When Apple announced tvOS 10 WWDC 2016, “Single Sign-On” was one of the most talked about features. After a long wait, it has arrived with tvOS 10.1.

What makes Single Sign-On 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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The much-awaited “Single Sign-On feature has gone live only in the United States. Currently, the feature is available with nine cable providers.

Following are the name of the nine 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 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. 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.

The apps that 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 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!

I find Single Sign-On very useful as it takes away the inconvenience of signing into time and again. What do you think of it? Let us know your opinion in the comments below and on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, don’t forget to try our iOS app on your iPhone and iPad.