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How to Watch Acorn TV on Sony Smart TV

You can stream Acorn TV on Sony Smart TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Acorn TV using your Sony Smart TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Sony Smart TV while using Acorn TV.


Acorn TV

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.

Can you stream Acorn TV on Sony Smart TV?

How to Sign Up and Download Acorn TV on Sony Smart TV

Acorn TV is available natively using Sony Smart TV. Additionally, you may be able to stream to your Sony Smart TV through Apple AirPlay (2019+ models) or Google Cast (2019+ models).

Acorn TV app on Sony Smart TV

  1. Click here to sign up for Acorn TV.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, go to the Home Screen on your Sony Smart TV.
  3. Launch the app store and search for “Acorn TV” on your Sony Smart TV. Alternatively, Click here to install the app.
  4. Select “Download” to install the app.
  5. Once installed, log in using your Acorn TV credentials.
  6. You can now stream Acorn TV on Sony Smart TV.

Apple AirPlay

  1. Click here to sign up for Acorn TV.
  2. Install the Acorn TV iPhone/iPad app.
  3. Once installed, log in using your Acorn TV credentials.
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone/iPad.
  5. Start playing the content in the Acorn TV app and select the AirPlay icon.
  6. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest Sony Smart TV firmware.

Google Cast

  1. Click here to sign up for Acorn TV.
  2. Install the Acorn TV iPhone/iPad app or Android Phone/Tablet app.
  3. Once installed, log in using your Acorn TV credentials.
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad.
  5. Start playing the content in the Acorn TV app and select the Google Cast icon.
  6. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

How to Sign Up for Acorn TV on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Acorn TV on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on Acorn TV?

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for Acorn TV.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.

Up to 4 Devices

Acorn TV allows you to stream on up to 4 devices simultaneously.

International Access

Acorn TV allows you to watch certain content when traveling internationally.


Originals

Acorn TV does produce original programming exclusive to the service. There are around 15 shows that cannot be viewed anywhere else, including Manhunt (2019), Detectorists (2014), The Nest (2020), and Keeping Faith (2017).

TV Shows

In addition to their original content Acorn TV is also most known for their documentaries, mysteries, and especially their crime/investigation dramas such as Midsomer Murders (1997), Queens of Mystery (2019), or Line of Duty (2012). Other award-winning dramas include The Hour (2011) and George Gently (2007).

Movies

There aren’t nearly as many feature films on Acorn TV as there are TV shows, but their award-winning movies promise quality over quantity. Star-studded casts include Michael Caine, David Tennant, and Rebecca Hall. Some of the most notable are United (2011), The Black Velvet Gown (1993), and Last Love (2013).

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