Hear me out. I know this doesn’t seem like a big story, but hear me out. Signing on sucks. It really, really sucks, especially so in this day and age when there are so many different services. And God forbid you actually practice a bit of good Internet security and use different passwords for every account. You should be using separate passwords, after all, but that also means having to mentally conjure up that specific password the next time you have to sign in unexpectedly. Single Sign-On is a gift to humanity and now Amazon Fire TV supports it.

Single Sign-On means that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password for each new cable app you install. It works with TV Everywhere apps, which include A&E, AMC, HGTV, and more. It supports most major cable and satellite providers, like DirecTV, Dish, and Verizon FiOS, but oddly enough Comcast Xfinity is not on that list. The feature will work on all existing Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition products.

Here’s the official list of currently-supported apps:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • BBC
  • Bravo
  • CNN
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY
  • E!
  • Food Network
  • Hallmark
  • HGTV
  • History
  • Freeform
  • Lifetime
  • Syfy
  • TBS (coming soon)
  • Telemundo
  • TNT (coming soon)
  • Turner TCM
  • Travel Channel
  • USA

Single Sign-On has been available on Apple TV for a while, but Roku has yet to add the feature or anything like it. It’s bound to be coming down the pipe.


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