We’re approaching the first Apple event livestreamed since Cupertino’s fourth-generation set-top box was released in October. On Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. PDT, Cupertino will host a livestreamed event from its headquarters, and the app you need to watch the presentation has appeared on the tvOS App Store.
It won't just install itself
You'll have to search for and install the Apple Events app
On previous models of the Apple TV, the channel to watch the events would automatically appear on the home screen. Not so with the fourth-generation Apple TV. You have to install the app from the tvOS App Store, and it’s harder to find than you might expect. I did a quick glance through the featured tab of the tvOS App Store, and the Apple Events listing was nowhere to be found. Perhaps that will change over the weekend, but for now you’ll have to search for “Apple Events” to find it.
Other ways to watch
You will also be able to access the live stream on Macs, PCs, and iOS devices through Apple’s event website. You’ll need to have iOS 7 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X 10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Older, second- and third-generation Apple TV devices should have the channel appear on their home screens soon.
Upcoming and previous events
You can tune into the March 21 event when it's live, or watch previous presentations
If you install the Apple Events app now, it won’t give you a sneak peek of the upcoming presentation. The app just tells you what time to tune in, in your local timezone. Below that, however, you’ll find previous events that you can watch now, if you want to relive Apple history.
What's this event all about?
In case you missed it, Apple’s spring event is expected to see the launch of a new 4-inch iPhone, potentially called the “iPhone SE.” The device is rumored to look much like an iPhone 5s, but include an A9 processor, a better camera, and Apple Pay support. We are also expecting to see the unveiling of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, including a four-speaker design, a Smart Connector, and display improvements for Apple Pencil support. Finally, we are expecting new Apple Watch bands to be introduced.
Follow AppAdvice for news coverage from the event
We will be providing full coverage of the “Let us loop you in event” on Monday, March 21. The event begins at 10 a.m. PDT, and we will provide our own takes on the various announcements made at the event.