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There are more TV providers — whether they're traditional cable, satellite, or streaming video — than you probably knew of. Like, a lot more. If you're lucky, you might have options for three or four where you live. Or, like a lot of us, just one or two.

The point is, there are a lot. And that brings us to Apple's single sign-on scheme. That is, a mechanism by which you log in to your TV provider on iOS or Apple TV. And then other apps can use that log-in to let you use their services. Provided, of course, that you subscribed to them in the first place.

Here's what I mean: I use PlayStation Vue as my main streaming service. But I also have an HBO subscription through PS Vue. So I use my PS Vue credentials to log in on Apple TV or iOS, and then I'm also able to just immediately use the HBO Go app, without having to log in separately. It's a convenience thing. What it doesn't do is automatically give me access to other apps and services that work through Apple's SSO. If didn't have a subscription before, I won't magically have one now.

Get it?

So the three parts you need:

  1. Apple's SSO in the first place. And you'll need to know how to use it.
  2. Apps that have chosen to work through Apple's SSO system. (Here's that list.)
  3. And a content provider (or TV provider, if you will) that supports Apple's SSO.

Here, now, is that list of content providers. And, yeah. It's big.

TV providers that work with Apple single sign-on

  • 3 Rivers Communications
  • ALLO Communications
  • ATC Broadband
  • ATC Communications
  • ATMC
  • Access Montana
  • AcenTek
  • Acme Communications
  • Adams Cable Service
  • Albany Mutual Telephone
  • Algona Municipal Utilities
  • All West Communications
  • Allen's Communications
  • Alliance Communications
  • Alpine Communications
  • American Broadband
  • American Broadband Missouri
  • American Community Networks
  • American Warrior Networks
  • Amherst Telephone/Tomorrow Valley
  • Andycable
  • Arkwest Communications
  • Arthur Mutual Telephone Company
  • Arvig
  • Ayersville Communications
  • BELD
  • BEVCOMM
  • BOLT Fiber Optic Services
  • BTC Communications
  • BTC Vision - Nahunta
  • BVU OptiNet
  • Baldwin Lightstream
  • Ballard TV
  • Bardstown Cable TV
  • Bay Country Communications
  • Beach Cable
  • Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone
  • Beaver Valley Cable
  • Bee Line Cable
  • Beehive Broadband
  • Bellevue Municipal Cable
  • Ben Lomand Connect / BLTV
  • Benton Cablevision
  • Big Sandy Broadband
  • Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative
  • Bloomingdale Communications
  • Blue Ridge Communications
  • Blue Stream
  • Blue Valley Tele-Communications
  • Brandenburg Telephone Co.
  • Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
  • Broadstripe
  • Bulloch Telephone Cooperative
  • Butler-Bremer Communications
  • C Spire SNAP
  • CAS Cable
  • CASSCOMM
  • CC Communications
  • CL Tel
  • CLICK1.NET
  • CML Telephone Cooperative Association
  • CNS
  • COMPAS X-STREAM
  • CP-TEL
  • CTC - Brainerd MN
  • CTV-Beam - East Alabama
  • Cable Co-op
  • Cable ONE
  • Cable Services Inc.
  • CableAmerica
  • CableSouth Media 3
  • Cam-Tel Company
  • Cameron Communications
  • CapRock Tv
  • Carnegie Cable
  • Carolina Mountain Cablevision
  • Catalina Broadband Solutions
  • Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Celect-Bloomer Telephone Area
  • Celect-Bruce Telephone Area
  • Celect-Citizens Connected Area
  • Celect-Elmwood/Spring Valley Area
  • Celect-Mosaic Telecom
  • Celect-West WI Telephone Area
  • CentraCom
  • CenturyLink Prism
  • Chaparral CableVision
  • Chariton Valley Communication Corporation, Inc.
  • Chatmoss Cablevision
  • Chesapeake Bay Communications
  • Chesnee Communications
  • Cim-Tel Cable, LLC.
  • Citizens Cablevision - Floyd, VA
  • Citizens Cablevision, Inc.
  • Citizens Fiber
  • Citizens Mutual
  • Citizens Telephone Corporation
  • City Of Monroe
  • City of Hawarden HITEC
  • CityLink
  • Citynet
  • Clarence Telephone and Cedar Communications
  • Clear Creek Communications
  • Click! Cable TV
  • Co-Mo Connect
  • Coast Communications
  • Cobalt TV (Mid-State Community TV)
  • Columbia Power & Water Systems
  • ComSouth Telesys
  • Communications 1 Cablevision, Inc.
  • Community Cable & Broadband
  • Community Communications Company
  • Complete Communication Services
  • Comporium
  • Consolidated
  • Conway Corporation
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities
  • Coon Valley Telecommunications Inc
  • Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Country Cablevision, Inc.
  • Craw-Kan Telephone
  • Crestview Cable Communications
  • Cross TV
  • Crosslake Communications
  • Cunningham Telephone & Cable
  • D & P Communications
  • DIRECTV
  • DRN
  • DTC
  • DTC Cable (Delhi)
  • Dakota Central
  • Darien Communications
  • Delta Telephone Company
  • DiamondNet
  • Direct Communications
  • DirectLink
  • Dish
  • Docomo Pacific
  • Doylestown Cable TV
  • Dumont Telephone Company
  • Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative
  • Duo County Telecom
  • EATEL Video, LLC
  • EATEL Westside, LLC
  • ECTA
  • EPB Fiber Optics
  • EPB Smartnet
  • EPlus Broadband
  • ETC
  • Eagle Communications
  • East Arkansas Cable TV
  • Easton Velocity
  • ElbertonNET
  • Emery Telcom Video LLC
  • Emily Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Empire Access
  • Endeavor Communications
  • Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation
  • Etex Communications
  • F&B Communications
  • FJ Communications
  • Falcon Broadband
  • FamilyView CableVision
  • Farmers Mutual Telephone Company
  • Fayetteville Public Utilities
  • Fidelity Communications
  • Flint River Communications
  • Foothills Communications
  • Forsyth CableNet
  • Frankfort Plant Board
  • Franklin Telephone Company
  • Full Channel, Inc.
  • Fusion Media
  • GBT Communications, Inc.
  • GCI
  • GLW Broadband Inc.
  • GTA
  • GTel
  • GVTC Communications
  • Garden Valley - GVTV
  • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association
  • Genuine Telecom
  • Giant Communications
  • Gigabit Minnesota
  • Glasgow EPB
  • Glenwood Telecommunications
  • Golden West Cablevision
  • Grande Communications
  • Grantsburg Telcom
  • Great Plains Communications
  • GreatWave Communications
  • Greenlight Community Broadband
  • Gridley Cable Inc
  • H&B Cable Services
  • HBC
  • HTC Communications Co. - IL
  • HTC Communications, Inc. - IA
  • Haefele TV Inc.
  • Halstad Telephone Company
  • Harlan Municipal Utilities
  • Hart Communications
  • Hartelco TV
  • Hawaiian Telcom
  • Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative
  • Heartland Technology
  • Hickory Telephone Company
  • Highland Media
  • Hilliary Communications
  • Hinton CATV Co.
  • HomeTel Entertainment, Inc.
  • Hood Canal Communications
  • Hope - Prescott Cable TV
  • Horizon Cable TV, Inc.
  • Horizon Chillicothe Telephone
  • Hotwire
  • Hulu
  • Huxley Communications
  • ImOn Communications
  • Independence Telecommunications
  • Industry I-Net
  • Inland Networks
  • Inside Connect Cable
  • Integra Telecom
  • Intelliwave Broadband
  • Inter Mountain Cable
  • Interstate Telecommunications Coop
  • Iron River Co-op TV
  • Irvine Cable
  • Jaguar Communications
  • Jefferson Telecom
  • K2 Communications
  • KMTelecom
  • KPU Telecommunications
  • Kalida Telephone Company, Inc.
  • Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Kaptel
  • Keystone Communications
  • Kuhn Communications, Inc.
  • LHTC Broadband
  • LISCO
  • LUS Fiber
  • Lakeland Communications
  • Langco
  • Lavalle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone
  • Liberty Cablevision of PR
  • Limestone Cable/Bracken Cable
  • Lincolnville Communications
  • Litestream
  • LivCom
  • LocalTel Communications
  • Longview - Kilgore Cable TV
  • Lonsdale Video Ventures, LLC
  • Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Co.
  • Lumos Networks
  • Lycom Communications
  • MCTV
  • MHTC
  • MIDTEL
  • MINET
  • MLGC
  • MTA Communications, LLC
  • MTC Cable
  • MTC Communications/McDonough Telephone Coop
  • MTC Technologies
  • MTCC
  • MTCO Communications
  • MUS FiberNET
  • Madison Communications
  • Madison County Cable Inc.
  • Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company
  • McClure Telephone Co.
  • Mediacom
  • Merrimac Communications Ltd.
  • MetroCast
  • Metronet
  • Mid-Hudson Cable
  • Mid-Rivers Communications
  • Midco
  • Midstate Communications
  • Milford Communications
  • Mitchell Telecom
  • Mon-Cre TVE
  • Mountain Telephone
  • Mountain Village Cable
  • Mulberry Telecommunications
  • Murray Electric System
  • Muscatine Power & Water
  • NCC
  • NDTC
  • NICP
  • NITCO
  • NKTelco
  • NNTV
  • NTS Communications
  • NU-Telecom
  • NVC
  • Nebraska Central Telecom, Inc.
  • Nelsonville TV Cable
  • Nemont
  • New Hope Telephone Cooperative
  • Nex-Tech
  • NineStar Connect
  • Nortex Communications
  • North Central Telephone Cooperative
  • Northland Communications
  • Northwest Communications
  • Norvado
  • Norwood Light Broadband
  • Nsight Telservices
  • Ntec
  • NuLink
