Skip to main content

Apple's Sept. 9 event streamable on Safari and Windows 10's Edge browser — but not Chrome

Apple's doing things on Sept. 9 in San Francisco — our pals at iMore will be there and all over that one. For those of us not at the event, it'll be livestreamed. But unlike previous events, you won't have to be using Safari to watch it.

Yes, Apple has finally done the right thing and increased its livestream support to another browser. One other browser.

And it's not Chrome.

Here's what's up, per Apple's site{.nofollow}:

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.

So, yeah. The new "Edge" browser on Windows 10 will work.

Chrome — at least according to the small print — will not.

138 Comments
  • Oh well. I wouldn't watch it anyways, even if I could.
  • Because you're a fanboy, not a tech enthusiast. got it.
  • Well said! I don't understand people's hatred towards things they don't prefer!
  • Right. I love watching all the livestreams. Glad they opened it up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Come on Apple. Give me reason for once to try your products.
  • I'm really hoping that actually update the iPhone instead of just making it bigger. I'll get one again if they add something good.... Wireless charging for instance.
  • Their company motto should be "Apple. Remarkably unremarkable" Sony Xperia Z2
    Nvidia Sheild
    Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Ya, I love listening to Apple keynotes where they spew rhetoric and blabber on about how innovative they are when they really haven't done shit that others didn't already do years ago. Lol
  • Don't forget how half the audience is Apple Employees giving Thunderous Applause like it is a State of the Union Address
  • Amwara244 You don't really believe that BS, do you? LOL!
  • @mwara244 aint that better than murky silence on scamsung/motorola keynotes?
    fake audience participation > Silent audience. https://youtu.be/Fl0r9Xpjg8k?t=2m55s (Just 1 guy presumedly the announcer just clapping near the mic to ask audience to participate). thats 3 times the size of Apple's live audience at keynote lol
  • @9erfan3
    apple has to fix the features android has and make them work.
    Android; he is nfc and google wallet, and 12 other apps that let you do NFC payments, good luck finding anyone that supports any of them.
    Apple: apple pay, and look we already have 150 banks on board, and 200 retailers read to accept it when it releases and we will add more places each month. MMS: took until iPhone 3 or 3GS but iPhone sends picture messages without fail.
    Anddroid, 2015 I finally have an android phone that sends mms that hasn't failed yet. Prior to S6 I would send pics all the time and it would say not delivered (to another android phone) or failed, or some crap like that.
    (there are 10,000 threads on MMS not working half the time on android, just google it) Sometimes you don't have to innovate, sometimes, you take poorly implemented things and fix them and then release the corrected version that people actually want and can use. I can comment FIRST, but that doesn't make it a Good comment. (see what I did there?)
  • Weak. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly! Specifically, I don't understand Apple's hatred towards Chrome!
  • It's just the same ole proprietary BS and the only way around it is with the almighty dollar.
  • If you think Apple skipped chrome on purpose, we'll just have to disagree. If Chrome supported HLS, it would've helped users stream over it too. Now, Opera supports Apple HLS, Windows 10 Edge browser does and Safari obviously does. Do you see where this is going?
  • is HLS an apple created thing or is this a standard that just isnt implemented in chrome yet?
  • HLS was developed by Apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Live_Streaming I'm actually surprised Microsoft added HLS support to Edge since no one but Apple uses it.
  • They don't hate chrome. Chrome doesn't have support for that HLS thingy. So no chrome. And tbh edge is faster and snappier than chrome and consumes less resources.
  • Keep dreaming! I tried both Edge and Chrome...and kept...Firefox. Both are memory hogs.
  • Perhaps they don't hate Chrome, but HLS isn't a web standard either. HTML5 mediasource API is, and is more robust and supported by every major browser now. I think the reason has more to do with Apple suffering from not-invented-here syndrome than anything else.
  • Yep. Apple doesn't seem to like openness, which is strange - since they definitely 'get' it. They used open source code to create Safari - and had they not (or had they not stuck to web standards), the iPhone would've never taken off, and their Mac business would be in the toilet. The web (and the standards it's based on) was the killer app that enabled new device platforms to take off. Otherwise, Windows lock-in would've prevented them. Apple knows this. There's nothing wrong with their trying to build new and better standards, but keeping them proprietary won't fly. And as primarily a hardware company, there's no reason for them not to open any communications standards they come up with. As it is, these Apple-specific live streams will be hugely popular - for streaming Apple events, and nothing else...
