Here is how to watch Apple's keynote that kicks off at 1PM ET / 10 AM PT

Apple is hosting its media event later today where the company will likely announce its iPhone 6 as well as the iWatch. If you are like most of us, and didn't get an invitation to attend in person, Apple is offering up a live stream but there are some heavy restrictions on who can view the event.

For starters, you need to head on over to Apple's live stream site which you can do so, here. But to view the live stream, Apple says that you need to meet one of the following criteria:

Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.

One odd omission, it seems, is that if you are on Windows, you may not be able to watch the event. Past live streams have said that Windows users need QuickTime 7 or newer but that requirement is not offered this time around.

If you don't have a Mac to watch the live stream, a newer iPhone, iPad or iPod should do the trick as well.

As pointed out in the comments, if you are on Windows, this VLC trick might work for you:

An easy workaround is this:

Download VLC Player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Install it and everything, make sure it works correctly.

Open the program. Click on Media (top left) > Open Network Stream.

You will see this screen: http://puu.sh/bqV9o.png

Paste this link into that field: http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8

Click Play. If you see a video with sound like so: http://puu.sh/bqVgs.jpg

If none of that works, we will be posting the announcements here too as they break.

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