TikTok is expanding its presence on TV screens in a significant way. Originally released in North America on Amazon's Fire TV platform, the TikTok TV app is now available on Samsung and LG smart TVs - as well as Android TVs, including the Chromecast with Google TV.
While the massively popular mobile app is meant for "little bursts of joy", TikTok says its widescreen software is optimized for a "home TV viewing experience, making it easy to watch content from the" For You and Following "feeds on the big screen. This includes the videos with the most likes and views in a huge range of categories, from gaming and jokes to food and animals. " There is also a Discover section in the TV app. Videos on TikTok can be up to three minutes long.
Beyond North America, TikTok has been available on Samsung TVs and Fire TVs in the UK since 2020. The app surpassed 1 billion monthly active users in September and Android, reportedly surpassed YouTube for average viewing time on USA.
Source of information: theverge.com