Britbox Vs Acorn Tv: Prices And Free Trials
An Acorn TV subscription costs $5.99 / £4.99 / but you can also get an annual subscription for $59.99 / £49.99. In both the UK and the US, the annual subscription will save you the equivalent of two months monthly subscription.
Acorn TVs free trial period lasts for just seven days in the US, but UK viewers get a 30 day period to try the service without paying a penny.
How much does BritBox cost? A BritBox monthly subscription costs $6.99 / £5.99, with annual subscription options available for $69.99 / £59.99. Again, thats 12 months access for the price of ten.
BritBoxs free trial lasts for seven days, regardless of which region you’re watching in.;
Its worth noting that UK readers can get six months worth of BritBox access for free if theyre a BT broadband customer, or if they pay for their mobiles with EE. Head to BT.com or EE.co.uk for all the details.
Overall, both BritBox and Acorn TV are priced very similarly to other competitors. Acorn TV wins as the cheaper service, but there’s only one dollar difference between the two.
So How Do I Get Britbox On My Fire Tv Or Fire Stick
Although Fire Stick and Fire TV owners still can’t download a separate BritBox app and subscribe directly at BritBox.com, there IS an entirely separate BritBox channel at Amazon. It costs the same as a normal BritBox subscription, but instead of subscribing at BritBox.com, you and sign up for a channel subscription. Then, you’ll be able to watch BritBox on your Fire Stick or Fire TV just as you’d watch any other Amazon programming. There’s a 7-day free trial, so if you don’t like it, you’re not obligated to pay for it.
Can I Watch Live Tv On Amazon Prime Video Channels
Yes, but the selection is limited.
Typical live “channels” in the cable TV sense, like ABC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Fox and the rest, are not available as Prime Video Channels. To watch those you’ll need to subscribe to cable or a live TV streaming service like YouTube TV or Sling TV, which starts at $35 per month.
Amazon does offer a “live guide,” however, that includes TV shows and movies arranged in a channel grid form. Some are free, no subscription required, and some are unlocked when you subscribe to a Channel. The Fixer Upper Channel, for example, is available in the live guide when you subscribe to the Discovery Plus Prime Video Channel.
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Why Join Britbox On Amazon
Ever since BritBox launched a few months back, I’ve seen people complaining about technical problems. Some people said it didn’t stream correctly for them, and many said they had issues with signup and billing. With BritBox on Amazon, those problems disappear. Amazon handles the billing , and Amazon already has a great track record for streaming performance.
If you have a Fire Stick or Fire TV, you’ve probably been frustrated by the fact that you couldn’t get BritBox on it. Now that it’s on Amazon, that’s no longer a problem. Just sign up here and you’ll soon have access to all 300-ish different programs.
Finally, you may find it easier to navigate BritBox on Amazon. I’ve heard from many people who had no idea just how much content was on BritBox because the app’s navigation is a bit awkward .
Britbox On Fire Tv&fire Stick: There’s A Catch
In order to watch BritBox on your Fire Stick or Fire TV, you DO have to have an Amazon Prime subscription. That probably won’t be a problem for most Fire TV and Fire Stick owners, but if you’ve let your subscription lapse, you’ll have to renew it to get BritBox. Of course, the upside to that is that it also gets you a year of free shipping plus a lot of great free content from Prime Streaming. Having a Prime Membership also enables you to subscribe to , which is another possible perk if you’ve not already tried it. Between the two services, you’d have access to roughly 500 British programs on Amazon .
If you’re not sure whether you have an Amazon Prime membership, no worries. If you attempt to subscribe to BritBox on Amazon, they’ll tell you up front whether you’ll also need to subscribe to Prime. Prime has a 30-day trial for new users, so you aren’t stuck with it if you decide to cancel BritBox you just have to make sure to cancel Prime, too.
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Amazon Channels Of Interest To British Tv Fans
Acorn TV and BritBox are definitely the best British TV channels on Amazon, but;they’re not the only ones. Some have less content, but you may still find them worthy of a month or two at a time.
Acorn TV The original British TV streaming service with roughly 250 titles at any given time. They’re a solid service with a lot of the big-name programs like Doc Martin, Foyle’s War, Detectorists, and the various Agatha Christie series .
BritBox BritBox is a joint venture between BBC and ITV, and it has roughly the same number of programs as Acorn though at present, they are a little heavier on classic content. We did a full comparison a while back, and you can find that here: Acorn vs. BritBox.; If you watch Vera, you’ll need this one to stay current as of January 2018. One note, though BritBox on Amazon has had some challenges with random missing episodes. We’ve written a post about this over here, so do give it a read before you make your decision.
