This morning Google+ opens to public the way to live broadcast your “hangouts” experience to public via your Google+ profile, your YouTube channel, and your website. Google calls it Hangout On Air. The feature until now only reserved to few celebrities.
The session will be shareable even after the live session on your YouTube channel.
To initiate a Hangouts on Air broadcast, users just need to select the option to record the session. Up to nine can actively participate to the conversation but the world can view and listen to it.
- Broadcast publicly. By checking "Enable Hangouts On Air," you can broadcast your live hangout—from the Google+ stream, your YouTube channel or your website—to the entire world.
- See how many viewers you’ve got. During your broadcast, you can look inside the hangout to see how many people are watching live.
- Record and re-share. Once you’re off the air, we’ll upload a public recording to your YouTube channel, and to your original Google+ post. This way it’s easy to share and discuss your broadcast after it’s over.
Hangout on air only available to desktop/ laptop.