How to live stream Apple's iPhone 6S event on Android and Windows

Apple is making its live stream available on Windows for the first time, but only for Windows 10. Here's how to watch it on Android and other versions of Windows.

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UPDATE:  It looks like Apple changed the link just before the event started. Scroll down for the updated link.

It seemed surreal to see Apple’s live stream requirements on tomorrow’s live stream event page include the word Windows.

"Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later."

See also: iPhone 6s and iPad pro last-minute rumors

Interested in watching the event – September 9th at 10:00 am Pacific Time – but don’t own an Apple device or Windows 10 PC? Follow these steps to commit an act of civil disobedience to be part of the live stream announcement.

See also: Thinking about buying an Apple Watch? Take a look at the Moto 360

You can download VideoLan’s VLC player for Android from the Play Store or VLC for Windows from VideoLan’s website. No viruses were detected with Google’s Virus Total in the Windows versions available when I first wrote this.

Launch VLC Player on Android or Windows and open the media tab.

Here is where you’ll find the media tab in the Android app:

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Here is where you’ll find the media tab in the Windows app:

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Cut and paste the following URL into the Network URL box (warning: clicking the URL here will automatically download a file):

http://p.events-delivery.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1509pijnedfvopihbefvpijlkjb/m3u8/hls_mvp.m3u8

Click on play.

Note: Bookmark this page and come back tomorrow if the link above doesn’t work due to some change in how Apple live streams. I’ll hopefully have debugged the problem and posted the link at the top of the page.

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