TikTok Is Coming To LG’s Recent Smart TVs

TikTok Is Coming To LG’s Recent Smart TVs

The TV manufacturer has announced the short video platform TikTok has launched an app for LG's 2020 and 2021 smart TVs.

The app arrived on these recent webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0 models with a firmware update that started rolling out on October 7, but will also be coming to older 2019 TVs "in the coming months".

The app is launching in the UK, France, and Germany, citing a TikTok representative The Verge reported on Friday.

That's notable since TikTok's smart TV apps for Samsung TVs, Android TV, and Fire TV have all focused on those same European countries so far.

Meanwhile, in the US, TikTok released a more limited "More on TikTok" app on Fire TV devices last year.

Considering how optimized TikTok is for portrait-orientated mobile viewing, the report said it's not going to look great on living room televisions.

But TikTok is understood to be trying to reach a broader audience with its smart TV apps and tap into the higher advertising rates associated with TV viewing, Protocol previously reported.

Read More: TheVerge


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