Watch live events on windows

Update

Still not sure if it is working, but this picture appears when I load http://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2013/

Update 1Update 2

I just checked on an iPad and streaming has started, so I guess this Hack is a fail 🙁

Update 3

Extreme Tech are doing a nice commentary here: 😉 extremetech.com

Hack – Watch Live Apple Event on Windows

A quick warning, I came across this hack earlier today and as such can not stand over whether it will guarantee you being able to watch the live Apple Special Apple Event later today.

If you want to watch the Live Special event are are not using an OS X or iOS device then Apple does not allow you to watch the live event.

Apple’s official policy is as follows:

Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

As such if you are hoping to watch to blog live from your Windows PC then you may be out of luck.

However, using the following hack I have been able to fool http://thismachine.info/ into believing that I am browsing on a OS X machine using Safari

Safari Hack

So if you want to replicate this hack you will need to do the following:

Download: Firefox

Download and install: Modify Headers Add-on

Open modify headers:

FireFox Add-On

Select the “Extension” tab and click the “Options” button on Modify Headers extension

Modify headers ExtnesionsFrom the “Select Action” dropdown select: “Modify”

In the “Header Name” text box type: User-Agent

In the “Header Value” text box type: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/537.13+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.7 Safari/534.57.2

In the “Descriptive comment” text box, type any text that describes the modified header. I typed :  Replicate Safari on Mac

Now click the “Add” button

And press the Start button on the left hand side of the Modify Headers Box

Modify headers Box

While I can not guarantee this will work, this hack should come in handy for anyone who needs to test different browser settings.

For more details on this hack check-out the original source: Invisiblecomputer.com

Leave us a comment if this works or doesn’t work for you. I will be relying on this method myself and hope it does 🙂

 

 

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