Find out if you need to buy a TV licence for your residence.
You need to buy a TV licence if:
- you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel;
- you download or watch BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer;
- you watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service.
This applies on any device - that includes a TV, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, games console, digital box, DVD/VHS recorder or anything else.
Our residence licence doesn’t cover a student watching TV in their room. The TV licence for your address when you're not at university won’t cover you either.
For more information and to buy a licence, visit the TV Licensing website.