Daily Tip: How to watch the Royal Wedding live on your iPhone, iPad

Wondering how to watch the Royal Wedding on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place on Friday April 29 at Westminster Abbey, London, England. The event will have huge interest around the world. The problem is, what are you going to do if you want to see it all, but can’t get in front of a television? Well as long as you have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and a reliable data connection; that’s all you’re going to need. There are a couple of options, read on and we will tell you all you need to know to enjoy the big day!

The Royal Wedding Live Stream

The Royal Wedding Live Stream is going to be your first port of call as this is the only official way to watch. This stream will be available internationally and is a YouTube hosted live stream. The coverage will start 10am UK time and will last for four hours, all live. It will cover the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the procession to Buckingham Palace, and the newlyweds’ appearance on the palace balcony for an expected first public kiss. William’s press office will also provide a live blog providing commentary and historical information as well as additional footage.

[YouTube Link]

TV Catchup (UK Only)

This we believe is a UK only service that streams free-to-air TV channels. You can stream BBC and ITV who will both be showing all the build up and ceremony.

You can access the TV Catchup service on your iPhone [iPhone Link] and there is also a higher quality stream for the iPad [iPad Link]. You need to sign up for a free account, once you have done that, you can stream the required TV stations and enjoy all the celebrations.

That should be all you need to enjoy The Royal Wedding visually. If you can’t stream any of the live video, you can still keep up to date on what’s happening. There is an official Twitter stream and a dedicated Facebook page; which will be updated as events unfold.

There is also a plethora of apps available in the app store now. These all vary in price and most include all the build up to the big day, we are not aware however of any that will offer a live video stream of the event.

If any of our readers are aware of other ways to view or follow the day on their iOS devices, be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Daily Tip: How to watch the Royal Wedding live on your iPhone, iPad


You do realise the British economy would be nothing without the Monarchy. There would be no commonwealth and the tourist industry in the UK would be nowhere near as popular. The royals bring in way more in tourism and business than what they cost in taxes.

He says while sipping tea from the commemorative mug and typing on the ipad with the commemorative case, sitting in a chair with commemorative slipcovers and a cushions and wearing a replica of the official engagement ring.

Well gee, thanks for your support brother American. How about you stop involving us in all your "World Police Force" wars and we'd save even more money.
Chris below is spot on, the amount of money the monarchy generate in tourism etc is worth far more than the money they are paid.

My Irish grandfather would have something to say, if he were alive, but i wouldn't be allowed to post it here. Slainte!

Crackberry user here, at least we didn't have a post dedicated to this. I'd say this pretty much settles it concerning content quality :D
y u mad tho macfriends?

Yep, there seems to be one app in iTunes but don't know how it compare to the official Facebook feed - contents wise. But it is interesting that there is an official channel for this that is directly compatible with iOS devises. Now if only we had this level of control (live-able from the lives we intrude) access, maybe we could have avoided some very sad events.

Anybody outside (maybe even inside) the UK that watches this or gets excited about it, needs to have their head examined! Get a life!
News flash the "royal" family are living breathing human beings just like the rest of us. They eat, sleep, and use a toilet just like the rest of us. I assure everyone here, that roses don't come out of their rear ends in the bathroom.
Get a life people! I would rather watch water boil!

Incredible. It strikes me that George III was rather lucky to have lost the colonies all those years ago.
We have a monarchy that is largely a figurehead. You have party politics right to the top. Whilst it may be a case of democracy in action I think that our monarchy is rather more refined - above the daily fray of politics and potential hairspray of Donald Trump should he run for president (and be elected).
Yes, HM The Queen and the family defacate like the rest of us, but they also represent being British. It's sad that political correctness requires them to produce annual accounts, but the £38m they cost is as nothing compared to the amount that they attract in tourism.
I suggest that those that don't want to watch the wedding should turn off. Maybe also recall all of your reporters that are in the UK. Certainly don't use an iPad to watch the event.
God save the Queen

Why do you assume that just because Americans criticize pathetic British royalty, that they necessarily defend pathetic American politicians? This topic is about the royal wedding, not about American politics. When an Barack Obama, or Donald Trump, or George Bush app is the topic of conversation, bash them all you want... I'll be right there with you.
By the way. There is no God. She'll die like everyone else some day.

History is what helps us to thrive in our culture and our identity. I am American and proud to be one whether we've gone through poor presidencies or inspiring presidencies. However, we must respect those positions that we hold dear with dignity and pride just as some have spoken about HM The Queen. It is an honor to watch the procession tomorrow and be part of history.
Us Americans were bred from that same cloth and need to be careful that our future is shaky because we are fundamentally ignoring our values.
We are free to share what we want about our leader and are lucky for that, but with any freedom comes a price and consequence. Anyone who is foolish enough to think that only one person is in Charge of our nation needs to go back to the 5th grade and re-read our constitution. Good or bad... Our government reflects our people. We need to change and those reflections of our wants will then change as well.
God Bless America and bring tolerance and understanding around the world.

What a magical
Day with so much sadness and heartache natural disaster in the world right now isn't it a breath of fresh air to step outside the circle for just a short while and to share in the happiness of a young couple obviously so suited and so in love...we should rejoice lady Diana was so hounded by press let's be happy for her dearest eldest son cmon Aussie cmon cmon:)

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