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Acorn TV—The Best In British Television Streaming

Acorn TV—The Best In British Television Streaming

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  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Charlotte Gray
    Content is great. Streaming works on Android phone and Chrome casted to TV. But 1) video doesn't save where you got up to if you switch between casting and watching on phone (episode often restarts) 2) needs a "currently watching" tab on the front page so it's easy to resume watching and 3) the choice to autoplay the next episode would be nice.
  • Keeps crashing May 28, 2021

    By pjh139
    This is much better than my previous review. However, it has one major problem. For some reason it will suddenly go back 10 or 15 seconds and replay the old soundtrack or even video over the new which I was currently watching. It does this on all shows and it does not show a pattern. Keeps crashing suddenly and repeatedly while streaming. Also crashes while watching on device. Ignores start where you left off when you shut it down normally and starts at the beginning requiring you to figure out where you had to stop so that's hit or miss since there is no preview when you look for it. I love Acorn but this app is barely functional. Now it's having emotional problems with the fact I pay on their site. The app is stopping me from streaming and asking me to get a membership via apple. I have to enter account on the app which tells me that I have a membership, then go to the home page and search for the show I want. THEN it will play. Does not offer to play next episode. I have had this app before last year and it worked. Now it's a hot mess
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Verna Challenger
    I've been a customer for several years and I love Acorn TV. However, like many other reviewers here I can't stream video on my Google Pixel Chromebook. I informed Acorn on August 27 and got confirmation from them telling me they were going to look into the matter. But here were are, I'm still waiting. I like the convenience of watching shows on my laptop even when a TV's available. Telling me to watch on other streaming devices isn't what I want to hear. Get it together, Acorn!
  • Broken again on computer and Apple TV Jul 29, 2018

    By Dumbhead
    It works now on all devices, finally, though I will never understand the management process that made the customer experience so bad. And I am still surprised that they did not contact users who had written or called them. Now it works, and content is good. But unlike other streaming we use, Acorn is unique in not making it easy to see where we left off in watching episodes. This is not a good way to be unique. Recent review: First Acorn removed essential functionality (tracking progress on series, for example). Then the app stops working with iPads and iPhones. Then the app stops working with Apple TV. And through it all Acorn decides not to reach out to customers to describe the situation and their progress, and not to tell customers that their remaining option is to log in on web browser. So, self-created technical problems compounded by a poor customer service decision. I think Acorn is shooting itself in the foot. I wonder what will happen to # subscribers, and how many will take this as a signal to try Britbox. An addition to my review from a week ago. At that time Acorn sent me an email telling me they had reset my password and that the app would work with the reset password. It did not. I just received the exact same message. And exactly like before, nothing changes with the reset password. This feels a bit like like the Keystone Cops.
  • I would had give it 5 start but I couldn’t Aug 19, 2020

    By jeilyn824
    When I got this app I was supper exited because I had started watching a series called Hidden on prime then when I got done watching season 1 I found out I couldn’t watch it, because I had to be subscribed to Acorn TV. So I was a bit upset but I said fine I’ll get the App. Finally I get the App I finished Hidden and I am so hooked into this App with all the AMAZING series they got here but now my problem is that I can’t seem to be able to connect to my TV. Everything worked fine nothing has been touched or loved but I can’t watch it on my TV only on my phones. And when I try to connect my phones to the TV screen stay black with the Acorn TV sign on and nothing comes on. Deleted app and re installed still nothing. But I can watch other things from my phone to tv but no Acorn TV. Thank you for the hopes up! I guess I’ll be canceling the membership because I sure don’t like to watch shows on my phone, sorry.
  • Excellent value Apr 15, 2018

    By Lyndadoesmyhair
    Note: this app was excellent till Apple/iTunes locked me out! I have All Device Access subscription that I can use anywhere and everywhere else Except iPad. Not AcronTV's fault, 100% Apple problem!!!! Love Brit, Aussie, Kiwi telly and this fits the billI appreciate getting access to my favorite shows faster than waiting for Masterpiece Theatre. Acorn, directly from their website vs iTunes, offers sweet deal when you subscribe for full year in advance. Plus I can access via multiple devices. Selection could be better, especially from down under, but they are stepping up their offerings over the last year. Streaming is typically flawless- when bandwidth allows- so not an Acorn issue, always the internet connection. Acorn is by far the best value, most reliable and most diverse streaming channel, app, out there.
  • Terrific shows, but Feb 25, 2018

