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How to Watch The Google IO 2014 Keynote Live Online

io pngGoogle’s I/O conference kicks off today, June 25, but you don’t have to be in San Francisco in person to see what’s happening. 

A tonne of the sessions taking place over the 2-day, invite-only event are being live streamed on YouTube. The fun starts at 5PM BST/9AM PT with a two-hour long keynote.

The keynote is the juicy bit, the big opener where Google showcases its latest product and platform innovations and reveals what it’s been working on, what its hardware partners have been working on, and what developers will soon be able to start working on.

Among the reveals rumoured to be making an appearance during the keynote are an Android TV set-top box, smartwatches, an early peek at Android ‘L’,  and more details on its plans for the Nest home automation service.

Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live on YouTube

To watch the keynote live as it happens you don’t need to go any further than this page. Just hit play on the video below nearer 5PM BST/9 AM PDT and sit back.

If you have a Chromecast you can also ‘cast’ the keynote from the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device to your TV. Just load up the video, tap the cast button, and relax.

Google introduced Chromecast support for YouTube Live Streams last week, just in time for casting the I/O keynote to a second screen.

If you’re reading from Germany then no dice. Google explains that

“Because of the German law (RStV), you must have a broadcast licence from the media authorities when you make a live stream that can reach more than 500 people at the same time. Not getting one would result in a fine of up to 500,000.”

Can’t watch it live? No worries; all live streamed sessions will be available to view at a later date on YouTube. Alternatively, keep an eye out for live blogs for up-to-the-minute coverage. Some of our favourites are listed below.

  • Kenny Strawn

    Since I/O makes good use of YouTube for its streaming ability, I’ve got it beamed to my Chromecast…

    • http://twitter.com/d0od Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      Haha, same here!

  • Boothy

    Android App coming to ChromeOS!!

  • http://about.me/CalebLee Caleb Lee

    I was hoping for more focus on ChromeOS and Chromebooks…oh well

  • moe

    no real change to chrome os, thats unfortunate a new redesign to UI would of been nice rather than a major focus on Android all the time give Chrome Os some attention as well.