Apple finally lets 75 million Windows 10 users stream their Sept 9 event

If you need any more proof that Windows 10 is a game-changer, look no further than Apple. In case you did not know on September 9, they are hosting their annual Apple Event where the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iOS 9, a new Apple TV and more.

In and of itself that is not news. What is news is that evidently Windows users can stream the event using the new Microsoft Edge browser. This change is significant if only because Windows and Android users are always left in the dark for such events. Apple, for whatever reason, would restrict their live stream to people watching on an iOS or OS X. As a result, every year there are articles on 'how to stream' because the majority of the world could not watch without a clever hack using VLC.

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Now, however, Apple has changed their tune. On the support page for the September 9 event, it clearly states for the user 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 Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later."

The mention of Edge on Windows 10 is the jaw dropper. The reason is most likely due to HTTP Live Streaming being a part of Microsoft Edge so this is really on Microsoft coming of age too. However, it is still surprising to see Apple even mention it. With 75 million plus humans already using Windows 10 is hard to ignore.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.