1 TikTok LIVE - these options are available
Basically, there are two different methods to start a livestream on TikTok. In this chapter, we will show you very briefly and crisply what they are and how they differ from each other.
1.1 With your smartphone and the TikTok app
You can easily use the TikTok app on your smartphone and start a livestream from there. The app directly accesses one of your cameras and uses the corresponding image, which is then transmitted to the TikTok servers in real-time. So you can either choose the classic selfie variant and talk directly to your viewers, or you can use the front camera of your smartphone and film what's happening around you.
Of course, which camera is the better choice depends largely on what you want to present to your viewers. You even have the option to switch cameras during the stream. However, this method is limited and doesn't offer the same possibilities you would have if you streamed from your PC. However, unlike streaming from a PC, it has a big advantage that you don't need another device or advanced technical knowledge.
1.2 Using a streaming tool on the PC
Compared to the classic approach with the TikTok app, TikTok streaming from PC offers a wealth of features and creative options for you. For example, you can stream content from your PC (browser, videos, gaming) and present it to your viewers. Of course, the big disadvantage is that to implement this variant, you need a PC and a basic understanding of it.
So, you will need to install and set up a streaming tool like OBS Studio and connect it to your TikTok account. For a better understanding, we have set up an easy-to-understand course on how to use OBS in our free OWN3D.Academy.
How to find the stream key you need to stream via PC on TikTok isexplained here.
2 Start live streaming at TikTok - Requirements you should meet
If you are new to TikTok and would like to start your own livestream right after signing up, you will initially be left out in the cold, because this function will not be activated for you at first. You don't have enough followers! So, how many followers do you need on TikTok to go live?You need at least 1,000 followers. That sounds like a lot at first, but due to the fact that TikTok is extremely popular and millions of users use it every day, gathering 1,000 followers can be accomplished in a relatively short amount of time.
In addition, TikTok uses special algorithms that cannot be compared to those on YouTube or Instagram. On TikTok, it is sometimes enough to land a viral hit to reach the necessary number of followers.
Now you're probably wondering how to get 1,000 followers on TikTok as quickly as possible. You're in luck, because inthis articlewe've summarized for you the best methods on how to gain new followers fast.
In order to see the "Live" button on TikTok, you need 1,000 followers. Once you meet this requirement, the corresponding function will be unlocked for you and you can start a livestream on TikTok. You can do this either directly with the app or on your PC using a streaming tool.
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