How to watch the Apple Watch launch live on a Windows PC

As with all of Apple's events, the Cupertino firm will only be streaming the action to Apple products, i.e. through its Safari browser or through Apple TV.

It's a rather annoying restriction but, fear not, those of you with a Windows PC will still be able to watch the 'Spring Forward' event live by following these steps:

  1. Download and install VLC Media Player.
  2. Open the VLC player programme.
  3. In the top left-hand corner, click 'Media,' followed by 'Open Network Stream.'
  4. A new window will appear, where you need to paste the URL of the stream (http://p.events-delivery.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1503ohibasdvoihbasfdv/m3u8/atv_mvp.m3u8) into the box that reads "Please enter a network URL"
  5. If you tune in to watch the event before it is due to start (before 5pm GMT), a warning will pop up saying "Unable to open the MRU file..."

We will also be providing real-time updates through our Apple Watch live blog and feel free to let us know your thoughts as the event unfolds by getting in touch on Twitter.

The Apple Watch is expected to go on sale next month, and hopefully there’ll only be a short wait for the UK market to get it, following the US.