Instructions: So look your apples # WWDC17 Livestream with Android, Linux and Windows

Apple will also this year the ridiculous restriction for the appearance of the Livestream of the developer conference WWDC not give up. Officially, the HLS technology used should ensure a stable livestream, but the two most popular browsers Chrome and Firefox do not support the supposed standard in the interaction with Apple’s streaming servers for years. The transmission of the keynote can thus only be tracked live if the system fulfills the following prerequisites:

HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari browser installed on iOS 7.0 or later, or a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later installed on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with installed Safari browser Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (second or third generation, software 6.2 or later) or a fourth generation Apple TV.

The owners of Android smartphones or tablets and the users of Windows PCs with an older operating system (Windows 7 or 8) can not actually track the Livestream of the WWDC keynote. For users of Linux systems, Apple apparently also has no interest, which somehow symbolizes the relationship of the company to a significant part of the programmer community. Who (unjustified) the Microsoft Edge browser avoids like the devil the holy water remains even under Windows 10 from the event excluded. With a trick you can still see the Livestream:

Get the latest version of the VLC Player from Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. Avoid, if possible, any obscure download directories, which could turn you a contaminated installer or other dirt and installed the VLC Player.

On Windows and Linux you can find the entry “Networkstream” in the menu bar of the VLC player , alternatively you can press the key combination “CTRL + N” . There you enter the following address, which is unfortunately only just before the Livestream begins and is updated immediately by us:

De facto, this address is a text file, which in turn contains a list of the actual video streams. The VLC player can read this list and show you the Livestream of the WWDC keynote.

Should it come as expected to a viewer on the Livestream, the transfer could stall and jerks. In this case it helps to increase the buffer or buffer from 1000ms to eg 2000ms.

WWDC17 Watch Livestream with Android

The VLC player for Android can be found in the official Google Play Store, which allows you to install the app on most smartphones or tablets. The entry, which you can enter the address for Livestream, is called Open Media Address . If Android is also a printer or malfunction, you’ll find a few options for improvement in the settings of the app, which mainly depend on the hardware configuration of your smartphone or tablet or the performance of your data connection.

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