Watch Apple WWDC 2015 here
Apple fans, your day is finally here. After sitting through all that talk of Windows 10 at Build, and what Google’s up to with Android at I/O, today the spotlight’s on Apple and Apple alone, with the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference finally set to get started.
The fun kicks off at 1pm Eastern (that’s 5pm GMT), when the WWDC 2015 keynote address gets underway. We’re expecting all manner of announcements, from the next generations of Apple’s both mobile and desktop operating systems, to the debut of the Apple Music streaming radio service. That said, not all the big-ticket items once rumored to find a spot on WWDC’s schedule are still expected to make an appearance, with the latest sources suggesting that Apple TV news might sit this one out.
With so much news about to be incoming, how can you hope to keep up? Well, we’ll be reporting on all the big announcements right here on Pocketnow, and once the keynote wraps we’ll have our own live Editorial Roundtable you can watch on Google Hangouts. But if you’re the kind of Apple enthusiast who can’t stand to have your news even a moment late, you’re going to want to watch this event live.
You’ve got a couple options for doing that, and the easiest is if you’re already plugged-in to Apple’s ecosystem. With Safari on an Apple device, you’ll be able to watch the keynote live from Apple’s site – just visit here. The stream should go live in the time leading up to 1pm, and we’ll do our best to include an embeddable copy here once it surfaces.
If you’re not an Apple user, things are a little trickier; Apple certainly doesn’t go out of its way to make it easy to watch WWDC from Windows or Android devices.
The cross-platform video software VLC makes a point of having broad media compatibility, and we’ve heard that it should be possible to stream the WWDC keynote with its help. After installing the program, you can try opening the media stream you’ll find through this link here. As of the time of posting, we’ve haven’t seen it work, but like Apple’s embed itself, we may just have to wait until closer to keynote time before we see things working; we’ll update this post as the hour approaches.
Update: That VLC link seems to be working like a charm, even on Windows.