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How to watch TikTok on PC and Mac - X-Mirage


At the moment, the TikTok app is only available for smartphones, not for Windows and Mac. In this article, we will show you 2 ways to use TikTok on your PC or Mac, either through the TikTok website or by using Screen Mirroring/Cast.

Option 1 How to Use the TikTok Website

TikTok's desktop site is very easy to use and allows you to browse TikToks at your leisure from your computer. 2 drawbacks are that you can't download TikTok videos from the desktop site and you can't use the built-in tools to edit your videos.

Head to the TikTok website and log in your account. You can also browse some trending videos on this page.


Option 2 Mirror/cast TikTok to Mac/PC from iOS/Android

If you don't want to use the browser and log in your account, you can watch TikTok videos on Mac/Windows simply by mirror/cast your iPhone/Android app. Here we will show you how.

AirPlay feature allows you to effortlessly share or mirror almost anything from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch screen to any AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV. For Android users, the same feature is called Cast.

But how to mirror or cast from iOS/Android to Mac/PC? Well, with X-Mirage installed, your Mac and PC turns AirPlay 2-enabled and Google cast enabled, you can mirror/cast the screen from iOS/Android to Mac/PC.

How to mirror/cast TikTok video from iOS/Android to Mac/PC? Follow below steps.

1. Install X-Mirage on your Mac or Windows. Make sure your iOS or Android device with TikTok are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Mac/Windows.

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2. Open Control Center on your iOS device:

  • On iPhone X or later or iPad with iPadOS or later: Swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • On iPhone 8 or earlier or iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen. 

3. Tap Screen Mirroring.

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4. Tap X-Mirage from below Screen Mirroring receiver list. If you installed X-Mirage on multiple Mac or PC, pay attention to the device name.

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5. Now your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch screen is mirrored to the Mac.

Airplay Receiver for Mac

Run TikTok and you will see it on your Mac/Windows.

If you are using Android:

1. Swipe down from the top of your Android device to reveal the Quick Settings panel.

2. Look for and select a button labeled Cast.

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3. A list of Chromecast devices on your network will show up. Choose your Mac.

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4. Your Android screen will appear on the Mac. Then play TikTok.

X-Mirage also allows to you record TikTok videos to MP4. Simply click below circle icon to start the TikTok video recording.

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