TikTok TV app expands to extra Google and Android TVs throughout North America


Supply: Keegan Prosser / Android Central

TikTok partnered with Amazon Fireplace TV when it launched the TikTok TV app in the USA and Canada earlier this month, giving the complete household a strategy to take part on the newest craze collectively of their lounge. Now, that have is making its strategy to extra TV screens.

On Monday, the video-focused social networking service introduced that the TikTok TV app is now accessible on extra Google TV and Android TV screens in North America. Other than these platforms, the newest enlargement permits some LG and Samsung good TV house owners within the area to entry TikTok content material.

The app presents the identical expertise as its cellular counterpart, together with entry to the “For You” and “Following” feeds on the large display screen. You can even discover extra forms of content material throughout varied classes via the “Uncover” tab. These classes embrace gaming, comedy, meals, and animals.

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Nonetheless, there are some slight variations between the cellular and massive display screen variations of TikTok. For instance, the TV app contains an autoplay function that routinely exhibits content material in a steady feed. On cellular, you will have to swipe vertically with a view to view the following video.

TikTok first launched the TV app earlier this yr, although its availability was restricted again then. As an example, whereas it is appropriate with the Chromecast with Google TV, the app had preliminary points with the Nvidia Protect TV.

The North American enlargement may heighten the competitors between TikTok and YouTube when it comes to dominating your screens. Just a few months in the past, TikTok reportedly surpassed YouTube’s common viewership on the greatest Android telephones, although the latter remained dominant in general viewership and person spending.

Solely time will inform how TikTok’s newest transfer will help slender that hole.