Apple is all set to disclose what it’s been working on for the past year. And, this is the first time in history, Apple Inc. is going to stream its iPhone events for Microsoft Windows users. The official web page of Apple’s iPhone event exposes that users of Windows 10 PCs with the Microsoft Edge browser can watch the live stream of the event. Before, Windows users have to route to using VLC Media Player to access Apple’s iPhone event live stream.
And now, Microsoft implemented support for HLS as a part of the Microsoft Edge browser, permitting Apple to stream its event to more than 70+ million Windows 10 devices.
Requirements to Watch Apple Event
Apple uses HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology that is a part of iOS, QuickTime, Safari and OS X. It is a protocol applied by Apple and recommended as a standard.
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 version 10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV needs a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.
How to Watch Live Streaming of Apple iPhone Events on Windows 10
- Click live stream link to watch Apple event live video on Microsoft Windows 10.
So, if you haven’t upgraded your system to Microsoft Windows 10 yet, you’ll need to use VLC or third-party software or program to watch Apple’s iPhone event. And, here’s how to do it.
How to watch Apple iPhone launch event using VLC Media Player
Step 1: Download VLC Media Player, the VideoLan Media Player, from the web.
Step 2: Once downloaded, install the software and run it.
Step 3: Navigate to the “Media”.
Step 4: Select “Open Network Stream”.
Step 5: In the URL box, type or copy the following link. (This is the direct location of the stream, which Apple uses):
Step 6: Now, press Play.
Note: The stream may appear broken until it has been started. Refresh the stream when the video has begun (at 10 a.m. PDT).
Apple will be doing it’s semi-liveblog thing all over again this time, so even if the live streaming is unsupported, it may be worth keeping apple.com/live open in a tab of your web browser to watch what Apple has to feature.