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iPlayer Help How-to Guides Do I need a TV Licence to watch iPlayer?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch iPlayer?

Yes. A valid TV Licence is required to watch or download any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer - as well as watching or recording live TV on any channel.

Doing so without a TV Licence is a criminal offence and you could be prosecuted and fined up to £1000 (or £2000 in Guernsey).

If you have an over 75 TV Licence you are covered.

BBC iPlayer support can only offer support with using BBC iPlayer. If you have questions about the TV Licence (i.e. if you think you may be exempt or you aren't sure about licence requirements) call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6071 or visit the TV Licensing website.

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