Apple launches iOS single sign-on to make logging into TV apps less annoying


The days of having to enter your cable account login details into every individual TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV are coming to an end — maybe. Depending on who you get your cable from. As MacRumors notes, today Apple rolled out its single sign-on feature for iOS, which lets users enter account details (for participating cable providers) just once and then be automatically signed into TV Everywhere apps. Here’s Apple’s help page that explains the feature and how to enable it.

Right now, that list of providers is limited to the following cable and satellite companies:

  • CenturyLink Prism
  • DirecTV
  • Dish
  • GTA
  • GVTC
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hotwire
  • MetroCast
  • Sling TV

Apple’s missing some big names here: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Verizon…

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