As the streaming TV resolution continues to grow, more niche services are gaining subscribers. One source of new and acclaimed shows is getting more attention. It’s called Acorn TV and it’s actually been around for a few years. But what is Acorn TV? That’s just what we are going to find out in this article.
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What is Acorn TV?
Acorn TV is a streaming service that was first launched in 2011 as part of Acorn Media Group. This company has actually been selling UK-based television VHS tapes, and later DVDs and Blu-ray disks, to consumers since 1994. In 2013, Acorn TV relaunched as a completely stand-alone streaming service. It now offers its subscribers access to a number of popular and highly acclaimed TV shows, documentaries and TV movies. Most come from the UK, but some content has come from Canada, Ireland Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico.
Acorn TV is operated by RLJ Entertainment, which also operates the Sundance Now and Urban Movie Channel streaming services. RLJ was acquired in 2018 by AMC Networks.
How much does Acorn TV cost?
The service costs $5.99 a month, or you can spend $59.99 for an annual subscription.
Is there a free trial offer?
Yes. The service has a seven-day free trial before subscribers are charged the monthly fee.
What platforms can I watch Acorn TV?
The service is available for iOS and Android to watch its content on mobile devices. It’s also available on Roku streaming sticks, set-top boxes, and TVs that have the Roku OS installed and the same goes for Amazon Fire TV-based sticks, set-top boxes, and TVs.
Acorn TV supports casting to TVs via Google Chromecast and devices that have Chromecast built-in. You can access it on the Apple TV set-top boxes. You can stream the service on Samsung smart TVs. PC owners can use their web browser to surf over to the AcornTV.com site to sign up and watch content. Finally, Acorn TV is preloaded on the Xfinity boxes from Comcast and you can sign up for the service via Amazon Prime Video or Roku “channels”
What are the best Acorn TV shows?
While there are quite a few Acorn TV shows that are entertaining, there are several that stand out from the rest. Many of them are exclusive to the streaming service, at least in the US.
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Set in Melbourne, Australia, in the 1920’s, this series centers on a glamourous female detective, Phryne Fisher, that’s trying to prove herself in a profession ruled mostly by men.
- Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries – A spinoff of the series centers on Miss Fisher’s niece Peregrine who also tries her hand in the detective game, this time in the swinging 1960s.
- Queens of Mystery – A modern female detective in the UK gets some help in crime-solving from her three aunts.
- Foyle’s War – The long-running UK mystery series that centers on a quiet but determined detective during and after World War II.
- Blood – In a small town in Ireland, a doctor’s wife has just died. Everyone in town believes it was an accident, but the doctor’s daughter thinks otherwise.
- Deadwater Fell – David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) star in this mystery thriller. Set in a small town in Scotland, the residents have to deal with the mass murder of an entire family by someone trusted in the community.
- Gold Digger – Julia Ormond plays a 60-year-old woman who begins an affair with a man that’s 25 years younger than her.
- Dead Still – In late 19th century Ireland, a photographer that takes pictures of dead bodies becomes a suspect in a murder case himself.
That’s everything you need to know about Acorn TV. Will you be signing up for the limited time 30-day free trial? Looking for something similar? Check out BritBox, another great streaming service that focuses on British TV content.