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Apple TV single sign-on is right around the corner

The single sign-on feature for Apple TV is currently in beta testing.

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Apple TV single sign-on became available Thursday night to those with access to the tvOS 10.1 and 10.2 betas.

Apple revealed the single sign-on feature in June, but when tvOS was released the feature was nowhere to be found. Single sign-on solves the issue of having to separately sign into apps like Watch ESPN and FX Now which requires users to enter their cable company's login.

Currently in the beta, single sign-on is limited to television providers Dish, Sling TV, GVTC and Hotwire Communications. It's up to the app developer to add compatibility with the feature. Single sign-on is also compatible with iPads and iPhones running iOS 10.

The beta test means the feature might be rolled out to the public soon. Apple announced during its MacBook event in October that single sign-on will be part of a larger "TV" app, which was said to be released by the end of the year.

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