Apple announced a feature called “Zero Sign-On” with tvOS 12. This feature simplifies the login procedure for media streaming application. Originally Apple claimed that the Charter Spectrum will be the first TV service provider to support this feature, with their new app for Zero Sign-On and Apple TV that is to be launched before the year ends.
Though 2018 has almost come to an end, it is still not confirmed that when these features are going to be launched. But, it is evident that it will be sooner rather than later.
According to a Reddit report, currently, the Charter Spectrum running a training process on the new Apple TV app, for its employees. While this, by any means, doesn’t provide a hard launch date, but it does signify that the cable provider is at the final stage of its own testing.
Moreover, another Reddit user has reported that this Charter Spectrum Apple TV app is in its user acceptance testing and the final internal beta testing stage. According to this user, the past launch date was targeted to be December 3rd. We even heard that December 10th was also a possible launching date. There is also a possibility that the launch date may vary in different markets.
However, nothing has been yet confirmed by Apple or Charter Spectrum. A launch date in December makes sense as the Apple previously had set a target date for this year. Though delays are certain to happen and it should not be a surprise if this launch gets pushed to 2019.
Zero Sign-On is the followup of Apple to its only Sign-On feature. So as long as the Apple TV remains connected to your home internet. Zero Sign-On feature means that the users won’t have to enter their TV login credentials.
The original announcement made by Apple reads:
“Apple TV simply detects the user’s broadband network and automatically signs them into 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,”
moreover, the Apple TV app of Charter Spectrum will offer its subscribers “tens of thousands of on-demand movies, TV shows and hundreds of live TV channels.