Best of British Television The newest British TV channel, this one focuses on shows that are a few years old. Although they don’t have nearly the selection of Acorn TV and BritBox, they do have a few you won’t see elsewhere. The Worst Week of My Life, starring Ben Miller , is particularly hilarious.
PBS Masterpiece PBS Masterpiece is a little heavy on costume dramas, but they also have a fair selection of premium mysteries and movies. Here, you’ll find series like Endeavor, Indian Summer, Inspector Lewis, and Grantchester.
How Much Britbox Costs
In Europe, BritBox costs £5.99 a month. However, it’s also available in the US for $6.99 a month, or $69.99 annually if you choose to subscribe for a year adding up to about two free months. You can subscribe through its website, or through or Apple TV.
Unfortunately, your regular Prime or Apple TV subscription won’t cover BritBox it’s an add-on streaming service like Starz or HBO, and you still have to pay the same amount. The only difference is, instead of watching directly through BritBox’s website or its app, you watch through Prime Video or Apple TV instead.
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How Much Does Britbox Cost
A standard BritBox subscription costs $6.99 monthly and offers 1,000+ hours of British TV in a wide range of genres without commercials. The price stays the same whether you subscribe directly to BritBox or get it via a third-party service like Amazon Channels. If you want to save $14, you can opt for an annual subscription for $69.99.
Get a 7-day free trial before you have to choose to cancel or continue with a subscription.
If Prime Video Channels Cost The Same What’s The Appeal Of Going Through Amazon
The main benefit of using Prime Channels is that it provides one place — the Prime Video app, a Fire tablet or Fire TV — to access content from multiple providers. Instead of watching Grand Designs via the separate BritBox app, for example, you watch it within Prime Video. Billing is also handled by one central source . Content from channels is also often included in Amazon’s search indexes, making it easier to find on Fire TV devices or via Alexa voice search.
Some services like BritBox, Acorn TV and CuriosityStream do offer yearly discounts that aren’t available through Prime Channels. For example, the BritBox channel costs $7 per month as both a Prime Channel and via its stand-alone app, but the stand-alone subscription is also available for $70 per year, which works out to $5.83 per month. Aside from MLB.TV, nearly all Prime Video Channels are monthly subscriptions only.
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Britbox Vs Acorn Tv: Content
Please note: content mentioned may not be available in all regions.;
At a glance, Acorn TV has a smaller library of content when compared to BritBox. As we’ve already mentioned, it’s targeting a specific market, so most of its highlights are from within the crime and mystery genres.;
Some of the service’s most popular shows include Keeping Faith, Whitstable Pearl, Line of Duty, Jack Irish, and Bloodlands.
Acorn TV also features a small range of documentaries, most of which focus on British history, nature, or culture.
Its worth noting that the UK Acorn TV content library is smaller than the US offering. Whether this is due to the service only launching in 2020 in the UK or due to competition with other, more prominent services, the selection is limited for potential UK subscribers. UK Vviewers will also find series like Line of Duty, Deadwater Fell, and Keeping Faith are already available on free alternatives like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, too.
By comparison, BritBox has a much larger and broader content library. Enduring comedy faves like Gavin & Stacey, Sherlock, The Inbetweeners, and Fawlty Towers stand alongside new dramas likeGrace, The Beast Must Die, and The Pembrokeshire Murders.BritBox is also the exclusive home of Line of Duty Season 6 in the US!
Is Britbox Free With Amazon Prime
As of now, BritBox is not free with Amazon Prime. However, all eligible Prime members stand a chance to get a 7-day free trial when they start their BritBox subscription for the first time.
BritBox is an add-on subscription and will cost you an extra £5.99/month in the UK and $6.99/month in the US, on top of your Prime Subscription after the free trial period.
You can cancel your subscription at any time and you will not be charged at all if you cancel before your free trial ends.
Start Your 7-Day Free Trial
Please note that to start the Amazon BritBox free trial or the paid subscription through Amazon Prime, you must already have an eligible Prime membership. You are eligible if you are subscribed to any of the following membership plans:
- Amazon Prime membership
- 30-day Amazon Prime free trial
- Prime Student membership
- 30-day Prime Student free trial
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Pros And Cons Of Britbox On Prime Video Or Apple Tv
or Apple TV provides both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, subscribing through one of these services means that BritBox gift cards won’t cover the cost of your subscription.
In addition, you can’t watch playbacks of live broadcasts like the royal wedding, for example without a regular BritBox subscription.
It should also be noted that if you subscribe to BritBox through either Apple or Amazon, any support you need will have to go through them, not BritBox.
