New Service: Acorn TV

Just in time for the cold weather, we’re launching a new streaming service: Acorn TV. Acorn is best known for their TV and film offerings from the United Kingdom, but they also host content from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. You’ll find cozy mystery series like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the droll Doc Martin, the hard-boiled London Kills, the classic Vera, and the popular Midsomer Murders, among others.

Twenty-five degrees and three inches of snow? No problem. Just provide a couch, a dog or cat (or both), a pot of tea, plenty of flannel, and binge to your heart’s content.

Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. With over 1,800 hours of commercial-free programming and new shows added weekly.

Binge-watch classic series like Poldark, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot or discover a new favorite among 60 exclusive programs, including A Place to Call Home, Blandings, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and Jack Irish.

Get your 7-Day Unlimited Access Pass from RBdigital to all of Acorn TV's content. Renew your access after your pass expires to keep watching. Your viewing history and preferences will be saved.

Available to White Plains Cardholders Only

Web browser instructions for first time use of RBdigital and Acorn TV

    1. Go to RBDigital, click on "Create New Account" and enter the required information
    2. Once your account is created, click the "Get Started" button
    3. Create an Acorn TV account - remember your password
    4. Click "Access Acorn TV" to be redirected to the Acorn TV site
    5. You now have unlimited access to Acorn TV for 7 days

*During your 7-day pass you can go directly to the Acorn TV website or Acorn TV app

Renew in browser after your 7-day pass expires

  1. Go to RBDigital, sign in
  2. Once signed in, click the "Get Started" button
  3. On Acorn TV use the same account information as before, it may be saved in your browser
  4. You now have unlimited access to Acorn TV for 7 more days

App instructions for first time use of RBdigital and Acorn TV

Download the RBdigital app for your device:

Download the Acorn TV app for your device:

    1. Create an account with the RBdigital app on your device: use White Plains Public Library
    2. Sign into RBdigital
    3. Click on Acorn TV
    4. Select any show or movie and click checkout
    5. Click OK in the window that appears with the message, "You now have UNLIMITED access to ALL of Acorn TV for 7 days!"
    6. Click "Access Acorn TV" then click the link for the Acorn TV app
    7. On the Acorn TV app click "MY ACORN TV" to sign in
    8. You now have unlimited access to Acorn TV for 7 days

*During your 7-day pass you can go directly to the Acorn TV app or the Acorn TV website

Renew in app after your 7-day pass expires

  1. Sign into RBdigital app on your device
  2. Click on Acorn TV
  3. Select any show or movie and click checkout
  4. Click OK in the window that appears with the message, "You now have UNLIMITED access to ALL of Acorn TV for 7 days!"
  5. Open the Acorn TV app use the same account information as before or use "MY ACORN TV" to sign in
  6. You now have unlimited access to Acorn TV for 7 more days
AcornTV compatibility list
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Comments

  1. Robert Kirkpatrick

    After the 7-day pass, will we be able to renew at no cost? Or will there be a cost? Without a cost, you would be offering an outstanding service. With a cost, you would only be offering what is already generally available. If the eventual cost were to be substantially discounted, the balance lies somewhere in the middle. Thanks in advance for your response.

    • kthornton

      Hi Robert, you have to renew the pass every seven days by following the instructions for renewal that are posted below (not the instructions for the original set up), and there is no cost. If you experience any issues with this, please let us know.

    • Ryan Jackson

      Hi Leslie,

      “Smart TV” usually means the TV has an operating system within itself and not using an additional device. Some of those TVs have Android or Roku which means if they are up to date they could be compatible with the Acorn TV app.

      A TV with an HDMI connection sometimes gets called a “Smart TV” even when it doesn’t have its own operating system. These TVs would need an additional device like an Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or Chromecast etc.

      Here’s the list from Acorn TV:
      https://support.acorn.tv/en/support/solutions/articles/11000007178-which-devices-support-acorn-tv-

      *The Acorn TV app on these platforms would still only be used after you signed up for the 7-day pass by using a web browser or the RBdigital app in a mobile device.

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