How to Watch Instagram Live From a Computer or TV

Do you want to watch Instagram live on your computer or TV? Well, it is possible now because mark Zuckerberg recently in one of his addresses confirmed that Instagram live can now be accessed through your desktop. Isn’t that great?

Stick around till the end of the article to find out how to watch Instagram live on your computer or TV.

How to Watch Instagram Live From a Computer or TV?

You can watch Instagram live on your computer through Log in to your Instagram account on the web instead of the Instagram application on your computer. Then follow the given steps.

  • Step no.1: Once you have logged in to your Instagram account. Look at your stories bar given at the top. And if anyone is live currently you can see their icon on the top of your stories.
  • Step no.2: Simply tap on it in order to join that person’s Instagram live.
  • Step no.3: The interface of that life will be the same as you see on your phone. You can comment and like and even share your life with your friends as well.
  • Step no.4: Once you are done watching the life simply click on the ‘X’ on top of the screen to exit the live session.

How to watch Instagram live on your TV?

You can watch Instagram live on your TV through casting and mirroring devices.

Follow the steps below to learn how to cast your Instagram live videos on your TV.

  • Step no.1: Open your Instagram on your web.
  • Step no.2: Make sure both your computer and TV are connected through a casting device like Chromecast.
  • Step no.3: Also make sure that your computer and your TV have an access to the same Wi-Fi connection.
  • Step no.4: Now go to your Instagram account and select the life you want to cast on your TV.
  • Step no.5: Select the device from the list where you would like to cast the selected Instagram live.
  • Step no.6: That is it. This will start showing Instagram live on your TV.

Why should I watch Instagram live on a big screen?

The big screen is always convenient for watching things like movies. Shows or workout videos and even cooking videos. And it is also pretty convenient to follow the steps given on the video if you are watching videos, particularly about cooking, working out, dancing, and anything which is instruction based.

The big screen makes everything easy and fun to watch. And you can also watch your videos while sitting farther away from the screen which does not put much strain on the eyes as well.


Watching an Instagram live on your computer and TV is pretty easy if you have the right equipment like the casting or mirroring devices. To watch Instagram live on TV, Google chrome cast is most recommended. And you can also use AirPlay if you are an iOS user.

I hope you found this article useful.

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