The advantages, however, are also worth considering. For one thing, subscribing through Amazon Prime or Apple TV allows you to avoid some of the service’s limitations the BritBox app isn’t available on all devices, so the only way to watch it may be through one of those apps.;
Also, while the BritBox app doesn’t allow downloads for offline viewing, Prime Video and Apple TV do, and this function does not exclude BritBox shows.
So, when it comes to a BritBox subscription, the price is always going to be the same, but you have options for how to watch.
Subscribing Through Amazon Prime Video Or Apple Tv Channels
To bring the best British telly to all its fans in the most convenient manner, you can choose to add on a BritBox subscription through Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV app.
Although the same great British content is available on all our platforms, there’s a few differences that you may want to consider:
- You’ll only be able to watch in either Amazon Prime Video or in the Apple TV app, and not at BritBox.com or in our apps.;
- All changes, updates and cancellations to your BritBox subscription need to be made in your account on their platform, as we don’t have access to your Amazon or Apple account.
- You’ll need to reach out to their customer support if you have an issue or question about your account, subscription, billing etc.;
- Gift subscriptions aren’t redeemable on their platforms.
- Some features and functionality are slightly different, for instance ;and downloading for .
- Both partners support a wide range of devices, so if we don’t support your preferred way to watch check or Apple TV App’s;supported devices.
We can help with anything content related though, so please feel free to contact us!
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How To Manage Your Acorn Tv Or Britbox Subscription On Amazon
To begin, you’ll need to visit your Manage Subscriptions page here.;Hover over the My Account section in the upper right corner of any Amazon page and select Memberships and Subscriptions.
Once you’re there, scroll down a bit and you’ll see a section called Amazon Channels.;I’ve included a screenshot below to show you what it will look like if you have an active subscription.
As you can see above, it tells you the date your subscription will renew, the price you’ll pay, and it gives you the option to click on a link to cancel. There’s no need to call anyone, and nobody will badger you to keep your subscription. It makes it very easy to switch back and forth as desired.
Hover over the My Account section in the upper right corner of any Amazon page and select Memberships and Subscriptions.
From there, youll have the option to select Amazon Channels and youll get to the same page. If you don’t see the option for channels as in the screenshot below, you may have to scroll right or left to get to it.
Screen Mirroring From Smartphone
You can screen mirror the BritBox app from your Android or iOS Smartphone to the Firestick.
Android Phone or Tablet
- At first, enable screen mirroring on Firestick. Go to Settings >> Display and sounds >> Enable Screen Mirroring.
- Connect your Android phone and Firestick to the same WiFi network.
- On your phone, scroll down and find the cast option on Settings.
- Choose your Firestick device. Now the screen will be mirrored to the Firestick connected TV.
- Open the BritBox app and play your favourite content. You can view the same on your TV now.
iPhone or iPad
Here you can use the Airbeam Screen mirroring application on Firestick. Yes, it does require third-party app support to do screen mirroring.
- Download the Mirror for Firestick app on your iOS device and open it.
- Download the Airbeam Screen mirroring app on Firestick. Then, click on screen mirroring.
- Connect your iPhone and Firestick to the same WiFi.
- Your phone will search for the available Firestick.
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One Last Catch But Hopefully A Temporary One
Unfortunately for Fire Stick and Fire TV owners, BritBox on Amazon doesn’t currently have the full catalog of BritBox offerings. There are some random episodes missing and I’m not really sure why. After my last post on this topic, I did receive a message from their PR contact and he said they were aware of the issue and hard at work on a solution. Unfortunately, that was almost two months ago and the problem hasn’t been fixed so who knows how long it will be before they get it fixed.
How To Install Britbox On Apple Tv
Like any other app, the process of downloading and installing the BritBox app on your Apple TV is as simple as with any other Apple app.
Sure you will get an excellent watch experience and chances are bright that you are going to fall in love with it.;
The following steps will guide you through the process of getting BritBox installed on your Apple TV:
- Get to the iTunes Store and search for the BritBox app.
- Now you can find the BritBox app.
- You can now easily download the app on your Apple TV.
- Now install the app, the whole process is automated and you dont have to do anything manually.
Now open the app. If your Apple account and the BritBox ID share the same email address, you can click Continue. On the other hand, if you have different email addresses associated with your Apple Id and BritBox account, you should click Cancel.
Now type in the email address that is associated with your BritBox account and start enjoying watching.
Note: The above-mentioned steps can be used to access BritBox at your Apple TV, not through Apple TV.;
BritBox subscriptions are also available through Apple TV channels and app. Also, there are some differences that you may want to consider:
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