Acorn TV Canada | Price, features, and content
Canadians can binge-watch some great British shows thanks to Acorn TV.
Acorn TV is the ultimate destination for fans of British programming. The streaming platform offers a wide selection of TV shows from the United Kingdom and beyond at an affordable monthly price. With new episodes added every month, there’s a good chance you’ll find something in Acorn’s library to keep you busy for hours on end. All without spending more than you would on a couple of cups of coffees.
What is Acorn TV?
Acorn TV is a subscription video-on-demand service which focuses on British programming. Users pay a monthly fee and can watch as much content from Acorn’s library as they want. The platform mainly offers TV series from the United Kingdom, but subscribers can also watch shows from Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The company started distributing British television in the United States in 1994 – first on VSH, then on DVD and Blu-Ray. It eventually launched a streaming platform and quickly became the largest service focused on British and international TV in North America. Acorn TV currently offers world-class dramas, comedies, mysteries, and documentaries, all commercial-free.
The service also invests in original programming. Its most successful original was an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Poirot in summer 2014, which ended up being nominated for an Emmy. That’s a huge accomplishment for a niche streaming service.
How much does Acorn TV cost?
Due to its niche approach to content, Acorn TV comes at an affordable monthly price. For US$4.99/month, you can binge a wide selection of classic and contemporary British TV shows. There’s a free one-week trial available to new customers, so you can test the platform to figure out if it’s for you. Moreover, there are no lock-in contracts involved, so you can cancel your subscription anytime. Users can also purchase a yearly Acorn TV membership for the price of 10 months – US$49.99.
How much content does Acorn TV offer?
In short, Acorn TV is the go-to spot for anyone who likes international productions. The service boasts thousands of hours of programming, including dozens of exclusive shows and the latest seasons of your favorite series. You can binge-watch fan favorites like A Place to Call Home, Doc Martin, Murdoch Mysteries, and Foyle’s War, as well as Acorn TV originals you can’t stream anywhere else. The list includes Agatha Raisin, Striking Out, Loch Ness, and Detectorists.
The library is neatly organized into categories, so you can easily find something to match your preferences. Categories include Australian Gems, Feature Film, Foreign Language, Documentary, and more. The platform allows you to browse the library before you sign up for a free trial, so you can get a big picture of what content you gain access to once subscribed. New content is added every month, so keep an eye on the service to discover new favorites.
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How much data will Acorn TV use?
As with every streaming service, watching content with Acorn TV will burn through your data allowance. The platform doesn’t offer any official information on data usage, but streaming usually can usually burn anywhere from 300MB/hour on the lowest video quality to 3GB/hour for a high-quality HD stream.
What devices are compatible with Acorn TV?
Acorn TV works with several devices, ensuring a smooth user experience regardless of what screen you’re watching on. Check to see if you’re device is listed below:
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