Apple launches new Apple TV beta with updated interface

While Apple has recently released updates to iOS and OS X betas for developers to start playing around with, the Cupertino tech giant has also launched an update to its Apple TV platform - bringing with it a new look interface.

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The familiar grid layout of icons remains in place, but they now have a 'flatter' look similar to iOS 7. Icons for Movies, Music, TV Shows and Computers have been refreshed, along with the font - now the same Helvetica Neue font adopted in iOS 7.

If you want to catch a glimpse of the latest Apple TV beta, it can be downloaded by registered developers from the iOS Dev Center. The refresh is expected to receive a general release later this year, at the same time as iOS 8 arrives on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.