Do I need to pay for a TV Licence?

In the UK, you are required to have 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.

You can visit https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/ to create an account and set up a Direct Debit.