TV provider Cable ONE & ESPN/WatchESPN apps gain support for Single Sign-On feature

By , Jan 12, 2017

Apple today refreshed the official list of Single Sign-On providers on its website to reflect that TV provider Cable ONE now supports the feature. Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Cable ONE serves approximately 750,000 customers in 19 U.S. states.

With Single Sign-On, users can save their pay-TV access credentials in the Settings app on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV so compatible video-streaming apps can automatically unlock paid content. Just two days ago, ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gained support for the feature, as well as compatibility with Google’s Chromecast.

Single Sign-On can be managed in Settings → TV Provider on iPhone and iPad and in Settings → Accounts → TV Provider on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The feature is fully compatible inside Apple’s new TV app on iOS and tvOS.

Unfortunately, most cable subscribers in the United States still cannot use the feature at all because big name providers like Verizon, Comcast and Spectrum have yet to jump on the Single Sign-On bandwagon.

Single Sign-On is currently supported in the following apps:

  • ABC (iOS and tvOS)
  • A&E (iOS only)
  • Bravo Now (tvOS only)
  • DirecTV (iOS 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)

These cable providers currently support Single Sign-On:

  • CenturyLink Prism
  • DirecTV
  • Dish
  • GVTC
  • GTA
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hotwire
  • MetroCast
  • Service Electric
  • Sling

Single Sing-On is currently unavailable outside of the United States.

The full list of Single Sign-On providers is on Apple’s website.

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