ABC and Disney Apps Now Support Apple’s New Single Sign-On Feature

Following yesterday’s launch of Single Sign-on for iOS and tvOS, two major content providers have implemented support for the feature – Disney and ABC.

According to The Verge, the Watch ABC and Watch Disney apps now work with Single Sign-on, so customers who have cable through a supported provider can log into those apps automatically without needing to re-enter their cable credentials.

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Single Sign-on, for those unfamiliar, is a new feature that allows cable subscribers to log into the Apple TV and iOS devices with their credentials one time, with those credentials then able to authenticate their subscription in all supported apps.

At the current time, Single Sign-on is only available for the following cable providers: CenturyLink, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, Hawaiian Telcom, GTA, Hotwire, MetroCast, and Sling.

Single Sign-on is also limited to apps that have implemented support for the feature, which is a small list at the current time, limited to channels like Lifetime, NBC, History, Syfy, USA Now, Food Network, and a handful of others.

Now that Single Sign-on is available, additional apps will likely begin implementing support for the service, making it more useful to cable subscribers.

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