Korean tech giant LG has announced that TikTok has launched an app for its 2020 and 2021 smart TVs. It appeared on models running webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0 with a firmware update that began rolling out on October 7th. The TikTok app is reported to be available for 2019 LG TVs in the coming months.
According to a TikTok spokesman, the app will initially launch in the UK, France and Germany. This is noteworthy as TikTok for smart TVs based on other platforms, including Samsung, Android TV, and Fire TV, still only works in those countries. LG and TikTok have yet to announce in which regions the new app will be available.
Given how optimized TikTok is for viewing on mobile devices in portrait orientation, the video service is unlikely to look good on TV. Still, the company is trying to reach a wider audience with its smart TV apps.