    By Sandysan4
    I'm having trouble managing my subscription. I'll figure it out somehow. The description of how to cancel is just wrong. I did send a message. If I just delete the channel will it cancel the subscription? I must have subscribed to your channel with iTunes, they send the bill. If I delete the channel from my iPad will it cancel the subscription? I'm just going to go with the Roku - I figured that one out. Totally stumped with Apple - I think it's Apple that's making this problem, probably with their updates - but it might be me as well. Aaaargh!!! On your help page I "clicked for Apple support and was helped immediately. Now I know how. The problem is when I went into iTunes it did not acknowledge Acorn TV. Just for your info.
  • Great app Sep 30, 2018

    By CincyDi
    I first signed up for this app when I was on my iMac through the internet. Worked fine on my iMac but when I went to use it on my Apple TV it didn’t recognize me, no matter how many times I tried. So I canceled my subscription and deleted the app on my TV. I was really disappointed. I waited several months then downloaded the app on my Apple TV again. This time I signed up through the app on my Apple TV and now it works perfectly. I love the shows it offers. I watch very few network broadcasts now except the news. I watch almost exclusively acorn tv only. Try it you will love it. My only question now is how do you find out if a show will have new seasons added. I love “The Heart Guy”. Please tell me there will be a season 3.
  • So Many Good Program(me)s Mar 26, 2021

    By grandste
    When ACORN first became available as a streaming service, their offer to try it gave me the time to acclimate to their content. From George Gently to No Offence, Line of Duty and to Brokenwood Mysteries, and more, you’ll discover some of the best writers and actors in Irish, British, Australian, New Zealand, French, the Nordic countries, Spain, and other European counties. I’m a fan because ACORN provides a difference view of TV. With a couple of rare exceptions, I just found American TV so predictably formulaic and uncreatively acted that my interest lagged and dragged. Hard to be entertained when you’ve figured out this week’s episode within the first five minutes. ACORN led me also to other creative streaming services, but none better than ACORN.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Leann Hall
    I LOVE this app, it has all my favorite shows and great new shows, best money I have ever spent!
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Charlotte Gray
    Content is great. Streaming works on Android phone and Chrome casted to TV. But 1) video doesn't save where you got up to if you switch between casting and watching on phone (episode often restarts) 2) needs a "currently watching" tab on the front page so it's easy to resume watching and 3) the choice to autoplay the next episode would be nice.
  • Keeps crashing May 28, 2021

    By pjh139
    This is much better than my previous review. However, it has one major problem. For some reason it will suddenly go back 10 or 15 seconds and replay the old soundtrack or even video over the new which I was currently watching. It does this on all shows and it does not show a pattern. Keeps crashing suddenly and repeatedly while streaming. Also crashes while watching on device. Ignores start where you left off when you shut it down normally and starts at the beginning requiring you to figure out where you had to stop so that's hit or miss since there is no preview when you look for it. I love Acorn but this app is barely functional. Now it's having emotional problems with the fact I pay on their site. The app is stopping me from streaming and asking me to get a membership via apple. I have to enter account on the app which tells me that I have a membership, then go to the home page and search for the show I want. THEN it will play. Does not offer to play next episode. I have had this app before last year and it worked. Now it's a hot mess
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Verna Challenger
    I've been a customer for several years and I love Acorn TV. However, like many other reviewers here I can't stream video on my Google Pixel Chromebook. I informed Acorn on August 27 and got confirmation from them telling me they were going to look into the matter. But here were are, I'm still waiting. I like the convenience of watching shows on my laptop even when a TV's available. Telling me to watch on other streaming devices isn't what I want to hear. Get it together, Acorn!
  • Broken again on computer and Apple TV Jul 29, 2018

