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

You have already enabled Single Sign-On for your Apple TV, and now you can do the same for your iPhone and iPad. If your device is running iOS 10 or later version, you can use Single Sign-On feature if you have subscribed for the right cable service provider.

Like Apple TV, there are only nine providers who offer this feature. Before you get too much excited about this feature, note that the Single Sign-On is available only in the US; so if you belong to any other country, you should develop the virtue called ‘Patience’.

Before you go ahead, you should know which providers support Single Sign-On:

  1. CenturyLink Prism
  2. DirecTV
  3. Dish Network
  4. GTA
  5. GVTC
  6. Hawaiian Telcom
  7. Hotwire
  8. MetroCast
  9. Sling TV

Out of nine providers, Sling TV and Dish Network are available across the United States; moreover, Sling TV provides quick service as you can sign up and start using without delay.

Privacy Issues of Single Sign-On

Apple gives you separate section ‘About TV Providers and Privacy’ in TV provider preferences pane; this section provides you with a general idea about what information TV providers can see after logging in. Fundamentally, it is about what you supply to your provider and third-party apps when connecting them to Apple TV:

  • You allow providers to exchange information between apps, Apple and providers about subscription account; this will give you right to entry in many shows across apps.
  • Providers can share user ID, household ID and your account zip code as well as information about subscription package.
  • Note that Apple TV saves provider’s name and user ID locally for authorization.
  • Just like iOS’s location permissions, when you launch a new app, you need to OK each app to use your subscription data. If you don’t select app authorization, the app will use its default authorization process.

How to Setup Single Sign-On(SSO)

Step #1: Launch Settings app on your phone’s home screen.

Step #2: Tap on TV Provider.

Step #3: Select your TV provider if available in the list.

Step #4: Type in your user ID and password.

How to Authorize Apps with Single Sign-ON

Authorization of apps for Single Sign-On is as easy as ABC. You must have granted location permissions in many iOS apps like Facebook and Twitter by tapping OK. In the long run, apps need to update to use Single Sign-On data. You need to wait for some time before your TV can use this feature.

How to Search Apps Compatible with Your Subscription

Step #1: Tap on Settings app.

Step #2: Choose a TV provider.

Step #3: Tap on Find More Apps.

This will lead to the AppStore where you can explore a range of apps that can work with your subscription.

How to Disable Single Sign-On

Step #1: Fire up Settings on your device.

Step #2: Tap on TV provider.

Step #3: Select your account name.

Step #4: Finally, tap on Sign Out button.

It is done!

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