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Fire TV Adds Single Sign-On Support

Today Amazon enabled the ability to sign in once with a pay-TV provider and get access to a growing list of apps like Hallmark Channel, CNN Go, DIY, A&E, History, and more. This allows you to avoid the annoying task of having to log into each app individually on the Fire TV. Now you can log in just once and have access to all of the content your provider offers.

Right now Amazon is supporting all of the major pay-TV providers like Cox, and more. Sadly no live TV streaming services seem to be supported at this time. The good news is DIRECTV and Dish are both supported so hopefully DIRECTV NOW and Sling TV will be added shortly.

Update: Looks like more services have been added as Hulu and PlayStation Vue are now showing up as a supported single sign-on provider. Amazon did say their signal sign-on service now supports over 500+ pay TV services.

This was first sported over at AFTVnews who posted some great screenshots if you want to see how it works.

To access the signal sign-on feature just launch any supported app and sign in with your pay-TV provider. After you do that once all supported apps that you pay for will be unlocked. As best I can tell there is no option to do this in the settings and you must do it by launching a pay-TV provider.

Update #2: Amazon reached out to Cord Cutters News to say that Comcast and Spectrum are not apart of their new single sign-on service.

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6 Responses to Fire TV Adds Single Sign-On Support

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    Jared Byron January 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    add support for sling and hulu

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      Diane U January 25, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

      I signed up for Sling via Amazon and I have always used my Amazon Tap to tell Alexa ” Alexa, turn on Sling TV. “. It will turn on the tv, change from antenna input to Fire Stick, flash for a second on th Prime home page and then start Sling TV. I always browse around so I use the FIre or TV remote to see what’s on the DVR, On Demand or the channel guide. I guess will see if Alexa can change channels.

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    SeaRover January 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    For the History Channel app, DirecTV Now is listed as a provider. But when I click it and enter my DTVN user name and password and click submit, an “internal error” message appears.

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    Joe in Virginia January 25, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    So I have Hulu Live. Would I log in with Hulu Live one time to enable single sign on or do you have to do it by company (ex. log in once to Syfy to enable all of NBCUniversal’s apps)? Thanks!

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      SeaRover January 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      The way I read it, you just log in once. Then, that login works for every other app that requires a login.

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    Gato January 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    Don’t hold your breath for Comcast. They’ve been actively throwing up roadblocks at every opportunity to marginalize TV Anywhere – so that it can be the 800# gorilla pushing its own agenda/streaming apps (Xfinity and NBC Sports apps) and X1 platform (translation: more STB rental fees).

    As Xfinity customer, my TV Anywhere choices have dwindled down to very few. WatchESPN is the only one left that I even watch.