Reminder: The iPlayer Loophole Closes on Thursday

By Tom Pritchard on at

It's been a long time coming, but the day is finally upon us. As of this Thursday (1st September), you won't be able to watch BBC iPlayer without a TV License. Even if you're not watching live TV.

If you want to watch what the BBC has to offer, regardless of how you actually watch it, you're going to have to fork out £145.50 each year. If you already have a license, then obviously nothing changes for you. If you don't want to watch the BBC, and you don't watch live TV anywhere else, then you don't have to pay a penny. If you only watch on-demand content from other broadcasters, like iTV or Sky, nothing changes.

It's not clear how the BBC is going to stop people from watching iPlayer if they don't have a license, but anyone who continues to watch without paying risks having to pay a £1,000 fine.