Alphabet Inc’s Google is working with TikTok to stream videos from Android phones to televisions, part of a broader effort to make its devices work together more seamlessly.
The new feature will let Android users show clips from ByteDance Ltd’s TikTok app on TVs equipped with Google’s Chromecast system, according to a statement. It’s similar to Apple Inc’s AirPlay service, which can share video from an iPhone with an Apple TV set-top box. The announcement is one of several that Google is making at the annual CES technology conference, which officially got underway. At a large booth on the Las Vegas Strip, the company is showing off new features that span phones, earbuds, TVs and cars.
Another feature — also similar to an Apple offering — will let a user start a podcast on an Android phone and then transfer it over to a docked Pixel Tablet at home.