How to Enable Single Sign-On in iOS 10.2 on iPhone and iPad

"Single Sign-On" is a much-awaited feature which lets you access TV content on your tvOS and iOS apps with complete freedom. Let's see how it works!

There is a very interesting feature called “Sign Sign-On” in iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. It allows you to access TV content on tvOS as well as iOS apps with utmost convenience. You will need to use your credentials just once and be automatically signed in to all the supported apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

As of now, Single Sign-On feature is limited to only a few TV providers, like Dish, GVTC Communications, Hotwire, and Sling TV. Moreover, apps haven’t yet been updated to support this new feature.

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How to Enable Single Sign-On in iOS 10.2 on iPhone and iPadHowever, if you wish to try it out on your iPhone, let’s cross over to see how it works. (If you want to test it on your Apple TV, check out this post.)

Note: “Single Sign-On” feature is live only in the United States. Currently, the feature is available with nine cable providers.

Following are the names of the nine cable providers in the U.S.

  • Hawaiian Telcom: It’s available in Hawaii
  • Hotwire: It’s a fiber optic cable TV subscription
  • CenturyLink Prism: CenturyLink’s fiber optic network.
  • DirecTV: It’s a satellite TV provider run by AT&T.
  • GVTC: It’s broadband provider in Texas
  • Dish Network: It’s a satellite TV subscription.
  • GTA: It’s a cable service in Guam
  • MetroCast: It’s available in nine states.
  • Sling TV: It’s a digital subscription for cord-cutters.

How to Enable Single Sign-On for iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.2

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

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Step #2. Next, tap on TV Provider.

Step #3. Now, you need to select your TV provider. Then, enter your username and password.

How to Find Apps that Work with your Subscription on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app → TV Provider.

Step #2. Tap on Find More Apps.

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Step #3. Now, you will be taken to the App Store. The apps which are compatible with your subscription will be displayed.

The apps which support Single Sign-On are as follows:

  • 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 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)

How to Turn off Single Sign-On iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app → TV Provider.

Step #2. Now, tap on your account.

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Step #3. Finally, tap on Sign Out.

That’s it!

Apple announced “Single Sign-On” at WWDC 2016. It was expected to arrive with the official release of tvOS 10 in September. Finally, it has gone live much to the wish of many users.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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