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Kerrymr Regular Visitor
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License Required to share PowerBi to TV display

Hi All,

I have created a report using PowerBi Pro.

I would like to display this report on a TV for the department to see.

I shared the report to the PC login name and gave the report read only access in powerbi service.

When I pull up the report it says I need a Pro license.

I'm ok with purchasing a PRO license to display the shared report from App.Powerbi.


When I approached IT regarding the purchase of the license, they stated that PowerBi is licensed per user.

I inquired about purchasing a license for that PC for the "display user" but they said it had to be a physical person.


Can anyone point me to Microsoft documentation regarding the license I need to display powerbi in this fashion?

I am certain we are not the first in the world with this problem but can't find any specific answers.


This was a similar question that was posted, but there wasn't a formal direction from Microsft.


Anyone have a document or response from Microsoft for the kind of license we need?


Thanks in advance,



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: License Required to share PowerBi to TV display

hi, @Kerrymr 

First, if you want to share a private report to others, you and others both need the Pro license.
If you have purchased Premium and add your content to Premium, then when you share the content, the receiver could be free users.


Another way, you could publish report to web, then anyone could access it.

But When you use Publish to web, the report or visual you publish can be viewed by anyone on the Internet. There is no authentication used when viewing these reports. Only use Publish to web with reports and data that the anyone on the Internet (unauthenticated members of the public) should be able to see. This includes detail level data that is aggregated in your reports. Before publishing this report, ensure you have the right to share the data and visualizations publicly. Do not publish confidential or proprietary information. If in doubt, check your organization's policies before publishing.

Second, for purchasing a PRO license, Please refer to this document:


Best Regards,


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Kerrymr Regular Visitor
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Linda_Aberg Frequent Visitor
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Re: License Required to share PowerBi to TV display

I’m struggling with the same dilemma at my client. We want to display reports on a TV screens but according to policies, a user account should not exist if it’s not a real user.

Would really appreciate some input!



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