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.


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.

Top Rated Comments

TimUSCA Avatar
127 months ago
We need a new layout, not just new icons. The long grid of forever-growing icons is pretty crappy.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iisdan Avatar
127 months ago
BORINGGGGGGG, This flat design trend is a real drag
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gibbz Avatar
127 months ago
However, the new icons are still contained in an awful user interface.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
127 months ago
...but iOS 6-style reflections, apparently.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Frankied22 Avatar
127 months ago
I just want a native Plex app.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
127 months ago
BORINGGGGGGG, This flat design trend is a real drag

Because glossy is so much better?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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