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Recently more and more streaming services have come on to the market, and it can be rather difficult to keep up to date with them all. In recent year's we've seen the launch of Disney+ and Apple TV+, while Paramount's new streaming service will be launching next month.

One that many of us might not have heard of is Acorn TV, which has been growing increasingly popular in recent months. It has remained under the radar for many people in the UK, so what exactly is it?

We have everything you need to know about how much it costs, which devices it supports and some of the programmes that it has on offer.

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What is Acorn TV?

Acorn TV is first and foremost a streaming platform which specialises in international content. It offers subscribers access to hundreds of TV movies, documentaries and box series from the UK and abroad.

To use Acorn TV it costs £4.99 a month for subscribers, or £49.99 a year for an annual subscription. A free trial 30-day free trial is also available if you want to give the service a try and see if it has enough to keep your interest.

If you carry on your membership beyond the thirty days then you'll need to pay for a monthly or annual subscription. You can sign up for Acorn TV’s free trial on its website here.

Devices that support Acorn TV include Apple TV, iOS, Chromecast, Android tablets and smartphones, Amazon Fire TV, YouView set-top boxes and Roku Devices.

What content can I watch on Acorn TV?

Acorn TV offers a wide selection of content - but it is probably best known for being the go-to streaming platform for watching crime and detective dramas. It boasts a solid catalogue of global hits such as Line of Duty, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and The Chelsea Detective.

If fans are looking for an exciting murder mystery, there are plenty to choose from, including Midsomer Murders, Manhunt, The Brokenwood Mysteries and Blood. Acorn original series Signora Volpe is also coming soon to the streaming platform, which follows British spy Sylvia Fox, who is played by Emilia Fox.

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