Some highly-requested improvements to Hangouts On Air
Have you ever missed the beginning of a live Hangout On Air and wanted to rewind? How about viewing and sharing your recording right after your broadcast, versus waiting for "processing…"? Today we're launching these, and two other features, to improve your Hangouts On Air experience:
- Rewind live broadcasts.
Regardless when you start watching, you can always go back to the beginning.
- Access recordings immediately after your broadcast.
Once you're no longer On Air, your recording will be waiting for you on YouTube.
- Watch higher quality Hangouts On Air on the go.
If you're tuning in from your mobile device, you'll notice better-looking video.
- Start live broadcasts without having to refresh.
When you visit a page with a Hangout On Air (like Events or YouTube), the video will begin playing as soon as the show starts -- no refresh required.
As part of these enhancements, it may take longer to set up your Hangout On Air. For example: the 'Start broadcasting' button may be grayed out for a bit, before it turns red. Nothing to worry about, this is just us getting everything in place before you go live.