Whether or not you need a TV licence on a narrowboat depends on how you use it. If you live on the narrowboat and use any device to watch or record live TV or catch up TV on BBC iPlayer, you need a TV licence. This includes devices such as:
If you don’t live on the narrowboat and only use it for leisure purposes, you don’t need a TV licence. This includes if you use the narrowboat for:
You also don’t need a TV licence if you only use your narrowboat to view live TV or catch up TV if you are also watching or recording live TV or catch up TV at your main residence.
To declare that you don’t need a TV licence on your narrowboat, you can do so online. You will need to provide your name, address, and the dates when you will be using your narrowboat. If you have any questions or concerns it is best to double check with the TV Licensing service on your specific situation and needs.