During the past few weeks, I’ve been testing a desktop called live, which is designed to help creators and gamers stream content to their fans and followers. This software offers a number of features, such as the ability to pull footage from apps and cameras, but also has a few shortcomings that seasoned streamers would find a bit lacking.
Currently, TikTok is a popular mobile app that allows creators to post videos and share music. Recently, however, the company has announced that they are working on a desktop application, called TikTok Live Studio.
In a recent tweet, Zach Bussey, CEO of TikTok, outlined the features of this new app. They include portrait and landscape modes, chat, keyword filtering, and text.
According to TechCrunch, TikTok is reportedly testing this desktop streaming software with a small group of users in Western markets. The firm hasn’t stated whether or not it will launch the service, but it could be a good way for the company to reach more desktop users.
The TikTok Live Studio is a Windows program that enables livestreaming from a PC. It includes chat interfaces, as well as the ability to add mobile captures, game captures, and other content. The software will also allow users to schedule events and assign moderators.
It’s unclear how TikTok will differentiate its new desktop application from other live streaming tools. The software appears to be a fork of OBSProject. But there aren’t a lot of other details available.
The desktop application will sync content between the mobile app and the desktop version of the software. The software is also said to be rudimentary. Generally, the user experience is much better on the desktop.
This software is aimed at giving TikTok a leg up in the competition to become a dominant force in the live streaming market. However, it may not be ready to compete with the established broadcasting tools, such as Twitch or YouTube.
While it’s still in a test phase, TikTok is working on the Live Studio. It will study the different use cases for the software and will tailor the app to the creators’ needs. It could even eventually become a feature that all creators can use.
It’s unlikely that TikTok will compete with Twitch or YouTube Gaming, but it could still give them a run for their money. The desktop app would allow TikTok to stream in both landscape and portrait modes, making it easier for the company to connect with its audience.
Pull footage from apps, mobile devices, and cameras
Considering how popular TikTok has become, it’s no surprise that the company is trying to reinvent the wheel. One of the most interesting projects is a desktop application that pulls live footage from your camera or smartphone and syncs it with your feed. The app is already in beta in certain markets and could be rolled out to the masses in the near future. The aforementioned skunky could be a boon to content creators and their livestreaming peers, not to mention advertisers. The TikTok app is not the most convenient place to store all your videos, but it’s where the lion’s share of your live streams will live. The company has also rolled out a number of community features to its app suite, allowing users to participate in discussions and vote on certain posts. This could prove to be a valuable source of content for the company’s users, who have previously been tethered to TikTok’s mobile app.
A nifty new feature dubbed the ‘Live Studio’ allows users to stream their best content directly to TikTok’s live broadcast. The desktop software also boasts a plethora of other features, including a smart keyboard that doubles as a remote control and an app drawer that makes the desktop a virtual extension of your laptop.
Measuring creators’ usage of the software
Using TikTok is a great way to build a massive audience and increase your fan base. Aside from a good name, you can also monetize your content with paid subscriptions. However, TikTok offers very little in the way of quality of life features. Its three-minute video limit is a bit of a handicap.
TikTok’s newest feature, TikTok Live, aims to improve your streaming experience. For example, you can choose to use your computer or phone to stream your video. You can also schedule a stream and chat with your audience. Other perks include the ability to gift viewers with a branded item. Some of the perks include gifting a 55″ Samsung The Frame TV and a Dell XPS 13 Plus laptop.
TikTok is not the only social networking platform to offer livestreaming functionality. Twitch has also been known to offer a similar functionality. But there’s no denying that TikTok’s new streaming software could make a splash among desktop users. And as of today, there are over 1 billion monthly active users on the site. As of yet, there’s no word on how much these users are willing to pay for this sexy service.
If you’re planning on going all out and creating and distributing a top-notch, professional-looking video, you might want to consider putting some cash towards purchasing a Windows PC and some software. If you’re a fan of gaming or are just looking to up your kudos, you’ll be happy to know that TikTok’s latest offering will allow you to livestream to a desktop.
While this product is not yet available to the masses, there’s no reason you shouldn’t give it a shot. In fact, you may be surprised by how much better your video streaming experience will be. And if you’re just starting out, you can get a free account. You’ll also get access to TikTok’s business tools and creative resources. And if you’re ready to take the next step, you can sign up for a free trial of TikTok’s new Creator Service. You’ll even get to try out TikTok’s new video-centric features for one month before your first payment.