  • "I don't understand people's haterd towards things they don't prefer" You mean... like when someone immediately calling someone else a "fanboy" pejorative just because the other person said they weren't going to watch it? *eyeroll* Clue: These tech 'events' are just irrelevant glorified commercials for products that aren't even available yet. Of the populous, or hell, of USERS, those that actually watch these events are in the minority. The rest of the world just picks up the news passively later on.
    The saddest through are the fans that PAY hundreds if not thousands to watch the commercial event in person.
  • You've used the word "fanboy" in all of your comments on this article. I think that's quite telling.
  • Fair enough. Yes i have. Just splashing dirt on fanboys and asking them to be tech enthusiasts. not fanboys (yes, i said it again :-p )
  • Doesn't make him a anything more then what we all are android lovers . I'm one the biggest tech geeks there is and I promise you I won't be watching a apple release . Does that make me a fan boy hell yes . I see anough I phones on the street already. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually a tech enthusiast wouldn't be very enthused about an apple event. Now on the other hand an Apple fanboy would be all over this event. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone who's into tech, isn't into Apple. If you are into Apple, you're a poser. Apple is for mainstream non tech people. Not technology enthusiasts. Calling yourself a tech enthusiast and being into Apple is like calling yourself a car enthusiast and driving an automatic Toyota Camry. Bitch please
  • Hahahahahaha!!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • This. One hundred times over.
    iPhone are beginner smart phones.
    They're good for people who need the crutch of consistency when learning new technology.
    They're ideal for users who are inclined to get upset when they can't operate their device.
    iDevices are NOT for people who want to customize or take their device beyond how the manufacturer dictates it's use.
    (And that is quintessential Apple; dictating use, and being so arrogant as to act like the MANUFACTURER defines what users want. FFS, Jobs told blamed USERS for their antenna-gate, by trying to dictate how to and how NOT TO merely HOLD the device, instead of immediately owning up to the engineering flaw. "You're holding it wrong" vs "That's how some of you use it? Well we should have supported that then.") An "Apple enthusiast" is not equivalent to a "TECH enthusiast". Its just someone who drinks the fruity kool-aid.
  • LMFAO!!!! Hat off to you for nailing that description
  • Apple designs it phones so easy a chimp can use it, surprised so one has ever satirized it that way yet.
  • @savdini
    your statement just shows your ignorance. you wouldn't know tech if it slapped you because you can't see past your biased blinders.
  • Since he voiced no hatred for Apple or love for some other brand, how can you lable him a fanboy? Maybe he just doesn't watch live stream's. Or maybe he goes back later and watches them on YouTube. Perhaps you should assume less....
  • So unnecessarily mean... Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Lol, for some reason, this always makes me laugh. Posted via my Gift from God Note 4
  • That's fine. I guess Apple doesn't want the vast majority of PC users to see the event.
  • If you have latest version of Windows 10, you WILL be able to watch it. Did you even read the article? Fanboy; SMH.
  • I own an iPad. I'll have no problem watching it. Also, I have downloaded W10, just haven't installed it yet. BTW, you realize that there are many PCs out in the wild that still don't have W10 right? Before calling someone a fanboy, check yourself first.
  • If this helps increase the number of users stuck on windows 8.1 or 7 for whatever reason, its a good thing.
  • Just change your name to Fanboy Hater already. Every. Damn. Post. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bitch please! If im a fanboy of a fruit company, you're a fanboy of the creep company. I should change my name? mofo you go ahead and do that, this aint a sex blog.
  • I am not "stuck" on anything. I chose to use windows 7 cause well.. 8 and 8.1 blew, and 10 is still meh for me (not to mention the privacy concerns)
  • Win 7 is the best win I have ever used. I have a Free win 10 update (all users of 7 & 8 get it free) but waiting for reviews of a users using it for a month or so to see if it's worth it. Plus I'd like to know more about Win 10 recording everything you do.
  • Oh, I now get it, one of them Windows 8,8.1 and 10 winners.
  • "fanboy"
    Stop projecting.
    Me thinks thou doth protest TOO much...
  • Well, I can work with that Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still hates em though ;-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I get that brower encodec support haven't reached a implemented standard yet but there's ways around this.
    Second, I'm surprised, IE's on the list. It's always been an Apple device stream.
    But the constructive critism of this post...
  • IE isn't. Edge is. Posted via my HTC One (M7)
  • You say "tomatoes", he says "tomatoes".
  • They are different browsers. Looks like you don't know what they are.
  • Very different. Edge was written from scratch.
  • It is IE12 regardless. Microsoft had to change the name because of the negative connotations that came with IE. See Chevy and the Cruze/Cobalt/Cavalier. Same situation.