  • OPTURA
  • OTEC Communication Company
  • OmniTel Communications
  • OneSource Communications
  • Opelika Power Services
  • OptiLink
  • Optic Communications
  • OzarksGo
  • PES Energize
  • PLWC
  • PMT
  • PSC
  • PTCI
  • Packerland Broadband
  • Panora Telco/Guthrie Center Communications
  • Park Region Telephone & Otter Tail Telcom
  • Partner Communications Cooperative
  • Pathway
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Pembroke Telephone Company
  • Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative
  • Philippi Communications System
  • Phonoscope Cable
  • Pine
  • Pine Belt Communications, Inc.
  • Pine Bluff Cable TV
  • Pineland Telephone Cooperative
  • Pinpoint Communications
  • Pioneer Broadband
  • Pioneer Communications
  • Pioneer DTV
  • Plant TiftNet, Inc.
  • PlayStation Vue
  • Polar Cablevision
  • Pottawatomie Telephone Co.
  • Premier Communications
  • QCOL
  • Quality Cablevision
  • RC Technologies
  • RS Fiber
  • RTC Communication Corp
  • RTC Communications / Daviess Martin
  • RTC Digital Television
  • RTC-Reservation Telephone Coop.
  • RTEC Communications
  • Radcliffe Telephone Company
  • Rainbow Communications
  • Rainier Connect
  • Ralls Technologies
  • Randolph Communications
  • Red River Communications
  • Reedsburg Utility Commission
  • Reliance Connects - Oregon
  • Reserve Telecommunications
  • Resort TV Cable
  • Reynolds Cable
  • Richland Grant Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • Ripley Cable
  • Ritter Communications
  • River Valley Telecommunications Coop
  • Rock Port Cablevision
  • Rocket Fiber
  • S&T
  • SC Telco
  • SCI Broadband-Savage Communications Inc.
  • SELCO
  • SKT
  • SRT
  • STC Hills
  • STE
  • STRATA Networks
  • STaC-Tv
  • San Bruno Cable TV
  • Sandhill
  • Santel
  • Scottsboro Electric Power Board
  • Scranton Telephone Company
  • Service Electric Broadband Cable
  • Service Electric Cable TV and Communications
  • Service Electric Cablevision
  • Shentel
  • Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association, Inc.
  • Silver Star Communications
  • Sister Lakes Cable
  • Sjoberg's Inc.
  • Skitter TV
  • Skitter TV - Galva
  • SkyBest TV
  • Sling TV
  • Solarus
  • South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative
  • South Holt Cablevision, Inc.
  • South Slope Cooperative Communications
  • Spanish Fork Community Network
  • Spencer Municipal Utilities
  • Spillway Communications, Inc.
  • Stanley Cablevision
  • Star Communications
  • Summit Broadband
  • Sumner Cable TV
  • Surry TV/PCSI TV
  • Swayzee Communications
  • Sweetwater Cable Television Co
  • TCT
  • TSC
  • TVC Cable
  • TVision
  • Tahlequah Cable TV
  • Tele-Media Company
  • The Community Agency
  • Three River
  • Town & Country Technologies
  • Trans-Video
  • Trenton TV Cable Company
  • Tri County Communications Cooperative
  • TriCounty Telecom
  • TrioTel Communications, Inc.
  • Troy Cablevision, Inc.
  • Tullahoma Utilities Authority
  • Twin Lakes
  • Twin Valley
  • USA Communications
  • USA Communications/Shellsburg, IA
  • Union Telephone Company
  • United Communications - TN
  • United Communications Association
  • United Services
  • VTel
  • Valley TeleCom Group
  • Valley Telecommunications
  • Valparaiso Broadband
  • ValuNet Fiber
  • Van Horne Cablevision
  • Vast Broadband
  • Velocity.Net
  • Venture Communications Cooperative, Inc.
  • Venus Telephone Corp
  • Vernon Communications Co-op
  • Vicksburg Video
  • Vision Communications
  • Viya St. Croix
  • Viya St. Thomas
  • VolFirst / BLTV
  • Volcano Vision, Inc.
  • Vyve Broadband
  • WBI
  • WOW!
  • WTC
  • WTC Communications, Inc.
  • Wabash Communications Coop
  • Wabash Mutual Telephone
  • Waitsfield Cable
  • Walnut Communications
  • Wave
  • Waverly Communications Utility
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association
  • Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association
  • WesTel Systems
  • West Alabama TV Cable
  • West Carolina Communications
  • West Central Telephone Association
  • West River Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Western Iowa Networks
  • White County Cable TV
  • Wiatel
  • Wiktel
  • Wilkes Communications, Inc./RiverStreet Networks
  • Wilson Communications
  • Windomnet/SMBS
  • Windstream Cable TV
  • Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
  • Wyandotte Cable
  • XIT Communications
  • Yadtel Telecom
  • Yelcot Communications
  • Zito Media
  • commZoom
  • enTouch
  • fibrant
  • watchTVeverywhere
  • yondoo

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