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How to watch live streaming video of Microsoft’s big Xbox launch event

Zach Epstein
May 21st, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Xbox Launch Event Live Stream

After years of leaks, rumors and speculation, Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox will finally be unveiled on Tuesday during a press conference in Redmond, Washington. Recent reports suggest that the new “Xbox 720,” “Xbox Infinity” or whatever else it might be called will feature vastly improved specs such as an eight-core processor, 8GB of RAM, an 800MHz graphics processor, a 50GB 6x Blu-ray drive, gigabit ethernet connectivity and enhanced TV features. The new console may also require an always-on Internet connection to play games, though reports on that front have conflicted. We’ll know all there is to know shortly, however, and here’s how to watch all the action live from your computer, Xbox or smartphone:

UPDATE: Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One — read all about it right here.

First, Microsoft plans to stream the Xbox launch event live on its Xbox website. Users can visit the launch hub on to watch the live video stream, assuming Microsoft’s servers hold up.

For those of you who already own an Xbox 360, you’ll notice a large new “XboxReveal” tile on your dashboard. Clicking it will take you to a live stream and you can watch the unveiling right on your TV.

Finally, users can stream the Xbox launch event right to their Windows Phone 8 handsets by visiting the app market and downloading Microsoft’s Live Events Player app. Unfortunately, older Windows Phone devices won’t have access to the stream, and neither will iOS or Android devices.

The show kicks off at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT and we’ll also be covering all the news as it breaks here on

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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