    By Dumbhead
    It works now on all devices, finally, though I will never understand the management process that made the customer experience so bad. And I am still surprised that they did not contact users who had written or called them. Now it works, and content is good. But unlike other streaming we use, Acorn is unique in not making it easy to see where we left off in watching episodes. This is not a good way to be unique. Recent review: First Acorn removed essential functionality (tracking progress on series, for example). Then the app stops working with iPads and iPhones. Then the app stops working with Apple TV. And through it all Acorn decides not to reach out to customers to describe the situation and their progress, and not to tell customers that their remaining option is to log in on web browser. So, self-created technical problems compounded by a poor customer service decision. I think Acorn is shooting itself in the foot. I wonder what will happen to # subscribers, and how many will take this as a signal to try Britbox. An addition to my review from a week ago. At that time Acorn sent me an email telling me they had reset my password and that the app would work with the reset password. It did not. I just received the exact same message. And exactly like before, nothing changes with the reset password. This feels a bit like like the Keystone Cops.
  • I would had give it 5 start but I couldn’t Aug 19, 2020

    By jeilyn824
    When I got this app I was supper exited because I had started watching a series called Hidden on prime then when I got done watching season 1 I found out I couldn’t watch it, because I had to be subscribed to Acorn TV. So I was a bit upset but I said fine I’ll get the App. Finally I get the App I finished Hidden and I am so hooked into this App with all the AMAZING series they got here but now my problem is that I can’t seem to be able to connect to my TV. Everything worked fine nothing has been touched or loved but I can’t watch it on my TV only on my phones. And when I try to connect my phones to the TV screen stay black with the Acorn TV sign on and nothing comes on. Deleted app and re installed still nothing. But I can watch other things from my phone to tv but no Acorn TV. Thank you for the hopes up! I guess I’ll be canceling the membership because I sure don’t like to watch shows on my phone, sorry.
  • Excellent value Apr 15, 2018

    By Lyndadoesmyhair
    Note: this app was excellent till Apple/iTunes locked me out! I have All Device Access subscription that I can use anywhere and everywhere else Except iPad. Not AcronTV's fault, 100% Apple problem!!!! Love Brit, Aussie, Kiwi telly and this fits the billI appreciate getting access to my favorite shows faster than waiting for Masterpiece Theatre. Acorn, directly from their website vs iTunes, offers sweet deal when you subscribe for full year in advance. Plus I can access via multiple devices. Selection could be better, especially from down under, but they are stepping up their offerings over the last year. Streaming is typically flawless- when bandwidth allows- so not an Acorn issue, always the internet connection. Acorn is by far the best value, most reliable and most diverse streaming channel, app, out there.
  • Terrific shows, but Feb 25, 2018

    By Sandysan4
    I'm having trouble managing my subscription. I'll figure it out somehow. The description of how to cancel is just wrong. I did send a message. If I just delete the channel will it cancel the subscription? I must have subscribed to your channel with iTunes, they send the bill. If I delete the channel from my iPad will it cancel the subscription? I'm just going to go with the Roku - I figured that one out. Totally stumped with Apple - I think it's Apple that's making this problem, probably with their updates - but it might be me as well. Aaaargh!!! On your help page I "clicked for Apple support and was helped immediately. Now I know how. The problem is when I went into iTunes it did not acknowledge Acorn TV. Just for your info.
  • Great app Sep 30, 2018

    By CincyDi
    I first signed up for this app when I was on my iMac through the internet. Worked fine on my iMac but when I went to use it on my Apple TV it didn’t recognize me, no matter how many times I tried. So I canceled my subscription and deleted the app on my TV. I was really disappointed. I waited several months then downloaded the app on my Apple TV again. This time I signed up through the app on my Apple TV and now it works perfectly. I love the shows it offers. I watch very few network broadcasts now except the news. I watch almost exclusively acorn tv only. Try it you will love it. My only question now is how do you find out if a show will have new seasons added. I love “The Heart Guy”. Please tell me there will be a season 3.
  • So Many Good Program(me)s Mar 26, 2021

    By grandste
    When ACORN first became available as a streaming service, their offer to try it gave me the time to acclimate to their content. From George Gently to No Offence, Line of Duty and to Brokenwood Mysteries, and more, you’ll discover some of the best writers and actors in Irish, British, Australian, New Zealand, French, the Nordic countries, Spain, and other European counties. I’m a fan because ACORN provides a difference view of TV. With a couple of rare exceptions, I just found American TV so predictably formulaic and uncreatively acted that my interest lagged and dragged. Hard to be entertained when you’ve figured out this week’s episode within the first five minutes. ACORN led me also to other creative streaming services, but none better than ACORN.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Leann Hall
    I LOVE this app, it has all my favorite shows and great new shows, best money I have ever spent!
  • Worst App Ever Jan 2, 2018

