Apple TV Gets Beats Channel, Family Sharing

Apple released an update for the second and third generation Apple TV on Wednesday with a new Beats Music channel and support for iOS 8's Family Sharing feature. The update also replaced some icons with versions that better match the flat style introduced in iOS 7 and carried on in iOS 8.

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The new Apple TV software adds iCloud Photo support, which is another new feature in iOS 8 and the coming release of OS X Yosemite.

Family Sharing lets up to six people link their iTunes accounts to the same credit card so they all have access to the same music, movies, TV shows, and books, along with photos, calendars, and reminders.

The Apple TV update is a free download, but the Beats Music channel is available only on the third generation model. You can find the update by choosing Settings on your Apple TV, then go to General > Software Update.