TikTok is testing a brand new piece of desktop streaming software program known as TikTok Dwell Studio that lets customers broadcast stay footage from video games and different desktop functions, TechCrunch reports. The software program is at present being examined with a small variety of customers throughout some Western markets, TikTok says, however its official page on TikTok’s site seems to have been taken down as of publication.
If launched, TikTok Dwell Studio could mark an fascinating change for TikTok’s stay streaming technique. Reasonably than being centered on customers streaming instantly from cell units, it could develop TikTok Dwell’s focus to incorporate game streaming, bringing it into competitors with the likes of Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Fb Gaming.
Based on Zach Bussey, who shared screenshots of TikTok Dwell Studio on Twitter, the software program is at present in a barebones state. It reportedly helps streaming in each panorama and portrait, and might draw footage from video games, particular person packages, cell units, and cameras.
It’s beforehand been attainable to stay stream from a desktop gadget to TikTok utilizing third-party software like Streamlabs, however a help page for the feature notes that entry is restricted and invite-only. There are additionally tutorials that use third-party providers like Loola.television as a workaround to attach TikTok with streaming packages like OBS. However even these aren’t excellent — a Loola.tv help page notes that “TikTok streaming is at present disabled for many customers” as of July this yr.
It’s not clear when TikTok would possibly develop its take a look at of Dwell Studio to extra customers. But when it turns into broadly out there, desktop streaming could carry much more selection to the platform’s catalog of stay content material.