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British TV streamer Acorn TV to raise subscription price

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Streaming service Acorn TV says it will raise its subscription price for new and current customers.

The price of a subscription will increase to $7 a month plus tax starting May 12, the streaming service said in a note to customers seen by The Deskon Wednesday.

Current customers can save by switching to an annual account and using the code ANNUAL22 in order to lock in a subscription for $60, Acorn TV said in the note.

“Our updated pricing is part of our commitment to improve Acorn TV, so you have even more of the world-class entertainment you like to watch waiting for you,” the company told customers.

Acorn TV is owned by RLJ Entertainment and licenses content from BBC Studios, ITV, Channel 4 UK, ZDF and All 3 Media. Along with content from the United Kingdom, the streamer offers shows from Canada (“Murdoch Mysteries,” “19-2”), New Zealand (“The Brokenwood Mysteries”) and Australia (“A Place to Call Home,” “Jack Irish”).

Acorn TV is available on most streaming TV platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV).

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