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Ratings and Reviews
Worst App Ever
I’ve been using various computer apps for some 35 years, and the Acorn TV app for the Apple TV is the worst app I’ve ever had to use.
To begin, the menu system is completely illogical and user hostile. Unlike, Netflix, with the Acorn app for Apple TV once you have selected the program you want (not always easy with the execrable new Apple TV remote), you then get to try and figure out which episode is next in the queue because Acorn doesn’t bother to queue up the next one. You still have to figure out which one it is, with no clues whatsoever.
Just finding the program itself is sometimes a challenge. If you go to the recently watched list, and click on the program you want, rather than bringing up the overview screen for the program (from which you can at least begin your search for the next episode to watch), it just starts the episode you’ve already watched. And if you hit the go-back button, it just bumps you back out to the home screen rather than the more logical overview screen for that program.
To top off the fun, it will, as often as not, simply refuse to play a program no matter how many times you hit enter on the pad portion of the remote. I end up AirPlaying it from my iPad.
The Acorn App for the Apple TV is completely broken. Which is a shame because the app for the iPad and iPhone — a completely different app — is quite good, And the programming is brilliant. If you can get it to play. Shameful!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We understand your concerns, and our new Apple TV app will be released this summer, incorporating user feedback. We are glad you are enjoying Acorn TV programming, and we thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your experience.
Their app, product team, and support team: ALL GARBAGE!!!
I have been paying for a subscription since December 2018. I subscribe through my AppleTV and they pay Acorn TV every month on time. Yet I can no longer access the service for months now, and the Acorn TV help site says to click the “restore from iTunes purchase” option on the apps homepage. Completely normal, all apps that I subscribe to through iTunes conveniently have this option, it makes sense to have this option. The problem is, IT DOESN’T EXIST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF THE APP. This is such a ridiculous oversight by their team. Suggestion: get a product team who knows what the hell they’re doing and ensure the development team understands that it’s a huge effing problem when your own support pages don’t match the reality of your app. Completely ridiculous. I feel sorry for the devs who have to work on this app... they get blamed for all of the problems that are absolutely things other departments should be owning to make sure the customer experience is a great one. Add to that, not a single one of my emails to their support department (7) were answered. Such a monumental disappointment that despite loving the Acorn TV programming, I will be canceling my subscription and demanding a refund for the last five months.
Broken again on computer and Apple TV
It works now on all devices, finally, though I will never understand the management process that made the customer experience so bad. And I am still surprised that they did not contact users who had written or called them.
Now it works, and content is good. But unlike other streaming we use, Acorn is unique in not making it easy to see where we left off in watching episodes. This is not a good way to be unique.
First Acorn removed essential functionality (tracking progress on series, for example). Then the app stops working with iPads and iPhones. Then the app stops working with Apple TV. And through it all Acorn decides not to reach out to customers to describe the situation and their progress, and not to tell customers that their remaining option is to log in on web browser. So, self-created technical problems compounded by a poor customer service decision. I think Acorn is shooting itself in the foot. I wonder what will happen to # subscribers, and how many will take this as a signal to try Britbox.
An addition to my review from a week ago. At that time Acorn sent me an email telling me they had reset my password and that the app would work with the reset password. It did not. I just received the exact same message. And exactly like before, nothing changes with the reset password. This feels a bit like like the Keystone Cops.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We understand your concerns, and our new Apple TV app will be released this summer, incorporating user feedback. If you are in need of assistance, please contact our customer support team and they will help you right away with any technical issues: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are constantly working to improve the user experience and we value your feedback!
- RLJ Entertainment Inc.
- 106.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2019 RLJ Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Acorn TV Membership $6.99
- Acorn TV Membership $6.99
- Acorn TV Membership $69.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.