Google Meet increases support for ultra-low latency live streaming to the first 25,000 viewers

News | 02.05.2024

For Google Workspace editions that support 100,000 viewers, increasing the availability of the Google Meet ultra-low latency viewing experience for live-streamed meetings from the first 10,000 viewers to the first 25,000 viewers.

All additional viewers will have the standard live-streaming experience. This update is available for live streams within your organization on the web and mobile.

With the ultra-low latency viewing experience, you’ll notice improvements such as a virtually lag-free streaming experience, significantly increased speaker video resolution, improved automatic camera cuts that focus on the most relevant speakers and content, and more.

Admins: Visit our Help Center for more information on turning live streaming on or off for Meet.

End users: When enabled by your admin, use the Help Center to learn more about live streaming a video meeting.

  • Viewers: You can join streams as before.
    Reactions, polls and live Q&A work just as they do in a regular Meet video meeting.
  • Live stream hosts: Live streams are scheduled and managed just like before.
    Reactions, polls and live Q&A are integrated with the Meet call and managed like usual. Automatic camera cuts are triggered by speaker activity without any host action required.

Live streaming is available for Google Workspace:

  • Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials Plus
  • Education Plus and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade

Live streamed meetings can be viewed by Google Workspace:

  • Business Starter, Standard, and Plus
  • Enterprise Starter, Standard, and Plus

Note: For some customers, these changes may roll out at a slower rate and they may not receive this update for several months.