With tvOS 15, You Can Sign Into Apps Using Face ID or Touch ID on Your iPhone

In tvOS 15, Apple has simplified the process of entering a login and password with a connected iPhone by allowing for Face ID and Touch ID to be used for authentication purposes.

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Developers will be able to implement a new tvOS feature that enables ‌Face ID‌ or ‌Touch ID‌ integration for authenticating purchases and signing into apps.

You'll see a new "Sign in With Apple Device" option when signing into an app where you need a login for the first time, so long as the developers have implemented this feature.

Users who opt to authenticate with an ‌iPhone‌ or iPad will get a notification on their devices that will bring them to a ‌Face ID‌/‌Touch ID‌ authentication page that suggests a login credential from the Keychain.

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‌Face ID‌ and ‌Touch ID‌ sign in for Apple TV apps will make the authentication process quicker and more streamlined, with the feature coming this fall in the tvOS 15 update.

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Top Rated Comments

IAmGLaDOS Avatar
14 months ago
I've been more impressed by some of the unannounced features than most of the announced features LOL
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iDento Avatar
14 months ago
That is not a Walled Garden, it is a Walled Paradise.
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munpip214 Avatar
14 months ago
It is up to developers to implement this so of course Netflix won't.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
14 months ago
Beautiful very beautiful
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Apple_Robert Avatar
14 months ago
Very nice. Sure beats typing in a very long password all the time.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joecomo Avatar
14 months ago
finally :) - but 1password together with the remote app already worked quite well
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