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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 (opens in new tab).
  2. Open the VLC player programme.
  3. In the top left-hand corner, click 'Media,' followed by 'Open Network Stream.' (opens in new tab)
  4. A new window will appear, where you need to paste the URL of the stream ( into the box that reads "Please enter a network URL" (opens in new tab)
  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..." (opens in new tab)

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

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.

Sam is Head of Content at Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and has more than six years' experience as a reporter and content writer, having held the positions of Production Editor, Staff Writer, and Senior Business Writer at ITProPortal.