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Published on June 4th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


How to watch the WWDC 2018 keynote video replay

Apple kicked off the 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference today with the keynote from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, unveiling a slew of new features and enhancements for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and, of course, tvOS. If you weren’t able to watch it live, you’ve got a couple options to tune in and see what you missed.

If you want to view it on your Mac or iOS device, simply head over to the Apple Events web page.

Apple TV owners have it just as easy. Simply launch the Apple Events app and you’re all set for viewing it from the comfort of your living room (or whichever room serves as your Apple TV hub). If you don’t have the Apple Events app, it’s a free download from the App Store.

Apple TV-related highlights of today’s keynote include the long-awaited announcement of support for Dolby Atmos, which will come this fall as part of tvOS 12. It’ll only be supported by the Apple TV 4K, however, so you’ve now got more incentive to upgrade if you haven’t already.

Additional highlights for Apple TV users include:

  • “Zero sign-on” authentication – Customers of select cable providers in the U.S. will not have to sign in with a TV provider subscription authentication to gain access to streaming video content.
  • International Space Station screensavers – 4K videos taken by astronauts on board the ISS.
  • Autofill passwords on Apple TV using iPhone and iPad.
  • Control Center supports on iPhone and iPad.
  • Support for home control systems such as Control4, Crestron and Savant.

We’ll have more information on these and other tvOS features as they trickle out of WWDC this week. In the meantime, let us know what you thought of the keynote. Are you happy where Apple TV is headed or is your wish list still missing checkmarks?

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has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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