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How to Stream on TikTok: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you looking to stream on TikTok but unsure of the best method to use? Dive into this guide to discover the four primary ways to go LIVE on the platform.

1. Stream Key Method (I do this)

What is it? A versatile method allowing streaming on TikTok using any software or device.

Requirements: Obtain a stream key either by joining a TikTok live agency or through a TikTok employee. UK creators can join my agency. If you're in another country check out my list of agencies.

Who's it for? Ideal for those streaming from a PC or Mac looking for the most professional and customisable setup. Works with all streaming software such as OBS, Streamlabs, and Restream.

2. TikTok LIVE Studio

What is it? TikTok's proprietary software for Windows PCs.

Requirements: Follower count varies, but typically between 1k-10k.

Who's it for? Those without a stream key desire a professional PC setup. Download here. Watch this video to set it up!


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3. Mobile Gaming

What is it? Share your mobile screen with viewers, perfect for mobile gamers.

Requirements: Most unlock between 1k-3k followers.

Who's it for? Gamers and those without access to PC streaming. Simply go live on Twitch, YouTube or Kick and share their app from your phone. More info here.

4. Device Cameras (Most Popular)

What is it? Direct streaming from your phone's camera.

Requirements: Typically available for those 18+ with 500-1k followers.

Who's it for? Anyone! When in doubt, use this method. It's the most popular and versatile method.

This is the only method with access to effects, live battles and proper multi-guest.


With various methods available, choose the one that aligns with your needs and technical capabilities. Whether you're a gamer, a casual user, or a professional streamer, TikTok offers a method tailored for you. Dive in and start streaming today!

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