Streamlabs Announces Integration With TikTok

Today, Streamlabs proudly unveils a game-changing integration with TikTok, streamlining the live streaming process for creators on the much-loved platform. This partnership opens the door to a world of possibilities, simplifying broadcasting on the app, making it easier for video game streamers to share their gameplay on TikTok while equipping creators with the innovative tools and features of Streamlabs to create more engaging and interactive live streams for their audience.

This integration allows creators to go live on TikTok directly from Streamlabs Desktop, eliminating the need for a stream key while providing all the tools needed to create an engaging live stream. Please note that if you have access to TikTok LIVE Studio, you will still need to apply to receive native access to stream to TikTok from Streamlabs Desktop. In some cases, you may have permission to stream to TikTok as an RTMP Destination rather than natively. You can enter your TikTok server URL and stream key in this case. If you’d like native access, please click the Apply for TikTok Live Permission button. Additionally, creators without live access to TikTok can apply for it directly through Streamlabs Desktop.

With this new TikTok Integration, creators can log into Streamlabs Desktop using their TikTok account and take full advantage of the following Streamlabs features, plus more:

  • Streamlabs Desktop: Loved for its simple streaming and recording capabilities, Streamlabs Desktop is robust software for Windows and Mac to ensure a smooth, customizable live streaming experience. With screen capture and webcam support, Streamlabs Desktop makes it easy to showcase your gaming and camera while formatting everything vertically for TikTok. Streamers can create premium-quality live streaming content without the professional price tag.
  • Dual Output: The Streamlabs Desktop Dual Output feature allows creators to simulcast on TikTok plus one horizontal platform (like Twitch or YouTube) to expand their reach. This type of simulcasting can significantly amplify the creator’s visibility and engagement by catering to audiences across different platforms without obstructing the view of either audience.


What is TikTok LIVE?

TikTok LIVE enables you to broadcast live to your community on the platform. It’s a great way to engage your audience on a more personal level, interact with others, gain new followers, or even have them join you on camera. It’s great for creators looking to share their lives with their fans!

Do you need a stream key to go live on TikTok using Streamlabs Desktop?

No — you are not required to have a stream key to live stream on TikTok using Streamlabs, but you do need live stream access from TikTok. If you do not have live access to TikTok, you can apply for it through Streamlabs Desktop. After you've been accepted by TikTok, all you have to do is launch Streamlabs, log into your TikTok account, have TikTok LIVE access, and hit “Go Live.”

How do I start streaming to TikTok?

There are three steps you have to take to start streaming to your TikTok account through Streamlabs Desktop:

  1. You can log in to your existing TikTok account by clicking on the TikTok icon in Streamlabs Desktop. 
  2. When you click “Go Live,” either one of two things will happen:
  3. You’ll be asked to insert a stream title, and then you can go live.
  4. If you haven’t been approved for TikTok LIVE yet — you will see a “Apply for TikTok Live Permission” button that will take you to the application process. Once approved, live streaming will become available automatically.
  5. From here, stream through Streamlabs Desktop directly to TikTok and have access to the LIVE room from Desktop.

Can I stream to TikTok from any operating system?

As of now, you can stream to TikTok from Windows OS. MacOS and mobile support will follow shortly.

Can I multistream to TikTok?

If your account has been validated, you can add TikTok as an additional streaming destination (As long as you have another primary destination) in your Streamlabs Desktop Settings → Stream.

How can I optimize my stream for vertical streaming?

You can use our Dual Output feature in Streamlabs Desktop to optimize your stream for both horizontal and vertical platforms!

What Streamlabs features are available and useful for streaming to TikTok?

We recommend you explore:

  • Dual Output to optimize your stream for both Horizontal and Vertical formats,
  • Multistream if you plan on going live to more than just TikTok
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