Yes. You must be covered by a TV Licence (including a free over 75 licence) to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any device and provider you use. You don’t need a licence for iPlayer Radio or to watch S4C TV on demand on iPlayer.
The government funded, free over 75 TV Licence scheme is being replaced on 1 June 2020.
Don’t forget, you still need a TV Licence to watch or record programmes on any channel as they are being shown on TV or live on an online TV service.
You don’t need an additional licence for iPlayer. If you already have a TV Licence, you’re already covered.
Find out more about BBC iPlayer and the TV Licence.