Since TikTok, the short music video sharing app, has been launched, it rapidly gains popularity among people. The app, allowing its users to share or create musical, dance, comedy, acting, lip-sync and other types of short videos, is available in Google Play Store and App Store now.
TikTok, however, is not available on the web and provide no desktop version for users to watch Tik Tok on a computer. But it isn't impossible to view them on your computer, so this guide will provide you the solutions get TikTok on a Windows or Mac computer.
While TikTok cannot be watched on the web via a internet browser, Android users can use the Android emulator, Bluestacks, to run TikTok on computer. This emulator allows users to install and use Android applications on PC or Mac. With Bluestacks, you can use TikTok on a computer like you do on an Android phone.
Step 1: Download and Install Bluestacks on the Computer
Head to Bluestacks' official website to get the program downloaded. If your computer runs Windows system, the download file name will be "BlusStacks-Installer" with the suffix of ".exe". While if your computer is running macOS, the file name ends with ".dmg".
After downloading, follow the instructions to install it. Remind you that on Mac, the program might need some access permissions.
Step 2: Download and Install TikTok within Bluestacks
Open Bluestacks and look for the "App Center" section at the top of the screen. Then log in your Google account to the Store.
Search TikTok in the store by typing the name in the search bar which locates at the upper right corner. Select TikTok among the search results and then click "Install".
Choose "Accept" in the pop-up that notifies you this app needs access to your computer's microphone and camera. After the installation, simply click "Open".
Now you can enjoy the interesting videos in TikTok on your computer. Next time to launch TikTok on the computer, head to "My Apps" in Bluestacks.
For most iPhone users who don't have Google Play Store account and it is hard to get a stable iPhone emulator, the solution is mirroring iPhone/iPad screen to PC or Mac to watch TikTok on a larger screen. While you can mirror a iPhone screen to Mac computer via QuickTime, you can stream TikTok videos from iPhone/iPad to Windows by using FonePaw ScreenMo (opens new window). It is an AirPlay receiver for PC that can project iOS screen on PC and then watch contents on iOS in full screen on the computer. If you like, you can also use ScreenMo to record the TikTok videos you like to save them as MP4 files. Follow the steps to learn how to do it.
Download and install FonePaw ScreenMo on your computer, it's free to download this app.
Step 1 Launch this app, then ensure your iOS device and computer both have connected to the same Wi-Fi in order to proceed the next step.
Step 2 Open Control Center on your iOS devices, and choose the "Screen Mirroring" where you will see the option "FonePaw ScreenMo" (or the older version called "FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder"), then tap on it.
Step 3 The iPhone/iPad screen will be presented on your computer, then open Tik Tok on your iOS devices and play the video you want to watch.
Step 4 Now you can enjoy watching TikTok contents on a bigger screen. If you want to disconnect the projection, you can turn it off in Control Center, tapping on "FonePaw ScreenMo > Stop Mirroring" on your iPhone/iPad.
The steps are quite easy, so what are you waiting for? Get the FonePaw iOS ScreenMo and then you can have the TikTok videos on the PC/Mac.
Hopefully this guide can help you watch your favorite TikTok videos on computers. Drop your comments and let us know what you think, or share this guide with your friends if you find it useful!