We’re just an hour away from Apple’s 'Spring Forward' event, at which the company is expected to unveil (for the second time) its wearable device: the Apple Watch. And you can watch the livestream by following these instructions.
Every time there’s an Apple event, interested folks that don’t own a recent iDevice have to go through the same song and dance because the most valuable company in the world apparently can’t be bothered to host a decent livestream. Instead, the technology giant, currently valued at $734. 91 billion, restricts viewership based on device, OS and browser version.
However there’s a familiar workaround to the issue by using VLC Media Player. And here it is:
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:
If you've followed those instructions carefully, you should now be ready to watch the stream on your Windows PC or Android device. Please note that the stream may appear broken until 10 AM PT when the show starts, but refreshing it then should make it work.
Apple is expected to detail the pricing, availability and features of its Watch, while also sharing a clearer narrative for why the public would want to buy the device. Of course if streaming is not your thing, we’ll also have all the major news from the event on the front page.
Update: The stream is now live. In case you're experiencing issues restarting it should help.