How to Watch Instagram Live on Mac

If you love Instagram, you’ve probably seen live streams on your phone from those you follow. But have you ever wondered how to watch Instagram Live on Mac? Now, we know that Instagram is best experienced in the mobile app where you can do cool things like share Spotify songs on stories or save stories to your phone. But sometimes it’s just more comfortable to watch videos on your computer so let’s see how to do that.

How to Watch Instagram Live on Mac with Chrome IG Stories Extension

Before you can watch Instagram live on your Mac, you need to have the Google Chrome browser installed on your Mac.

Step #1: Simply click here to download the IG Stories for the Instagram extension.

Step #2: At the top right of the page, click Add to Chrome. A confirmation pop-up window will appear.

Add IG Stories for Instagram Chrome Extension on Mac

Step #3: In the pop-up window, click on Add extension.

Click on Add extension in Chrome Browser on Mac

Step #4: Wait for the installation to complete. Once done, the extension icon will appear on the top right of your Chrome browser.

Extension icon will appear on Chrome browser

Step #5: Once you’ve installed the extension, go to Instagram.com on Google Chrome and Sign in with your username and password.

Step #6: If someone you follow is streaming live, it will show on the top left of the page. To start watching the live stream on your Mac, click the live video link on the top left of the page.

Click on Live Video to Watch Instagram Live on Mac

The live video stream will open in a new tab on Google Chrome.

You can now watch Instagram live with IG Stories for Instagram extension.

Watch Instagram Live on Mac using Chrome IG Stories extension

Wrapping Up…

So, as you can see, it’s pretty easy to watch Instagram Live on Mac. Have you tried it out yet? And whose live streams do you enjoy most? Let us know in the comments below.

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Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.