Acorn TV review: Price, features and content
Binge-watch your favorite British shows.
Acorn TV brings British TV to the US, streaming popular dramas, comedies, mysteries and documentaries — original and exclusives, all ad free. But limited streaming and profile options may leave you wanting more.
Pros and cons of Acorn TV
Weigh the good and the bad of Acorn TV.
- Low-cost plan
- Allows for four simultaneous streams
- No commercials
- Free trial
- No offline viewing
- No account profiles
- No viewing recommendations
- Low streaming resolution of 720p
What features does Acorn TV offer?
Acorn is thin on its features, and offers a few basic perks.
Foreign language selections
Watch titles in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and more with subtitles and dubbed in English.
Acorn boasts exclusive content and has recently started to produce its own series.
What devices are compatible with Acorn TV?
Acorn TV offers wide compatibility so you can watch on any device you choose.
Smart TV devices
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick
- Apple TV
- Samsung smart TVs
- Android phones and tablets
- Laptops, desktops and tablets with Chrome
- Add-on for Xfinity customers
How much does Acorn TV cost?
Acorn TV costs $5.99 monthly, or $59.99 for an annual subscription.
It’s 7-day free trial is available when you sign up with a credit card. Cancel before the seven days is up to avoid paying.
What can I watch with Acorn TV?
The library is organized into categories, so you can easily find something to match your preferences. Categories include Mystery, Period Drama, Modern Drama and more.
Your geographic location affect what shows you can access. You can’t access Acorn content from some countries outside the US. Popular titles include:
- Jack Taylor
- Foyle’s War
- Agatha Raisin
- Striking Out
- Loch Ness
How much data does 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 an hour on the lowest video quality to 3GB an hour for a high-quality HD stream.
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If you’re looking to expand your streaming horizons, and are looking for unique, foreign films and shows, Acorn TV is worth the $5.99 a month. With multiple ways to stream and hundreds of titles, it can be a great addition to your streaming library.