Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2017 app is your ticket to watch the S8 announcement

If you plan on watching Samsung announce its latest and greatest smartphone, you have a couple of options.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone event kicks off today at 8am PT / 11am ET and, as usual, Samsung will live stream the event for those at home.

You have a couple of different options to keep tabs on the event.

You can visit Samsung's dedicated Unpacked website, which will host a live stream, or you can use the Unpacked 2017 app for watching on the go.

The Unpacked 2017 app is available for download for Android and iOS users alike. Download the Android version here or the iOS version here.

Right now, the app doesn't offer much, but it's a good idea to have it set up and ready ahead of time.

The main screen is currently countdown timer, but a swipe up reveals two teaser videos. Those who are attending the event next week can log into the app, which displays a QR code that's required for entry.

A swipe down on the main screen details the time and locations of Samsung's Unpacked 2017 events.

The only event most of us care about is the New York event on March 29, which kicks off at 11 am ET.

If work or life gets in the way and you can't stream the event, you can always read through the extensive amount of leaks we've seen of the device thus far.

At this point, there's little left for Samsung to announce. Then again, who knows -- perhaps Samsung was able to keep a few details to itself. Either way, we will have extensive coverage of the event and announcement.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the only way to watch the Unpacked event was through the mobile app. That was incorrect, and we have fixed the error.

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