Apple last night confirmed it will live stream the opening press event for its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, but the stream is limited to certain devices. The company will stream the event to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users via its Safari browser, and to Apple TV users, and it’s also recently added support for Windows 10 via Microsoft Edge.
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But if you want to watch the event on another device, like one running Android or a different Windows setup for example, you can do so by following the steps below.
- Download the free VLC video player. You can download VLC for Windows here. And for Android here.
- Launch VLC once installed.
- On Windows: Navigate to the Media tab and select Open Network Stream.
- On Android: Hit the hamburger menu and the “Stream” option.
- In the URL field, insert the following URL. (This is the video stream the Apple TV uses to show the keynote.)
- Press Play to start the live stream. The video might appear broken until Apple actually starts the event (Monday at 10 AM PST), but it will begin when the official stream goes live on Apple TV.
Apple’s specific requirements for its own stream include “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 an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).”
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