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As you know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off tomorrow with a State of the Union-like keynote address. WWDC is the most important event for the Apple community as it gives a sneak peak at how the firm plans to woo app developers in the year.

The 26th summer event runs from June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, where CEO Tim Cook will share the stage Monday morning along with other company executives to deliver latest advances concerning iOS, OS X and Watch OS platforms.

iDownloadBlog, the biggest name in jailbreaking, doesn’t get invited to Apple events. Not to worry: we’ll be providing a remote live coverage of the two-hour long presentation and following up with related tidbits throughout the day so you don’t miss a thing.

Apple will be providing a live stream through the Apple Events webpage on its website, using the new familiar weblog-like layout.

Although the official live stream is limited to Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV devices, you can enjoy it on other platforms, too. Without further ado, here’s a quick tutorial on what you’ll need to watch the keynote live on both Apple devices and non-Apple platforms like Windows, Linux and Android.

When does WWDC keynote start?

As mentioned before, the five-day conference is scheduled to kick off with a keynote Monday, June 8, at 10am PST (Pacific Standard Time) / 11am MST (Mountain Standard Time) / 12pm CT (Central Time) / 1pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).

If you’re watching the keynote from the United Kingdom, Beijing, Europe or elsewhere, here’s what times the event goes down in some of the major cities around the world:

  • London, United Kingdom—Monday, June 8 at 6:00 PM
  • Paris, France—Monday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
  • Berlin, Germany—Monday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
  • Central Europe—Monday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
  • Moscow, Russia—Monday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
  • Eastern Europe—Monday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
  • New Delhi, India—Monday, June 8 at 10:30 PM
  • Beijing, China—Tuesday, June 9 at 1:00 AM
  • Tokyo, Japan—Tuesday, June 9 at 2:00 AM
  • Sydney, Australia—Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00 AM
  • Auckland, New Zealand—Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 AM

Located overseas and your country isn’t on the list?

Don’t you worry, simply use an online timezone service to determine what time 10am PST is in your country.

You can also ask Siri what time it is in Cupertino to figure out how long before the keynote starts. Or, run the “10am pst in LOCAL CITY time” query through Google, replacing “LOCAL CITY” with your city name.

When will WWDC keynote be available for replay?

If Apple’s prior events are anything to go by, a replay stream will be made available through Apple.com shortly after the event has wrapped up, followed by a YouTube version of the keynote a couple hours later.

iDownloadBlog will keep you in the loop and ping you as soon as the keynote replay goes live on Apple.com and on YouTube.

How to watch WWDC keynote live on Mac

Step 1: Open Safari on your Mac.

Step 2: Visit the Apple Live webpage at apple.com/live.

Tip: Live streaming video requires Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 or later. To apply the latest available update to OS X and Safari, choose App Store in the Mac menu and click Updates.

How to watch WWDC keynote live on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

Step 1: Launch Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Step 2: Visit the Apple Live webpage at apple.com/live.

Tip: Live streaming video requires iOS 6.0 or later and Apple’s Safari browser. Third-party web browsers available in the App Store may not be supported. To update iOS to the latest version available for your device, choose Settings > General > Software Update.

How to watch WWDC keynote live on Apple TV

Step 1: Launch the updated Apple Events app on your Apple TV.

Tip: Live streaming video via Apple TV requires a second or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. If the Apple Events app isn’t updated to feature the WWDC 2015 streaming video, apply the update manually. Go to your device’s Settings, navigate to General and choose Update Software. If a software update is available, a download message should appear.

How to watch WWD keynote live on Windows, Linux and Android

Apple’s live stream is officially supported only on iOS and OS X, but it’s possible to watch the event live on other platforms as well. All you need is the excellent cross-platform VLC media player that can show the live stream on your Windows or Linux PC or an Android-powered device.

But first, download VLC for your platform using the download links below.

Now install VLC on your compatible computer or mobile device.

Step 1: Launch VLC.

Step 2: In the Media menu, choose Open Media. This will bring up a dialog box where you can provide a URL of the live stream under the Network tab.

VLC for Windows (Open Network Stream)

Tip: On Android and iOS, you of course won’t get the same menu names so look for the option that lets you paste in a live stream link.

Step 3: Paste or copy the following link in the field labeled “Please enter a network URL”:


Tip: Keep in mind that the event URL won’t go live until Monday, 10am PST so live video won’t show before the keynote has officially started streaming.

Step 4: Press the Play button to begin watching the live stream.

