Twitter Announces Digits for tvOS, to Simplify Signing In to Apps

Chris Oryschak, Twitter’s product manager for Digits:

Using Digits’ device authorization, your app on the Apple TV will show a short alphanumeric code. Your user then simply enters the code on via their laptop or smartphone to authorize the device to their account. Once that’s done, the TV device receives a Digits session for the user’s account which you can use to instantly identify your user and personalize their experience.

This follows hot on the heels of Facebook’s tvOS SDK with login support.

This is a problem that Apple should have solved (and still should solve, as soon as possible).

Thursday, 3 December 2015