How to Watch Instagram Live From a Computer or TV

Catch live Instagram stories on a bigger screen

What to Know

  • Go to
  • Go to your Stories feed and select a live story (labeled as such) to watch.
  • To watch on a TV screen, use a casting or screen-mirroring device.

This article discusses how to watch Instagram Live videos from any desktop web browser via If you have a casting or screen-mirroring device, you can watch it on a television screen.

How to Watch Instagram Live via

You can watch Instagram in a web browser using these steps:

  1. Navigate to in a desktop web browser and sign into your Instagram account.

  2. Look at your stories feed at the top of your main feed. If someone is currently live-streaming video, their profile picture will appear at the front of the feed, labeled LIVE.

    A screenshot of

    If multiple users you follow are currently streaming live videos, they'll appear as a collection at the front of your stories feed.

  3. Tap any user's profile picture that has the LIVE icon on it to tune into their live video.

  4. The live video will open showing the video on the left and the comment section on the right. You'll also be able to see the viewer count in the top right corner.

    A screenshot showing the number of live viewers on a live Instagram story.
  5. Use the comment field at the bottom of the comments to type a comment and then click Post to post it.

  6. When you want to stop watching an Instagram Live video, just click the X in the top right corner.

Watch Instagram Live on a TV

If you have a casting or screen mirroring device that connects your computer and/or smartphone to your TV, you can watch Instagram Live videos right from the comfort of your living room (or wherever else you have a TV). You can:

Why Watch Instagram Live Video on a Larger Screen?

Watching Instagram Live videos on a computer or TV is incredibly convenient if you plan on actively following instructions in a live video. For instance, you could follow along to live videos about:

  • Working out
  • Dancing
  • Cooking
  • Craft making
  • Tech tutorials

You can get a hands-free viewing experience by watching Instagram Live on a bigger screen, making it much easier and enjoyable to multitask.

You'll also be able to see the video content from farther away and in greater detail, leaving way more room for you to follow the instructions given and even making it more convenient for multiple people to watch the same screen.

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