  • Well actually no. They coded Edge entirely from scratch. It is not IE12, it's Edge. If someone makes a new version of Android they don't call it just Android, like for example CyanogenMod.
  • The Heather's haha Posted via the Android Central App
  • Aw, that's cute Apple. Keep it up tough guys!
  • I am sure Microsoft paid a bunch to list that name there. Google did not.
  • That is because Edge is HLS compatible you idiot, always crying conspiracy looks idiotic.
  • Not like they were that is for sure. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Edge is pretty much all I use nowadays. But still not going to watch; I'll catch all the 'news' afterwards. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow. I knew Apple and Google are enemies but damn. This much hate to the point of not supporting browsers now? Posted via the Android Central App
  • where you been?
  • Apple can't make google ad HLS support. it's Googles fault that it won't work on Chrome, not apples. duh.
  • So its not Apples fault for creating a proprietary streaming standard which is still in draft, instead of using existing open standards that everybody else supports? Why not contribute to improve on what exists, rather than reinventing the wheel and using your bank balance, power and influence to force it on everyone else, just so you can control it like a dictator? Apple are forcing their ideals on us and it will be detrimental to us consumers in the end. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love watching all keynotes . Posted via the Android Central App
  • This. I'll definitely be tuned in. Posted via my Gift from God Note 4
  • Gotta admit, I will as well but it will be for work interests not mine. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • I like it as well. For awhile there, Sammy 's couldn't be beat for cringiness. Horrid, they were. Like a car crash, I couldn't look away. But like many others, it's great to see new tech from the actual launch. Being lucky and going to the Asus launch of the Zenfone2 was a great experience. It does seem like it's all Apple employees at their keynotes though....drinking in the corporate Apple....Kool-aid?
  • Looking forward to see what they got in store for this year. Very curious about the new OS update and more info On further evolution of Apple Music and the Android APP release. Posted via the AC App on Galaxy Note 4 (5.0.2)
  • Burn!!!. Evil grin.
  • edge is really not so bad. a world better than IE. Chrome is finicky on win 10 right now so i've been driven to edge for non gapp sorta things.
  • Well, it seems I will finally have a reason to open Microsoft Edge on my PC...just have to search for it since it was the first thing I got rid of after installing Windows 10.
  • Out of interest, may I ask why? It's meant to be a lot more standards compliant than IE from what I've heard (I haven't got around to installing Win10 yet).
  • "It's meant to be a lot more standards compliant than IE..." Microsoft said the same for every release of IE but each time it was crap.
  • One big reason: Chrome. 1 - Edge doesn't support half of what Chrome supports, specially extensions (they say it's coming but then again, "coming soon" is Microsoft's motto)
    2 - Chrome syncs with my phone and tablet. Edge, being limited to Windows 10, doesn't.
  • It's new... Some people fear change. To the point of irrationality.
  • So childish and immature of Apple. But honestly I could care less, I'll never own a fruit product anyway... I could watch on Win 10, but won't be bothered to do so.
  • It's actually a very cool coincidence cause I wasn't going to watch and they won't show it to me.. win-win!
  • Hey Apple, why so much hate? Posted via the ONE M9
  • IDK. I heard they may be getting Animated Wallpaper on this new one!
  • What about Opera comparability? Posted via Android Central App
  • We are caught in a squabble among the three big whales. Apple's HLS is so widely used that MS and Google are kind of supporting them - only reluctantly and in a half-assed way. Chrome on Desktop does NOT work, but Chrome on Android should works. Apple does what it does, but Apple's HLS is open for anyone to implement. Google wants to say they are all for the standard DASH and that's why they are not supporting HLS on desktop, but they went ahead and implemented HLS on Chrome on Android, because there are so much content on HLS already and Android users cannot install Safari on Android - no alternatives for Android users. I have a dream that my little children will one day live in a nation where the technology event will not be judged by the format of their streaming, but by the content of their innovation.
  • Pay attention. kids. This is how you should bitch about something.
  • Really.. This is an article?... And.. People are eating this crap up?
    I'm notoriously anti-Apple ... But.. Come on. This has NOTHING to do with Apple being evil. They stream in their technology. Apple at one point wanted to push this tech as standard as well. Microsoft is on board, and incorporated DASH as well of course. (Although, I hate the Edge Browser!!) This is a CHROME issue. Maybe Google should include HLS in it's browsers?.... They support it somewhat in the mobile browser, if I'm not mistaken.. The world doesn't revolve around Google, despite what some seem to think...
