Apple Officially Launches Single Sign-On


Earlier today, Apple rolled out support for four new TV providers for its single sign-on feature, but the company had more in store.

Today, Apple officially launched the single sign-on feature to those using iOS 10 and tvOS 10. Up until recently the feature was only available within the iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 betas, which were updated regularly, but Apple has seen fit to release the feature ahead of those platforms’ public launch.

To access the new feature, and sign into a supported TV provider, just head into Settings and then find the TV Provider option. Selecting that will bring up options to choose from, including CenturyLink, Dish, DirecTV, and others. The single sign-on feature is available only in the United States (and the territory Guam).

Single sign-on officially went live in a preview state in early November, alongside beta releases of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. With it, iOS and tvOS users can sign in once with their credentials post which they will be automatically logged in to that service in any app. It should make signing into multiple apps easier, which will make watching content faster as well.

As listed by Apple, here are the apps supported so far with Single Sign-On:

  • A&E (iOS only)
  • Bravo Now (tvOS only)
  • E! Now (tvOS only)
  • 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)