    By therearenonicknamesleft99
    I’ve been using various computer apps for some 35 years, and the Acorn TV app for the Apple TV is the worst app I’ve ever had to use. To begin, the menu system is completely illogical and user hostile. Unlike, Netflix, with the Acorn app for Apple TV once you have selected the program you want (not always easy with the execrable new Apple TV remote), you then get to try and figure out which episode is next in the queue because Acorn doesn’t bother to queue up the next one. You still have to figure out which one it is, with no clues whatsoever. Just finding the program itself is sometimes a challenge. If you go to the recently watched list, and click on the program you want, rather than bringing up the overview screen for the program (from which you can at least begin your search for the next episode to watch), it just starts the episode you’ve already watched. And if you hit the go-back button, it just bumps you back out to the home screen rather than the more logical overview screen for that program. To top off the fun, it will, as often as not, simply refuse to play a program no matter how many times you hit enter on the pad portion of the remote. I end up AirPlaying it from my iPad. The Acorn App for the Apple TV is completely broken. Which is a shame because the app for the iPad and iPhone — a completely different app — is quite good, And the programming is brilliant. If you can get it to play. Shameful!
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Thérèse Hope
    Okay updates just installed. No way, still no ability for Android phones to watch Acron TV. So please explain developers, why update then if you are going to exclude Android phones. Used to love 💖 this app. But unbeknown to android mobile owners in the 21rst century highly intelligent technicians can not provide streaming and I feel like screaming. To many emails,to many we right on it. Zero improvement. Maybe make another app specifically for Android phones (oppo, Samsung, Nokia)
  • Worst customer service ever Sep 18, 2020

    By HappyBetta
    After months of happy viewing, something went wrong. I began to get double billed for my subscription, billed by my subscription through iTunes, and then billed directly by acorn. I never signed up directly with acorn, only with iTunes. So I canceled my subscription with acorn, considering that I already had in place an iTunes subscription. Well this is when the horror started. The app indicates that my subscription is canceled, but my iTunes subscription is active. I have been struggling with this for months and I cannot get a straight answer out of their customer service desk. They simply refuse to understand what I am talking about. There is no way to include screenshots when trying to send them messages. And yes there is no restore a purchase link on the home screen. I personally don’t think you can pay for your subscription through iTunes. I think you can download the app from the iTunes Store, but you have to pay acorn directly. The iTunes subscription does not work with this app. I talked to Apple at length about this problem and they are as mystified as I am. It almost seems like there is a scam or some sort of bait and switch problem. There is no Acorn customer service phone number, impossible to speak to a live person, and you will never ever make any sense out of whatever robot you interact with at the help desk.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Logan Murray
    Canceled my subscription as only viewable on one device (out of 4) have 2 devices, same make, same version of Android but different hardware setup (2 different models) one works the other ( newer model) doesn't. Which goes to show it's hit or miss if it's going to work on your device, going on the other reviews there's plenty of misses. Incredible that a streaming service after months of being notified of the problems doesn't have the technical abilities to fix
  • Wonderful app? At first yes, but not now! Jun 20, 2020

    By 88SAMB88
    We love this app so much, we opted for the annual subscription. However, the more we got into a series the worse the navigation got. Nice feature: the app kept tract of the episodes, at first. Bad feature: now that we are into the series, the app does NOT accurately keep tract of our viewing. And if we try to select the correct episode, we get kicked out of the app. Second problem: we subscribed via the google app on our smart tv. We did not set up our account directly in the acorn app. Now, I am trying to view the acorn tv via my iPad, but acorn tv does not recognize my email, so I have no access! So between these two problems, our viewing experience is down the toilet. And yes we have contacted support, but they say the first problem is resolved! Well if that is so, then why did we experience the above problem again just 5 minutes ago? If we can only see the first few episodes of a program, then what is the point of subscribing to what appears to be a wonderful app? If this is not resolved soon, then we will be forced to cancel our annual subscription!
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Mk Shaeffer
    I guess it's not just me, as many people can't use the app anymore. Please fix the streaming problem, people are paying for this. ETA: Five months on, still not fixed. Clearly this is permanent. How lousy can ypu possibly get, to not even address this basic problem? DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on this. Try Britbox instead.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By A Google user
    I am having the same error code as numerous other people have stated below. I cannot watch videos on my Android tablet, which I could do before the latest update a few months ago. I have done everything that has been advised by ACORN to "fix" the problem. NOTHING has worked. I am waiting to see if the tech department is going to be able to fix it, but I'm not too hopeful.
  • Aug 25, 2021

