How to watch the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 event

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Google is holding a press event starting at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 4, in New York. The company is expected to announce a new smartphone and at least one smartwatch during the event. If you cannot attend in person, you can still watch the event via online streaming.

Google usually holds two events every year. The first event is the annual spring Google I/O developer conference, which typically focuses on software — both Android and Google’s cloud ecosystem. The Made by Google event is generally held in the fall and concentrates on new Google hardware.

Software and hardware were in the spotlight at this year’s Google I/O conference. Apart from talking about generative AI features, Google also announced the Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel Fold smartphones, and finally launched the Google Pixel Tablet.

If you’re interested in watching what happens on Wednesday, you don’t need an invitation from Google. You can watch the event live from the comfort of your home or office. Here’s how.

How to watch the Google Pixel 8 event

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are featured on Google's website.
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Your best bet for watching the Pixel 8 event is through the officials Youtube Channel on your mobile device or computer. If your device is supported, you can stream the event live via the YouTube app.

For viewers in the US, UK, and Australia, you also have the option to watch the event via Google Store Events Page.

Once the event start time arrives, you should be able to visit the YouTube channel or Google website, find the live streaming link, and start watching straight away.

What time is the Google Pixel 8 event?

The black clock with white numbers and hands shows 10:05.
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The Made by Google 2023 event begins at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 4. Here’s a look at US time zones:

  • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 10 am
  • Central Daylight Time (CDT), 9 am
  • Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), 8 am
  • Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), 7 am

Google takes a few minutes to complete the introduction, and there may be a slight delay in getting it started on time, but this is when you should be ready to start watching.

What to expect at the Google Pixel 8 event

Google Pixel 8 Pro renders leaked.
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It looks like this year’s event will not present any surprises. There have been rumors for months that the Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro would debut, and they’re true. Google has published a custom web page highlighting both handsets. The Google Pixel Watch 2 is also coming, and the company is already advertising it via the online Google Store.

The upcoming Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are not expected to bring any significant changes in terms of design. They will continue to use a dual-tone approach with glass on both sides and a metal frame that extends all the way to the camera bar strip on the back. However, there may be a single elongated pill-shaped cutout on the bars, rather than the double-cut design found on previous models.

Internally, the new phone should feature a Tensor G3 chip made using a 3nm process. This chip is expected to provide significant performance and power efficiency improvements. Additionally, the new phones will likely have updated camera specifications, more RAM and other features.

The Google Pixel Watch 2 will bring several new features to the wearable device market. It is expected to retain its signature curved look and rotating crown. The upcoming device should run on Wear OS 4, improving performance and improving functionality. The Pixel Watch 2 is also rumored to feature a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, ensuring it can easily handle even the most demanding tasks.

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