Apple TV Got a Redesign and a Beats Music App

By Darren Orf on at

iPhones and iPads aren't the only devices getting some OS attention today. Apple has also released an update to Apple TV, which we caught a glimpse of last month. Only accessible to third-generation Apple TV users, the operating system embraces its mobile partner's approach to design with flat icons and thin text.

Apple also now delivers a Beats Music channel, which makes sense since it bought Beats for $3 billion in May. According to 9to5Mac, Apple TV now includes iCloud Photo Library support—a new feature that's part of today's iOS 8 update—and lets users connect multiple Apple ID accounts to one credit card as well.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke with Charlie Rose about the company's continued interest in television. That dedication was questioned when Apple made no mention of a new Apple TV at WWDC despite growing competition from Amazon and Google. Instead, Rose investigated rumors that Apple may possibly make its own all-in-one Apple TV set. Of course, whether that actually comes to pass will mostly like remain rumor and speculation for sometime. For now, piecemeal updates via Apple TV will continue to be the company's way into our living room. [9to5Mac]

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