A New Apple TV Update Makes it Look a Little More Like iOS 7

By Leslie Horn on at

With the arrival of a beta 4 update this morning, Apple TV finally got a little a UI makeover. It looks like Apple TV is finally catching up with iOS 7.

The redesign is not totally dramatic, but there's a new emphasis on colours a la iOS 7, and apps including Movies, TV Shows, Music, and Computers all have new redesigned icons. Overall, icons have been made flatter too, in line with Apple's new design standards. On top of that, Apple TV now uses the Helvetica Neue typeface Apple introduced with iOS 7.

Consistent design across platforms is not a bad thing. However, third-party apps still hold onto their same old, crappy icons. It would be nice to get some consistency there, too, but considering the platform as a whole hasn't gotten a lot of attention lately, we'll take what we can get. [Cult of Mac]