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How to watch today's Microsoft Surface event live stream

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's next Surface reveal event takes place on October 2 in New York City.
  • The event will kick off at 10 a.m. ET and it will be live streamed this year.
  • Microsoft has confirmed you'll be able to tune in either at Microsoft's dedicated event page (opens in new tab) or on Twitter.

It's that time of year again: the scent of new Surface devices is in the air. Microsoft will kick off what we're expecting to be a pretty big Surface event on October 2 in New York City. And this year, you'll be able to stream the whole thing from the comfort of your PC, TV, phone, or tablet.

The event is set to start at 10 a.m. ET (find your local time here) on October 2. So far, Microsoft has confirmed that you'll be able to watch the announcements play out at its dedicated event website (opens in new tab) and on Twitter. You can also sit back and enjoy the stream through the video embed above.

If you want to join in on some fun commentary with the Windows Central staff, we'll also be hosting a viewing party on Mixer. You can also follow all of our coverage at our dedicated Surface event page.

As for what Microsoft has in store, this event looks to be shaping up to be a pretty momentous one. We're expecting to see Surface Book 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3 all make an appearance among the announcements. However, that's only touching the surface.

We're also expecting to see Microsoft give us at least a look at what it's been cooking up with the rumored "Project Centaurus", which is said to be a dual-screen foldable device between eight and 12 inches. Alongside Centaurus, we may also get a look at the Windows Lite operating system, which is said to be focused on a lighter experience to compete with iPadOS and Chrome OS.

All the new Surface hardware we're expecting to see announced October 2 in NYC

There's likely even more set to hit the stage at the event that we aren't expecting. If you won't be able to watch the event, we'll be covering every announcement live from New York City. Otherwise, check back on October 2 to tune in.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

21 Comments
  • Think you meant to say Surface Laptop 3?
  • i think he meant both the Surface Book 3 and Surface laptop 3
  • Live stream usually means wait for the one more thing moment... come on at least tease Lite
  • Surface Laptop 3 with a USB A and 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt and an official Surface eGPU dock would be so great...
  • Will there be an afterparty like on 2015!?!?! Please please!
  • It would be nice to be in attendance.... I wish!
  • I'd like to see a gaming laptop.
  • I really, really, want to see a gaming tablet. Like a gaming laptop with detachable keyboard, but that's probably wishful thinking.
  • That would be really awesome <3 . But probably over/within a few years it will happen and perhaps by Asus or Acer or such that already have had products that are not yet perfect enough for a gaming tablet but have potential. Asus with Mothership which basically needs just needs to be downsized. And Acer with its Switch Black with has a mx150 but is under-cooled (/needs active cooling).
  • Dang. 7am... so early
  • Hope they provide a good way to see the event recorded. Some of us work, but would still like to see the whole thing, not just the 'Whole event in 10 minutes" YouTube condensations. Channel 9 would be a good place for it.
  • Definitely Centaurus. If you watch that animation of the all metal circuit pcb-looking Microsoft logo, it highlights two corners, like a ninety degree angle. The noises in that sneak preview sound like the car door sounds they were so in love with during the first surface device. I was a Microsoft store employee and remember our training highlighting the luxury feel and sound of the hinge. Last, but not least, the invite says 10.2, combined with that animation highlight, 10 and 2 on a clock, crates a ninety degree angle. The same ninety degree angle used for displaying open books. 📖 Aka Centaurus. One of the sounds sounds like a pen or pencil writing, highlighting the new pen. It actually sounds very much like a rougher surface than glass, like e-ink.
  • 10 and 2 is a 120° angle but that's still a good angle for an open book so I hope that otherwise you're right.
  • 10 and 2 is Oct 2nd. If you are lookin at angles it would be 150 anyway. 12-3, 90, so 30 degrees each #, but that's overthinking it.
  • Even Apple has submitted to youtube livestream. It would be pathetic if Microsoft won't do the same with their events.
  • They have a Twitter stream
  • They also have their own dedicated site for streaming the event. Why would anyone care that it's not on YouTube?
  • Never used YouTube for a live stream... Always been pretty poor on my side... I find the alternative mostly better for live streaming that is...
  • YouTube live streaming has worked well for me, but so has Twitter. Either one is fine, but they should probably do both, just to cover their bases.
  • Who cares apart from a few people, most will just view it on platform where they already stream or will read it afterwards on tech sites (by far most people).
  • How long is this expected to last?