How to watch Acorn TV US outside the US

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

Acorn TV is a subscription streaming service, with a catalogue of primarily British shows but with some other excellent contributions from a small selection of alternative countries.

Acorn Media Group has been distributing British TV to the US since 1994—they started with videotapes! The way we watch TV has come a long way since those days, with Acorn keeping up with the technology and trends every step of the way.

By 2013 Acorn TV was a standalone subscription service, also offering exclusive content to the US. Their first premiere was Season 6 of Doc Martin. Acorn has kept on giving the US audiences the shows they want to watch before other providers can even get their hands on them. They were the first to air Detectorists, Vera, and Inspector George Gently.

They now offer hard-to-find gems, timeless classics and all your favourite shows that originally aired in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and more.

As well as Doc Martin, you can watch all the prime British dramas. That includes shows like Foyle’s War, Delicious and Midsomer Murders, and Acorn Originals such as The Other One, The Nest, Deadwater Fell and Agatha Raisin.

With over a million US subscribers, it shows the demand for Acorn’s superb selections—and now, with StreamLocator, nobody has to miss out.

How can I watch Acorn TV with StreamLocator?

StreamLocator creates a unique way of getting around the location requirements set up by Acorn TV in the US.

Our smart hub provides viewers with a virtual location in the United States, and that’s where Acorn TV needs to see you, to grant you access to their shows.

No complicated settings or software installation required

One of the great advantages of using StreamLocator over other location block beating services is that there aren’t any software or settings that you have to deal with.

Most of the services that provide geolocation workarounds need you to download and install their software. Not only that, but you’ll have to do it on every device you intend to use to watch their shows.

Not with StreamLocator. There isn’t any software, you don’t have to amend your DNS settings or profiles, and you can use any device you like, as long as it connects to the Internet through your home WiFi.

Because our smart hub works with your WiFi router, it means all of your Internet-enabled devices are automatically covered. That includes those that operate on a closed system that doesn’t have the apps that usually take care of the workarounds.

As we said, you don’t need any special software, and that includes apps for mobiles, tablets, Smart TVs or other devices. It makes us a perfect match for Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV, smartphones, tablets, and anything else you can think of.

You can access our system from anywhere in your home and with as many different devices as you need. If they’re connecting to different services in different countries, well, that’s no problem either. StreamLocator has them all covered, at the same time, without a problem.

How to watch Acorn TV from outside the USA

The restrictions set up by Acorn TV prevent anyone from watching their shows from outside the US. However, there are means to get around those geolocation blockades. Smart DNS and VPN services are the most usual options for anyone wishing to provide a virtual location to the Acorn servers. And now, StreamLocator’s smart hub can get you past the blocks and into the huge catalogue of Acorn’s great shows.

How to register for Acorn TV from outside the USA

With a new virtual location in the United States taken care of, registering for Acorn TV is a breeze.

There’s a 7-day free trial for users to take advantage of, so why not give it a try before you commit? A month’s free viewing will provide you with plenty of time to enjoy the shows and decide if Acorn is the channel for you.

You can sign up for Acorn TV through just about all of their partners. They have apps for Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as Chromecast. And of course, Acorn TV is always available on your Mac or PC.

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

You’re going to need some kind of service to disable the geolocation blocks. VPN and Smart DNS are the most well-known and popular systems. However, not all services will provide the type of performance you’re looking for.

Some VPNs just don’t have the speedy servers you need to watch seamless unbroken viewing. Others have been blacklisted by the more proactive TV stream services, and won’t be able to access their channels at all.

As the TV streamers are becoming better at blocking VPNs, you need a system that can stay one step ahead of them.

StreamLocator communicates with the providers’ servers, finding out the ideal way to navigate their blocks. Once it’s determined its prime option, it carries out the work automatically. You won’t even know it’s doing it.

All you have to do then is sit back, relax, and get stuck into the next episode of Detectorists or Midsomer Murders!

How to unblock Acorn TV

Here’s how easy it is to set up your StreamLocator smart hub, to unblock all that region-specific content.

  1. Sign up for a StreamLocator subscription—we’ll send you your smart hub straight away.
  2. When your smart hub arrives, plug it into any open port of your WiFi router.
  3. Follow our super-simple instructions to activate your StreamLocator account.
  4. That’s pretty much it! Now, if you want to access regionally restricted content, just switch your device over to the new network in your WiFi list: STREAMLOCATOR, and let our smart hub do the rest.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch Acorn TV for free?

We’re afraid not. Acorn TV is a paid-for service, and they still need to make a living. What StreamLocator does provide you with, is the access to their programs from wherever you are in the world.

Most popular TV shows on Acorn TV in the USA

  • Gold Digger
  • Delicious
  • The Other One
  • The Nest
  • Mystery Road
  • A Place to Call Home
  • Deadwater Fell
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Agatha Raisin
  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • George Gently
  • Line of Duty
  • Manhunt
  • The Brokenwood  Mysteries
  • My Life is Murder
  • No Offence
  • Queens of Mystery
  • Detectorists
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • Doc Martin
  • Rebecka Martinsson
  • The Heart Guy
  • The Oldenheim Twelve

Most popular movies on Acorn TV in the USA

  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
  • Mr Morgan’s Last Love
  • The Way Back
  • The Lilac Bus
  • The Scapegoat
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Trench
  • An Accidental Soldier
  • Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery
  • Mind Games
  • The Man Who Lost His Head
  • United
  • Wreckers
  • Golden Years
  • Turning Green
  • Marvellous
  • The Scapegoat
  • Care
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Sisters of War
  • Glorious 39
  • Under Capricorn
  • 44 Inch Chest
  • Anner House