TikTok has added a new way for users to get active on its platform with easy-to-use streaming software called TikTok LIVE Studio.
Although TikTok is widely known as a viral video outlet on the internet, users can also stream live to the platform. Although it doesn’t have the same kind of market position as platforms like Twitch and YouTube, this new software is a push from TikTok to encourage more live content.
Downloading TikTok LIVE Studio only takes a few minutes and doesn’t even require you to restart your PC.
The first step in the process is to go to TikTok.com/Studio/Download.
There, you will see a big red button in the middle of the screen that says “Free Download for Windows”. Based on the current state of the web page, it appears that the software is only available for Windows and cannot be downloaded to a phone or Apple OS.
Once you click the button to download, you will be notified once it is complete. You may need to follow a couple of computer security prompts related to TikTok LIVE Studio that has access to various parts of your computer, but that’s about it.
Once the download is complete, it will be on your computer as an application called “TikTok LIVE Studio”. Your logo will be a red square with a white TikTok logo in the middle. After an initial setup of the app, it will work similar to any other streaming software you are familiar with.