If you’re a dedicated cable content consumer on both iOS and Apple TV but you find it frustrating that you have to log in separately for each service, then you’re not alone. This was a common point of frustration for many users, but with the launch Apple’s Single Sign-On feature, you can easily switch between apps and services.
Currently, the Single Sign-On feature is only available in the US and it is designed to allow users cable subscriptions to only sign in once on their device with their account information to access all the content that is usually locked behind an account authentication measure.
Unfortunately, the Single Sign-On feature is only available for a limited number of content providers such as DirecTV, Dish, CenturyLink Prism, GTA, GVTC, Hotwire, Hawaiian Telecom, Metrocast, and Sling TV. Big names like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FIOS, and Charter seem to be absent from the list of providers. However, it is very likely that the new feature will also gradually support more providers in the coming weeks.
The Single Sign-On feature was initially introduced with the beta versions of iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 for testing. However, the service was remotely released today for all users in the US with any devices supporting the latest version of those two operating systems.
Thanks to the new Single Sign-On feature, users who will sign-in on the app from a supported provider with their cable credentials, will be asked if they want to keep using the saved account information for future sign-ins. The feature is very useful to a lot of users who follow content from a number of providers. If they have various devices on which they access that respective content, then the sign-in process became very messy.
Fortunately, the service will facilitate the sign-in process so you don’t have to waste your free time. The Single Sign-On will be an essential part of Apple’s upcoming TV app, which will be released for iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. The company’s new TV app will serve as a sort of TV guide, which will allow users to easily find new content while keeping track of their favorite content across multiple devices.
What do you think about the new feature?
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