How to stream Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

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Starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, Apple will be livestreaming its WWDC 2018 keynote in San Jose, where it's expected to reveal the next major updates of macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and likely some hardware surprises. Here's how to tune in via Apple devices or a Windows PC.

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For most people the best or only way to watch will be via the Web. On Macs, iPhones, and iPads that typically means opening this link in Safari. Apple recommends devices with at least iOS 10 or macOS 10.12.

On Windows, the easiest way to watch is by opening the same link using Microsoft's built-in Edge browser in Windows 10.

Apple notes that platforms with "recent versions" of Chrome or Firefox may also be able to tune in, so long as they support MSE (Media Source Extensions), H.264 video, and AAC audio. The company's streams are typically optimized for Safari and Edge however, so don't count on third party browsers.

Apple TV owners have a couple of options. Devices with tvOS -- meaning the fourth-generation model, and the Apple TV 4K -- can download the Apple Events app from the tvOS App Store, and simply launch it in time for the keynote.

Alternately, video can be pushed to an Apple TV via AirPlay. This will actually work with any Apple TV from the second generation on, though of course you'll need another Apple device streaming video in the first place.

If none of the above options are practical, or even if they are, you can always follow along via AppleInsider's live blog of the event. We'll be sharing news as it happens, so you don't have to miss out.

Stay abreast of Apple's announcements by downloading the AppleInsider app for iOS, and follow us on YouTube, Twitter @appleinsider and Facebook for live, late-breaking coverage. You can also check out our official Instagram account for exclusive photos from the event.

Can't watch Apple's livestream of the keynote? AppleInsider has you covered with a live blog covering all the announcements.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    christopher126christopher126 Posts: 3,945member
    Thanks guys. I appreciate the tips. Looking fwd to your analysis, videos, and Podcast with Victor and company! :)

    For me, 2018 means...

    a new iPhone from my SE,
    a new AppleWatch (for swimming App, GPS & cellular) from my Series 0,
    4k AppleTV from my Series 4,
    AirPower pad from my Apple Watch white power pad,
    iPad Pro from my iPad mini 2
    AirPods (with charging case) from my original AirPods.

    Ai Is my one-stop for all things Apple. Used to be, back in the day, MacWorld Magazine. Good show, guys! :)

    Best.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 3
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,434member
    Interesting WWDC start.   I'm surprised that it wasn't more developer centric, the seemed to gloss over a bunch of stuff such as ML2 in favor of the consumer oriented end of the new features.   Maybe it is a function of focusing on stability and performance which is a very good thing.

    It is interesting that the new IOS apps on Mac OS wasn't named.    Of course 2019 is a whole year off and such apps from developers is further off than that but you think they would have declared the features name if they felt comfortable with this tease.   Hopefully a few developer sessions will be made public with respect to this technology.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 1,438member
    wizard69 said:
    Interesting WWDC start.   I'm surprised that it wasn't more developer centric, the seemed to gloss over a bunch of stuff such as ML2 in favor of the consumer oriented end of the new features.   Maybe it is a function of focusing on stability and performance which is a very good thing.
    But it’s like that every single year. ML2 and stuff like that get their own deep dive sessions throughout the week. 

    wizard69 said:
    It is interesting that the new IOS apps on Mac OS wasn't named.    Of course 2019 is a whole year off and such apps from developers is further off than that but you think they would have declared the features name if they felt comfortable with this tease.   Hopefully a few developer sessions will be made public with respect to this technology.
    Maybe because it’s not “iOS apps on macOS”. They’re just merging frameworks a bit so you can more easily convert your iOS app to a macOS app. Why does it need a name?

    Also it’s not available to developers until next year. 
    watto_cobra
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