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Do I need a TV Licence to watch streamed programmes?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or 'stream' programmes live on an online TV service - such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Sky Go.

This applies to any device you use.

You don't need a TV Licence if you only ever watch on demand or catch up programmes on services other than BBC iPlayer - and never watch TV programmes live on any channel or TV service.

What is streaming?

Streaming is watching TV using the internet instead of downloading a file to your device and watching it later.


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Live TV and how you watch it

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