TikTok is entering the live video streaming space by launching its own proprietary software, TikTok LIVE Studio.
The new software has been quietly released online and is available to download on PC for Windows users with TikTok accounts. It doesn’t appear a mobile version is currently live, and information about the platform’s new content creation tool is still scarce.
For now, all users need to set up LIVE Studio after downloading is to log into their TikTok account. From there, they can connect directly with their audience on the popular video platform in new ways and from multiple devices.
In its current, very basic form, LIVE Studio allows users to pull video and audio from a variety of sources, including typical Game Capture, Mobile Capture, Video Capture, and Program Capture options. This means users can record their footage from other devices, such as an Elgato capture card or a program like Steam, to stream the footage to TikTok now.
There are also some basic tools for adding images and text to your scene, along with very simple chat moderation options. You can also import settings from other streaming software if you use programs like OBS or StreamElements.
Much of the software looks standard, offering a live display for live chats, gaming, and streaming performance. An interesting part of the editing process is that users can create scenes for their broadcasts either landscape or portrait, which means there are options to suit many types of creators depending on how they want to go live. .
With this launch, TikTok enters more direct competition with live content platforms like Twitch, while adding another element to the content war with YouTube. With a huge installation base, the number is over a billion as of September 27, the mostly mobile platform is trying to expand and bring new types of content into its ecosystem.
More details on LIVE Studio, including TikTok’s promotion plans and future updates, will be available in the near future.
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