There’s certainly no shortage of streaming services available in Canada these days. From Netflix to Crave TV to Crackle and beyond, it’s not hard to find something to binge-stream. But if you call your TV “the telly” and the BBC “the Beeb” you might find yourself longing for a better selection of series and shows from across the pond.
If this sounds like you—if you’re a British expat living in Canada or just someone who appreciates fine English storytelling—you might want to check out Acorn TV. This $5/month streaming service is stuffed to the brim with British mysteries, dramas, comedies, and more that you won’t find streaming elsewhere.
Acorn’s lineup of shows is loaded with exclusives (60, to be exact) and mostly devoid of the major BBC hits you’ll find on services like Netflix. But don’t let the lack of well-known hits deter you—Acorn is full of critically acclaimed British series and shows.
Some of the highlights include A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Vera, Jack Irish, Doc Martin, The Code, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Thorne, Suspects, Prisoners Wives, Touching Evil, Accused, Cradle to Grave, Raised by Wolves, London Irish, Father Ted, Cold Feet, Kath & Kim, and Peep Show. You’ll also find a large selection of international titles from beyond Britain.
Like other streaming services, Acorn TV is available on a range of devices. You can watch it on your TV via Roku, Apple TV, or Chromecast, or watch it directly on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or computer.