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Apple Adds New Cable Provider to Single Sign-On Feature on iOS and Apple TV

Apple Adds New Cable Provider to Single Sign-On Feature on iOS and Apple TV

Apple has added a new cable TV provider to its list of systems supporting its Single Sign-on feature in iOS 10 and tvOS 10. Cable ONE is the latest provider to let customers authenticate once to access content across multiple video apps.

The addition of Cable ONE brings the number of cable and satellite television providers offering support for Single Sign-on to 11.

The full list of providers includes:

  • Cable ONE
  • CenturyLink Prism
  • DIRECTV
  • Dish
  • GTA
  • GVTC Communications
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hotwire
  • MetroCast
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Sling TV

The list is still missing some of the larger providers, such as Verizon, Comcast and Charter Spectrum.

Apps supporting the Single Sign-on feature include:

  • 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 only)
  • 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)

Big name TV providers like Comcast and Verizon are still not yet supported. Single Sign-on also requires paid video apps to add support for the feature on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Apple currently points to these apps on iOS and tvOS as updated for SSO:

  • 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)
  • ESPN
  • Freeform (iOS only)
  • 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)
  • WatchESPN
  • 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)

The Single Sign-on feature debuted in iOS tvOS 10 late last year, alongside Apple’s new TV app. The app which integrates with various video streaming services, including iTunes and Hulu.

The TV app lets you see all the movies and shows you’re watching. Find upcoming episodes. Get recommendations for new things to watch.  

Single Sign-on can be activated and managed on iOS device in “Settings” -> “TV Provider,” and in “Settings” -> “Accounts” -> “TV Provider” on fourth-generation Apple TV devices. This feature is currently only available to users in the United States.

Apple maintains a regularly updated list of Single Sign-on providers on its support website.

(Via 9to5Mac)

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