Armed Forces - Am I covered by the base's TV Licence?

Your base’s TV Licence will only cover working and communal areas such as the:

  • cookhouse and guardroom;
  • classrooms and communal areas in junior ranks accommodation blocks.

You’ll need a TV Licence to:

  • watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel
  • watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.)
  • download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

This applies to any device you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Find out more about whether you need a TV Licence


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