How To Watch Tik Tok Videos From Your Mac
Last Updated: November 13, 2019
TikTok is a mobile video sharing platform that was launched worldwide just three years ago. Since its launch, millions have downloaded the app. For some, TikTok is a way of expressing themselves, of building up a brand, or perhaps even a way of earning extra money. Other people, however, really enjoy watching the content that is posted by the millions of creators on the TikTok platform.
One problem that you might have faced with TikTok is the fact that the app is only available on smartphones. You can only use TikTok if you download the application either from the Apple App Store if you own an iOS device, or the Google Play Store if you are a fan of Android smartphones. If you are looking to watch your favorite TikTok creators from your Mac, then read on to learn about two strategies that you can use to accomplish this.
Emulating Android On Your Mac
The first step is the best solution if you do not have the TikTok app on your smartphone to copy a link from. With this particular option, you are going to install an application on your Mac and then emulate an Android device – don’t worry, this process is much easier than it sounds.
There is a couple of different options when it comes to emulating the Android operating system on a Mac. Nox App Player is probably the most popular option, and it is completely free to use, so no need to worry about paying for an app just to watch TikTok videos on your Mac. Download this app directly on the company’s website – click on the “Mac Version” button to download and install the appropriate DMG file.
You can also try out Bluestacks if you are not a fan of the Nox App Player. This is another Android emulator that has a large focus on gamers, but you can download regular apps from the Google Play Store as well.
After installing, be sure to set up the Google Play Store using your Google account – you might have to create a new Gmail account if you do not already own an Android device. Search for “TikTok” in the Google Play Store once it loads and then download the app. The process works similar, as on your mobile device – simply launch the app, and you can start watching TikTok videos directly on your Mac.
Downloading TikTok Videos On Your Mac
If you do not prefer to install an Android emulator to watch TikTok videos on your Mac, then there is an alternative option. You can use your mobile device, which can be an iOS or an Android device, to find your favorite videos. Links to these videos can then be copied to your Mac and then downloaded in MP4 format. This way, you will be able to view these videos, even if your internet connection goes down.
Simply open up TikTok on your smartphone. When you find a video, you would like to watch on your Mac, click the “Share” button and then the “Share to” column. Click on “Copy Link” and then send this link to your computer – if you own an iPhone, then you could sync it with your Mac.
When the link is on your computer, open up a TikTok video downloader, paste the link, and then download the video in MP4 format.
While watching TikTok videos are meant to be done on your smartphone, if you have a Mac and would like to take a look at these videos on the bigger display, then we have the solution for you. Simply follow either of the two strategies we shared with you in this post, and you are on your way to enjoying your favorite TikTok creators directly on your Mac.