The price of streaming your favorite British television is about to go up, if it hasn’t already. On the Ides of March, Acorn TV raised its monthly price for all new subscribers to $6.99 per month and $69.99 for an annual subscription in the United States (and $8.99 and $89.99 in Canada), and beginning on May 10, existing subscribers will see the same increases on their next monthly or annual bill.
However, the service has made it easy for current customers to lock in a discounted rate if they are willing to sign up for an annual membership. Viewers can go to the Acorn TV website and enter code “ANNUAL22” to sign up for the annual plan for just $59.99, which comes out to $4.99 per month.
This year, the British streamer will premiere Acorn TV Originals including “My Life is Murder,” “Signora Volpe,” and “Harry Wild,” as well as exclusive new seasons of fan favorites like “Murdoch Mysteries,” ”Brokenwood Mysteries,” and “Doc Martin.”
July 17, 2019
Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa’s unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature, allows her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.
January 24, 2008
A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
September 2, 2004
Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006. Series 6 began airing on ITV on 2 September 2013.
Acorn TV is available on Apple TV and iOS, Android, Roku, Windows, Mac, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and Samsung Smart TV as well as via the Acorn TV mobile app. Acorn TV allows you to stream on up to four devices simultaneously.
Acorn TV is an excellent choice for viewing television programming (and the occasional film) produced outside the United States, primarily content from the United Kingdom. The service also creates original content and has a library of hundreds of TV shows. Of particular note are their award-winning mysteries and dramas. Easy on the wallet, a monthly subscription allows for simultaneous streams from up to four devices, all commercial-free. There are no options for offline download, however, and the service only allows for one profile. While Acorn TV is largely safe for all ages, there is no content geared specifically for children. As such, the service does not provide any parental controls.