You might remember when tvOS 12 was unveiled in June, that Apple unveiled a “Zero Sign-on” feature that’s designed to allow you to sign in to all of your TV apps on the Apple TV automatically when connected to a providers broadband network.
At the same time, Apple said the feature would first work with Charter Spectrum, with support expected to be implemented “later this year,” aka some point before December 31, 2018. Charter Spectrum is expected to debut a new Apple TV app that will enable the feature and allow Charter Spectrum subscribers to watch cable content on the Apple TV.
It looks as if the rollout of the Charter Spectrum app, and its accompanying Zero Sign-on feature might not make the end of the year deadline. The first hint is that Apple has updated its Apple TV 4K page to change some of the wording to reflect the delay.
The Apple TV-maker has changed the “later this year” timeframe indicator to “Coming soon.”
Prior to today’s wording change: “And later this year, Charter Spectrum cable customers can watch live channels and thousands of on-demand programs with Apple TV.”
After the wording change: “And coming soon, Charter Spectrum cable customers can watch live channels and thousands of on-demand programs with Apple TV.”
This indicated strongly that the Charter Spectrum feature has been delayed. So, Spectrum subscribers holding their breath waiting for the new feature can exhale. Blue isn’t your color anyway.