Use Single sign-on with your iOS device or Apple TV (4th generation)

Sign in to your cable or satellite-TV provider on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV. Then enjoy instant access to supported video apps that your pay TV subscription includes.

This feature is available in the United States only.

Check if your provider supports Single sign-on

Supported apps vary between iOS and tvOS, and also based on your provider (see the list). Here's a list of providers that support Single sign-on: 

  • Blue Ridge
  • Cable ONE
  • CenturyLink Prism
  • DIRECTV
  • Dish
  • Grande Communications
  • GVTC

 

  • GTA
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Hotwire
  • MetroCast
  • Service Electric
  • Sling TV

 

Even if your provider supports Single sign-on, there still might be apps that you need to open and sign in to individually. To keep your apps updated, turn on automatic updates: On Apple TV, go to Settings > Apps. For iOS, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Updates.

Sign in to Single sign-on

When you first use an app included in your pay TV subscription, Single sign-on might ask you to sign in. Or, you can sign in from Settings on your Apple TV or iOS device. Choose your device to get started:

 

Sign in from your Apple TV

You can sign in with only one TV provider at a time. Here's how:

  1. Make sure that you have tvOS 10 or later.
  2. Go to Settings > Accounts > TV Provider.
  3. Choose your TV provider and sign in with your TV-provider account information. Contact your TV provider for help with forgotten usernames or passwords.
    Choose your TV provider from the Settings menu on Apple TV

Choose your TV provider from the Settings menu on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Sign in from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can sign in with only one TV provider at a time. Here's how:

  1. Make sure that you have iOS 10 or later.
  2. Go to Settings > TV Provider and choose your TV provider. 
  3. Sign in with your TV-provider account information. Contact your TV provider for help with forgotten usernames or passwords. (Did you sign in from an iOS device that uses iCloud with the same Apple ID as your other iOS devices? If so, all of those devices will also be signed in to your TV provider.)

Check if your apps support Single sign-on

Supported apps might differ between iOS and tvOS, and also based on which TV provider you use. Here's a list of supported apps:

  • A&E (iOS only)
  • ABC (iOS and tvOS)
  • Animal Planet GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • Bravo Now (tvOS only)
  • Cartoon Network (iOS and tvOS)
  • CNNgo (tvOS only)
  • DIRECTV (iOS only)
  • Discovery GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • Disney Channel (iOS and tvOS)
  • Disney Junior (iOS and tvOS)
  • Disney XD (iOS and tvOS)
  • E! Now (tvOS only)
  • ESPN (iOS and tvOS)
  • FOXNOW (tvOS)
  • Freeform (iOS only)
  • FXNOW (tvOS)
  • Hallmark Channel Everywhere (iOS and tvOS)
  • HBO GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • History (iOS only)
  • Investigation Discovery GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • Lifetime (iOS only)
  • NBC (tvOS only)
  • NCAA March Madness (iOS & tvOS)
  • Science Channel GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • Syfy Now (tvOS only)
  • Telemundo Now (tvOS only)
  • TLC GO (iOS and tvOS)
  • USA NOW (tvOS only)
  • Watch Cooking Channel (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch DIY (iOS and tvOS)
  • WatchESPN (iOS only)
  • Watch Food Network (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch HGTV (iOS and tvOS)
  • Watch Travel Channel (iOS and tvOS)

Here's how to see a list of supported apps by provider:

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Choose the Featured tab.
  3. Scroll down and look for either an icon called TV Providers or an icon of your specific TV provider. Select the icon to see apps that support Single sign-on. The list of supported apps might update as apps add support for Single sign-on.

TV providers icon Apple TV

 

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