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Do I need a TV Licence for my second home?

The law says you need to be covered by 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.

Pay for a TV Licence

If your second or holiday home is either a caravan or a mobile home, see our second home section for more specific information which may be helpful for you.

General information about TV Licensing is available in other languages: