The big day is here. One of those days when every tech enthusiast would be interested to know what the Cupertino giant Apple is going to unwrap, although quite some stuff is well expected. As always, Apple device users won’t have a problem in watching the live stream of the event. But there are workarounds as always for the users of Windows and other operating systems.
Check the below guide to know how you can watch the event live, and the timings at the important place around the world.
10 a.m. PT is the time when the event begins, and the time in different places is as follows.
- Time in New York: 1 PM
- Time in London: 6 PM
- Time in Dubai: 9 PM
- Time in India: 10:30 PM
- Time in Sydney: 3 AM next day
Now, to watch the live stream, read below based on the operating system you want to watch it on.
The requirements on the web page read:
“Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.”
Watch Apple iPhone 6s event live on Mac, iPad & iPhone
The easiest it is, if you have a Mac computer, Macbook, an iPad or an iPhone. Even the iPod touch will be able to play the live stream, because what it needs is the Safari browser on which the live streaming will be played.
Go to this link and you will see the live streaming there at 10 AM PT time. Just make sure that the Safari browser on your Apple device is on its latest version. If not, then go to the App store and update it to avoid any last-minute hiccups.
Watch it live on Windows 10
If you read the requirements carefully, there is a mention about Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. This is a first time that Apple is said to be supporting a non-Mac device directly, and Windows 10 users will be able to check the live streaming on the new Microsoft Edge browser, just like Mac users are able to, on the Safari browser.
Just follow the link given above, to watch the live streaming.
Watch it live on Windows 8, Windows 7
This is where you might have to try a workaround, because no browser or software would directly be able to play the Apple event live stream on these OS versions, even if you are using Safari. Here’s what you need to do.
Most of you might already be having the VLC media player in your computer. If not, you will have to download it now. Go to Videolan’s website, and download the VLC player for Windows, and install it.
Now, open the VLC player and open the “Media” tab in top menu. Click on “Open Network Stream” and paste the following URL in the box that opens.
This URL should not be opened directly in a browser, as it won’t help and you will not be able to watch the live stream. Also, if you try to watch the network stream before the scheduled time of the event, it won’t work.
Also, even when the event begins and you don’t see the live stream working, come back and see if I updated the page with a new link, so make sure you bookmark this page.
Watch the Apple event live on your Android phone
The exact same method that works in Windows OS, is the one that will work even for Android smartphones. You can download VLC media player for Android, and the app will have the network “stream” option in Menu.
Paste the above link and it should work perfectly.
Any issue? If it doesn’t work, do comment below and I’ll try to fetch the new link for the stream, as one cannot be sure until the event begins.
If you are going to miss out watching the event for some reason, you can read the updates later as we will be covering the event.