Apple is roping off streaming privileges to its upcoming media event and is only allowing Apple users through, but there are still plenty of ways for the Android devout and platform-agnostic alike to see what Tim Cook and company are showing off.

Roughly a month after showing off new iPhones and offering a peek at its incoming wearable, Apple is preparing to show off more hardware and software. The company's presentation will be streamed live onto its website.

The stream requires Safari on iOS 6.0, or Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later. Users can also stream the event through Apple TV. Individuals wanting to watch the action with a Chrome this or a Firefox that will have to get a little creative to do so.

During Apple's Sept. 9  press event, it opened up its blog to the rest of the world. The blog was populated in real time, offering images and tweets from the closed event shortly after the information was shared in each of the presentations.

A more savory alternative to flowing the action on Apple's blog may be a channel on Ustream, a video-streaming site that's open to professionals and amateurs alike.

Ustream serves approximately 80 million viewers with an HD streaming service, and, like on Sept. 9, there should be several quality broadcasts sharing live feeds from the Oct. 16 event. LTK will be back again to stream Apple's presentation, offering color commentary to narrate the action.

Those wanting a stream that's free of any commentary can go right to the source and slip past Apple's velvet rope. Media Player Classic and VLC Media Player are both lightweight options that will process a stream as fast and as smoothly as Apple serves it up.

Copying the raw link to Apple's stream into a non-Safari browser will result in IDing and dismissal, but using a media player circumvents the handshake process.

Apple recently sent out invitations saying its been way too long as a lead-up to the company's Oct. 16 press event, which kicks off at 10 a.m PDT, 1 p.m. EDT.

Apple is expected to show off OS X Yosemite's new features and to reveal refreshes of its iPad line.

The new iPads are rumored to include Apple's new A8 processors and Touch ID, so that they can take part in Apple's new virtual wallet platform, Apple Pay. The full-size 9.7-inch iPad is rumored to have received a coat of gold on its back, which is expected to be shown off at the press event.

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