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What is Acorn TV, and how can I watch it?

Acorn TV has been streaming UK, Irish, Australian and New Zealand TV shows and movies to US audiences since 2013. In April 2020 it opened its doors to viewers in the UK, finally adding them to its list of subscribing countries.

The Acorn Media Group started its distribution service to viewers in the US way back in 1994—with videotapes! With the changes in technology and the rise of the Internet over the years, Acorn is now a major streaming service, operating in over 30 countries.

Acorn launched in the UK with a fantastic selection of TV shows. From high-quality, world-class dramas, to mysteries, comedies, and more—from all around the world, and without any annoying advertising to break up the viewing.

It opened to its UK audience, premiering Queens of Mystery exclusively—a show commissioned by Acorn. Other big-name titles included The Brokenwood Mysteries (the first 3 series), George Gently (series 1–7), Wild at Heart (series 1–8), as well as Foyle’s War, a contemporary adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, and the BAFTA-award winning Accused.

With over a million subscribers in the States, there’s bound to be a mass of UK viewers signing up for the same superb style of content. And if you’re not in the UK, well, that doesn’t have to stop you now, does it?

How can I watch Acorn TV with StreamLocator?

StreamLocator is a step ahead when it comes to bypassing the location blocks set up by Acorn TV’s servers in the UK.

Our unique smart hub supplies Acorn TV with a virtual UK location. Without appearing to be where Acorn needs you to be, you won’t conform to their licencing legislation, and you won’t acquire access to the channel and the shows you’d like to watch.

No complicated settings or software installation required

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to choosing StreamLocator. One of the most welcomed and wonderful is that there’s no software, or settings and profiles, that you need to download and install to access location-blocked services.

The VPN and Smart DNS services you may already have heard of, all need you to download and install their software or apps onto every device that you plan to use to watch Acorn TV.

StreamLocator skips that step for its subscribers. Because our smart hub works with your WiFi router, all of the software, connections, and updates are managed there—automatically. Once you’re signed up and plugged in, there’s nothing much to do, apart from deciding what you want to watch.

Each of the devices you connect to the Internet through your WiFi router are automatically catered for and managed. Even those that operate on a closed system that you couldn’t download a VPN app to, or install software on.

So, your Roku is covered, so is your Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, any Smart TVs, and your Chromecast. Your Mac and PC are automatically covered too, as are your mobile phones and tablets.

Even better, you’re not limited to a single or a few connections as you are with other systems. StreamLocator will allow you to connect to as many services as you need. And if each one is in a different country, that doesn’t matter; we’ll connect them all, at the same time, without a problem.

How to watch Acorn TV from outside the UK

Regional restrictions enforced by Acorn TV stop viewers from outside the UK accessing their service. Geolocation trackers pinpoint where you are, and if you’re not within their regional limits, then you can’t access Acorn’s catalogue.

Smart DNS and VPN will deliver the virtual location you need, although they're not always 100% reliable. Cheaper or lesser VPN services don’t have the fast servers you’ll need for smooth, uninterrupted performance. There are also VPN blacklists, which prevent the IP addresses of those services providing any kind of access to many of the streaming sites.

StreamLocator’s smart hub is just that—smart. It works to provide the best option to get around the blocks, wherever and however they’re set up.

How to register for Acorn TV from outside the UK

With your new virtual location, you’ll set up your Acorn TV account just as you would if you were in the UK.

You can choose a monthly or yearly subscription package, or even better, why not sign up for the 7-day free trial? That way you can see exactly what there is on offer and if this is the best service for you?

Signing up for Acorn isn’t restricted to their website; you can join through 3rd-party services such as iTunes, Roku, Android TV and Amazon, to name just a small selection.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch Acorn TV from outside the UK?

You will need some way of supplying the Acorn TV servers with a UK location or IP address. The most typical and popular methods to date are VPN and Smart DNS.

StreamLocator is the best solution for tuning into all of the restricted TV content at home.

We believe it’s the easiest method to set up and operate on the market today. And because it uses a selection of technologies, it can communicate with any streaming provider to find out the best method for their servers.

With that taken care of, it uses its best choice to grant you the access you need—every time. Clever huh?

How to unblock UK Acorn TV

Setting up your smart hub is easy. We want everything to be as simple and stress-free as possible for our users, so we’ve taken the hard work out of every step.

  1. We send you your smart hub as soon as you sign up for our subscription service.
  2. Once it arrives, all you have to do is plug it into any open port of your home WiFi router.
  3. With the smart hub plugged in, we’ll ask you to follow a few simple steps to activate your account.
  4. From that point, you’ll have a new option in your WiFi network list—STREAMLOCATOR. Connect your devices through that instead of your usual option, and any location-restricted content is managed automatically.

That’s it! We told you it was simple.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch UK Acorn TV for free?

Sadly, one thing StreamLocator doesn’t control is how the service makes their money. You’ll still have to subscribe to access their TV shows and movies, but from now on, being outside the UK will no longer be a problem.

Most popular TV shows on Acorn TV in the UK

  • Elizabeth is Missing
  • Accused
  • Black Widows
  • The Clinic
  • Injustice
  • Seesaw
  • Finding Joy
  • Mystery Road
  • Balthazar
  • George Gently
  • The Sommerdahl Murders
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries
  • Keeping Faith
  • Foyle’s War
  • Above Suspicion
  • Kingdom
  • And Then There Was None
  • The Bletchley Circle
  • Dead Still
  • Agatha Raisin
  • Indian Summers
  • Wild at Heart
  • Jack Taylor
  • Striking Out
  • Dead Still

Most popular movies on Acorn TV in the UK

  • Affinity
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Belonging
  • Complicit
  • The Scapegoat
  • Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery
  • The Lilac Bus
  • Sisters of War
  • United
  • The Man Who Lost His Head
  • Golden Years
  • Glorious 39
  • Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution
  • Anner House