I can log into Hangouts from my desktop or laptop. I can log into anything Google but Hangouts from my phone. As soon as I touch the Hangouts icon, it attempts to sign into my valid Google account that works fine with everything else. And it never ever does or has.
Google Talk had no issues of the sort. I've uninstalled/reinstalled, deleted Play Services' data; all the recommended procedures from all the knowledgeable sites, yet nothing has ever changed the inability to sign in only from that one app behavior.
How can I make Hangouts work on my phone?