - I wouldn't pay for Prime TV alone - but the question doesn't ask whether people have it bundled or seperate?
  • nic2075nic2075 Forumite
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    I have Netflix and prime
    :santa2::xmastree::santa2:
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