You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.
This could be on any device, including:
- desktop computer
- mobile phone
- games console
- digital box
- DVD/VHS recorder
If you do any of the above without a valid licence, you risk prosecution and a maximum penalty of up to £1000 plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. You will also still have to buy a TV Licence if you need one.
Find out more on the TV License website.