Apple TV beta gets iOS 7-style makeover with new icons and font

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Apple TV UI has finally been updated. Photo: Daniel Perez

iOS and OS X weren’t the only platforms that got some Apple beta loving today. A new update for Apple TV beta 4 was seeded to developers as well this morning that comes with a long awaited UI makeover.

Apple still hasn’t completely done away with the grid of icons approach for Apple TV, but it has given the UI an iOS 7-style makeover with a new set of icons that are a lot flatter than their old counterparts.

The update comes with new icons for Movies, TV Shows, Music, and Computers, that have been given new colors and the slim Helvetica Helvetica Neue font Apple adopted last year with iOS 7.

Apple TV’s previous beta releases added a new Family Sharing option along with support for iCloud Photos that will come with iOS 8 and Yosemite. The new Apple TV update can be downloaded from the iOS Dev Center by registered developers, but should be available to everyone else later this fall alongside iOS 8.

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