Update: On May 6, 20201, Streamlabs and TikTok announced an integration so that creators can now go live to Tiktok from Streamlabs, and get access to on-screen alerts, utilize our tipping functionality, & much more! For more information about the integration, please read our blog post announcement here.
As the live streaming industry continues to expand, it is now common to see live streaming features available on social media platforms. Live streaming gives creators a unique opportunity to engage with their community in a more personal way than posting images or videos alone. It is clear platforms are recognizing this and putting more emphasis on it and TikTok is one of the newest platforms to implement a live feature.
TikTok has taken it one step further and started experimenting with letting creators live stream to their platform from a PC. Today we’ll show you how to live stream to TikTok using Streamlabs OBS. Please note, this feature is not available for everyone.
TikTok is currently rolling out its live streaming future to a select group of users. The current requirements that you’ll need to meet to go live to TikTok are: 1) Must be 18+ years or older and 2) Must have at least 1,000 followers. Some users may meet these requirements and still not have access to the live streaming feature. In this case, coming soon, TikTok will allow users to apply for live streaming access. In the next iteration of our integration which will be introduced soon, the minimum age requirement will be lowered from 18+ to the region’s minimum age. We'll update this blog when we have more information.
How to live stream from TikTok using Streamlabs OBS
To live stream on TikTok from a PC, make sure to first download Streamlabs OBS.
Open, Streamlabs OBS, select TikTok from the platform dropdown and sign in using your TikTok login credentials.
Through the latest integration between Streamlabs and TikTok, you can sign in using your TikTok login credentials
Locate Stream Key & URL
After you log in, press “Go Live”. The pop-up screen will prompt you to access your stream key and Server URL.
After you access your URL and Stream Key you can paste them into Streamlabs OBS. You’ll also be able to update the title of your broadcast and cover image.
Now, click on “Confirm & Go Live” and you’ll be streaming to your TikTok account.
You can download Streamlabs OBS here.