Acorn TV Now on Apple TV’s App Store


Apple TV’s app gallery has gained some British flair.

Acorn TV, the streaming home of U.K. television series such as Agatha Christie’s Poirot, recently landed in Apple TV’s App Store. The service, launched five years ago on Acorn.TV for computers, is also available on Apple iPads and iPhones as well as Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs.

Now is a good time to explore Acorn TV — there’s a 30-day free trial; after that it’s $6.99 monthly or $69.99 annually. For British TV binge-watchers, there’s the complete Poirot series starring David Suchet, including the final season and Emmy-nominated last episode, “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.”

New arrivals include Liberty of London, a reality TV series about a venerable department store, and British crime drama Suspects (Series 1, Feb. 22; Series 2, Feb. 29), which has an original twist of actors improvising their lines.

Acorn TV has a growing international flavor, too. Last month, the service added the third season finale of Australian series A Place to Call Home — deemed “Australia’s sexiest soap opera” by Entertainment Weekly — and began weekly episode premieres of Canadian police drama 19-2, nominated for a dozen Canadian Screen Awards.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Mike Snider