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quick start hangout

Start a Hangout On Air

Start a Hangout On Air enabled video call and invite specific people or Google+ circles to join you. Then name your Hangout On Air.

quick enable hangout

Link your YouTube account

The first time you do this, you will need to agree to the Terms of Service and also link your YouTube account.

quick start broadcast

Start your broadcast

Click “Start broadcast” to go On Air. After a short countdown, your Hangout On Air will start broadcasting on your Google+ profile, your YouTube channel, and on any website where you've embedded it.

tip Internet


For the highest-quality video and clear audio, use a high-bandwidth, wired connection. Learn more

tip lighting


Hangouts On Air work best in a well-lit environment. If you can’t flood the room with light, make sure you set up a light source behind the webcam facing you.

tip audio


For the best audio, broadcast in a quiet, controlled environment where there's nothing blocking your mic. Enable Studio Mode for live music performances.