It looks like we are getting closer and closer to DIRECTV NOW supporting single sign on support. The recent Apple TV iOS 11 beta update added DIRECTV NOW as a TV provider allowing you to sign in on your iPhone or iPad that is running the most recent iOS 11 beta.
— Elery Beale (@EleryBeale) August 28, 2017
Apple TV’s single sign on is one of the features that help the Apple TV sign out. This feature allows iOS subscribers of services such as DIRECTV NOW to auto log in to all the apps that support DIRECTV NOW. No longer will you need to log in to each individual app. This can save a lot of time when you are rushing to get in to WatchESPN to catch the end of the game.
Sling TV has been on this list for some time on both iOS and the tvOS devices. Now it seems at least on iOS 11 Beta DIRECTV NOW is now supported. Sadly though DIRECTV NOW is only showing up on the newest version of the iOS 11 beta. At the time I write this there is no Apple TV support for DIRECTV NOW and while DIRECTV shows up on the list of supported providers on the Apple support website DIRECTV NOW is still not shown.
Hopefully Apple will continue to roll out support for DIRECTV NOW single sign on and add support for it on the Apple TV in the near future.
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