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Rich813
Level 7

Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Just renewed Acorn TV subscription through Roku.  Since renewal date when I try to watch something on Acorn, I get the following message: "You have already subscribed to Acorn TV via Roku.  Please use the credentials you used when you subscribed to Sign In", and I can not watch anything.  So I logged out of Acorn and tried to login to Acorn with the Roku password and only got an error message.  What credentials are they talking about?

At a loss as to what to do.  Money is paid to Roku, but no service.

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RokuKariza-D
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Hi @Rich813

Thanks for the post.

Please be advised that channel logins or authentication are handled directly by the channel developer. We suggest reaching out to Acorn TV support to report the issue and for further help. They can resolve the error you are having with channel authentication.

You can contact them here: https://support.acorn.tv/en/support/home

We appreciate your understanding.

All the best,
Kariza

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renojim
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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That's interesting.  I personally wouldn't put up with commercials on a paid service.  My advice is to cancel your paid-through-Roku subscription and subscribe directly through Acorn and forget about watching through The Roku Channel.  I can't explain why you were able to watch through the Acorn channel before and can't now.

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RokuKariza-D
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Hi @Rich813

Thanks for the post.

Please be advised that channel logins or authentication are handled directly by the channel developer. We suggest reaching out to Acorn TV support to report the issue and for further help. They can resolve the error you are having with channel authentication.

You can contact them here: https://support.acorn.tv/en/support/home

We appreciate your understanding.

All the best,
Kariza

Kariza D.
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renojim
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Are you attempting to watch Acorn through The Roku Channel and not the stand-alone Acorn channel?  I don't believe your subscription will work anywhere except within The Roku Channel.

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Rich813
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Will do, but I must point out it was Roku that charged my credit card, and they are not delivering the service they charged me for.

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Rich813
Level 7

Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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There is a problem with watching on the Roku channel, it is often interrupted with multiple commercials.  During my previous subscription, which allowed me to watch on Acorn TV, there were no commercials.

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renojim
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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That's interesting.  I personally wouldn't put up with commercials on a paid service.  My advice is to cancel your paid-through-Roku subscription and subscribe directly through Acorn and forget about watching through The Roku Channel.  I can't explain why you were able to watch through the Acorn channel before and can't now.

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Cupspinner
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Same here.  Blocked on Acorn, never was before.  It says log in with Roku credentials, which don’t work.  I’m paying for service and not getting the channel 😡

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RokuKariza-D
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Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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Hi @Cupspinner

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Could you confirm to us the exact error message showing up on your TV screen when accessing the Acorn TV channel? Please let us know as well if you are accessing Acorn TV within The Roku Channel or the one available directly from your home screen. 

With more information, we will be able to assist you further.

All the best,
Kariza

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Rich813
Level 7

Re: Now blocked on Acorn TV

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I called Roku customer service and they cancelled my Acorn TV subscription through Roku with a refund.  Amazingly, now I am able to login and watch shows on Acorn TV without issue.

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