How to watch Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event live

By , Mar 20, 2016

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Apple will be streaming its ‘Let us loop you in’ media event live on the company’s website. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a number of new products related to iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch, but we’ll have to wait and see to know for sure.

If you’ll be tuning in to watch the Apple event live on your computer, there are some requirements you’ll have to meet, and we’ll touch on those requirements in this piece so you’re prepared for it.

How to live-stream the event

Streaming will work on both OS X and Windows machines with the proper web browsers, as well as from iOS devices and Apple TVs with supported firmware versions.

Because the stream uses Apple’s HLS streaming technology, you’ll need a web browser that meets the requirements for HLS, and Apple says the following devices and software combinations will be sufficient for watching the live-streamed event tomorrow:

  • Any iOS 7.0 or later iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and viewed with the Safari web browser
  • Any Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later and viewed with the Safari 6.0.5 or later web browser
  • Any PC running Windows 10 and viewed with the Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Any Apple TV running software 6.2 or later, or the Apple TV 4 with any version of tvOS

Viewing the event on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac

If you have a supported Mac, launch the Safari web browser and visit the Apple Event web page just before 10 A.M. PDT (1 P.M. EST) and the streaming will begin for you as soon as the event starts.

For now, you can visit the web page and there will be a Calendar link near the bottom of the page. Clicking it will allow you to add an event reminder to your Calendar app so you receive a push notification about it and don’t forget to tune in.

Viewing the event on a PC

If you’re using a PC with Windows 10, you will launch the Microsoft Edge web browser and visit the Apple Event web page at 10 A.M. PDT (1 P.M. EST) and the streaming will begin for you automatically when the event begins.

Viewing the event on an Apple TV

If you’ll be using an Apple TV for your streaming, the process will be different for older Apple TVs than the latest-generation Apple TV.

Older Apple TVs will have a ‘Let us loop you in’ app added to the Home screen automatically, while the fourth-generation Apple TV will have the app available through the tvOS App Store that users can download if they desire. To find it, simply search for “Apple Events” in the tvOS App Store.

The app will allow users to stream the event live and watch replays on demand. You’ll launch this app before 10 A.M. PDT (1 P.M. EST) and the live stream will begin automatically.

What can you expect?

The slogan “Let us loop you in” has been speculated to be related to Apple Watches and more specifically, the Milanese Loop, while the colors in the event background suggest new colors are coming to the loops. Other possible products to be unveiled are the long-rumored 4-inch iPhone 5SE, and perhaps even a 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

iOS 9.3, which has been in beta for a long enough time already, may even be released after the media event following a dramatic round of applause.

More details: Everything we expect from Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event on Monday

Stay tuned and iDownloadBlog will keep you covered on everything there is to know about the event.

What do you hope to see in the special event? Share in the comments!

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  • Benedict

    Sorry, but no good offer for me to watch. Got Windows 10 but I don’t dare to open this edge browser… 😀

    • You’ll get the streaming URL from r/iPhone or r/iOS a few minutes before the event. Paste it into VLC and you’re good to go.

    • Noohar

      I also have Win 10; but dislike Samsung/Microsoft Edge

  • John Tremendol

    Windows 7 PC??

    • Not supported according to Apple.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Download VLC, get the url from r/iPhone subreddit and you will be good to go

      • Diego

        someone have the link to vlc?

  • Id still prefer Verge’s liveblog. Apple spends way too much time blowing hot air on the sales numbers and this and that instead of wrapping the event into 30 minutes.

    • Jackson Grong

      Why? They have like 3 events a year

    • 9to5Slavery

      Seems like you won’t have any part of Apple’s type of success then.

      • Sorry, I’m content with myself, do not want “Apple’s type of success”

      • Connecting Mac User 

        Guy allow Apple to loop you in 🙂 Don’t do Android fanboy strong head 😀 hahaha

  • Bruce Milyko

    The start time is 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT)

    both coasts use and are on DST.

    • 9to5Slavery

      12 for midwest!

  • katli10

    Will there be any way to watch the event after the stream? I’m going to be busy at 10 and I won’t be able to watch it.

    • pocketfrog

      I think it’ll be on YouTube, just like previous events.

    • Blip dude

      YouTube, Apple TV, and Apple website (may require a little digging if not on front page).

    • Yes, it’ll be on YouTube and Apple’s site later on. 🙂

      • katli10

        Thanks for the info (^_−)−☆

  • Victor Molina

    Any new beats solo announcement???