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Why do I have to sign in with email and password to get catch up?

Can someone tell me why I have to sign in with email and password to watch catch up? Also the same for Netflix. So fed up with Netflix I have cancelled it but presume I pay for Catch up anyway and would like to use it without all the trouble

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Re: Why do I have to sign in with email and password to get catch up?

Hi ellarose1234.

 

A key reason for the sign in has been discussed as length in the media over the last few years. It's to stop people without a licence fee from accessing BBC content, and is part of closing the i Player loophole:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36942458

 

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Re: Why do I have to sign in with email and password to get catch up?

Thank you, I have read that info:

 

"Those who already have a TV licence will not be affected."

 

I have  a TV license?

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@ellarose1234 wrote:

Thank you, I have read that info:

 

"Those who already have a TV licence will not be affected."

 

I have  a TV license?


I would guess the term "affected" means you won't be able to watch Iplayer without a licence 

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