Google+ adds instant replay, rewind to Hangouts On Air

Google launches some "highly-requested" features for Hangouts On Air, but cautions that it may take longer to set up the online broadcasts.

Google has added a few "highly-requested" features to Hangouts On Air. Live-stream users can now rewind during live broadcasts and playback recordings will be available immediately on YouTube, the company announced Tuesday.

In addition to the rewind and instant replay features, Google promises "higher quality" video and the ability to start live broadcasts without refreshing the page. After you open up a Hangouts On Air page, the video will start playing at the scheduled time.

These new features may mean a longer set up though, Google warned: "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."

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