Used by millions worldwide, Roku offers powerful feature-packed media streaming devices at an affordable price. It lets its viewers enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows from different streaming services.

However, it’s not new for certain channels/apps to experience issues on Roku devices every now and then.

For instance, The CW app recently started crashing for many Roku users. The issue was soon acknowledged by the developers.

Acorn TV ‘Resume’ function not working on Roku

Roku users are currently facing an issue where they are unable to resume episodes on Acorn TV.


Is anyone having trouble with the @AcornTV app on @Roku ?? Over the past month, if I’m not able to finish an episode and turn off the device, the episode will re-start. Regardless if I choose ‘resume’. If I use the app on my phone it’s fine.

@AcornTV why when watching shows on the app do they often pop off and then will not resume but have to start again? It’s not just me, several friends have experienced the same. And on multiple tvs

Many are frustrated as they cannot resume their favorite content from where they left off. Instead, the movie/episode starts playing from the beginning.

Affected users have even tried reinstalling the Acorn TV app and restarting Roku but to no avail.

Potential workaround

There is no acknowledgment of the issue yet but a Roku employee believes that the problem is likely associated with the Acorn TV channel.

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Another employee has suggested removing the Acorn TV channel from the Roku home screen as a temporary workaround.

We would recommend removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote, and choosing ‘Remove channel’. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.

We hope that an immediate notice is taken of the issue at hand so that it can be established if it’s actually a problem on Roku’s end or not.

We’ll keep tabs on the issue where Acorn TV ‘Resume’ function is not working on Roku and update the article as and when something noteworthy comes up.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Roku Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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