Single Sign-On, a feature that remembers and uses your cable/satellite logins across compatible video apps for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, was originally promised months ago and should finally go live alongside public releases of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 next month.
As noted by MacRumors, AT&T’s DirecTV service is now being listed as a Single Sign-On compatible app alongside the previously listed compatible providers: Dish, Sling TV, Hotwire and GVTC Communications.
Apple’s dedicated “TV” app, announced at last month’s Mac event, a week ago made an appearance on iOS 10.2 beta 2. Yesterday, Apple released third developer-only betas of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 and the new TV app has replaced the stock Videos app and its accompanying widget on iOS devices.
And now, various web and Twitter reports have confirmed seeing the TV app on the Home screen of their Apple TV after updating to tvOS 10.1 beta 3.
Here’s a quick visual overview of the TV app’s single-interface design on the fourth-generation Apple TV along with other features like the ability to change the default function of the Siri Remote’s Home button.
Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 10.2 to developers. Folks enrolled in Apple’s developer program can install the update via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app, or from the dev center.
Today’s release comes just one week after beta 2, which added Apple’s new TV app. In fact, iOS 10.2 features a lot of new stuff including emoji, wallpapers, settings, and improvements related to Emergency SOS.
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.
In addition to iOS 10.2, Apple on Monday also released the first betas for macOS Sierra 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1, and tvOS 10.1 to developers. Folks belonging to Apple’s developer program can install the updates via their respective over-the-air mechanisms.