Acorn TV Review

If you like British dramas, Acorn TV is for you—fish and chips optional.

3 out of 5 stars
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    British dramas, comedies, and mysteries galore
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    Plenty of original shows with excellent acting
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    Available as an add-on with three streaming services
Chantel Buchi
Sep 18, 2023
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Acorn TV is a streaming service that houses British dramas, comedies, mysteries, and documentaries. And you can access all of its titles for $7 per month.

If you like murder mysteries, make yourself a cup of tea and throw on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Or discover something new and original among its 300+ shows and movies—all housed in its regularly updated library.

Let’s get into the pricing details, how to order Acorn TV, and the content you can expect to stream on a Friday night.

How much does Acorn TV cost per month?

Acorn TV costs $7 per month, and there are four ways to get this service:

  • Order the app by itself through your streaming device
  • Order as an add-on with your Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV subscription

If you’re not interested in subscribing to a streaming service, you can download and subscribe to Acorn TV on your streaming device for $7 per month or $70 annually.

If you’d like to have all of your entertainment in one place, you can add Acorn TV to your Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV subscription for the same price.

Which TV providers have Acorn TV?
Monthly price
Available channels
Acorn TV add-on price
Amazon$8.99–$14.99 0-0$6.99/mo.
YouTubeTV$72.99 30-100$6.99/mo.
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

Amazon Prime Video is an on-demand streaming service with great originals, like Jack Ryan and The Terminal List. If you get the $15 plan, you can reap the benefits of speedy Prime shipping.

Sling TV is the most inexpensive live TV streaming service and has the most add-on options in the TV industry. YouTube TV is one of the best live TV streaming services with 100 popular channels, including sports, kids, and lifestyle, for $73 per month.

For a smooth stream, you’ll need reliable internet. Find fast internet providers in your area.

What kind of content is on Acorn TV?

You won’t get any rubbish as many Acorn TV titles are rated highly. And you know a big reason you love British content is that you can’t get enough of the British accent and slang.

Acorn TV’s series are quality with great acting, proper production, and excellent picture quality. Think, Bridgerton mixed with Robert Downy Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes.

Also, British humour is funny. Like, a funny you can’t find anywhere else. (If you’ve seen The Great British Baking Show, you know what I’m talking about.)

So why not mix it with some mystery and watch The Chelsea Detective? Or the quirky, hilarious relationship between a duo working to uncover a conspiracy in Cannes Confidential.

The following are a few movies and series you’ll find in your Acorn TV streaming library:

  • Midsomer Murders
  • And Then There Were None
  • Cannes Confidential
  • The Chelsea Detective
  • Happy Valley
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries
  • London Kills
  • Dalgliesh
  • Darkness: Those Who Kill
  • A Place to Call Home
  • Manhunt

Is BritBox or Acorn TV better?

If you want to save $1 per month, 300 titles is plenty to sift through, and if you'd like mostly British content but don’t mind a sliver of content from other countries, you’ll like Acorn TV.

If you’re willing to spend $8 per month for at least 200 more titles and are strictly looking for British content only, BritBox is the winner.

But if you’d like no limitations, you can get both services for the price of a box of shortbread cookies. And both have very different programming, so you will find little overlap or repetition.

Acorn TV might catch your attention more if you like a wide variety. This streaming service sprinkles shows from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Canada in its library.

If you’re a fan of that treasured British comedy, a good amount of those 200 extra titles Britbox owns are filled with humour.

How can I get Acorn TV for free?

You can’t get Acorn TV for free with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, or any other streaming service.

Acorn TV costs $7 per month on its standalone app and through streaming services Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Can I get Acorn TV on Netflix?

You can’t get Acorn TV on Netflix. Acorn TV is only available as an add-on with Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV.

Can I get Acorn TV on my Roku?

You can download the Acorn TV app from the Roku Channel Store and subscribe for $7 to the service.

Or you can stream Acorn TV on your Roku device through your Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV app. Get Acorn TV as an add-on with either streaming service for $7 per month.

Is Acorn TV worth it?

Acorn TV is worth it if you want to stream British TV comedies, mysteries, dramas, and documentaries you can't find anywhere else for less than a takeout meal.

You can order Acorn TV for $7 through its standalone app or add it to your Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, or YouTube TV subscription to keep all your entertainment in one place for the same price.

If you find yourself hooked on Midsomer Murders and are already anticipating season 24, you can order an annual membership of Acorn TV for $70 (but only through its standalone app).

Happy Streaming!

Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at

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