The TV licence fee will increase to £150.50 from £147 from 1 April, the government has announced.
In 2016, the Government said that this increase would be in line with inflation for five years from 1 April 2017.
Telly watchers have to pay the annual fee whether they're watching live TV or on BBC iPlayer on any device.
Nearly 3.5million Brits have cancelled their TV licence fee in the last four years - a rate of nearly one million a year.
Licence fee payers will receive a payment plan or a reminder reflecting the new amount when their licence is next due for renewal. The 2018 rise will generate an additional £90.3m from 25.8m licence fee holders in the UK.
The cost of an annual black and white TV licence will also rise in April, increasing from £49.50 to £50.50 (a 2% increase).
Those buying or renewing a licence after April 1, when the rise comes into force, will pay the new fee while those already buying a licence on an instalment scheme which started before April 1 - such as monthly direct debit or weekly cash payments - will continue to make payments totalling £147 until their licence comes up for renewal.
TV Licensing, the body that collects the fee, will advise those due to renew in March to pay on time so that they pay the current rate of £147.
Critics of a compulsory licence fee say it is becoming irrelevant in an age of subscription digital streaming services, such as Netflix, which offers viewers a back catalogue featuring many BBC shows.