What to expect from WWDC 2015

As WWDC is primarily focused on developers, we’re not putting much faith into the possibility of any major hardware announcement during the keynote.

Officially, Apple has promised to give developers an insight into “the future of iOS and OS X” so we’re expecting major news about iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, the next major iterations to Apple’s mobile and desktop operating system.

Unofficially, we have a few ideas of our own what the firm might unveil beyond iOS and OS X. Naturally, another important focus of WWDC should be the Apple Watch and its operating system.

By the way, Watch OS appears to have been rechristened as ‘watchOS’, as evidenced by WWDC banners and the official WWDC app for the iPhone and iPad.

WWDC app watchOS mention

We also officially know native watch apps are coming.

These will run on the device itself and be permitted to tap into its built-in sensors. As native apps are coming in  all, WWDC 2015 is the perfect opportunity to talk about the new software development kit for native Apple Watch development.

Recommended WWDC 2015 stories

We’ll of course be providing full coverage of all the news you need to know before, during and after the event so stay tuned to iDownloadBlog throughout the day.

Image top of post: the WWDC banner on the side of the Metreon building with the event’s “The epicenter of change” tagline. Photo courtesy of MacStories.

  • Ghhfr

    Themes and memory improvements

  • Rupinder

    I’m excited! Bought my first ever Macbook recently, hoping to beta test the new OS X!

    • Chris

      Just a heads up, normally the first release of a new version of OS X, at least in the past has been buggy which includes previously working apps crashing constantly. Best to only have it running if you’re a developer.

    • John

      Welcome to the family.

  • Raid

    People on Windows can’t watch from Apple’s site? o_O

    • Sai

      you dont need VLC player. if you have quicktime it should work.

      • QuickTime isn’t available on Linux and Android

      • InfinitePlusOne

        It also don’t work with QuickTime on Windows.

    • Elias Chao

      I guess the reason if that this keynote is for developers. So, if you don’t own a MacBook, you can’t develop for Apple OSs; ergo, is not necessary you watch they keynote.

      I think this should be a reason, not sure if the actual reason though.

      • Andy

        I’m sure there are thousands, if not millions, of Apple fans who will watch WWDC even if they’re not developers.

  • socrates

    But natively through a web browser, this is not possible. I think that’s what OP was asking.

    • Raid

      Yes this is what I meant. That’s kinda mean of Apple, no? Is that really necessary?

      • Kr00

        Why watch an hour and a half of talking heads when you can follow the important information on blogs like this.

        I have a question though. Why would anyone who doesn’t own a single Apple device capable of watching the keynote, want to watch the keynote anyway?

      • Luca

        This is possibly one of the most stupid comment I’ve ever heard. In my opinion and in my experience “watching talking heads” is so much more rewarding than just seeing the important news.

        Also, if I didn’t have an Apple device but I was considering to switch, I’d like to be able to watch it through my browser and not through gimmick solutions as Apple force Windows idee to adopt.

      • Kr00

        If you had seen the keynote, nobody would disagree, it was an absolute borefest, so you can take your stupid comment and put it where the sun don’t shine. So full of shit today aren’t we?

      • Kr00

        And what browser would that be? Chrome? (LOL) Or the windows browser that MS just killed off. Relevance factor, zero. Nobody cares.

      • Thomas Schroeder

        I for example own an iPhone 6+ and want to watch the keynote but not on such a small screen the whole time. So it’s good that it is possible to watch it on other platforms too.

      • Kr00

        But you can still watch it right?

      • jamor

        That’s pretty easy to figure out.

        Maybe their Apple devices are a phone and a watch, and they’d like to watch it on a bigger screen.

      • Kr00

        But they could still see it, so whats your point?

  • Khan Rulzz

    VLC for watching apple live keynote never worked for me 🙁

    • Sai

      you dont need VLC player. if you have quicktime it should work.

      • Gulam

        it wont

  • This Guy

    Are people really going to watch this on their..watch? o.O

    • InfinitePlusOne

      Yeh I will be watching it on my Watch.

      • This Guy

        I just can’t imagine why you’d want to do this. Unless you are actually a fly, in which case the Watch might be a big screen TV to you.

  • same

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Nice post. Thanks!

  • N&LH

    Unless you have Tuesday as a day off

  • Calin Cristian-Iulian

    8pm in Romania. 🙂

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Oh its today. yay

  • Fernandes Moura

    they will show ios 9??

  • Ios

    12 am here in Cambodia, Not sure to watch SEA game football or live Keynote ?

  • Thomas Hopkins

    6PM over here in the UK, perfect!