Unfortunately, TV licenses are not provided and if you would like to watch live TV then you need to provide your own. A colour TV Licence costs £154.50 a year. You can pay in one go, or spread the cost weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly – whatever works best for you.
If you watch or record any live TV on any channel – or if you download or watch BBC programmes on demand (including catch up TV) on BBC iPlayer – in your room, you need to be covered by a TV Licence. This applies whether you use a TV (including a smart TV), laptop, tablet, mobile phone, games console, digital box, DVD/VHS recorder or anything else.
However, you do not need a TV license to use streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.