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How to Watch TikTok Without App

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated September, 23, 2022

TikTok is one of the biggest social media platforms, but not everyone can create an account on the platform or download the app to their phones.

Luckily, you don’t need the app or an account to watch TikTok videos.

In this article, we’ll explain how to watch TikTok without an app or an account and what are the disadvantages of not having an account on the platform,

How To Watch TikTok Without an App or an Account

There are three main ways you can watch TikToks without downloading the app or creating an account. You can also watch TikTok videos on TV.

TikTok’s official website

Anyone can open TikToks without the app or an account on TikTok’s website on a browser. You can do this on your smartphone, PC or tablet. 

To find TikTok’s website:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to https://www.tiktok.com.
  3. The site will open up to TikTok’s main feed, also known as the For You page.

You can watch videos there by scrolling through the feed or search for hashtags, categories, and creators, via the search bar function at the top of the page.

Did you know? TikTok does not allow users that are 13 or younger to join the platform. Here’s how you can change your age on TikTok.

YouTube and other social media apps

If you can’t access TikTok’s website, you can find plenty of popular TikTok videos without the app on YouTube and similar platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and even Twitter.

Those aiming for variety should opt for YouTube. 

If you’re looking for something similar to TikTok’s never-ending feed, you can join Instagram– where many creators share their TikToks– or consider some TikTok alternatives.

Finally, you can view some TikTok videos without an app on Facebook and Twitter, but they’re better for those looking to follow certain creators, rather than watch random TikToks or compilations.

If geo-restrictions are preventing you from accessing the TikTok website, you can try bypassing them by getting yourself a good VPN. You can read more on our selections on:

TikTok viewer

Those that can’t access TikTok’s website and prefer searching the TikTok library, rather than what other social media platforms have to offer, can try a TikTok viewer.

This type of third-party software typically lets you search for users on the app, hashtags, and music trends.

Our top three picks include:

  • Brainans.com

Branans.com lets you browse anonymously by name, hashtag, and music. You can use it to download videos, check analytics, and even download music and videos from TikTok for free.

  • Urlebird.com

Urlebird.com is more of a TikTok analyzer. It allows users to search TikTok creators and hashtags without an app or an account and look at TikTok stats to help them figure out what’s trending on the platform and what type of videos are better.

The site also maintains a list of the most popular users and hashtags on TikTok, and displays trending videos on its home page.

  • TikyToky.com

TikyToky is a popular TikTok viewer that lets users view TikTok videos without an account, search for videos by hashtags and creators, and download clips without watermarks.

The site keeps track of popular videos on the platforms and shows them on the homepage and has a short list of trending hashtags on the app.

How to Watch TikTok Live Anonymously?

You can watch live videos on TikTok anonymously by visiting TikTok’s website.

To do that:

  1. Visit https://www.tiktok.com.
  2. Click on LIVE in the menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Choose the video you want to watch.

If you want to ensure your anonymity and privacy while watching TikTok videos with or without an app, you should consider installing VPN software. (Read more about the advantage of having a VPN here.) Once you download and install it, all you’ll have to do is connect to it to browse safely.

You can also use your VPN to watch restricted TikTok content without an app via your iPhone and Android device.

What Are The Downsides Of Not Having a TikTok Account?

Although watching TikTok videos without an account or the app is possible, you won’t get to use certain TikTok features without an account.

Not having a TikTok account means:

  • You can’t upload or share content.
  • You can’t follow certain people and creators.
  • You don’t get a For You page that is tailored based on your interests.
  • You can’t like videos or comments.
  • You can’t comment on videos.
  • You can’t message other users on the platform.

Bottom Line 

TikTok is one of the most popular platforms in the world, but it’s not accessible to everyone. If you’re wondering how to watch TikTok without an app, you can do that via a browser, on YouTube and similar platforms, or through a TikTok viewer. If all fails, you can try a VPN to access the app.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.