Hangouts on Air can be posted on your Google+ stream, YouTube channel or website by checking “Enable Hangouts on Air.” It also allows you to monitor the number of views, record the live session and share it.
The feature previously was available only to a small group of broadcasters starting in 2011. Google touts the creative Hangouts those people have produced such as live concerts from a living room, classes anyone can attend, town halls with politicians and roundtables about any topic, among other sessions.
“So if you have something to say — as an aspiring artist, a global celebrity, or a concerned citizen — you can now go live in front of a global audience,” Google engineering director Chee Chew wrote in a blog post. (Via Mashable)
I tried my first Google+ Hangout on Air over the air with Pastor Pierre Quinn and Joel Sam, we spoke about using Hangouts for ministry. In our 10 minute video I bring out a few key points and uses for ministry:
- Team Collaboration (for evangelistic meeting planning).
- Open Discussion after a particular service (works better in the evening).
- Mobile availability
- Everyone has a Google Account
- Easy to set up and use