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Apple iPhone 7 September event: How to watch it live!

Watch the event live, even under Windows, Linux or Android.
Watch the event live, even under Windows, Linux or Android.
Apple will stream today's iPhone 7 event anywhere in the world and you can watch it live, even if you are on Windows, Android or Linux. We will tell you how and when.

Even if you were not able to get your hands on a ticket for the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco today, you will be able to watch the traditional September Apple event from anywhere around the world, even if you are on Windows, Linux or Android. The event, at which Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 and probably the Apple Watch 2 as well, will start at 10am Pacific. Here are the start times for some of the major time zones:

  • 08:00AM – Hawaii
  • 10:00AM – Pacific
  • 11:00AM – Mountain

    • 12:00PM – Central
    • 01:00PM – Eastern
    • 02:00PM – São Paulo
    • 06:00PM – London
    • 07:00PM – Paris
    • 08:00PM – Moscow
    • 01:00AM -  Beijing (tomorrow morning)

Easy to watch

Apple is not using Youtube to stream the event, instead it relies on the Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. You can use Safari 6.0.5 or higher on any Mac-Desktop or MacBook with OS X 10.5.5 or higher to watch the event simply by going to the Apple homepage and clicking on the September event. The same goes for any mobile Apple device with iOS 7 or higher of course. If you are on Windows 10, just use the Edge browser and open the event site from there. The Apple TV has its own Apple Events channel, which you can use to watch the event. The Apple TV app will send out reminders for the correct time zone you are in.

VLC for everyone else

If you are on Windows 8.1 or lower, Android or Linux, you will have to install a streaming-capable media player like VLC. It is even available for Solaris or Windows Phone, so anyone will be able to watch the event, even from exotic devices or operating systems. If you are on Windows, you can open the network stream by choosing "Media" and then "Open Networkstream" or simply press CTRL+N. On Android click on the Hamburger menu and choose "Stream".

Enter the URL

Shortly before the event starts, copy and paste either one of these two URLs to VLC and start playback:

Attention! At the Apple WWDC event in June, the supplied URL did not work as expected and had to be changed shortly after the event had already started. There is no way for us to test the URL before the event starts and both URLs are inofficial information.

Update 19.05: Working Link added. The previous one did not work unfortunately! Please refresh the website.

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-09- 7 (Update: 2016-09- 7)