Apple TV’s single sign-on feature went public yesterday with several channels on board, and today Watch Disney and Watch ABC are joining the list. Single sign-on lets users enter their cable and satellite credentials once instead of individually for each channel.
TV viewers have been impatiently waiting for single sign-on ever since Apple announced it was coming earlier this year. Yesterday’s launch was welcome, but also bittersweet because some cable providers—including Comcast—aren’t yet on board. Since single sign-on requires support from both channels and service providers, the number of users who can actually take advantage of the feature is somewhat limited.
Here’s the list of channels supporting single sign-on as of December 8th:
- 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 ABC (iOS and tvOS)
- Watch Disney (iOS and tvOS)
- 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)
Check out TMO’s single sign-on launch article for the list of supported providers and how to enable the feature.
[Thanks to the Verge for the heads up]