The Apple TV is a pretty solid set-top box, the new one provides a completely overhauled user interface with enhanced features like Siri integration and its very own App Store. All these things are certainly great but it has always been a pain to punch in text using the Apple TV’s report, that’s a problem you’ll experience with most set-top boxes actually, but soon Apple TV apps will be able to use Facebook login, thus eliminating the need for users to enter separately enter credentials for each app.

Facebook has launched its own SDK or software development kit for the Apple TV’s tvOS, the company says that this will enable developers to create “immersive” social experiences on tvOS backed up by Facebook tools like sharing, analytics and login.

Users would then be able to decide whether they want to separately enter credentials for apps or if they simply want to login with Facebook, like they already can on various apps and online services right now. If they choose the latter they will be given a unique 8 digit code which they will have to punch into their smartphone or tablet to authorize the app.

Once the unique 8 digit code has been entered and the app has been authorized users will no longer be required to use the Apple TV’s on-screen keyboard to enter their login information. They just launch the app and it’s good to go. Developers will also be able to use Facebook SDK to enable users to share content from Apple TV to their Facebook account, which ultimately helps the world’s largest social network.

Developers can now start building with Facebook SDK for tvOS, it won’t be long till we see some real world results.

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