Six months ago the law regarding BBC iPlayer changed. As of 1 September 2016, you now need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or download BBC programmes on demand on BBC iPlayer - including catch-up TV.
This applies to all devices, including TV, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The change does not affect the vast majority of households which are already licensed.
As before, you still need a TV Licence to watch or record live TV on any channel, on all devices.
I would urge readers who are unsure about whether they need a licence or not to visit: www.tvlicensing.co.uk/iplayerinfo
Ben Craig, spokesperson for TV Licensing, London and the South East