A large majority of apps running on your Apple TV will require a sign-in or a new account set up for accessing its content, but you can move past this problem and sign into Apple TV with iPhone automatically if you have an iPhone or iPad nearby. That way you won’t have to suffer the inconvenience of typing credentials, manually. Let’s find out how to turn on this setting.
Sign into Apple TV automatically using your iPhone
The most common way to sign in Apple TV apps is it to enter your password and so you are always reminded to use strong and unique passwords. Although necessary, manually typing these letters can be quite frustrating. Thankfully, there’s a way out.
- Go to the System Sign-in View in tvOS.
- Select the Sign In With Apple Device tab.
- Make sure your iPhone/iPad and Apple TV are signed in with the same Apple ID.
- Unlock your iPhone screen.
- Tap the Apple TV notification.
- Hit the Continue button, when prompted with a message.
- Use your Face ID to complete the setup.
- Allow the app to finish the Sign-in process.
Please note – This process is not a text entry experience but a first-class sign-in experience. If you do not mind trying this option, read the detailed description below.
How do I sign into Apple TV from my phone
Through its various sign-in options, the System Sign-in View in tvOS provides a consistent sign-in experience. It makes the password-based log-ins for Apple TV apps much simple.
All you need is an iPhone and iPad nearby to Apple TV and connected to the same Apple ID that your Apple TV is connected to.
When you see the login screen for an app on your Apple TV, select the Sign In with Apple Device tab.
Just wake up your phone screen to see if a notification is visible. It should read as – Sign in to [Your Name] TV. It’s sent by your Apple TV.
Tap to expand the notification. It will prompt you to log in to your TV with the saved password for your Apple ID. Hit the Continue button to proceed further.
Next, you’ll be guided through the process of signing in. Your iPhone/iPad will then suggest credentials from iCloud Keychain.
Use your FaceID to confirm sign-in.
When completed successfully, you’ll see a confirmation (Done) with a Checkmark. The borrowed credentials will be delivered to the Apple TV where the app will finish the process and allow the user to access the content.
Hope that makes sense!