Can I watch BBC I player without my own license

I don't have a TV license as I don't use it but I want to watch the snooker. If I log in to my mum's iPlayer account on my phone will I be allowed to watch it. I know if you don't plug it in to the mains you can watch away from your address and her license covers it. Would it work using my phone would they know it wasn't her?

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  • Cornucopia
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    edited 28 April 2021 at 11:26AM
    If you don't live with your Mum, then you have no access to her TV Licence (unless you are temporarily away, like a Student).

    The exemption for battery-powered devices is to enable people with Licences to use equipment away from home.  
  • pbartlett
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    a tv licence covers an address so.if you live with your mum then yes you can
  • robdex1 said:
    I don't have a TV license as I don't use it but I want to watch the snooker. If I log in to my mum's iPlayer account on my phone will I be allowed to watch it. I know if you don't plug it in to the mains you can watch away from your address and her license covers it. Would it work using my phone would they know it wasn't her?
    If you want to watch snooker, then get a sub to Eurosport (very cheap or even a free one week trial), and you won't need to  be a freeloader on the Licencepayers. 
    "There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe a 'Princess Coronation' locomotive in full cry. We shall never see their like again". O S Nock
  • wild666
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    There are many streams of live snooker on YouTube as well as streams within hours of the season finishing. 
    Someone please tell me what money is
  • Swoosh84
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    robdex1 said:
    I don't have a TV license as I don't use it but I want to watch the snooker. If I log in to my mum's iPlayer account on my phone will I be allowed to watch it. I know if you don't plug it in to the mains you can watch away from your address and her license covers it. Would it work using my phone would they know it wasn't her?
    If you want to watch snooker, then get a sub to Eurosport (very cheap or even a free one week trial), and you won't need to  be a freeloader on the Licencepayers. 
    Sadly this is still illegal. If its Live TV regadless of the channel you still need a licence to watch it.


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