How to watch Apple’s big ‘Gather Round’ keynote live on Sept. 12


WWDC 2019
Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage for WWDC 2018.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s biggest event of 2018 is just a day away. We’re expecting a long list of exciting announcements, including a new iPhone lineup, upgrades for the iPad Pro, and an Apple Watch Series 4. Apple could have other surprises up its sleeve, too.

If you’re an Apple fan, you certainly won’t want to miss it. And you don’t have to! Apple is streaming the entire keynote live from 10 a.m. PT on September 12, so you can watch it unfold from the comfort of your couch.

Here’s how to tune in on whatever device you’re using.

How to tune into Apple’s big keynote

There are several different ways to watch Apple’s keynote, and the one that’s right for you will depend on the device you’re using at the time. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by being prepared beforehand. Here are your options.

On Mac and iOS

If you’re watching the keynote on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, simply visit Apple’s special event page in Safari. You’ll find the video feed right there. Don’t attempt to load the feed in a third-party web browser, however — it will only work inside Safari.

On Apple TV

If you want to enjoy the keynote on the big screen in your living room through your Apple TV, simply fire up the Apple Event app for tvOS. Install it now if you don’t already have it and you’ll be good to go as soon as the live stream starts.

On Windows

If you’re using a Windows PC to watch the keynote, simply visit Apple’s event page in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Previously, Apple only supported Edge for its live streams, but for WWDC last June, it expanded support to Chrome and Firefox, too.

Apple does insist, however, that its streams are “best experienced” in Safari on an Apple device.

Follow Cult of Mac’s live blog

If you’re going to be at work tomorrow and you won’t be able to watch Apple’s live stream, you can follow our live blog in your browser on any device to keep up with all the announcements as they happen.

We will also publish stories on all the new products, and a roundup of everything Apple announced during the event later in the day. You should also be able to watch Apple’s keynote later, either on its website, or on YouTube.

Get a reminder for the event

Apple’s keynote will begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 12. The live stream should be available using the methods above a little while before then. To ensure you don’t miss it, set up a calendar event to remind you just before it starts.

Alternatively, “like” the tweet below from Apple and you’ll get a Twitter notification when the keynote is about to start, as well as updates throughout the event.


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