Window 10 users will be able to watch the unveiling of the next iPhone live, as long as Apple’s livestream stays up.
According to text on Apple’s event announcement, the live broadcast of the company’s Sept. 9 event will be available on the Edge browser, Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Previously, Apple required fans to watch the livestream through Safari on a Mac or iOS device.
Apple says the stream uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology, a protocol used in QuickTime and many other Apple products. Apple has taken some steps to make the technology an Internet standard, but Edge is the first desktop browser other than Safari to fully support it. Chrome and Android both support it on mobile, but Apple has never allowed its live streams to be viewed on Google’s products.
Windows users haven’t been completely left out before now. If you’re still running a pre-Windows 10 device, past events have been viewable via third-party apps like VLC.