How AcornTV works

To watch AcornTV

To watch Acorn TV, you must go through the library portal for Acorn TV. If you go directly to AcornTV, you cannot connect to the Library's subscription.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Create an RBdigital account if you do not yet have one.      
  2. Log in to your RBdigital account in a browser on any device - smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC. You cannot do this step on your TV. You must use a browser.
  3. Then you can watch AcornTV on the device or add it to your Roku (see below).

What is the 7-day pass?

AcornTV issues a 7-day pass when you log in. 

This means that you will have to log in to your RBdigital account in a browser every seven days (or when you want to watch again, if more than 7 days later) to renew your library access.

Please do not be confused by the "Sign up" notice. You do not have to sign up again, so please do not click on Start Free Trial. 

You simply use the regular Log In and login using your RBdigital account login and password to get going again.


Watching on your Roku

To watch Acorn TV via your Roku device, you will need to first go through the library portal for Acorn TV. Then follow these steps:

  1. Create an RBdigital account if you do not yet have one.
  2. Log in to your RBdigital account in a browser on any device - smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
  3. Then add the AcornTV channel to your Roku and watch normally.

AcornTV issues you a 7-day pass when you log in. You’ll have to log in to your RBdigital account in your browser every seven days to renew your library access.

You don't have to sign up again, so please do not click on Start Free Trial. Just use the regular Log In and login with your RBdigital account to get going again.

If you’ve already added the AcornTV channel to your Roku, make sure that it is attached to the same email account that your RBdigital account was created with, or you won’t be able to link them.

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