    By MIchelle Arbery
    Tried subscription for second time after cancelling earlier this year because technical issues were not sorted promptly and again had technical issues and could not stream so have cancelled again. Such a shame as the content is fabulous. Is the only streaming service that I have technical issues with.
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Brian O'Keefe
    Could not even get the 7 day free trial to work. Sent 2 msgs to their tech support and have had no response. Cancelled the service today
  • OK improvement Mar 30, 2018

    By Fat Freddy's Cat
    Update: Crashing every time launched under iOS 11.3. Apple TV version frequently fails to connect, requiring log out and back in, restarting the Apple TV, or both. Nothing but canned, usually inapplicable replies from tech support and no updates. If Acorn wasn’t the only place some of this content was available, I’d have cancelled my subscription by now. Avoid this service if you can find the content you want anywhere else. ————- So far it looks good, though there were several aspects of the previous version, including the ability to select a search and see just the episodes in that season rather than the new version which has all the seasons and episodes in a single list with no ability to just view a single season’s episodes. Time will tell whether this version is stable in it’s current release and whether it’s more reliable with AirPlay then the previous releases tended to be. I’m also very hopeful of an app for the 4th-generation Apple TV so that I don’t have to stream from my iPad.

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  • Great app Sep 30, 2018

    By CincyDi
    I first signed up for this app when I was on my iMac through the internet. Worked fine on my iMac but when I went to use it on my Apple TV it didn’t recognize me, no matter how many times I tried. So I canceled my subscription and deleted the app on my TV. I was really disappointed. I waited several months then downloaded the app on my Apple TV again. This time I signed up through the app on my Apple TV and now it works perfectly. I love the shows it offers. I watch very few network broadcasts now except the news. I watch almost exclusively acorn tv only. Try it you will love it. My only question now is how do you find out if a show will have new seasons added. I love “The Heart Guy”. Please tell me there will be a season 3.
  • So Many Good Program(me)s Mar 26, 2021

    By grandste
    When ACORN first became available as a streaming service, their offer to try it gave me the time to acclimate to their content. From George Gently to No Offence, Line of Duty and to Brokenwood Mysteries, and more, you’ll discover some of the best writers and actors in Irish, British, Australian, New Zealand, French, the Nordic countries, Spain, and other European counties. I’m a fan because ACORN provides a difference view of TV. With a couple of rare exceptions, I just found American TV so predictably formulaic and uncreatively acted that my interest lagged and dragged. Hard to be entertained when you’ve figured out this week’s episode within the first five minutes. ACORN led me also to other creative streaming services, but none better than ACORN.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Leann Hall
    I LOVE this app, it has all my favorite shows and great new shows, best money I have ever spent!
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Shannon Gilbert
    Happy with the simplicity and content. Thank you. I like being able to skip and pause easily. Good work🖒
  • Aug 19, 2021

    By RSimek1
    Great TV! I think the British have mastered the art of television programming and Acorn is *the* place to get a great variety of it UPDATE 08/18/2021: Still great!
  • Sep 2, 2021

    By Anne A
    Acorn offers a great selection of British programs, and the app works well on my Galaxy Tab A7.
  • Excellent value Apr 15, 2018

    By Lyndadoesmyhair
    Note: this app was excellent till Apple/iTunes locked me out! I have All Device Access subscription that I can use anywhere and everywhere else Except iPad. Not AcronTV's fault, 100% Apple problem!!!! Love Brit, Aussie, Kiwi telly and this fits the billI appreciate getting access to my favorite shows faster than waiting for Masterpiece Theatre. Acorn, directly from their website vs iTunes, offers sweet deal when you subscribe for full year in advance. Plus I can access via multiple devices. Selection could be better, especially from down under, but they are stepping up their offerings over the last year. Streaming is typically flawless- when bandwidth allows- so not an Acorn issue, always the internet connection. Acorn is by far the best value, most reliable and most diverse streaming channel, app, out there.
  • Terrific shows, but Feb 25, 2018

    By Sandysan4
    I'm having trouble managing my subscription. I'll figure it out somehow. The description of how to cancel is just wrong. I did send a message. If I just delete the channel will it cancel the subscription? I must have subscribed to your channel with iTunes, they send the bill. If I delete the channel from my iPad will it cancel the subscription? I'm just going to go with the Roku - I figured that one out. Totally stumped with Apple - I think it's Apple that's making this problem, probably with their updates - but it might be me as well. Aaaargh!!! On your help page I "clicked for Apple support and was helped immediately. Now I know how. The problem is when I went into iTunes it did not acknowledge Acorn TV. Just for your info.
  • Still a few flaws Mar 19, 2020

    By BennyBlk
    I really love the shows that are on Acorn except for the fact that they don’t always have all the seasons. I watch many new shows and would like to watch all the seasons not just the latest one. Also, why have a resume option if it is not going to work and if a show is paused for just a minute too long, it shows a screen that says there have been technical difficulties so you have to back out of it completely, go back to the episode and now find your place because it automatically starts back at the beginning. I watch on my iPad. These small fixes would make the experience so much better.
  • Unable to sign on Dec 13, 2018

    By wkrueger
    Were using this app, primarily on the Apple TV but occasionally on our iPads. Now, when I go to use it on my new iPad Pro it asked me to update my email and password but when I enter the correct credentials I get an error display saying it couldn’t update my profile. So I’m unable to use this app and service on one of my devices. Update: I finally figured out the issue. Apparently my new iPad restore had something to do with the Acorn TV app profile update issue. I ended up signing out of the app and signed back in and it’s working. Upgrading my rating back to 4 stars.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Charlotte Gray
    Content is great. Streaming works on Android phone and Chrome casted to TV. But 1) video doesn't save where you got up to if you switch between casting and watching on phone (episode often restarts) 2) needs a "currently watching" tab on the front page so it's easy to resume watching and 3) the choice to autoplay the next episode would be nice.
  • Keeps crashing May 28, 2021

    By pjh139
    This is much better than my previous review. However, it has one major problem. For some reason it will suddenly go back 10 or 15 seconds and replay the old soundtrack or even video over the new which I was currently watching. It does this on all shows and it does not show a pattern. Keeps crashing suddenly and repeatedly while streaming. Also crashes while watching on device. Ignores start where you left off when you shut it down normally and starts at the beginning requiring you to figure out where you had to stop so that's hit or miss since there is no preview when you look for it. I love Acorn but this app is barely functional. Now it's having emotional problems with the fact I pay on their site. The app is stopping me from streaming and asking me to get a membership via apple. I have to enter account on the app which tells me that I have a membership, then go to the home page and search for the show I want. THEN it will play. Does not offer to play next episode. I have had this app before last year and it worked. Now it's a hot mess
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Verna Challenger
    I've been a customer for several years and I love Acorn TV. However, like many other reviewers here I can't stream video on my Google Pixel Chromebook. I informed Acorn on August 27 and got confirmation from them telling me they were going to look into the matter. But here were are, I'm still waiting. I like the convenience of watching shows on my laptop even when a TV's available. Telling me to watch on other streaming devices isn't what I want to hear. Get it together, Acorn!
  • Broken again on computer and Apple TV Jul 29, 2018

    By Dumbhead
    It works now on all devices, finally, though I will never understand the management process that made the customer experience so bad. And I am still surprised that they did not contact users who had written or called them. Now it works, and content is good. But unlike other streaming we use, Acorn is unique in not making it easy to see where we left off in watching episodes. This is not a good way to be unique. Recent review: First Acorn removed essential functionality (tracking progress on series, for example). Then the app stops working with iPads and iPhones. Then the app stops working with Apple TV. And through it all Acorn decides not to reach out to customers to describe the situation and their progress, and not to tell customers that their remaining option is to log in on web browser. So, self-created technical problems compounded by a poor customer service decision. I think Acorn is shooting itself in the foot. I wonder what will happen to # subscribers, and how many will take this as a signal to try Britbox. An addition to my review from a week ago. At that time Acorn sent me an email telling me they had reset my password and that the app would work with the reset password. It did not. I just received the exact same message. And exactly like before, nothing changes with the reset password. This feels a bit like like the Keystone Cops.
  • I would had give it 5 start but I couldn’t Aug 19, 2020

    By jeilyn824
    When I got this app I was supper exited because I had started watching a series called Hidden on prime then when I got done watching season 1 I found out I couldn’t watch it, because I had to be subscribed to Acorn TV. So I was a bit upset but I said fine I’ll get the App. Finally I get the App I finished Hidden and I am so hooked into this App with all the AMAZING series they got here but now my problem is that I can’t seem to be able to connect to my TV. Everything worked fine nothing has been touched or loved but I can’t watch it on my TV only on my phones. And when I try to connect my phones to the TV screen stay black with the Acorn TV sign on and nothing comes on. Deleted app and re installed still nothing. But I can watch other things from my phone to tv but no Acorn TV. Thank you for the hopes up! I guess I’ll be canceling the membership because I sure don’t like to watch shows on my phone, sorry.
  • Sep 3, 2021

    By iamdawt
    I love the programming, but I dislike how it constantly crashes on my android tablet. Please update or do whatever you can to address this issue many others are also having.
  • Aug 21, 2021

    By Diana M.
    Android is very glitchy. Global CC does not work. Touch to read about episode and it doesn't expand, it auto plays. Cannot remove series from watchlist. Will not resume when stopped then closed and reopened. Pain in the arse.
  • Used to be good...what happened?? Oct 8, 2018

    By Pgh533765
    I’ve been using the acorn tv app with chromecast and up till a couple of weeks ago it worked just fine. Then it suddenly wouldn’t play anything. I gave it a few days and then emailed acorn. It took them SIX DAYS to respond and then it was a “form letter” saying they were aware of the problem and were “diligently” working on it. It’s been another week or two since then and it still isn’t working—but my charge card was charged for the service nonetheless! Now it seems worse—it won’t even recognize my chrome cast anymore. I know it isn’t the chrome cast as Netflix works just fine. Get it fixed, acorn—it was fine before, so undo whatever you did to make it not work!
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Thérèse Hope
    Okay updates just installed. No way, still no ability for Android phones to watch Acron TV. So please explain developers, why update then if you are going to exclude Android phones. Used to love 💖 this app. But unbeknown to android mobile owners in the 21rst century highly intelligent technicians can not provide streaming and I feel like screaming. To many emails,to many we right on it. Zero improvement. Maybe make another app specifically for Android phones (oppo, Samsung, Nokia)
  • There should be a next episode/resume watching area May 24, 2019

    By Ash1237654!
    Sigh. As other reviews state, this app just isn’t set up like other similar apps. Let me use an extreme example to complain: Midsomer Murders, which currently has 20 seasons! And I want to watch the most recent season, so every time I want to watch a new episode I have to go into the show and scroll down and down and down and down and over in order to find the season and episode I want. Another simple complaint? There’s no need for the exaggerated largeness of the show blocks when you are scrolling through shows. Because of the scale increase on any show you have selected, you can’t read anything in its vicinity immediately above or below. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??? Trailer options are pretty awesome though. And so are the show selections.
  • Worst App Ever Jan 2, 2018

    By therearenonicknamesleft99
    I’ve been using various computer apps for some 35 years, and the Acorn TV app for the Apple TV is the worst app I’ve ever had to use. To begin, the menu system is completely illogical and user hostile. Unlike, Netflix, with the Acorn app for Apple TV once you have selected the program you want (not always easy with the execrable new Apple TV remote), you then get to try and figure out which episode is next in the queue because Acorn doesn’t bother to queue up the next one. You still have to figure out which one it is, with no clues whatsoever. Just finding the program itself is sometimes a challenge. If you go to the recently watched list, and click on the program you want, rather than bringing up the overview screen for the program (from which you can at least begin your search for the next episode to watch), it just starts the episode you’ve already watched. And if you hit the go-back button, it just bumps you back out to the home screen rather than the more logical overview screen for that program. To top off the fun, it will, as often as not, simply refuse to play a program no matter how many times you hit enter on the pad portion of the remote. I end up AirPlaying it from my iPad. The Acorn App for the Apple TV is completely broken. Which is a shame because the app for the iPad and iPhone — a completely different app — is quite good, And the programming is brilliant. If you can get it to play. Shameful!
  • Worst customer service ever Sep 18, 2020

    By HappyBetta
    After months of happy viewing, something went wrong. I began to get double billed for my subscription, billed by my subscription through iTunes, and then billed directly by acorn. I never signed up directly with acorn, only with iTunes. So I canceled my subscription with acorn, considering that I already had in place an iTunes subscription. Well this is when the horror started. The app indicates that my subscription is canceled, but my iTunes subscription is active. I have been struggling with this for months and I cannot get a straight answer out of their customer service desk. They simply refuse to understand what I am talking about. There is no way to include screenshots when trying to send them messages. And yes there is no restore a purchase link on the home screen. I personally don’t think you can pay for your subscription through iTunes. I think you can download the app from the iTunes Store, but you have to pay acorn directly. The iTunes subscription does not work with this app. I talked to Apple at length about this problem and they are as mystified as I am. It almost seems like there is a scam or some sort of bait and switch problem. There is no Acorn customer service phone number, impossible to speak to a live person, and you will never ever make any sense out of whatever robot you interact with at the help desk.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Logan Murray
    Canceled my subscription as only viewable on one device (out of 4) have 2 devices, same make, same version of Android but different hardware setup (2 different models) one works the other ( newer model) doesn't. Which goes to show it's hit or miss if it's going to work on your device, going on the other reviews there's plenty of misses. Incredible that a streaming service after months of being notified of the problems doesn't have the technical abilities to fix
  • Wonderful app? At first yes, but not now! Jun 20, 2020

    By 88SAMB88
    We love this app so much, we opted for the annual subscription. However, the more we got into a series the worse the navigation got. Nice feature: the app kept tract of the episodes, at first. Bad feature: now that we are into the series, the app does NOT accurately keep tract of our viewing. And if we try to select the correct episode, we get kicked out of the app. Second problem: we subscribed via the google app on our smart tv. We did not set up our account directly in the acorn app. Now, I am trying to view the acorn tv via my iPad, but acorn tv does not recognize my email, so I have no access! So between these two problems, our viewing experience is down the toilet. And yes we have contacted support, but they say the first problem is resolved! Well if that is so, then why did we experience the above problem again just 5 minutes ago? If we can only see the first few episodes of a program, then what is the point of subscribing to what appears to be a wonderful app? If this is not resolved soon, then we will be forced to cancel our annual subscription!
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Mk Shaeffer
    I guess it's not just me, as many people can't use the app anymore. Please fix the streaming problem, people are paying for this. ETA: Five months on, still not fixed. Clearly this is permanent. How lousy can ypu possibly get, to not even address this basic problem? DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on this. Try Britbox instead.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By A Google user
    I am having the same error code as numerous other people have stated below. I cannot watch videos on my Android tablet, which I could do before the latest update a few months ago. I have done everything that has been advised by ACORN to "fix" the problem. NOTHING has worked. I am waiting to see if the tech department is going to be able to fix it, but I'm not too hopeful.
  • Aug 25, 2021

    By MIchelle Arbery
    Tried subscription for second time after cancelling earlier this year because technical issues were not sorted promptly and again had technical issues and could not stream so have cancelled again. Such a shame as the content is fabulous. Is the only streaming service that I have technical issues with.
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By Brian O'Keefe
    Could not even get the 7 day free trial to work. Sent 2 msgs to their tech support and have had no response. Cancelled the service today
  • OK improvement Mar 30, 2018

    By Fat Freddy's Cat
    Update: Crashing every time launched under iOS 11.3. Apple TV version frequently fails to connect, requiring log out and back in, restarting the Apple TV, or both. Nothing but canned, usually inapplicable replies from tech support and no updates. If Acorn wasn’t the only place some of this content was available, I’d have cancelled my subscription by now. Avoid this service if you can find the content you want anywhere else. ————- So far it looks good, though there were several aspects of the previous version, including the ability to select a search and see just the episodes in that season rather than the new version which has all the seasons and episodes in a single list with no ability to just view a single season’s episodes. Time will tell whether this version is stable in it’s current release and whether it’s more reliable with AirPlay then the previous releases tended to be. I’m also very hopeful of an app for the 4th-generation Apple TV so that I don’t have to stream from my iPad.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Frances Jones
    Tryed to watch series, movies and it tells me sorry cannot conect. and gives a code with lots of numbers.

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