travelcollegeguy
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Is uni wifi ok to watch things like BBC I player, and netflix/ITV hub
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Of course! Just have a think about TV licence issues.
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Yeah.... don’t get a TV license lmao
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Well you see i am not sure if I am covered by my parents address. I can watch BBC I player live at the moment when I log on to my email address because of my parents paying for it.
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Well you see i am not sure if I am covered by my parents address. I can watch BBC I player live at the moment when I log on to my email address because of my parents paying for it.
You can say whatever you like when it asks and they can't do anything about it.

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Yeah.... don’t get a TV license lmao
That is the best option.
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Yeah, uni wifi is probably some of the fastest you'll get, easily 50Mbps+ if not close to 1Gbps range.
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Use a vpn. I was watching BBC iPlayer when I was abroad in morocco lol (and I do have a t.v. license for everyone concerned, just wouldn't let me go on the app cos I wasn't in the uk)
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(Original post by travelcollegeguy)
Well you see i am not sure if I am covered by my parents address. I can watch BBC I player live at the moment when I log on to my email address because of my parents paying for it.
You won’t be covered. TV licensing people do come around and check in student accommodation. Not sure how they would tell you are watching iPlayer though.
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You won’t be covered. TV licensing people do come around and check in student accommodation. Not sure how they would tell you are watching iPlayer though.
They can't force their way in, they can do nothing.
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I checked this myself if you watch BBC iplayer on your device it should be covered by the tv license at home but if you have a tv in your university room that will need the license.
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They can't force their way in, they can do nothing.
No but normally they’re let in by university staff. So you’d have to refuse them entry into your room, and keep your TV out of sight.
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I checked this myself if you watch BBC iplayer on your device it should be covered by the tv license at home but if you have a tv in your university room that will need the license.
No site says you’re covered by your parents tv licence if you watch iPlayer. Not saying you should get a licence but be careful.
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Some places on campus may have TV licence such as the Student Union or campus bars. You maybe able to book out a room if you want to watch a TV show. A group of us (we were part of the Sci-fi and fantasy society so needed the licence) did that at the Student Union at Keele Uni - we wanted to watch Doctor Who but didn't want to pay TV licence for only one show. We checked with the SU and they said that they have TV licence cause they needed it to show live football in the SU bars. The SU were happy for us to use their TV licences as long as we booked a room in the SU. We ended up booked the room for the whole academic year and used iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon Prime to watch the Doctor Who episodes live as well as other TV shows.

If you don't want to pay of TV licence, you can always get a group of friends together and share the cost of it or find a bar on campus that will show programmes. Some unis have more than 1 bar (Keele has about 5 bars) and will have a whole building covered by the licence so it's worth checking that out.
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No but normally they’re let in by university staff. So you’d have to refuse them entry into your room, and keep your TV out of sight.
Exactly, just refuse them entry.
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Yeh it's fine and fast enough, faster than my home WiFi anyway.
If your parents have a license you are covered to watch bbc catch up just dont plug your laptop into its charger and it's fine.
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How do they check if you watch TV on computer tho?
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Anyone know how Derby Uni's wifi is?
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Anyone know how Derby Uni's wifi is?
Im currently living in peak court and so far it’s been pretty good I use my PS4 in halls and the WiFi’s been pretty good on it, although the WiFi on my phone will sometimes disconnect if I’m not using it.
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