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Level 7

Viewing Acorn through Amazon Prime when I signed up for Acorn via Roku

I subscribed to Acorn through Roku on an older TV a few years ago. On my new SmartTV, I don't need to go through Roku to get to streaming channels. But when I try to access Acorn through Amazon Prime, it doesn't recognize me as already having a subscription to Acorn. I haven't been able to find a way to log in to my Acorn account in Prime so that it recognizes me as a subscriber. Is this even possible? I don't want to pay for a second subscription to be able to stream Acorn on my new TV.

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Re: Viewing Acorn through Amazon Prime when I signed up for Acorn via Roku


"If you signed up for Acorn TV through a third-party platform, such as Roku, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, or Comcast/Xfinity, you will need to manage your account through their dedicated platform."

From this, you could try to log into your Roku account and see if there is any way to change control of your account from Roku to Amazon Prime. If not (which seems most likely) you should be able to cancel your Roku/Acorn account.

You could then open a new Acorn subscription. I'd suggest doing this directly with Acorn at You can then use your Acorn login info to authorize Acorn on ANY supported device.
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