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Live Streaming From Your Mobile Phone Using “Hang w/” App

Interesting new app I just discovered that is available on both iOS and Android. It allows you to send live real-time video from your phone to many other phones. It is limited to 3-minutes of live-streaming video at once. It is free (as it is ad-sponsored). You can sign up, broadcast, follow and watch any “channel” for free. It is sort of like many of the social media sites out there where you can build up a follower base.

This app has had an exponential growth since being released early this year. I have no use for this app myself and was wondering if any of you have experience with it.

20 thoughts on “Live Streaming From Your Mobile Phone Using “Hang w/” App”

  1. Personally, I haven’t had any experience with that app, and while it sounds exciting, I don’t think it’s filling a particularly empty gap. With Twitch and other streaming websites that allow you to use more than just your relatively insignificant phone camera, and get you more flexibility, this app may have a few assorted uses, but I would personally guess that it won’t last too long. Seems like your viewers must also have the app, and can’t watch the stream from their computers. (I sure am an optimist.)

  2. This seems to be a very interesting application. Years ago, it would have been unimaginable to have this technology in a small device, as is the case with our smartphones. The Internet and 3G service isn’t very good in my city and for that reason I don’t get good levels of live streaming. I know other similar applications, but many of them have considerable cost. However, this is a free app and I don’t lose anything trying it. ^_^

  3. From personal Youtube videos now we have micro-channels set up in our own phones. That’s quite a big leap not only in the democratization of video but in the amount of private space we’re willing to share to the rest of the world. Mobile phone footage just seems so raw and so in the moment that you can’t help but perceive that rather than just a personal device, it’s now a window that helps you peek at another person’s world. I’m still undecided if that’s a good thing but it’s something that we may need to prepare for.

  4. Well, I think this is a good information to be shared among my colleagues. All such features offered for free is undoubtedly worth sharing. This features an ingenious technology that empowers you to stream and broadcast live videos to many peoples’ phones only through the standard wireless service. I didn’t hear about this till now and thanks for sharing this news.

  5. I did not know that was possible. Thank you.
    But I guess it takes a relatively powerful tlephone to actually make it work. Or else, it’s slow down your télphonne.

    This function should be streaming integr base in Android and IOS télphonnes. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult.

    Thank you for sharing, it is perhaps useful to me one day.

  6. Hang w/ 2.0 has been release on the iPhone with major updates which include:

    – Increased broadcasting times with users being able to broadcast for either 3, 6, or 9 minutes

    – Ability to live to stream to Facebook. Viewers can watch via Facebook on their web browser

    – Brand new redesign in terms of color scheme

    – Improved video and audio

  7. Sounds like a nice little app. Not sure the full use yet, I could see it for maybe school sports teams or maybe video walks of major cities. For South Africa this is just not going to be a reality for a while. Data connection to slow and data too expensive.

  8. Thanks for the share on this app, and I’ll be sure to check it out with my Samsung Galaxy Discover! I guess it would be more pragmatic for others to utilize their default internet provider rather than using 3G networks for this, for consistency and frame rate performances. Hopefully the ads won’t pose too much of an issue when navigating the app itself, but I’m sure the developers have taken that into consideration.

    With how others mentioned things like privacy and security, I feel that as long as a person isn’t having personal information prevalent within the streaming, they’ll be fine. It’s sort of like a mini-Skype video chat for those that may want to try something new, and I’m all for trying out alternatives!

  9. I am highly amused by the concept of this new app. I mean I already know about Vine, but Hang w/ sounds a bit similar to that, except that they take a big leap forward enabling videos to be live streamed and sent. I find that to be cool, especially if you’re at a special event and want to stream the live experience to someone you know. I might just download it for my Samsung Galaxy S4.

  10. I don’t know but at the moment the last reviews of this app on google play page are really bad. The app gets 1 star ratings as people say it’s filled with bugs or doesn’t connect to Facebook. It generally has a good rating of 4 out of 5 so it must be doing something right. I haven’t used it but it does seem like a potentially useful app if they get those bugs fixed.

    I’m curious how much the ads bother the user. Are they all over the place and in your face all the time like some other apps? If someone has used this app can you please share your opinion especially about the ads?

  11. I don’t really see the purpose in this app. You only have a maximum of 3 minutes to stream? That just seems strange to me and really limits what people would be able to do with it. It would be pretty cool though if there was not time limit.

  12. This is a very interesting app. I hadn’t heard of it before but I know exactly how it’ll be very useful to me in my life. Thank you!

  13. I am going to try it out and report back. I had not heard of this app, but I can think of a few possible uses for it.
    I have used apps like twitch that allow streaming of actions to be shared, but if this is what I think it is then I can send videos snippets easily between different devices? I will give it a go and see.

  14. That sounds really cool and I can see it’s potential. But I think Twitch has something better in stores for that kind of platform. Also I think the 3 minute limit has it’s perks but why 3 minutes?

    • I was thinking the same, 3 minutes sounds like too little time! I guess this is the way for them to tell the people who use this free app, that if they want to be able to broadcast longer they are supposed to spend cash on it and just buy it. It’s their marketing, I believe.

  15. I may have to try this out, it looks kind of cool but I think the 3 minute cut is not going to do it for me. But it sounds cool.

  16. This app sounds cool. I might have to try it out because I love sending my sister videos but I am limited with my iPhone.

  17. This seems like it’d be a better way for video over Snapchat. But with it being limited to 3 minutes of live-streaming at once, it might as well be a video, because watching a person live stream for 3 minutes, then go off, you can’t really do much with that except send out a short message to followers to go to another live stream or watch a video. I can’t really see any practical applications for this, but I’m sure someone will.

  18. Oooh, this app sounds very interesting. It’s quite similar to the Vine app, which I have no experience with. The difference is that one is streaming live, while the other one is a community sharing video snaps. To share with Hang w/ we need to create an account, and there are a limited number of channels to share them with, e.g. friends. Looks really useful for a show-and-tell session.

  19. This sounds like an interesting app, but I can’t really think of what uses could be given to it… no idea how it works! I guess you can choose who to stream your videos to easily? If yes, then I could see this being given some really good uses 🙂 Like sending a short video message to a loved one! a live streamed one!

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