Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Google Launches "Hangouts On Air" Worldwide

LABELLE, FL. -- Google is hoping to encourage aspiring artists, celebrities, and everyday folks to go live in front of a global audience broadcasting live from Google+ "Hangouts On Air."

The feature allowing webcam streaming live to the world on YouTube, Google+ and web pages was introduced to a limited number of select broadcasters last year, enabling them to go live and chat with friends and fans "for all the world to see" says Google.

Rolling out the new feature over the coming weeks, anyone with a Google+ account can broadcast live from their YouTube channel, or from the Google+ stream. During the broadcast up to 9 additional people will be able to join live in the broadcast.

After the broadcast is concluded, Google will upload a public recording to your YouTube channel and to your original Google+ post so anyone can later watch what happened during the live broadcast.

Google announced Conan O'Brien will be doing a live hangout with fans at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 if you'd like to see how it all works.

Here's some examples of previous live hangouts by various celebrities:
President Obama (January 2012)
Young Hollywood (May 2012)
Tyra Banks (Dec 2011)
Miami Hurricanes (Apr 2012)
David Beckhan (Feb 2012)

Google Technical Paper On How To Do A Successful Hangout

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