Technical Requirements (Desktop Platform)

You don't need a supercomputer or 8 monitors to run the tastytrade desktop platform. The desktop platform performs excellently on Mac or PC. For you computer nerds looking for hard numbers, listed below are the technical requirements to run our desktop platform. You may also visit our technology page by clicking here.

Technical Requirements


RAM: 2 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended

Hard Disk Space: 200 MB for installation, 250 MB recommended

Operating System

Windows: Windows 8+ minimum, Windows 10+ recommended

Mac OS X: version 10.13 minimum, 10.14 recommended

Linux: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS minimum, 18+ recommended


Connection Speed: 1.5Mbps minimum, 6Mbps recommended

Software connects to our services over SSL

HTTPS on ports 443 and ports 7301-7305 for market data.