WWDC livestream will support Chrome and Firefox this year

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At WWDC 2018, Apple will show us the future of iOS and its other platforms.
You're no longer limited to Safari or *shudder* Microsoft Edge.
Photo: Apple

There’s something a bit different about this year’s WWDC livestream. As always, you’ll be able to watch it using Apple’s Safari browser, the WWDC app or Apple TV. However, for the first time Apple is also supporting Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

In previous years, neither has been available to users, meaning that viewers were limited to either one of Apple’s proprietary options or, if they were using a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft Edge.

Apple does, of course, push its own services over those of its rivals. “This stream is best experienced” on an Apple device running Safari, it notes, or else the latest Apple TV running tvOS.

Still, the fact that Apple would willingly embrace Mozilla and Chrome is certainly something to be thankful for. Now if only Apple could apply that same spirit of inclusivity to also letting HomePod users easily play non-Apple Music streaming services we’d be happy!

What to expect at WWDC 2018

This year’s WWDC 2018 is scheduled to kick off the first week off June, with its keynote event held on June 4. Expected at the event is the unveiling of iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. Whichever browser you’re running, the live stream of the WWDC 2018 keynote can be watched here.

Other rumors have suggested that Apple may unveil new hardware such as new MacBook Pros, or possibly an iPhone SE 2 — although the latter of these is more widely predicted to arrive in September.