Technical Requirements (Desktop Platform)

You don't need a supercomputer or eight monitors to run the tastytrade desktop platform. The desktop platform performs excellently on Mac or PC. Below are the technical requirements to run our desktop platform. You can also go ahead and visit our technology page by clicking here.

Technical Requirements for the Desktop Trading Platform


RAM: 2 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended

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

Operating System

Windows: Windows 10 minimum, Windows 11 recommended

Mac OS X: version 11 minimum, 13 recommended

Linux: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS minimum, 18+ recommended


Connection Speed: 1.5Mbps minimum, 6 Mbps recommended

The software connects to our services over SSL

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