Acorn was one of the first choices I made a year ago after I cut the cord. I have never had a problem with it until the past two nights. It was constantly going through long, slow buffering. Roku asked me to run a test on my router, which came back as "excellent.) We were watching a 1-hour episode. We also watched something on Amazon Prime Video, which was working perfectly. After reading up on the problem, I think it is probably Acorn's fault. They have been saying they are monitoring the problem, but it never gets fixed. Maybe that is why some Acorn shows have moved to BritBox, which I recently acquired. Anyone here have a similar problem?
Nope, I watch a bunch of things on Acorn (And Britbox) via my Prime subscription (not as a separate service) and it all goes just as well as watching Prime.
Andy, last year I joined Acorn separately when I first started streaming. I didn't join Prime right away. Everything went fine on Acorn until I decided to go back to Doc Martin recently. Most of Doc Martin I saw on PBS years ago, so I was starting at Season 9. If I go to Prime and pull up Doc Martin, the screen has a button below the picture of Season 9, Episode 1 with "Watch with Acorn TV. Start your 7-day free trial." Then down under the description of the episode "Watch with Acorn TV. Start your 7-day free trial." I didn't want to end up with two Acorn accounts, so I went back to the separate Acorn to watch. By Episode 3, it was buffering like crazy. I don't have any problems with Prime itself.
Are you telling me that you are getting Acorn and Britbox (which I also have separately) for the price of a subscription to Prime? Or are you paying for them by going to Prime and clicking on the button I mentioned in the first paragraph?
So I went on Prime and did what you said, and watched two episodes of Doc Martin without so much as a flicker. The problems people were complaining about were from a few years back. We will go back on tomorrow and watch that series again. If it's still working by Day 6, then I'll subscribe to it. My previous subscription was actually under Roku, and there was only one day left on the yearly subscription, so I cancelled it. BritBox is also through Roku but not due to renew until 10/26/20. It's not giving me any problems, so I'll wait until 10/25/20 to cancel it and move it to Prime. I'm so glad I posted here. The whole thing was driving me crazy. Thanks again for your help!