TikTok App Launches on Amazon’s Fire TV

TikTok App Launches on Amazon’s Fire TV

8/7/2020 12:11:00 AM

TikTok App Launches on Amazon’s Fire TV

You still can’t watch HBO Max or NBCUniversal’s Peacock on Fire TV — but now you can stream TikTok videos on your big-screen TV through the Amazon devices. For whatever fans of Ti…

, “More on TikTok” is available to Fire TV users in the U.S., providing playlists and compilations of popular short-form videos curated by TikTok. The channel includes “In the Studio,” featuring interviews with TikTok stars, and “This Is TikTok,” highlighting other creators.

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“‘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,” reads the description of the app on Fire TV. The app is free to download, and it doesn’t carry any advertising currently.

In addition, the TikTok app on Fire TV will let users watch thelive-streaming virtual concert with The Weeknd, who will perform songs from his hit album “After Hours” in a special augmented-reality event. “The Weeknd Experience” will premiere exclusively on TikTok on Friday, Aug. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, with repeat showings scheduled.

“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.”

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