Do I need a TV Licence if I only ever watch on demand services (e.g. catch up TV)?

The law has changed. Your TV Licence now also covers you to download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer. Find out more

You don’t need a licence if you only ever watch on demand or catch up programmes on services other than BBC iPlayer (and you also never watch live TV programmes on any channel, including on iPlayer).

You need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any device and provider you use, including:

  • Freeview, Freesat or YouView
  • Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV
  • Apple, Roku or Amazon