If you're a developer, a designer, or an IT admin who can't afford the trip to San Francisco to catch the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)—you're in luck, because there are a few different options for you to live stream the keynote presentation online.
WWDC 2016 will take place from June 13-17, opening at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Monday, and will be held at Moscone West from Tuesday through Friday. The opening keynote begins at 10 a.m. PT on Monday. You can find the full schedule here.
Apple's native channels
The first option for streaming the event is to go native—use Apple's provided channels.
- On the web, you can live stream the presentations through the official URL here, just make sure you are using Safari 6.0.5 or later.
- On mobile, consider downloading the official WWDC app here.
- If you're using a second or third generation Apple TV, click on the Apple Events channel, which should allow you to view the event as well. However, Apple officially made the WWDC app compatible with the Apple TV this year, but it may only be compatible with fourth generation devices.
Android users and Windows users
While Apple did add support for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for live streaming, the only officially supported mobile devices are an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. However there are some workarounds.
- As noted by 9to5Mac, Android and Windows users must start by downloading and opening a VLC video player.
- Select the stream option for your specific app and enter the following URL: http://p.events-delivery.apple.com.edgesuite.net/15pijbnaefvpoijbaefvpihb06/m3u8/atv_mvp.m3u8
- Once the keynote begins, you should be able to hit play and watch the event there.
Other media channels
- If you just want a great option for live streaming, regardless of your OS, check out our sister site CNET's live stream here. CNET will also be publishing live blog updates and photos there as well.
- If you want news coverage and analysis of the announcements, check out TechRepublic and ZDNet for any articles tagged WWDC.
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