How to Watch Google Announce the Pixel 3 Later Today

By Tom Pritchard on at

Today is the day. The day Google is set to ignore the fact that we know damn near everything about the Pixel 3 (and related devices) already, thanks to the incredible number of major leaks that have occurred over the past few months. But it's always nice for proper confirmation, and we'll be getting that later today. By later I mean sometime after 4pm, which is when the event is scheduled to begin.

Lucky for you, Google is set to livestream the Pixel 3 Launch event over YouTube, meaning you can watch the whole thing unfold as and when it happens. It's also lucky for me, because I wasn't invited to a launch event this year. I don't know why, maybe there aren't any in London, or maybe there aren't enough seats. Who knows.

This means you have three options. One is to watch the embedded video below, which doesn't require you to do anything beyond this page. The other is to watch it over on YouTube itself, should you feel the need, and the third is to ignore the livestream and just read our coverage as and when it happens. We'll have plenty of it, and will be covering all the big announcements of the day - even the devices that won't be coming to the UK. You know damn well there will be some stuff that's being deliberately restricted to the American market, because there always is.

So what can we expect to see? Well we already know all about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which are bound to be the event's flagship announcements. Not that there's much for Google to actually announce. We also should see the long-awaited Pixel Stand, which turns a Pixel 3 into a Google Assistant-powered smart display, the Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet, a new Chromecast, the Google Home Hub smart display, and updated Pixel Buds. There's also word of a Home Mini in a new colour, but no actual changes to the internal hardware.

Hopefully there will be some surprises, but given how much has been thrown into the public eye I wouldn't count on it. But who knows maybe Google will prove me wrong.