Apple's having its Worldwide Developers Conference today, June 3, which will showcase big software announcements for all Apple's hardware, and anyone can watch the keynote live as it happens.
WWDC 2019's biggest attraction is iOS 13, which is rumored to contact a real dark mode, an enhanced email app, and glide typing, to name just a few features, but we'll get a first look at macOS 10:15, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6. If you want to see the event unfold in real time, which will take place in San Jose, California, you can stream the keynote from pretty much any computer or smartphone.
First of all, events like this can take a big bite out of your day. WWDCs have been known to run for two hours or longer, so make sure to plan accordingly. Apple wants to start the presentation at 1
Official Requirements for Streaming WWDC 2019
To stream the keynote on Monday, you'll want One of the following setups:
The above platforms are what Apple clarifies as the "best" way to experience the stream. However, things are not as rigid as they once were. You can watch the keynote in recent versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, as well as those versions support MSE (Media Service Extensions), in addition to H.264 (video) and AAC (audio).
AirPlaying the presentation to Apple TV (second gen or later) is also an option.
If you're trying to watch the livestream on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch , or Apple TV, the WWDC or Apple Events app may be the best way to go. Safari or another compatible browser.
How to Android Users Can Watch
While Apple does not denote a method for Android users to watch WWDC 2019, you can follow the rule of thumb for web browsers mentioned above. If you're using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you'll be fine to go, MSE, H.264, and AAC. Again, if you're using another web browser, it should work as long as it supports these formats.
Kindle users should find their Amazon Fire tablet supports the stream as well, on popular web browsers. You can copy and paste the video directly into an app like VLC for Android or VLC for Fire. However, you may not need to, as most browsers nowadays support the proper livestream formats.
Missed It? Do not Worry
If you can not watch the livestream for whatever reason, you have not missed out. Apple wants release a podcast version of the keynote which you can play in the Apple Podcasts app. So, Apple usually uploads the entire presentation to YouTube, so you can catch up on your own time whenever you want to. Here's last year's WWDC 2018 for context:
We'll be covering a lot of the new features in iOS 13, so if that's what you care about, stay tuned to our iOS 13 collection for tips and news on the next big operating system for iPhone.