Apple TV Beta Includes Redesigned Interface With iOS 7-Style Icons, Fonts

Monday August 4, 2014 11:46 AM PDT by Juli Clover
Alongside iOS 8 beta 5 and the fifth Yosemite beta, Apple today launched a new Apple TV software beta, which includes a long-awaited interface update.

The new interface includes new icons, which are designed to resemble the icons in iOS 7, with a flatter, less glossy look. Several icons, like Music, Computers, and TV Shows have new colors, and the on-screen fonts have been updated as well.

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Image courtesy of iLounge

Previous Apple TV betas have also added new Family Sharing options and support for iCloud Photos, both of which are features introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Currently, the Apple TV beta is available only to registered developers, but the updated software is expected to be released to the public in the fall, likely alongside the launch of iOS 8.

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13 weeks ago
We need a new layout, not just new icons. The long grid of forever-growing icons is pretty crappy.
Rating: 15 Votes
13 weeks ago
However, the new icons are still contained in an awful user interface.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 weeks ago
BORINGGGGGGG, This flat design trend is a real drag
Rating: 7 Votes
13 weeks ago
...but iOS 6-style reflections, apparently.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago

BORINGGGGGGG, This flat design trend is a real drag


Because glossy is so much better?
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
I just want a native Plex app.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
Been waiting all year to buy a new Apple TV, I'm on 2nd Gen, I just know if I buy a 3rd Gen now they will come out with the new ones in October or something. I'm all for software updates though.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
Baby steps. If Apple had a completely redesigned UI from a navigation standpoint it wouldn't show up in a beta without Apple announcing it first. The question I have then is does this mean no new Apple TV this year or is this a precursor to a complete revamp?
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
Look at that Movies icon!

I used to look up to Apple's design talent, but almost every icon I've seen out of them since iOS 7 has been really disappointing.

And I know there are going to be people who say, 'they're just icons!', but we see them quite a bit. I don't want to feel like I could've done a better job than Apple. It just looks like they don't care enough about how this stuff looks anymore.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
Can someone tell the writer of this article that this is not a "redesigned interface?"

Thats like me saying I remodeled my house because I painted.
Rating: 4 Votes

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