Tv liscense Q.

Hi everyone, I have a Tv liscense Q. Forgive me if it’s silly but my brain no longer is working normally lol.
I only watch prime video, so don’t need a tv liscense. And I don’t watch or stream anything live. But now that I am trying to stay on top of the news updates I’m wanting to check it’s okay still to watch the news provided it’s old and not being shown live even if it’s bbc? Reading the news on my iPad, what’s the best way to stay up to date without needing the liscense  ? Sorry to be dim , just want to make sure I don’t do wrong. Thank you


  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 2,600
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    You don't need a TV license to read the news on a website.  You can use the BBC News website without a TV license.  You only need a license to watch or record live TV (even if streamed) and to use the BBC iPlayer.
  • Farway
    Farway Posts: 13,028
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    Listening to live news on a radio at any time is free :)
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  • Adly812
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    Amazing, thank you for your help. I thought this was correct, but just wanted to check. My brain is fried atm and I just wanted to be sure I could follow the news without needing a liscense. 
  • tempus_fugit
    tempus_fugit Posts: 1,188
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    And when I saw the title I thought this was something to do with the TV licence and Sky Q. Surely it’s not that hard to type out the word ‘Question” instead of just “Q”.
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  • Cornucopia
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    To be completely clear:   the small video clips on the BBC website do not generally require a TV Licence (though why take the risk when other news sites provide similar information).    However, watching BBC News programs on catch-up does require a Licence (as does all BBC TV content on iPlayer).

    Youtube provides quite a lot of News coverage now from Newspapers and Radio channels, none of which requires a TV Licence even if it is live.
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