First released last year to a select number of users, Google is now offering the feature to the masses. Hangouts On Air allows users to broadcast their Hangouts live; these can be viewed on the users Google+ page, YouTube channel or on their website.
There are some additional perks to the service; those broadcasting the Hangout, can see the number of viewers in real time, and once the broadcast has finished, Google will upload the public recording to the users YouTube channel, allowing for sharing and re-watching.
Check out the video to see how the service works
Although no official word has been said yet, it is possible that we could see this service go mobile. The Android version of the Google+ app allows users to start a Hangout (this feature isn’t current available on iOS) which could eventually update to include Hangout On Air support. While live streaming through your phone isn’t a new thing, having it linked straight to your social network could prove a powerful tool, should Google see fit to peruse this route.
Let us know your thoughts on Hangouts On Air, is the service likely to get you back onto your Google+ page? Or is there just no deterring you from your timeline? Hit us up in the comment below.