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WWDC 2015: How to watch the keynote and what to expect

Apple WWDC 2015

Everything you need to know about Apple's WWDC keynote and how to watch it live in the UK

Apple’s developer conference WWDC 2015 kicks off today at 6pm UK time. With the focus so heavily skewed toward developers, we’re not expecting Apple to make any new product launches today, but it’s highly likely it will show off the next versions of OS X and iOS – in this case, OS X 10.11 and iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. 

iOS 9 (or indeed iOS 8.4) is likely to be the main event at tonight’s keynote, as it’s widely expected that Apple will use it to launch its brand new streaming service. It’s not clear what it’s going to be called yet, but it should allow musicians to create their own playlists and share them directly with fans. 

As for OS X 10.11, the big feature to watch out for is the rumoured ‘Rootless’ security system, which should prevent access to protected system files, according to MacRumours. It’s also possible OS X 10.11 will gain a new Control Centre to make it more similar to the Control Centre in iOS, including music, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Do Not Disturb controls. 

We’re also hoping for more news about when Apple Pay will be coming to the UK as well as a potential rewards program for using the service, further details on Apple’s HomeKit and there’s also a chance that Apple might announce some native Apple Watch applications as well. 

How to watch WWDC 2015

If you own an Apple device, you can watch the whole thing live from Apple’s website. You’ll need Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X 10.8.5 or later, or Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Alternatively, you can tune in via your Apple TV, but you’ll need either a 3rd or 2nd Gen Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. 

Things get a bit more complicated if you’re watching from a Windows device, but there are ways round Apple’s pesky restrictions. Install VLC media player, for instance, and you can paste in this URL of the stream to the ‘Open Network Stream’ option once the keynote has started. 

Of course, we’ll also be covering the event on Twitter as it happens and covering all the major events here on Expert Reviews, so make sure you check back regularly for all the important updates. 

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