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How to Install and Watch TikTok on Android TV

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TikTok on Android TV

TikTok needs no introduction as it is the most popular entertainment platform preferred by users. Owned by ByteDance, TikTok hosts short videos ranging from 15 seconds to three minutes uploaded by users from around the globe. These videos can be entertaining and informative and include pranks, tricks, jokes, etc. If you have an Android Smart TV in your home, you can install TikTok to watch all the videos from your favorite creators. The only drawback with the Android TV version of TikTok is that you can watch only the videos posted by others. It doesn’t support features to post your videos. You have to use a smartphone (Android or iPhone) to post the videos on TikTok.

TikTok has the facilities to text and send emojis to your friends. A lot of celebrities are using the TikTok app to post short videos. At the same time, TikTok has made a lot of new celebrities who became famous with their videos. The app supports 40 different languages.


Tiktok is a free app that doesn’t have any subscription plans. You can watch and post videos on TikTok without any fee. However, the TikTok app is banned in certain countries.

TikTok on Android TV

Not long before, TikTok made its debut on television platforms. It includes Fire TV, Android TV, and Google TV. So, we can easily access and enjoy streaming TikTok videos if you have one of the following Android Smart TVs or Android TV Boxes.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • MI Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • AirTV
  • AT&T TV
  • Epson
  • DIRECTV Stream
  • Mi Box and Mi Box S

How to Install TikTok on Android TV

1. Turn on your Android TV and connect it to the internet.

Google Play Store

2. From your home screen, launch the Google Play Store.

3. Click on the Search icon.

4. By using the on-screen keyboard, type down and search for the TikTok app.

5. Select the TikTok app from the search suggestions.

6. Click the Install button and start installing the app.

7. Wait for the app installation to complete and launch the TikTok app.

8. If you don’t wish to log in, click the Watch Now tab.

9. Finally, start streaming your favorite TikTok videos on the TV.

How to Access TikTok With a Web browser on Android TV

If you wish, you can access TikTok on your TV from its website. All you need is a browser like Chrome or Firefox on your TV.

1. Firstly, launch the browser on your Android TV.

2. Visit the TikTok website.

Tiktok Web Version

3. Start watching videos without signing in.

4. If you want to access your account, select the Login button.

5. Further, enter the credentials of your TikTok account.

6. Finally, start accessing TikTok on your TV.

Cast TikTok to Android TV

1. Turn on your Android TV and connect it to the same Wi-Fi as your Android smartphone.

2. On your smartphone, install the Google Home app if you don’t have one.

Cast TikTok to Android TV

3. Wait for the download to finish and then launch the Google Home app on your phone.

4. Click on the Menu icon and choose the Cast Screen / Audio option.

Cast TikTok to Android TV

5. Further, click on the Cast Screen /Audio button so that your device will search for available devices.

6. Next, select your Android TV from the list of devices on your screen.

7. Within a few minutes, the Android phone screen will mirror the TV.

8. Further, launch the TikTok app on your phone and start streaming it on your TV.

Sideload TikTok Apk on Android TV

Those residing in the TikTok banned countries can access TikTok by sideloading the apk file. For that, you need to install the Downloader app on Android TV. You can find this app officially on the TV store.

1. Go to Settings and enable unknown sources for Downloader (SettingsDevice PreferencesSecurity & RestrictionsUnknown SourcesDownloader → enable the toggle).

2. Launch the Downloader app and enter the URL for the TikTok Android Smart TV apk.

3. Download the apk file by tapping on the GO option and then install the app.

4. Upon installing the app, close the tab and launch a VPN service.

5. Connect to the server location of a country where TikTok is available.

6. Now, open the TikTok app you’ve installed and stream the videos you want.

Other Supported Devices

Tiktok Supported Devices

Let’s explore the list of devices that support TikTok.

  • Android phones
  • Tablet
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Web browsers
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Google TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you download TikTok on a Smart TV?

Yes, we have the standalone TikTok app tailored for Android TV in the Play Store. But, you can use it only to watch the videos.

Can I put TikTok on my TV?

Yes. You can download the TikTok app on your TV like any other supported app. Further, Sign in to the app to access the personalized feed with your TikTok account.

Is TikTok on Google TV?

Yes, The TikTok app is also supported on Google TV. Download the app and then sign in to your account and access it on your TV.

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