  • Besides, the fine print does not say it will not work on Chrome. Chrome is just not mentioned - because Chrome is not just Chrome; Chrome on Desktop is different from Chrome on Android. We cannot hold Apple responsible for explaining which version of Chrome will work and which will not. It will probably end up confusing the public and inciting the fanboy quarrel for no reason - as it is happening here somewhat.
  • I think it's stupid that they are using their proprietary streaming tech in the first place instead of something popular and widely in use. It's like they think they are somehow precious or better than everyone else. Arrogant is what they are.
  • I'm kinda amused by this. I mean... What else should they use? Flash? I mean, if Apple didn't use their own proprietary tech, they'd use someone else's. Except they'd have to pay for it, more than likely. What makes it more amusing is that the reason it's not supported in Chrome, Desktop, is because Google chose not to implement it. Not because it's blacklisted it. That said, I think it's link-bait that AC points out that you can't watch it on Chrome... but ironically, you can watch it on Chrome for Android!
  • www.youtube.com ;)
  • So... Google's proprietary Technology
  • Yeah, but here's the thing. You can watch it on any device. Even in space...
  • Orrr you can stream it in a player Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • I'm nowhere near as Anti-Apple as I used to be... I do like to poke fun at their customers, but still... I have grown to appreciate the little things that Apple brings to the table. While I do still prefer Windows 10 to Mac OS X, and I prefer Android to iOS, I still like and appreciate how Apple forces is competition to keep improving. That said, Apple's proprietary software and hardware is exactly why I continue to reject their products. *If most PC software worked with Macs 15 years ago, I may have bought a Mac. *If their earlier iPods had worked with USB instead of me having to buy an additional cord on top of what was an already 400 dollar product, I may be a die hard Apple fan boy. But I found better and much more functional mp3 players and never looked back. *If Apple has released their first few iPhones (specifically, the iPhone 3gs) on other networks besides AT&T) I may not be posting in this forum today. I'd be toting my iPhone. Android introduced a better alternative and the rest is history. Posted via the Android Central App
  • what's wrong with their customers? the scarf, beard, skinny jeans and plaid shirt combo not doing it for you?
  • To Apple's credit on that last point, it was because other carriers *cough*verizon*cough* were trying to take more control than they needed, so that actually ended up being good for the customers in the long run, iPhone updates are more fluid than Android or Windows Phone. Apple directly releases updates w/o carrier intervention, and Verizon can't force their crap apps on iPhones like they do on Android phones. Posted via the Android Central App
  • While Edge is much more efficient at using hardware acceleration in videos than Chrome, this is obviously just a Google snub from Apple. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hoping they release El Capitan. I skipped Yosemite.
  • I upgraded. :-/
    More features = more bugs. BUT, being able to receive calls and ability to call from Mac is the single best feature of OS X Yosemite. On the other partition, im rocking EL Capitan its MILES better than Yosemite. More responsive, faster app launches, metal, reliable wifi, etc.
  • I am seeing a lot of fanboyisim. I'm a nexus 6 and windows 10 user but I also use an iPad mini. I'm eclxfited to see what they announce and hope it will further propel the tech industry and to push new tech forward. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not sure why guys are afraid to admit that there fan boys of android like it's a crime it's not I never watches a apple key and never will i dont own apple products so why would I watch them brag about this are that . I don't need to watch there key note hell there's folks right here on AC that brag enough about apple and there I phone . Don't want to here from Tim cook . I watched the key note I needed to see and promptly went out a purshase the note 5 .does that make me a apple hater nope I just don't care what they do over on the dark side does that make a fanboy of android and samsung hell yeah !## and damn proud to admit Posted via the Android Central App
  • Your probably more a android fan than a technology fan then, I watch as many keynotes as I can be it Samsung, Motorola, Apple but that's cause I'm a tech enthusiast and not a fanboy of any company or manufacturer. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't like that company so I won't watch. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Google For Life!!! FTW!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • FTW? :-p
    How exactly does google make money. there. its done. BTW, more money Apple makes, more revenue Google gets from 'ads' (smh, i wish google was a company without its main money machine - ads).
  • Seems to hint at the colorful C series of Iphones coming again.
  • The colors are the new colors used in Siri animation on iOS9.
  • I'll just find some kind of liveblog that will be easier to follow at work. And even then, the only reason is so that I can answer customer questions about new iPhones when the calls start flooding in (and they do every year after the announcement).
  • I'm hoping you work at a phone store . Are are you a apple fanboy under cover pretending to like Android hahah Posted via the Android Central App
