by Brent Dirks
August 4, 2014
Along with a new beta of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple has also released new Apple TV software for developers. And most notably, the somewhat stale UI has received a significant update. As you can see in the image, provided by Daniel Perez on Twitter, both the icons and fonts in the software now closely mirror what is found in iOS 7. It looks very nice and modern. The new Apple TV software should be available for download in the fall along with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The software will also support iCloud Family Sharing and iCloud Photos. Earlier today, news broke that the NFL Now channel will arrive for the set-top box before the end of the week. It offers a personalized library of on-demand news, features, highlights, and more from the popular American football league. While Apple has been busy improving the software experience, fans waiting for new hardware might need to be patient. A recent report said it may easily be 2015 before a new Apple TV hits the market. Apple is blaming cable companies who are “dragging their heels.” A revamped box has been rumored to feature true gaming support, an integrated TV tuner, and an AirPort Express module. For other news today, see: Apple's iOS 8 beta 5 contains a number of notable changes, Former Nike exec is Apple’s new digital marketing director, and Images of Apple's 'iPad Air 2' hit the Web, show off new speaker grille.