Apple TV newest Beta brings Family Sharing to the set-top box

image iOS 8 Family Sharing

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled iOS 8 and a plethora of new features that are designed to bring new life to their mobile platform. At the same time, though, they wanted to put a lot of focus on the synergy between their mobile software and the operating system geared towards their Macs. They call it Continuity, and while they had specific features that fell into the category, there are other features that could easily fall into that idea. One of them is Family Sharing, and Apple TV is looking to get into the sharing is caring mentality.

The Cupertino-based company officially seeded the second Beta for iOS 8, as well as the latest development build for their OS X Yosemite, and that rightfully took most of the limelight earlier today. However, the company also unleashed a new Beta software for the Apple TV, and with it came along one of the best features featured at WWDC: Family Sharing.

Using iCloud, users that utilize Family Sharing will be able to access purchased music and movies, as well as access shared photos, from any person utilizing the same Family Sharing account. It makes sense that Apple TV would be included in the family of devices that can access the shared content, considering its place attached to a TV. The feature is not currently active, and won’t be publicly available until it launches later this year along with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple TV Family Sharing

Do you own an Apple TV? If so, do you plan on making use of the Family Sharing functionality?

[via 9to5 Mac]