Amzaon Prime Video users would need a TV license now

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Subscribers who are paying and watching live TV services on the entertainment platform Prime Video, by Amazon, will have to take a TV licence. As Amazon announced it will offer, for the first time, live TV channels in Austria, Germany and the UK, customers subscribing to Amazon's Prime Video service can access live TV services by paying a monthly subscription fee extra. They'll be able to watch channels like Eurosport, Discovery and ITV. This offer has implications for British subscribers.

TV Licensing spokesperson, Jason Hill, says how. If you are watching or recording a programme live on TV, through either a TV set or a website, or if you are watching on iPlayer, or any device, any BBC programme, then you need to be covered by a TV Licence. He added that this change does not affect a large majority of British households that are already are covered by a licence, as about 94% of people are already covered and cam watch live TV online. From 1st April of this year, a colour TV licence costs £147 in the UK and this applies to those using a computer or any other equipment, and of course a TV set.

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