How to watch Apple's April 20 'Spring Loaded' event

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Apple's "Spring Loaded" event is set to debut on April 20 and will be available to watch across most Apple devices from iPhone to Apple TV, as well as from your favorite browsers.

How to watch Apple's April 20 'Spring Loaded' event


On Tuesday, April 20, Apple will host its first event of 2021, dubbed "Spring Loaded." It will again be a pre-produced video with no live audience, to prevent the unnecessary spread of the coronavirus.

Like all Apple events, "Spring Loaded" will be available to watch online, and viewers will have a few different options to choose from when tuning in to the event.

Watch on YouTube

One of the easiest ways to watch an Apple event is from YouTube. There's already a placeholder that marks the event's time and date and a handy reminder feature.





Additionally, watching it on YouTube allows you to view it from the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad, in your favorite browser, be it Safari or something else, or on the YouTube app for Apple TV.

Watch on Apple TV

You can watch the upcoming event on your Apple TV, too. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't put a placeholder card for the event on Apple TV.

On April 20, you'll need to open the Apple TV app around 1:00 pm Eastern/10:00 am Pacific. Running a search for "Apple events" beforehand yields nothing particularly useful, either. Instead of a landing page for upcoming events, you'll only find previous events listed under the "movies" section.

Watch in your Browser

Should you not want to watch on YouTube, you can always watch the event directly from Apple's website in your preferred browser.

If you head to Apple's U.S. Apple Events page, you'll see a placeholder image informing you of when to tune in.

Apple directs all users to tune in via the U.S. site
Apple directs all users to tune in via the U.S. site


If you view the page from a non-U.S. site, it simply directs you to head to the U.S. site instead and offers a link to head straight to the page linked above.

It's probable that Apple's decision to limit the streaming to its U.S.-facing site results from some lessons learned over the WWDC coverage. In which case, the replay might be made available on all Apple sites afterward.


AppleInsider will be covering the event live, providing full analysis during and after the event, and will include details of all of Apple's product launches and updates.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    maclvr03maclvr03 Posts: 197member
    Why they got rid of an icon for events is beyond me. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 4
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,525member
    It’s pretty sad when people need to be told how to watch something on their devices. The shear ignorance of the public is astounding. The Apple Discussion Forums are full of users wanting to be led by the nose to send an email, add the Apple Card to their Wallet, etc. It just reinforces the notion that after almost 40 years now of R&D to make tech simple to use there has been no improvement. You actually have to be somewhat intelligent to use technology.
    fred1forgot username
  • Reply 3 of 4
    mgrad92mgrad92 Posts: 11member
    lkrupp said:
    It’s pretty sad when people need to be told how to watch something on their devices. The shear ignorance of the public is astounding. The Apple Discussion Forums are full of users wanting to be led by the nose to send an email, add the Apple Card to their Wallet, etc. It just reinforces the notion that after almost 40 years now of R&D to make tech simple to use there has been no improvement. You actually have to be somewhat intelligent to use technology.

    *sheer
    beowulfschmidt
  • Reply 4 of 4
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,525member
    mgrad92 said:
    lkrupp said:
    It’s pretty sad when people need to be told how to watch something on their devices. The shear ignorance of the public is astounding. The Apple Discussion Forums are full of users wanting to be led by the nose to send an email, add the Apple Card to their Wallet, etc. It just reinforces the notion that after almost 40 years now of R&D to make tech simple to use there has been no improvement. You actually have to be somewhat intelligent to use technology.

    *sheer
    My bad, maybe I should buy Grammarly. There, their, they’re, shear, sheer
    edited April 19
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