ESPN Adds Apple's Single Sign-On Tool

Jan 12, 2017 06:50 AM EST | Jeroah Sabado


ESPN has fixed its first app update in 2017 that brings Apple's single sign-on (SSO) feature to the company's main app and WatchESPN. This will allow users to enter log-in details once and can get populated across the whole sport network's software for any device connected through iCloud.

Over a month ago, tech giant Apple has launched its SSO for Apple TV and iOS platforms, but the service is still lacking some major partners on the app and cable company sides. Not a long time after the feature was introduced, ESPN's parent company Disney has added support for Watch Disney and Watch ABC apps, so ESPN being in the platform is not a total shocker.

With ESPN's new update, it now introduces a feature called 'picture-in-picture mode', where users are able to continue tapping around, access other news and stats while still watching. The company's stream-focused app WatchESPN is now equipped with features from Android and iOS platforms.

If a user desires to watch the contents on TV or prefer a Google device, Chromecasting is now supported by the new iOS from ESPN as well. It allows users to control the video from an iPhone or iPad as it is being streamed directly over the Internet to a Chromecast-connected TV.

Another addition to the new video features and in-app twerks is Video Docking. The Video Docking feature is almost the same with that of the YouTube app. It allows users to swipe down on any video playing to the bottom of the screen for ease of using the rest of the app's attribute.

There is also a new and improved leaderboard for golf and comes with even more information. The Enhanced Golf Leaderboard feature allows users to follow round-by-round coverage of every golf tournament with its redesigned leaderboards, and enhanced player and course statistics.

Not to mention a dedicated news coverage for AFL. The Australia Edition feature allows users to watch the best sports coverage from down under.


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