If you watch TV in your own room, you will need to buy a TV license as it’s not included in your rent.
Some of our houses have a TV in the living room and the license for this is paid for by your landlord but if you watch TV in your own room you will need to pay for your own separate license. This is because it’s not a family house and each room is rented on a separate tenancy agreement so the licensing authority treats each room as a separate dwelling.
You’ll need a TV license no matter how you watch TV; it doesn’t just apply to having a television set. If you watch live or catch-up TV on your PC / laptop / phone / tablet or other device then you still need your own license.
You can find more information at http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk