Things just keep getting better and better at Acorn TV. Ever since the video streaming service launched in July 2011, fans of British TV have been able to watch some of the best in British television programming 24/7. Now there are even more reasons to check it out.
If you’re not familiar with Acorn TV, it is the first and only streaming service in North America that is focused on British TV programming. Quite often, many of the programs and episodes are exclusive to Acorn TV and not available through any other streaming or DVD rental service.
In a little more than a year, Acorn TV has increased the amount of content available for streaming by 200%. It started with full seasons of six programs, and now streams one or more full seasons of eighteen programs each week, including some of the best in classic and contemporary British mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
Acorn TV makes each program available for streaming for six weeks, and staggers the program rotation weekly to accommodate all of the titles in its library. This means three series are added each week and three are removed. On average, Acorn TV features more than 125 hours of programming per week.
The first episode for each series is available for free to anyone who visits the Acorn TV site, while Acorn Premium subscribers get unlimited access to all of the episodes in each selected season. Premium members also receive free shipping on all orders from Acorn’s distinctive merchandise catalog and website.
For membership, Acorn TV has just introduced a monthly subscription option of $2.99/month, in addition to its annual subscription of $29.99/year (a savings of 16%). And the streaming service is now available in Canada, too.
Currently streaming on Acorn TV are full seasons of several of the most successful British drama and mystery series in television history, including:
- Award-winning period detective series Cadfael, Murdoch Mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Marple, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot
- Contemporary detective series Blue Murder and Pie in the Sky
- Masterpiece Theatre favorites Poldark and The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
- The Forsyte Saga, starring Emmy Award winner Damian Lewis (Homeland)
- The iconic Upstairs, Downstairs
- U.S. debut of the second series of Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn
- And more
From now through October 28, Acorn TV is running a month-long Foyle’s War marathon, which consists of all 22 episodes from Sets 1-6 of this acclaimed WWII detective series. (By the way, Foyle’s War is returning with all-new episodes in Summer 2013.)
And on October 29, Acorn TV exclusively streams the North American debut of Midsomer Murders, Set 21, which features the first episodes with new DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon).
In addition to laptops and desktop computers, Acorn TV programming can be streamed to most televisions with a Roku, as well as to iPhones, iPads, the NOOK Tablet, Apple TV, Google TV, and any other portable device with a browser that has the most recent version of Flash.
Check out Acorn TV and enjoy some of the best in British programming now!