TikTok has launched an app for LG’s 2020 and 2021 smart TVs, the TV manufacturer has announced. The app arrived on these recent webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0 models with a firmware update that started rolling out on October 7th, but will also be coming to older 2019 TVs “in the coming months.”
According to a TikTok spokesman, the app will be available in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. This is interesting because TikTok’s smart TV apps for Samsung TVs, Android TV, and Fire TV have all previously concentrated on the same European regions. Meanwhile, TikTok debuted a more limited “More on TikTok” app on Fire TV devices last year in the United States. We followed up with LG and TikTok to find out where the new smart TV app will be available.
TikTok, because it is optimized for portrait-orientated mobile viewing, will not appear good on living room televisions. However, TikTok is thought to be attempting to attract a bigger audience with its smart TV apps, as well as capitalize on the higher advertising rates connected with TV viewing, as previously reported by Protocol.