Single sign-on will change the way you use things — especially when it comes to logging into other apps on a set-top box. Apple TV has made things easier by letting you sign in with your TV provider credentials a single time, and then automatically logging in to any other apps that let you use that same sign on.

For instance: You subscribe to Sling TV? Use that login on Apple TV, and you'll be able to automatically log in to the Discovery app. No more having to dig up your username and password over and over.

And with TVOS 12, Apple announced at its WWDC developer conference in San Jose, things are going to get even easier. If — and this is kind of a big if around here — your internet connection is tied to, say, a TV subscription.

Here's how the Apple presser puts it:

With tvOS 12, Apple further simplifies the authentication process with zero sign-on. Apple TV simply detects the user's broadband network and automatically signs them in to all the supported apps they receive through their subscription — no typing required. Zero sign-on begins with Charter later this year and will expand to other providers over time.

This'll definitely make things easier, but definitely not for everyone just yet.

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