Single sign on

ajiuo

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Anyone think this will become active after the event Thursday? This will be such a nice feature... I'm getting so sick of having to activate network apps every 1-3 weeks.
 
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ajiuo

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Was there a reason you thought it would be discussed at a laptop event?

Is there any reason that you think that you know what will be included at this event?

Yeah... It's highly speculated that Apple will show off it's new MacBooks, but Apple has given no physical indication of what the event is. They could easily use it to give quick updates on other platforms as well as showing off the new MacBooks.

The AirPods are also expected to be released on Thursday.. and I wouldn't be surprised if iOS 10.1 drops on Thursday as well.
 

benjitek

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I wouldn't be surprised if iOS 10.1 drops on Thursday as well.
iOS 10.1 dropped today.

While SSO will be a neat feature, I doubt they'd time the release of it for a product announcement event. They announced it once already, when it's ready it'll come out in a tvOS update independant of an Apple press event.
 
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2010mini

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Anyone think this will become active after the event Thursday? This will be such a nice feature... I'm getting so sick of having to activate network apps every 1-3 weeks.
Still says coming soon even after today's update.

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Hookemfins

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Just updated to 10.0.1 and no single sign on that I can see. I had to update my sign on info for NBCSN and no option for single sign on for all apps.
 

mallbritton

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OK, so, once single-sign-on is implemented, and if an app you use doesn't support it then you can contact the app developer and ask them to support it. However it is in the best interests of the app developers to support the feature, so you'll probably see the majority supporting it.
 

tromboneaholic

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I'm thinking the issue is going to be my cable company. The NBC app lets you watch shows the next day on the App if you log in through your cable tv provider. However, I can't see the show for a week because of Bright House cable tv I log in with. The show is unlocked on the app, but it just doesn't load until a week has passed.

So not only will the app need to be supported, but the cable provider will also have to support it for apps that you use your cable tv credentials to sign in.
 
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2010mini

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I don't like the disclaimer that mention it only works with participating apps. It's obviously the case, but it makes me think there might be more apps missing than I'd like.
Content owners and providers are notoriously stubborn when it come to streaming distribution/support. There are many pay tv providers who still do not support authentication of certain network apps. My belief is they still view "over the top" boxes as a threat to their core business.... renting set top boxes.
 
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