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Level 7

Acorn TV vs Acorn TV on the Roku Channel

What is the difference between these two? We've been accessing our free trial of Acorn TV and now paid version on "Acorn TV on the Roku Channel" and now found out we can't get to a show called Hidden and maybe can't get all of Acorn shows there?  Do I need to cancel this one and switch to Acorn directly? I don't see any way to search for shows on the version we're using but we tried scanning through all the shows and don't find this one show. I don't have any login directly on Acorn since apparently I subscribed through Roku. 


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Level 16

Re: Acorn TV vs Acorn TV on the Roku Channel

I have 4 subscriptions: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Acorn, and Hulu, all made directly with the respective service. This arrangement permits me to view on any and all available venues - smart tvs, streaming devices, mobile phones, tablets, etc. As soon as you get a third party involved your viewing options become limited and everything gets complicated. If problems arise inevitably each party points its finger at the other and things don't easily get resolved. The only advantage I can see to subscribing through a third party provider is the convenience of consolidated billing.
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