Do I need a licence to watch TV away from home?

Your home TV Licence will usually cover you to watch live TV on any channel and BBC programmes on iPlayer on any device away from home.

However, if you’re away from home and plug one of these devices into the mains and use it to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel or device, or to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by a separate TV Licence at that address (unless you’re in a vehicle or vessel like a train, car or boat). It’s the law.

Pay for a TV Licence

TV Licensing for second (holiday) homes

Watching online and on mobile devices

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