TikTok TV finds a new home on VIZIO’s affordable TVs – with a small catch
TikTok’s global dominance continues as app makes its way onto VIZIO Smart TVs (opens in new tab),
update is currently underway (opens in new tab) With a new app sitting right on the home page. VIZIO is a bit slow to support TikTok because competitors Samsung and LG had the app when it first launched in North America in November 2021. TikTok TV is essentially the same as the mobile app, but on a larger screen and without the ability to record video. ,
The remarkable thing about this particular rollout is that VIZIO TVs are known for being cheap. For example, you can buy Vizio’s V-Series 43-inch 4K HDR TV for a little less than $300. Compare it Samsung 4K TV, You’ll probably pay over $400 for one, assuming it’s on sale.
Coming to Tiktok on Vizio TV means you have a popular app that is being made more widely available to the TV consumer.
There is a catch however. A VIZIO representative confirmed that the app will be available on all VIZIO TVs that have SmartCast, the company’s own app platform. If you don’t know if your TV has Smartcast or not, you can check by visiting VIZIO’s website (opens in new tab) and looking at your model; It will be listed on the product page.
According to the website, all VIZIO TVs from 2021 onwards come with the new SmartCast. This implies that if you have an older model, you may not have the app platform and thus there is no way to get TikTok TV.
Apart from its availability on low-cost TVs, TikTok TV is largely the same. You can connect your TikTok account to VIZIO Display to watch videos from your personal feed. The app also has autoplay enabled for a continuous content stream.
Analysis: Trying New Things
As TikTok moves away from its mobile roots and onto a new platform, you can’t help but wonder what parent company ByteDance has in store for its app. Rolling out low-cost 4K TVs will probably get them even more viewers, but you can only do so much with the same content.
As a result, TikTok is trying new things. Back in February, the app extended Maximum video length 10 minutes, appears to be taking over YouTube. And a May report suggests ByteDance is considering implementing video games on its service, But they are quite simple mobile games like running in a lane and avoiding obstacles. It’s interesting to see what TikTok is doing to fuel growth, even if it’s pretty random.
Also, you might not know this, but it is completely possible to download Tiktok videos. TechRadar has one Guide on how to save your favorites From getting lost in the huge material library.