How to Watch the Apple event in the ungodly hours of Tuesday Morning – EFTM

How to Watch the Apple event in the ungodly hours of Tuesday Morning

4am folks, yep, 4am

So you’re keen to find out what Apple is announcing tomorrow.  So keen you’re not going to wait to hear about it on Breakfast TV or Radio.  Good news – you can follow it almost as close as if you were there in Cupertino.

There is a great advantage to being here in Australia for an Apple Event – it’s outside of work hours so you don’t need to sneak away from your desk, and you don’t have to queue up for an hour and wait inside the event auditorium waiting for it to start.

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You can set your alarm for 3.59am, and from your bed you can watch the event live.

Here’s how.

Firstly, the event does start at 4am.  Set two alarms – you’re not going to respond well to that first one at that hour – trust me.

Secondly, choose your weapon.

Options are:

  • Apple TV
  • Your Mac Desktop or Laptop
  • Your iPhone or iPad
  • Your PC

If you choose Apple TV – things are simple.  Turn on Apple TV – look for the LIVE EVENT link – if it’s not there, quickly go into settings and check for software updates.  If it’s not there, power that baby off and reboot.  Once it’s running, the stream will power down on your TV screen.

On a Mac open Safari browser (not Chrome or Firefox) and go to Apple.com – look again for the live event link.

And on your iPhone or iPad – again, just open Safari browser and head to their website.

On your PC – you’ll need to be running Windows 10 – and use their built-in Edge browser.

Why?  The “system requirements” for the live stream are:

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 an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Watching the Live stream is the simplest and best way to find out what’s going on.  Don’t rely on a website to give you short form updates as it happens, watch it for yourself.  If you can’t stream it for any reason though, I’d suggest the best thing to use to follow the action is Twitter.  Follow a handful of reputable sources (like @YourTechLife, @EFTM, @TrevorLong – Perhaps also @Verge or similar sites) then you’ll see the info as it pops through as well as comprehensive updates across the day.

After it’s all said and done, we’ll have the details here at EFTM – so check back when you wake up if the early alarm isn’t your thing.

And if you want to know what we think will be announced – read it all here.

 

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Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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