Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 10.1 to Developers With Single Sign-On

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first tvOS 10.1 beta and more than a month after launching tvOS 10.

Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 10.1 beta can be obtained by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, downloading and installing the software from a registered developer account via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta updates will be available over the air.


Many Apple TV owners are eagerly awaiting a promised Single Sign-On feature that will allow Apple TV users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all available live cable content, and the feature has been introduced in the tvOS 10.1 beta.

Not included is the new "TV" app that was announced at Apple's October 27 event. "TV" is meant to be a TV guide-style app that provides users with recommendations on what to watch and an easy way to discover new television content.

tvOS 10, for those unfamiliar with the operating system, brings features like improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic app downloads, quicker access to live TV, and more.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 10.1 to Developers With Single Sign-On
 

Romy90210

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When are they going to add emojis to the new Apple TV??? Im dying to look at a whole bunch of new emojis on my 55" TV.....
 

newtestleper

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I take it there's an option to NOT use single sign-on since, well... some people might not log into apps with their own credentials...
 

d21mike

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I take it there's an option to NOT use single sign-on since, well... some people might not log into apps with their own credentials...
Right. Also, it appears that you can use SSO for just some Apps. Maybe use it for most and use manual sign for a few. But until released and it supports most providers and Apps it is hard to say for sure.
 

projectle

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I take it there's an option to NOT use single sign-on since, well... some people might not log into apps with their own credentials...
There is not presently a requirement that you use single sign-in, however what the future may hold, who knows. It's also up to app developers to not remove the existing sign-in / pairing code that is standardized across other platforms. They may actually like the idea of pairing to a single account for reducing the accessibility of "sharing" accounts.
 

freediverx

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Edit > Accounts > TV Provider > Sign In

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