How to live stream on TikTok?

TikTok Live Streaming
TikTok Live Streaming

We want this article to be utmostly helpful for you, so we won't talk about why TikTok streaming is vital these days. Instead, we'll provide you with a complete guide on how to go live on TikTok using different devices and customization options. We broke this guide onto six sections, so you can easily find what interests you the most:

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In the 1st tutorial, we discuss how to get a TikTok Stream Key and URL. Once you learn how to get a stream key, you can follow other tutorials, as you need to paste your stream key and URL into LiveReacting.

To avoid any surprises, here's what you need to stream on TikTok:

  • Being at least 16 y.o. and having at least 1,000 followers. As of July 2022, these are the TikTok requirements. Please note, TikTok enabled RTMP feature for a limited number of users, so it's not available to all users yet.
  • A TikTok stream key. In this tutorial, we show how to get a stream key on TikTok.
  • Being a LiveReacting user.
LiveReacting is a streaming software. You can use LiveReacting to stream pre-recorded videos as live, and personalize them with your branding, music and more. LiveReacting had been used by large brands, including:
LiveReacting Users
LiveReacting Users

How to get a TikTok stream key?๐Ÿ”‘

1. Open the TikTok app, click on the plus icon at the bottom, select the LIVE option and choose Cast to PC under the Go Live button.

TikTok Live Setup
TikTok Live Setup

2. You will see your TikTok stream key and server URL - copy them.

TikTok Stream Key
TikTok Stream Key

2. How to stream to TikTok from PC or a camera?๐Ÿ’ป

1. Get a stream key for TikTok together with a TikTok URL.

2. Go to your LiveReacting Studio and click New Layer โžก๏ธ Web Camera.

Connect Camera in LiveReacting
Connect Camera in LiveReacting

3. Now your camera is connected. Choose an appropriate streaming format (orientation).

Streaming Format
Streaming Format

4. Open LiveReacting Settings and add a Custom TikTok RTMP channel.

TikTok RTMP Streaming
TikTok RTMP Streaming

5. Paste the copied stream key and server URL in the appropriate fields and click Connect. Scroll down and click Save.

Paste TikTok Stream Key
Paste TikTok Stream Key

6. Press GO LIVE button on TikTok and then on the LiveReacting. Now your stream is live. When you want to end the stream, you'll have to click END Stream button.

Go Live on TikTok
Go Live on TikTok

3. How to go live on TikTok with a pre-recorded video? ๐Ÿ“น

While streaming pre-recorded video on TikTok, it will seem as if you're really live. This feature is perfect for the starting bloggers, or those who want to reach audiences in a different time zone.

1. Get a stream key for TikTok stream key for TikTok together with a TikTok URL.

2. Go to your LiveReacting Studio, click New Layer โžก๏ธ Video File.

Upload Video File
Upload Video File

3. Upload your recorded video. Once uploaded, click on it to add in your stream.

Upload Your Video
Upload Your Video

4. Now your pre-recorded video is uploaded and you're all set to stream on TikTok.

Streaming Pre-recorded video to TikTok
Streaming Pre-recorded video to TikTok

5. Open LiveReacting Settings and add a Custom TikTok RTMP channel.

RTMP Streaming on TikTok
RTMP Streaming on TikTok

6. Paste the copied stream key and server URL in the appropriate fields and click Connect. Scroll down and click Save.

Paste Stream Key and URL
Paste Stream Key and URL

7. Press GO LIVE button on TikTok, and then on the LiveReacting. Now your stream is live. When you want to end the stream, you'll have to click END Stream button.


4. How to add logo, images, overlays and other fun stuff into your TikTok stream?๐Ÿ“น

1. Get a stream key for TikTok stream key for TikTok as well as TikTok URL.

2. Go to your LiveReacting Studio and set up your video (connect your camera or use pre-recorded video). Click New Layer โžก๏ธ Image.

Add Image Layer
Add Image Layer

3. Upload your logo, image or an overlay.

Upload Your Logo
Upload Your Logo

4. Drag your logo where you want it to be displayed. You can edit its size and transparency right in the LiveReacting Studio.

TikTok Live stream with logo
TikTok Live stream with logo

5. Open LiveReacting Settings and add a Custom TikTok RTMP channel.

TikTok RTMP
TikTok RTMP

6. Paste the copied stream key and server URL in the appropriate fields and click Connect. Scroll down and click Save.

Paste Stream Key in LiveReacting
Paste Stream Key in LiveReacting

7. Press GO LIVE button on TikTok, and then on the LiveReacting. Now your stream is live. When you want to end the stream, you'll have to click END Stream button.


5. How to stream DJ sets to TikTok?

1. Copy your TikTok stream key and TikTok URL.

2. Go to your LiveReacting Studio and connect your camera, or add a pre-recorded video as a background for your TikTok Dj Set.

  1. Click New Layer, and select Audio.
Add Audio Layer
Add Audio Layer

4. Upload your music to stream on TikTok.

Upload your music
Upload your music

5. This is what your stream will look like. I used a video background, an audio layer and added text. You can also add text, your logo, or overlays.

DJ set on TikTok Live
DJ set on TikTok Live

6. Open LiveReacting Settings and add a Custom TikTok RTMP channel.

TikTok RTMP stream key
TikTok RTMP stream key

7. Paste the copied stream key and server URL in the appropriate fields and click Connect. Scroll down and click Save.

Paste TikTok Stream Key and URL
Paste TikTok Stream Key and URL

8. Press GO LIVE button on TikTok, and then on the LiveReacting. Now your stream is live. When you want to end the stream, you'll have to click END Stream button.


6. TikTok Streaming Tips & TikTok Algorithm ๐Ÿคซ

If you want your TikTok Stream to be as viral as possible, make sure to take into account these five factors:

  1. Video completion rate. If a user watches your TikTok stream in full (compared to a 50% or less), it has more chances to be pushed for further distribution to other similar users. Therefore, it is crucial for TikTok streamers to hold their audience's attention until the end of the live stream to become even more popular.
  2. Use #Hashtags on TikTok. For instance, if a user searches for a particular hashtag or frequently watches streams/videos with a specific hashtag, your stream is more likely to appear in the feed of this user if you use a hashtag.
  3. Create high-quality, engaging streams. A good stream quality ensures more views, so try to use a good camera and make your stream look more professional & engaging by adding stickers, music, branding, and so on. If you're too nervous about going live on TikTok, you can always record your content in advance and stream as live via LiveReacting.
  4. We also recommend you use Live Analytics on TikTok, so you can have a better idea whatโ€™s working well in your TikTok streams, and what you can improve.
  5. Promote TikTok Live in advance to increase visibility and engagement. Post a TikTok video 10-15 minutes before your live stream begins. Your latest video will contain a special icon that is more likely to direct viewers to your TikTok live. You can also promote your TikTok stream on other social media platforms:
TikTok Statistics
Source: Business of Apps

Send us a message in the live chat on our website and we'll be glad to share about other interactive elements, which you can add into your live streams to generate more views.

LiveReacting is a streaming platform for Social Media Managers, Digital agencies, brands and influencers that helps to enrich any live video with interactive elements and graphics in order to get more engagement and views.
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