If you can’t get enough of TikTok on your phone, an official TikTok app for Amazon Fire TV is now available. It is currently available in the United States and Canada, and will soon be available on Amazon Echo Show devices, according to a blog post by Amazon.
That’s all there is to it. You’ll have a similar experience to TikTok on your phone, but on a larger screen and in an aspect ratio that TikTok wasn’t really designed for. That is, assuming you don’t have one of those fancy vertically rotating TVs. However, you almost certainly do not.
“TikTok is a household staple in our home, and I’m thrilled the whole family can now enjoy their favorite TikTok videos together on the best screen in the house with TikTok on Fire TV,” said Daniel Rausch, vice president of Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. “We love to pull up TikTok hands-free on our Fire TV Omni Series by just asking, ‘Alexa, play TikTok.’ We can’t wait to hear how our customers are enjoying the latest dance craze or viral trends with their families.”
Simply install the TikTok app on your Amazon Fire TV device, sign in (or create a new account), and you’re ready to go. You’ll still have access to TikTok’s excellent recommendation engine, as well as the “Following” feed. There’s also the “Discover” page.
The Amazon Fire TV TikTok app will also serve up videos in autoplay mode, allowing you to watch TikTok on your TV for hours on end without having to lift a finger or look up from the screen and at other humans who may or may not be in the room with you.
Just don’t be surprised if your kids think you’re crazy for wanting to watch TikTok on a TV rather than a phone. You can count on us on this one.