TikTok’s TV app is now out for more TV devices in the US and Canada

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TikTok used Amazon’s Fire TV to test its app for big screens last year, so it’s no surprise that it officially launched its app on the platform earlier this month in the US and Canada. Now, the video-focused social network has expanded the availability of the app and published it on Google TV, other Android TV devices, LG Smart TVs, and Samsung Smart TVs.

While the app will continue to play small-sized videos in their original portrait format — which is a given, because TikTok clips are filmed with mobile users in mind — the service has designed this to provide a big-screen viewing experience for the whole family. The elements you see superimposed on the video itself when you visit TikTok on mobile have been rearranged to take advantage of the TV’s larger screen and landscape orientation. Like its mobile counterpart, the TV app will give you access to your For You and Follow feeds if you’re logged into your account. You’ll also find a Discover page to find more videos and creators you don’t already follow.

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When TikTok announced that it was testing a TV app on Fire TV last year, global head of marketing Nick Tran said in a statement:

“People are looking for a community right now and TikTok is connecting users to content and people that resonate and are meaningful to them. We have been thinking about what it means to adopt streaming devices like Fire TV to connect with our users and how we can give them more dynamic experiences, and we feel that delivering content Our approach to television to some extent is a natural next step.”

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