Apple fans, it’s time to strap in and get ready for the ride you’ve been waiting for. Apple gave the world its first glimpse at the Apple Watch during this past September’s iPhone 6 event, and we knew that this new product represented big changes afoot at Apple. What we didn’t know, however, was the device’s full scope of capabilities, its price tags or when it would finally find its way to consumers’ wrists.
Today, Apple will answer all those questions and more during its huge “Spring Forward” press conference in California.
There is absolutely no question that the Apple Watch will be the star of the show on Monday. We’re going to learn all the details we could possibly want to know, including projected battery life, preorder availability, pricing and release dates.
It also looks like Apple has a few surprises in store.
There are plenty of blogs out there that will be live blogging the Apple press conference today, but there’s nothing like seeing all the news as it breaks, straight from the horse’s mouth. That’s why Apple will be streaming the event live, from start to finish.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch along live as Apple shows off the Apple Watch.
On a Mac or iOS device
The only official way to watch everything unfold live is on a Mac computer, an iOS device or an Apple TV, since those are the only devices that are supported by Apple’s live video stream.
Apple will be streaming live video to Macs, iPhone, iPads and iPod touch devices on this page on its website.
As usual, the caveat is that the stream will only work in “Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later,” according to a note on Apple’s site.
On Windows and Android
Apple’s live stream is not officially available on any Windows or Android devices. Of course, there are always ways around that, and you can try to make use of a user agent spoofer to get the event stream on your non-Apple devices.
Windows users willing to go the extra mile can also try this slightly more complex procedure, courtesy of Reddit:
- Download VLC Player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
- Install it and everything, make sure it works correctly.
- Open the program. Click on Media (top left) > Open Network Stream.
- You will see this screen: http://puu.sh/bqV9o.png
- Paste this link into that field: http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8
- Click Play. If you see a video with sound like so: http://puu.sh/bqVgs.jpg
You are all set and ready to watch the Live Stream tomorrow
The actual link you need to paste into VLC [step 5] will obviously be different and will be live tomorrow. Check back tomorrow for the real live stream link and you can watch the stream on your Windows device
Of note, the link for today’s event is as follows: http://p.events-delivery.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1503ohibasdvoihbasfdv/m3u8/atv_mvp.m3u8
Finally, you can also enjoy the live video stream of today’s event on the big screen. All you need is a second- or third-generation Apple TV with version 6.2 or later of Apple’s operating system, and you should already see an “Events” channel near the top of the home screen that will allow you to watch live video from the show.