Single Sign-On starts rolling out to iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 beta users

By , Nov 3, 2016

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Apple has started rolling out the anticipated Single Sign-On feature to iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 beta users. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, Single Sign-On is currently limited to a small amount of TV providers, including Dish, GVTC Communications, Hotwire, and Sling TV.

The new feature can be found on iPhone and iPad by launching the Settings app and choosing the newly added TV Provider option. On the fourth-generation Apple TV, Single Sign-On can be accessed by going to Settings > Accounts > TV Provider.

After selecting a TV provider, the user has to enter his login and password to gain access to TV shows and movies in apps that are supported as part of their TV subscription.

dish Single Sign-On

So far, only a few TV providers are supported, but it’s fair to assume more will be in the near future.

With Single Sign-On Apple aims to make accessing TV content on iOS or tvOS apps much simpler by allowing users to use their credentials once and be automatically logged in all supported apps installed on their devices.

Coupled with the upcoming TV app that Apple recently announced, Single-Sign On will help provide a more uniform and streamlined experience.

Initially announced at WWDC 2016, Single Sign-On was expected to be released with the tvOS 10 software update for Apple TV back in September, but the feature didn’t make it in the first release. While no official date has been announced, we believe Single Sign-On will be released along the new TV app in December.

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  • Ramon Guzman

    Can have direct tv and time warner cable will it me log into both ?

    • Greg Warren

      Doesn’t matter right now because neither supports it.

      • Ramon Guzman

        i see that but i wanted to know if it could be done.

      • Zack Morris

        Yeah, I am curious as well.

    • Zack Morris

      I am curious as well if we can use two logins. I have dish but I use my father’s login for direct tv for HBO, Showtime, etc. Assuming Direct TV comes on board, I am hoping we can use both.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Is the announced TV app present on iOS 10.2 beta?

    • Troy

      Not in beta 1. Maybe in future betas

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        That’s bad. Appreciate the reply.

    • Y2J: Keeper of the List

      No. it won’t be available until December

  • Greg Warren

    No DirecTV…what a colossal flop of a start. I was so excited for this, especially on my ATV and then…nothing.

    • Y2J: Keeper of the List

      I wouldn’t say it’s a colossal flop yet since it’s still in the early beta stages. If by the public release they don’t have DirecTV and some other major ones, yeah that’d be bad

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    Hopefully they add PS Vue quickly