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Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature

Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature Adds 21 Pay TV Apps, 10 Providers

Apple TV
December 8, 2016

Apple’s single sign-on feature is quickly gaining support from big content providers, just days after the service went live to the public.

As of today, Dec. 8, Apple’s single sign-on feature works with the following apps:

  • ABC (iOS and tvOS)
  • A&E (iOS only)
  • Bravo Now (tvOS only)
  • Disney Channel (iOS and tvOS)
  • Disney Junior (iOS and tvOS)
  • Disney XD (iOS and tvOS)
  • E! Now (tvOS only)
  • Freeform (iOS)
  • FXNOW (tvOS)
  • Hallmark Channel Everywhere (iOS and tvOS)
  • History (iOS only)
  • Lifetime (iOS only)
  • NBC (tvOS only)
  • Syfy Now (tvOS only)
  • Telemundo Now (tvOS only)
  • USA NOW (tvOS only)
  • Watch HGTV (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch Food Network (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch Cooking Channel (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch DIY (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch Travel Channel (iOS and tvOS)

At the same time, the following providers now support the service:

  • CenturyLink Prism
  • DirecTV
  • Dish
  • GVTC
  • GTA
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hotwire
  • MetroCast
  • Service Electric
  • Sling
Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature
Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature
Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature

First introduced in September, the single sign-on feature allows you to enter cable or satellite credentials in one place and access all of the available apps in your subscription package.

To get started, visit Settings > TV Provider on iOS and via Settings > Accounts > TV Provider on your fourth-generation Apple TV.

You can see a regularly updated list of single sign-on providers on Apple’s websiteCurrently, the feature is only available in the United States.


More to come

An important piece of the puzzle for Apple’s single sign-on feature has yet to be released. The public is still waiting for the public release of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. These updates will include Apple’s new TV app, which serves as a way to unify your TV watching experience. It allows you to see all the shows and movies you’re watching, find upcoming episodes, and get personalized recommendations on what to watch next.

Apple is likely to release iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 in the coming days.

You can learn more about the new TV app here.

Via: The Verge