TikTok tests desktop game streaming app to take on twitch. TikTok is currently testing a new piece of desktop streaming software called TikTok Live Studio that lets users broadcast live footage from games and other desktop applications, TechCrunch reports.
The software is currently being tested with a small number of users across some Western markets, TikTok says, but its official page on TikTok’s site appears to have been taken down as of publication.
TikTok Tests Desktop Game Streaming App to Take on Twitch
The verge noted that if released, TikTok Live Studio could mark an interesting change for TikTok’s live streaming strategy.
Rather than being focused on users streaming directly from mobile devices, it could expand TikTok Live’s focus to include game streaming, bringing it into competition with the likes of Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming.
It’s super basic in its current state.
Has both Landscape and Portrait Scenes.
Sources include Game Capture, Mobile Capture, Video Capture, Program Capture, and some text/images. No browser sources, or alerts.
Emojis are limited to the stock ones. pic.twitter.com/oOHwUbSdUF
It’s not Clear when TikTok Might Expand Its Test
According to Zach Bussey, who shared screenshots of TikTok Live Studio on Twitter, the software is currently in a barebones state. It reportedly supports streaming in both landscape and portrait and can draw footage from games, individual programs, mobile devices, and cameras.
It’s previously been possible to live stream from a desktop device to TikTok using third-party software like Streamlabs, but a help page for the feature notes that access is limited and invite-only.
There are also tutorials that use third-party services like Loola.tv as a workaround to connect TikTok with streaming programs like OBS. But even these aren’t perfect a Loola.tv help page notes that “TikTok streaming is currently disabled for most users” as of July this year.
It’s not clear when TikTok might expand its test of Live Studio to more users. But if it becomes widely available, desktop streaming could bring a lot more variety to the platform’s catalog of live content.
What is TikTok? TikTok is a social media platform for creating, sharing, and discovering short videos. The app is used by young people as an outlet to express themselves through singing, dancing, comedy, and lip-syncing, and allows users to create videos and share them across a community.
How to Stream a PC Game on Twitch
- Get a Twitch stream key from your Twitch.tv profile.
- Download Open Broadcaster Software and set up Game Capture mode.
- Add your Twitch key to OBS’ Stream Settings.
- Click “Start Streaming” and play your game.
How to Connect Tiktok to PC
It’s simple to connect your TikTok to PC follow the steps below;
- Simply go live on TikTok; you need to have 1,000 or more followers.
- If yours is up to that, tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and select Live from the recording options.
- Add a title and click Go Live.
It’s so simple just follow the above steps and you will get your TikTok connected to your PC.