iCloud sign in weirdness on Apple TV 4K
Some time ago my Apple TVs 4K started asking me to verify the password for my AppleID. One time it even happened while I was watching a movie on Plex. That was weird but not so much as the following.
When I was asked to enter my password again it didn't sign me in. It didn't give any kind of error. It took me to the page in settings where it showed I was signed out of iCloud. I tried to sign in again, and it didn't sign me in again. It showed briefly "Signing in" and then dropped me back to the menu where it showed the sign-in prompt again. No error messages. I went to another Apple TV 4K, signed out of iCloud and couldn't sign in back in the same way as on the other Apple TV. I thought maybe someone hijacked my account. I have iTunes installed on my PC. I successfully signed in to it, so my password is correct and valid. I went to appleid.apple.com and could successfully sign in to my account. But I can't sign in on my Apple TVs. Then I found that I received an email from Apple stating "Welcome to iCloud". The time of this email coincides with my first failed attempt to sign in on my Apple TV. The thing is my Apple TVs had been signed in to iCloud for a couple of years before this started happening. Isn't it weird?
I noticed the problem is only with iCloud, no problem (yet) with sign-in to the Apple Store, the TVs stay signed in. I wasn't sure if iCloud was even needed for what I do on my Apple TVs, and it looks like it's not. I am OK for now but wonder what it was. Did anyone have a similar experience lately?