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Do you need a TV Licence to watch Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Now TV & other streaming services?

If you watch TV programmes live on any online TV service, including Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, ITV Hub or All 4, you need to be covered by a TV Licence.

If you watch or record TV programmes live on any channel or TV service, or download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence.

You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use online services to watch on demand or catch up programmes, except if you’re watching BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

 

Need more help or advice? See our frequently asked questions below.

 

Do I need a TV Licence to watch Youtube?

If you are watching a programme live on YouTube, you need to be covered by a TV Licence.

Do I need a TV Licence to watch Netflix?

You don’t need a TV Licence to watch on demand programmes on Netflix.

Do you need a TV Licence to watch Amazon Prime?

If you’re watching TV showing live on Amazon Prime, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. You don’t need a TV Licence if you’re only watching on demand programmes on Amazon Prime.

Can I watch Netflix without a TV Licence?

You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use Netflix or other online TV services to watch on demand or catch up programmes, except if you’re watching BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Can I cancel my TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

If you only watch on demand programmes on Netflix and don’t watch TV live on any TV or streaming service, and don’t watch BBC iPlayer, you may cancel your TV Licence if you won’t need it again before it expires.

 

Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

 

 

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