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Telus Joins Apple Single Sign-On for TV Providers in iOS 13.5 [u]

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Last month we told you Apple Single Sign-On for TV providers had launched in Canada, starting with VMedia as the first participant.

According to Apple, single sign-on lets “Sign in to your TV provider on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV. Then enjoy instant access to supported video apps that your pay TV subscription includes.”

Leveraging iCloud Keychain, it means no longer entering in your TV provider password across your devices, as you just need to do it once. Sign in on your iPhone and TV provider apps such as those available on Apple TV won’t require you to sign in again, saving time.

With the latest release of iOS 13.5, it now appears Telus has joined Apple’s Single Sign-On for TV providers, as it shows up in the list with VMedia (which currently has its RiverTV service in beta):

Telus single sign on

On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > TV Provider and once you tap Telus, it asks you to sign in. We aren’t with Telus so we were unable to test this. Let us know if it works for you.

Apple hasn’t updated its website detailing Canada in the list of TV providers that support single sign-in. With the addition of Telus, it may be the start of a wider launch to eventually include providers such as Rogers, Bell and more.

Update: Here are a couple more screenshots below (thanks Jbo), showing single sign-on with Telus. If you have an available app, such as Optik TV, it shows in the list. Once you tap ‘open’, the Optik TV app opens and now explains the following on “Simplifying your login experience”, saying “Optik TV accounts are no longer supported on Apple devices as we move to a single sign on. Please use your My TELUS or Espace client account to login.”

Thanks Scott!

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