Since 1985, Eastenders has been a staple soap for much of the UK. Each drama-packed episode lasts 30 minutes and ends, of course, on a nail-biting cliff-hanger.
You might have thought that the Queen Vic and all its regulars are just people we follow the storyline of while having dinner. But as it turns out, Whitney Dean, Patrick Truman and Dot Cotton’s fame goes further than Albert Square, and the UK, for that matter.
There are Eastenders fans all around the world. And while Britbox looked to be the answer to anyone’s British TV cravings, Acorn TV is now providing an alternative.
So, let’s take a look at what Acorn TV is, the UK launch date and how to watch Eastenders!
Acorn TV: UK launch
American TV streaming service Acorn TV is launching in the UK on April 29th 2020.
Acorn TV was launched as a standalone service in 2013. Now, in 2020, it’s going to be made available to Brits, too.
If you’ve been waiting for the day you could watch Midsomer Murders and Doc Martin via an online streaming service, then you’re in luck.
ITV, Channel 4, BBC and more channels are available with the Acorn TV subscription service.
Is Acorn TV free with Amazon Prime?
Acorn TV comes free for the first month with an Amazon Prime membership. But, after that, it costs $12.99 per month for Amazon Prime and Acorn TV together.
You can opt for an Acorn TV subscription alone, which is free for the first month, then it’s $4.99 per month.
As well as being accessible in multiple countries including Ireland, Australia, Canada and Spain, the streaming service is available on Roku devices, Apple TV and Amazon Fire devices.
Acorn TV: Eastenders
If you’re wondering where you can watch Eastenders online outside the UK, then Acorn TV is definitely a potential option. Until the service is made available to the UK, we won’t be able to say whether Eastenders is on there.
However, Britbox definitely provides Eastenders episodes. To sign up for Britbox, please click here.
While Britbox is primarily aimed at giving us all the best of British telly, Acorn TV includes content from a variety of countries including the UK (as of April 29th 2020).
The 2020 lineup of Acorn TV content is set to include the following shows: Deadwater Fell, Blood, The South Westerlies, Agatha Raisin, Finding Joy, Mystery Road and more.