TikTok and all its Savage dance moves aren’t confined to your mobile device any longer. The company just launched “More TikTok,” a free Fire TV app that lets you stream curated TikTok content on your big screen. True to its name, the Fire TV app also features more content that’s longer than the one minute limit with two new categories, “In the Studio,” which showcases interviews with TikTok stars, and “This is TikTok,” which will spotlight creators.
According to the Amazon app description, “‘More on TikTok’ brings the real, fun and bold world of TikTok — the leading destination for short-form mobile video — directly to your living room.” The Fire TV app is view only, so you’ll still have to use your phone to upload your viral challenges and lip-syncing vids. Plus you won’t have to login or even need an account to watch. The content is currently ad-free and users can just say “Alexa, open More on TikTok” to activate.
“People are looking for community right now and TikTok is connecting users to content and people that resonate and are meaningful to them,” Nick Tran, TikTok’s head of global marketing, said in a statement. “We’ve been thinking through what the adoption of streaming devices like Fire TV means for connecting with our users and how we can offer them more dynamic experiences, and we feel bringing our content to the TV to some extent is a natural next step.”
This news comes as TikTok is in jeopardy of being banned in the US per an order by the Trump administration. The Chinese-owned app will be officially banned by September 15 unless it’s sold off to Microsoft.
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