Cable apps have to keep re-authenticating?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mikosk, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. mikosk macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    I have the latest AppleTV with the usual apps like Hulu, Netflix, and cable apps like ESPN, ABC, etc. I have noticed that every few weeks I have to re-authenticate on all my cable apps.

    I cut the cord and use DirecTV Now, which lets you use some tv apps with your credentials just like traditional cable.

    Anyone have this issue? It's just the cable apps. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime never have this problem. I entered it once and they held the login.
  2. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    You will have to do that periodically and it's normal. However lately it's been much more frequent. I find I have to do it every week or two. Before it was every month.
  3. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    Yes, this is normal. If you don't launch and use the apps for "a time" the cookies will expire and you'll have to re-authenticate. This shouldn't be as much of an issue with apps that support Single Sign-on.
  4. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2017

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