TikTok isn’t just determined to dominate mobile, it’s also set itself the goal of conquering televisions. And this conquest has already started: Android TV devices already have a native TikTok app adapted to the needs of the big screen. Availability is limited at the moment.
It was without a doubt one of the most controversial apps of 2020, but also one of the most successful due to the pandemic. And is that TikTok is specially designed for swallow video content from mobile
TikTok for Android TV, vertical videos adapted to the big screen
Since the screen orientation is different, in Android TV TikTok chooses to offer the video centered vertically with padding strips on the sides (for description and soundtrack data). In addition, the mode of use changes direction: to switch between videos, use the side arrows; with the top one to access the account options and the bottom one to interact with the content.
Operation of TikTok on TV is adequate given the character istics of the device. With the app, identical recommended videos can be watched with the ease of playing them one by one with the remote control. What don’t you want to change? TikTok for Android TV has an automatic mode so playback never stops
Access to favorites, uploaded videos, the application allows you to dive between the different categories, it is possible to read the comments (can’t comment) and there is also the possibility to access the profiles of others to follow them. Yes without being able to download new videos, it remains for the mobile and for the web browser.
The TikTok app for Android TV is now available, but it probably won’t appear to install: the distribution of moments is limited. Of course, you can easily install the APK on your device if you download the app from APK Mirror.
You have to keep in mind that reading is not active in all countriesSo maybe you open TikTok on your Android TV and don’t have access to the videos. In Europe, it works fine.
TikTok for Android TV
Via | Android Police