Live stream a video meeting

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This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions. For details, see Compare G Suite editions.

If you use Hangouts Meet and Google Calendar for work or school, you can add view-only live streaming to an event for up to 100,000 people. You can share the meeting information and a URL for the live stream with all guests in one event. Or, create a separate view-only event. Guests in a view-only event cannot participate in the meeting.

You can still invite regular participants to the meeting and record the meeting. You can also stop and start the stream as needed during the meeting.

Supported viewing browsers

Desktop and mobile users can use the latest version of the following browsers to view live stream Meet meetings:

  • Chrome Browser
  • Microsoft® Edge®
  • Mozilla® Firefox®
  • Opera®
  • Apple® Safari®

Examples

  • Save time and travel resources by training new staff remotely.
  • Give a presentation that everyone in the world can watch.
  • Allow people to participate in conferences and events they can’t physically attend.
  • Record training materials and make them available on demand to students or new employees.

Add a live stream to a Calendar event

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  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click PlusCreate and add your event details and guests.
  3. Click Add rooms, location, or conferencingand thenAdd conferencingand thenHangouts Meet.
  4. Next to Join Hangouts Meet, click the Down arrowDown Arrowand thenAdd live stream.
  5. (Optional) To share the live stream URL with guests in an email, chat message, or copy it in the event description, click Copy Copy. You can also share the joining information and live-stream link for the meeting by inviting guests to the Calendar event.
  6. Click Save.

Create an additional view-only event

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  1. Open Google Calendar and click the live stream event.
  2. Click MoreMoreand thenCreate view-only event.
  3. Add view-only guests or other event details.
  4. Click Save.

Remove a live stream from an event

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  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Single-click the event and click Edit Edit.
  3. Next to Join Hangouts Meet, click the Down arrowDown Arrowand thenRemove live stream.
  4. Click Save.

Note: The meeting link changes when you add and remove live streaming. You can share updated links with guests.

Start and stop a live stream

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Any participant in the meeting who is in the same domain as the organizer can start or stop the live stream.

  1. Open Google Calendar and join the video meeting.
  2. Select MoreMoreand thenStart streaming.
  3. Verify that you want to start streaming.
    When streaming is on, at the top left, you’ll see Live. View-only guests can now watch the meeting using the stream URL.
  4. Select MoreMoreand thenStop streaming to stop streaming.
  5. Verify that you want to stop streaming.

Record a live-stream event

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Live-stream events are not automatically recorded. The meeting organizer or a participant from the same organization can record the meeting as it’s being live-streamed.

To learn more about recording meetings, see Record a video meeting.

Watch a live-stream event

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People using the live-stream link cannot interact with the meeting participants or others watching the live stream.

To watch a live-stream event, guests can:

  • Click the live-stream link in the Calendar event or an email.
  • Watch from a meeting room that is added to the event and set up with Chromebox or Chromebase for meetings.

When you watch a live-stream event, you can:

  • Stop and start the live playback.
  • Adjust the playback speed and video quality.
  • Play the video on a TV.
  • Switch to full-screen mode.
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