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HBO Go Is Now Compatible With Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature

HBO Go Is Now Compatible With Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature

The iPhone maker has now included HBO Go to its list of TV streamers that come with support for Apple’s single sign-on feature. For those who want to read the full list, you can head to this official Apple support page, or scroll down below at the end of this post. 

Needless to say, adding HBO Go to its compatible streamers list is a potential big win for Apple. Before, single sign-on only had support for streams from video content providers such as ABC, Telemundo, ESPN, and Food Network. With HBO in the list, Apple now has a truly premium cable TV  provider as one of its content partners. Almost certainly, this should provide a precedent, making way for more cable TV channels to join in on the fun in the near future (hopefully).

It was back in June of last year when single sign-on was first introduced -- a piece of news that was a welcome one for fans of TV programming. For those not yet familiar with single sign-on, it basically lets consumers input their cable log in data just one time on their iOS or TV OS devices. Once they do that, they can start to enjoy access every TV content currently made available. Inputting one’s log in information just one time is sort of a big deal, because of the simple fact that having to provide your user account and password every darned time is just a hassle (an experience familiar to some Apple TV users before). Apple took its time bringing the single sign-on feature to Apple TVs and iPad tablets, and users had to wait about 18 months in order to start using the functionality. Once the company rolled out the feature, compatible mobile streaming apps started having support for single sign-on, albeit at a slower pace. But now that HBO Go is on board, others might soon follow, which should be a win win situation for users.

For those HBO subscribers already signed into the single sign-on feature, they should already be logged in to the HBO Go mobile app. Supported mobile apps may vary between iOS and tvOS, and also depending on which TV provider. Below is the full list of supported apps:


  • ABC (iOS and tvOS)

  • A&E (iOS only)

  • Bravo Now (tvOS only)

  • DIRECTV (iOS only)

  • Disney Channel (iOS and tvOS)

  • Disney Junior (iOS and tvOS)

  • Disney XD (iOS and tvOS)

  • E! Now (tvOS only)

  • ESPN (iOS only)

  • Freeform (iOS only)

  • FXNOW (tvOS)

  • Hallmark Channel Everywhere (iOS and tvOS)

  • HBO GO (iOS and tvOS)

  • History (iOS only)

  • Lifetime (iOS only)

  • NBC (tvOS only)

  • Syfy Now (tvOS only)

  • Telemundo Now (tvOS only)

  • USA NOW (tvOS only)

  • Watch Cooking Channel (iOS and tvOS)

  • Watch DIY (iOS and tvOS)

  • WatchESPN (iOS and tvOS)

  • Watch Food Network (iOS and tvOS)

  • Watch HGTV (iOS and tvOS)

  • Watch Travel Channel (iOS and tvOS)