When tvOS 12 was introduced back in June of 2018, Apple had announced a new Zero Sign-On feature, which is a follow up to the Single sign-on. Zero Sign-On is actually designed to let you sign into all of your TV apps automatically when you have connected your Apple TV to your providers broadband.
And also at the same exact time, Apple said the feature would first work with Charter Spectrum, with support being expected to be implemented “later this year sometime”, at some point before December 31st, 2018. Charter Spectrum is expected to release an Apple TV app which will enable the feature and will allow Charter Spectrum subscribers to watch cable content on the Apple TV.
It also looks like that the rollout of the Charter Spectrum app and the Zero sign-on feature is not going to make that deadline unfortunately, as Apple today updated it’s Apple TV 4K page to change some of the wording to reflect the delay.
Instead of stating that Charter Spectrum cable subscribers will be able to watch live channels and on-demand programs with the Apple TV, “later this year”, the page now says that the feature is “coming soon”.
Prior to the wording change today, “And later this year”, Charter Spectrum cable customers can also watch live channels and thousands of on-demand programs with the Apple TV”.
That Apple has already swapped with “coming soon” to “later this year”, suggests that the Charter Spectrum app and the Zero Sign-on feature will be coming sometime after 2018, or maybe around sometime in 2019.