If British television shows are your thing, Acorn TV is an expert in that area although it has since evolved to provide more variety content-wise with programming from other parts of the globe (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico).
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On top of world-class UK shows like Jack Taylor and Foyle’s War, you can also access quality originals such as Agatha Raisin, Striking Out, and Queens of Mystery, as well as some classic Aussie shows like Jack Irish. Plus binge the entire Poirot series which is just perfect for all the Agatha Christie fans.
Because of its niche selection of shows, Acorn TV is generously offered for a monthly plan fee of $6.99 per month, or choose the 12-month plan for $69 to save two months worth of fees.
Acorn TV offers a one-week trial for users to test the service. To help you decide, Acorn TV also lets you see if there’s anything there that piques your interest by allowing users to browse its library before signing up.
- Excellent originals produced for the service
- Popular dramas, comedies, mysteries, and documentaries ad-free
- Save two months worth of plan fees with a yearly subscription
- New content added every month
Google's answer to iTunes and very own online video on demand service, Google Play Movies features tens of thousands of movies and TV show episodes for you to rent or buy. From the classics to the latest blockbuster films to trending shows, you'll find them all in one place.
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Google Play Movies has a remarkably extensive library of shows and movies. Users can rent or purchase movies, as well as purchase TV shows by the episode or by the season. Latest releases available on Google Play Movies include Raya and the Last Dragon, Nomadland, and Sound of Metal, to name a few.
Google Play Movies only offers TV shows and movies for rental or purchase. Buying movies can start from $5.99 for SD or $6.99 for HD, while renting can start from $3.99 for SD or $4.99 for HD. For buying shows, episodes usually cost $2.99 for SD and $3.99 for HD. Just like iTunes, there's no rental option for shows in Google Play Movies.
Google recently announced that the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer be available on any Roku set-top box or any Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TV beginning July 15. You can still access any rented or purchased content using Roku devices and the aforementioned smart TVs with the YouTube app.
- No monthly subscription required, pay for what you only watch
- Watch on any computer, mobile or tablet, including Apple devices
- Share content with up to 5 other family members with Family Library
- Bundle movies in digital box sets at a discounted price