Apple Inc. kicks off its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today with a keynote by CEO Tim Cook at 1 p.m EDT/10 a.m. PDT. Historically WWDC has served as a stage for developments in software and services for Apple devices, but that doesn’t mean there won't be a few new products debuted along the way this year.
Among the software products expected to be unveiled are iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and native third-party app support for the Apple Watch. A streaming music service based on Beats Music as well as an Apple Pay expansion to the U.K. are also expected to be revealed. Apple had been expected to unveil an upgraded Apple TV set-top box as well as a streaming television subscription service, but both were postponed, according to Re/code and the New York Times.
Thousands of developers will be in attendance, but here’s how you can watch it from your home, office or just about anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection.
Global Start Times
Those looking to catch the live stream in a different locale can look up the corresponding start times below:
New York: 1 p.m. EDT
Chicago: 12 p.m. CDT
Honolulu: 7 a.m. HST
London: 6 p.m. BST
Paris: 7 p.m. CEST
Moscow: 9 p.m. MSK
Mumbai: 10:30 p.m. IST
Beijing: 1 a.m. CST
Seoul: 2 a.m. KST
Sydney: 3 a.m. AEST
How To Watch On An Apple Device
To watch the live stream on Apple’s website, users are required to view it through a Safari browser on OS X 10.8.5 or later and Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Owners of the second- or third-generation Apple TV can also watch the stream through the “Apple Special Events” app, as long as the set-top box has software version 6.2 or later installed.
How To Watch On A PC
PC, Linux and Android users may also be able watch the event through a workaround using the open-source VLC Player, as described by 9to5Mac. After installing VLC, all users need to do is launch the app, go to media and click on "open network stream." From there, users can paste this link into the field labled "Please enter a network URL:
The stream link will appear broken until closer to the start of the keynote and may be subject to change. This was a method previously used by viewers to watch Apple’s iPhone 6 event in September andits Spring Forward event in March. But watching the stream this way isn’t guaranteed to work reliably and isn’t officially supported by Apple.