  • Close enough... Sprint call center.
  • There's Apple for you. Ignoring the competitor that is literally the most popular in the world. X'-D
  • 1) No. its not.
    2) It's a 5th. If that makes you happy (analytics company aka google is). http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eekg45figj/no-1-apple/
  • Android is number one, the peoples champion so you'd better get used to it. I hope you'll be able to sleep at night knowing this. Brands are directly related to how much a company spends on advertising. http://www.idc.com/prodserv/smartphone-os-market-share.jsp Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think we've spent to much time already talking about this dumb key note . I'm out Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why so much hate towards Apple? I'm a former iPhone user but I'm not going to hate on Apple even though I prefer Android. I'll admit I'm a Windows Phone hater. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • Well, typically Apple, like Microsoft, tends to steal and copy every innovation and make it over-priced and "hip." MacOS? Started off as a rip from AmigaOS (and later BSD). iPod? Rips from Creative, Diamond, etc. iPhone? Rips from Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian. Why is this important, since almost all companies rip from others? Apple has made a business solely on this, whereas at least Linux, Windows, and even Android have made innovations (sometimes small ones) of their own. Not only that, but Apple charges more for the privilage! What about physical innovation? Look, I can make a pile of dung look like the Devil's Tower... it's still a pile of dung. Making something look "cool" is not innovating... making something that changes how it works for the better is. I don't want a car that is literally a copy of last year's model but with a stylish exterior... I want a car with innovations under the hood and conveniences in the dash.
  • I'll be sure to let my wife and elderly mother know.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nice can't wait took off 2 days extending the long weekend, so will be watching the keynote, all the analysis after it and as usual pre ordering the coming Friday. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Apple hates Google. But Google gives iOS users their services.
  • Google gives services? what?!?!?!?!?!
    Google gives 'service' aka apps/ads to iPhone users because that's where they make the most money. (MORE MONEY THAN IT MAKES SELLING/LICENSING ANDROID and other properietary technologies like http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/googles-iron-grip-on-android-cont...) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/technology/personaltech/a-murky-road-a...
  • You realize I was being half-serious and half-sarcastic on that post, right?
  • My goodness you people are so hostile
  • Wow, passive-aggressive much Apple?
  • was on 9to5 Mac today reading about the battery being smaller on the 6s than 6 ... they're not happy to say the least. one thing we can all agree on is we're tired of the thin phone/smaller battery combo ... even read quite a few people saying they're gonna move to the Note 5 (iPhone fans LOVE the Note).
  • Forget the keynote or sept 9 annoucement. Hate it or not.. whether you're team android or team Iphone you eventually gotta use Google. And it's not the other way around. Enjoy the 6s,6c and 6s+. So just bow down
    TeamAndroid FTW! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Guess they realize they need to final market to someone other than their own customers of they want to increase sales.
  • Oh my god, every time there's a post that has anything to do with Apple on this site, the comment threads immediately get beyond cringe-worthy.
  • Why are Apple & Google STILL ignoring each other like snotty children? The point of a launch event is to promote new products or services. Excluding anyone seems utterly idiotic. Awesome AC.
  • No thanks, I'll give it a swerve.
  • I'll certainly watch the live stream even though I know I'm not going to buy the new iPhone. It's a straight choice between the Galaxy S6 or the Nexus 6 after playing around with my sister's Galaxy S6 and TouchWiz isn't all that bad. I don't like the fact that Touch Wiz and apps take nearly 2GB of RAM with only about 1
    GB of RAM available. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • LOL, Now that's funny, I don't care who you are, that's funny
  • Apple are a bunch of spoilt brats, behaving like little kids!! Just another reason to avoid them in my book. Posted via the Android Central App
  • There are thing that even Google could learn from Apple like having a proper Do Not Disturb mode similar to iOS where you can block phone numbers or certain contacts you that annoy you. Other than that I can't imagine going back to Apple as I'm happy with Android apart from that gripe. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • You can with third-party apps that work better than if it were built in. :)
  • Do you have any suggested third party apps? Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • As a Windows Phone user I know how it feels
    Hint: "Google never makes apps for Windows Phone"
  • Alright. Release the Beast. Ready to go back where it all started.
  • I wish Google would grow a pair and respond by blocking apple devices from google services.