When Apple announced tvOS 10 WWDC 2016, “Single Sign-On” was one of the most talked about features. It was first expected to arrive with the official tvOS 10 software update in September. But, that was not to be.

Finally, it is set to arrive with tvOS 10.1. What makes it such a handy feature is the ability to let you access TV content on tvOS apps with absolute freedom. Once you have logged into it, you will be automatically signed in to your entire supported apps installed on your Apple TV. (To Enable Single Sign-On on iPhone and iPad, check out this post.)

How to Enable Single Sign-On in tvOS 10.1 on Apple TV

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Single Sign-On is available in tvOS 10.1 developer beta. Currently, there are only four TV providers which support it.

  • Dish Network: The satellite TV subscription.
  • GVTC Communications: The digital provider in Texas.
  • Hotwire: The fiber optic cable TV subscription.
  • Sling TV: The digital subscription for cord-cutters.
  • As of now, only Dish Network and Sling TV are available in U.S.
  • You can sign up with Sling and begin using it from today.

How to Enable Single Sign-On in tvOS 10.1 on Apple TV

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.

Step #2. Head over to Accounts.

Step #3. Next, click on TV Provider.

Step #4. Now, you need to select your provider.

Step #5. Next up, click on Sign In.

Then, enter your username and password.

How to Find Apps that Work with Your Subscription on tvOS 10.1

Step #1. Open the Settings appAccounts → TV Provider.

Step #2. Next, click on Find More Apps.

Step #3. You be directed to an App Store collection wherein the apps which are compatible with your subscription will be displayed. Since the feature is in beta, they may not show up as yet.

How to Authorize Apps with Single Sign-On in tvOS 10.1

It would be easy to authorize apps with Single Sign-On. As apps don’t support this feature, it would be better to wait for it.

How to Turn off Single Sign-On in tvOS 10.1

Step #1. Open the Settings appAccounts → TV Provider.

Step #2. Click on Sign Out.

Once you have signed out, you will need to sign in to each individually.

That’s it!

We expect this feature to arrive in December when TV app is also expected to hit the App Store.

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