Unlimited Access to Britain’s Best TV and Film

Unlimited Access to Britain’s Best TV and Film

Go nuts for Acorn TV! This online streaming service is available to Library card holders for free. Acorn TV offers over 80 television shows from the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and more. This online service covers a variety of genres: mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries.  Midsomer Murders, DetectoristsAgatha Christie’s Miss Marple, The Hour, Vera, and Doc Martin are some of the well-known shows that are offered.

Acorn TV is offered to Library Cardholders in conjunction with our RBdigital service, which provides unlimited access to thousands of digital audiobooks. You may access this service through your computer or mobile device anytime. Discover more about RBdigital through this video tutorial provided by your Library: How to Access RBdigital.

Within RBdigital, you will also find Acorn TV, just scroll down to the “Entertainment” section. You may follow the directions below to get started accessing these two great services offered by your Zionsville Public Library.

All you need is an internet connection and your Library Card to start streaming to any device. So, brew yourself a cup of tea and get ready to watch shows from the United Kingdom and beyond!

How to get started
  1. Go to our Digital Library webpage.
  2. Scroll down to the Downloadable and Streaming Media section.
  3. Click “Go!” underneath the Acorn TV icon.
  4. Tap the “Register” tab in the top right corner.
  5. Enter the requested information and then hit the “Register” button.
  6. Yay! You now have a 7-day, unlimited access pass to RBdigital and everything it offers, including Acorn TV!
  7. Scroll down to the entertainment section and hit “Acorn TV” which will redirect you to the Acorn TV site.
  8. Tap the “Access Acorn TV” button.
  9. Click “Browse” to look at available categories.
  10. For a more specific search, click on the search bar and type in your search terms.
  11. To see what is playing on Acorn TV, click on the “SCHEDULE” tab.
  12. Click title to go to series homepage. From there, you can:
    • Read the series description,
    • Tap “ADD TO WATCHLIST” to save the series for later, or
    • Click “VIEW TRAILER” to get a preview of the show.
  13. Click the tile to view the first episode. Enjoy!

Once the 7-day pass expires, please return to our Digital Library webpage or RBdigital directly to check out Acorn TV for another 7 days. Acorn TV will store your account and your “recently viewed” titles until you access the online tool again. You may also view a free video tutorial from your Library: How to Access Acorn TV.

RBdigital also provides an app, just check your mobile device’s app store! Register with your Library Card and explore streaming audiobooks and Acorn TV today!