Acorn TV

Acorn TV Australia: Price, features and content

Australians can binge-watch some classic British shows with Acorn TV.

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Acorn TV is the streaming home for British television from the folks at AMC Networks, who also own Shudder and Sundance Now. Acorn TV offers a wide selection of TV shows from the United Kingdom and beyond at an affordable monthly price. With new episodes added every month and some quality originals being created for the service, it's not a bad deal for fans of British telly.

What is Acorn TV?

Acorn TV is a subscription video-on-demand service with a strong focus on British television shows. Users pay a monthly or yearly fee to access a growing library of television shows in Acorn's library. The platform primarily offers TV series from the United Kingdom, but there are also some classic Aussie shows, like Jack Irish, available to stream.

Acorn first started distributing British television in the United States in 1994; first on VHS, then 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 offers world-class dramas, comedies, mysteries and documentaries, all ad-free.

How much does Acorn TV cost?

Due partly to its niche selection of television shows and a comparatively small library, Acorn TV comes at a fairly generous $6.99 per month. Better yet, you can knock 2 months off the price if you subscribe to a full year of Acorn TV, paying $69 for a 12-month subscription. That's a good deal for anyone still paying for Foxtel to access UKTV.

There's also a one-week free trial if you're curious to check out what's on offer.

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Acorn TV
Acorn TV

Acorn TV

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    7 days
  • Price

    $6.99 p/month
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7 days
HD
1
$6.99 p/month
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Acorn TV Annual
Acorn TV Annual

Acorn TV Annual

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    7 days
  • Price

    $69.99/year
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7 days
HD
1
$69.99/year
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How much content does Acorn TV offer?


Acorn TV is a one-stop shop for anyone with a taste for British comedy and drama. The service's Australian landing page boasts "thousands of hours of programming, including dozens of exclusive shows and the latest seasons of your favourite series".

You can binge-watch fan favourites like Jack Taylor and Foyle’s War, while the service also invests in original programming. Some Acorn TV originals include Agatha Raisin, Striking Out and Queens of Mystery. The service also enables you to stream the entire Poirot series, which is excellent news for Agatha Christie fans.

The library is conveniently organised into categories, so you can easily find something to match your preferences. Categories include Mystery, Period Drama, Modern Drama and more.

The platform allows you to browse the library before you sign up to the free one-week trial, so you can get an idea of what content you can access once subscribed. New content is added every month, so keep an eye on the service to discover new favourites. Otherwise check out our list of Acorn TV's best shows.

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 can usually burn anywhere from 300MB/hour on the lowest video quality to 3GB/hour for a high-quality HD stream.

Which 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 your device is listed below, or if you need more help we have a Acorn TV set-up guide:

How does Acorn TV compare?

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Paramount+
Paramount+

Paramount+

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    7-days
  • Price

    $8.99/month
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7-days
$8.99/month
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BINGE Standard

BINGE Standard

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $14/month
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2
14 days
$14/month
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Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    30 days
  • Price

    $6.99/month
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3
30 days
$6.99/month
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Disney+

Disney+

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    N/A
  • Price

    $11.99/month
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4
N/A
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BritBox

BritBox

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    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    Yes
  • Price

    $8.99/month
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Yes
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