Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google Hangouts On Air

Google Hangouts On Air by stevegarfield
Google Hangouts On Air, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Image: Courtesy Google
Hangouts On Air: Stream View (left), Full-screen Mode (right)

Google just announced a way for a limited number of people to broadcast their hangouts.

Google+: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99... 100.
93. Hangouts On Air
Google+ users already use Hangouts to create intimate onscreen experiences—with family members, prayer groups, even people with certain medical conditions. But sometimes you want to speak to a large audience, or alternatively, view as a spectator. In these cases a public broadcast is what’s needed, so today we’re introducing Hangouts On Air.

The setup is simple enough: just start a normal hangout, and you’ll have the option to broadcast and record your session. Once you’re “On Air,” up to nine others can join your hangout (as usual), and anyone can watch your live broadcast.

We’re starting with a limited number of broadcasters, but any member of the Google+ community can tune in. In fact: we’ll be hosting our very first On Air hangout with will.i.am on Wednesday night, September 21. For more information visit will.i.am’s or my profile on Google+.
This is great. I can't wait to get in on the trial.

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