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Joost 0.9 is out

A new version of the Internet TV application Joost has been released yesterday. The first thing that struck me was that I had to uninstall Joost 0.85 before I was allowed to install the new Joost version. If that was not bad enough I had to create a new account because Joost changed to a new user system.

Signup was hassle free though. There have not been many changes to the system as far as I can tell, one new feature seems to be the so called channel catalog which displays all the channels that can be added to view in Joost.

The default selection does not contain all channels that are available and I was able to add a Poker channel for instance using the Channel Catalog. I would estimate that only a third of all available channels are added by default, everything else has to be added using the Joost Channel Catalog. You can add some great shows like Poker TV, a Trance channel and some pretty obscure ones like the recipe channel or a hobby channel.

It seems that Joost is slowly adding more channels to the application in preparation when the company will drop the beta tag and be available to users from all over the world.. It would really hurt their reputation if they would not offer enough "good" channels for their viewers. I'm however missing a poker channel from the last release which has been replaced with the new sponsored poker channel. Where is the World Series of Poker Coverage?

Did I mention that I got five new invites for Joost ? If you like one drop a comment and let me know why you deserve one. I pick five random dudes at the end of the week who get the invite. Make sure you use a valid email to write the comment. It would also be nice if you would share your invites that you get with other users here in the comments.

Update: All of my five invitations have been given to users who replied in this thread: They are Andrew, TJ, Andre, Runge and Blur3d. Everyone else could get an invite if the newly invited get invites as well and share them with the rest.

Update 2: Joost has been discontinued, at least for now. It is unclear if the service will be re-launched in the future.





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    Comments

    1. netking said on April 3, 2007 at 8:17 am
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      I’m testing Joost too and frankly I don’t see where the killer app is…

      Maybe because here in France our ISP’s provide IP TV that you can easily access from any computer or TV in the house…

      Those ad bufferings, right in a middle of a show, are juste crap. Can’t they just preload them ?

    2. Sam said on April 3, 2007 at 8:49 am
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      I like a invite, please

    3. TJ said on April 3, 2007 at 8:52 am
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      Reasons why I think I deserve a Joost Invite:

      1. I think your site is the best and I read this site religiously…….no really I do
      2. I am too lame to have a social life and I need to keep myself sane by watching lots of TV
      3. I so desperately want one :-)

      Anyways I hope you can email me an invite.

      Great site! Like the software (which other sites seem to miss) and tips you have.

      Thanks.

    4. Vlad said on April 3, 2007 at 9:08 am
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      Hi,
      I’m Vlad from Israel.
      Please send me an invite, because I’m actually poor enough to not have a TV :(

      Thanx

    5. Nick Passaras said on April 3, 2007 at 9:11 am
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      Hey,

      Where can someone download Joost???

    6. yair said on April 3, 2007 at 9:26 am
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      hi martin, a loyal reader needs an invite plz

    7. Taz said on April 3, 2007 at 9:44 am
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      hi, i would like to test joost too. i’m from germany and a daily news reader on this page :D

    8. Andrew Gardner said on April 3, 2007 at 1:53 pm
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      Hi Martin,

      Great news about Joost! Been following this for months, foaming at the mouth to try out this piece of software. I must say that I find your website informative and is part of my internet daily ritual to check your site every day and have recommended your site to others that are IT aware…

      If you can supply with a Joost Invite, I will make every further invite available to the ghacks community and I will if you like write a review for you as a way of giving back to your community. I used to co-own askgeeks.net/askgeeks.com in it “hey-day”, if you want to check it out on the “internet achieve”, so am use to reviewing tech related items and am open to writing articles for you in the future, if you would like?

      Thanks

    9. Peter Huesken said on April 3, 2007 at 4:22 pm
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      Hi Martin,
      I received 5 invites but i can not find the page on the joost site to give them away.
      Did you manage to find it ?
      I mailed Joost Support but am still waiting for an answer.
      The old invite link doesn´t work.
      (I have logged in with the new system; name in stead of emailadres)

      Cheers,
      Peter

    10. Scalino said on April 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm
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      Hi, I’m from France and I’me blogging on the new way to advertise. I would be glad to get an invite too, if some remained or if Peter you finally find out how to get yours?

    11. Hornswaggled said on April 3, 2007 at 6:16 pm
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      Peter: Yeah I had a hard time finding the invite section as well. They moved it into the client directly so you will need to run the exe to send the invites. Hope that helps!

      Casey

    12. Roald said on April 3, 2007 at 6:28 pm
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      Hi,

      Can someone pls give me also an invite it would be awesome!!!

    13. Lyle said on April 3, 2007 at 8:33 pm
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      Ok, I deserve an invite because I can do this;

      __ _ _ __ __ _ _ ___
      / _)( )( ) ( ) / _)( ) ) / __)
      ( (/\ )__( /__\( (_ ) \ \__ \
      \__/(_)(_)(_)(_)\__)(_)\_)(___/

    14. Lyle said on April 3, 2007 at 8:34 pm
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      Dang, got messed up with the posting wraparound…

    15. Andre said on April 3, 2007 at 9:18 pm
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      Martin, If i get the Joost invite i will check Ghacks 20 times a day instead of only 10 also i will give any invite that i get only to another GHACKS Readers…. Promised… Have a good one…

    16. Mitchell said on April 4, 2007 at 12:54 am
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      Hi
      I just got my invite for 0.9.0 today but now im not able to watch anything after the first few seconds of video, depending on the leangth. The longer it is, the longer i get to watch but its never been more then a minute. Any ideas?
      Thanks
      Mitchell

    17. runge said on April 4, 2007 at 1:39 am
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      Hi,

      I’m a student and I just changed to an accomondation where we have very fast internet.
      I also commented on your last Joost topic and I can’t wait to try it!

      Of course I will share my invitations with other gHacks users.

      please let me join!

    18. Venish Joe said on April 4, 2007 at 2:11 am
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      I have been following up with Joost for sometime and with all the great reviews and lime light, I would like to try and use Joost. And of course if I get an invite I will be sharing the invites I get. Thanks.

    19. Blur3d said on April 4, 2007 at 3:05 am
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      I would love an invite, thanks.

      I have been on the waiting list since your fist Joost post!

    20. P. Huesken said on April 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm
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      @Hornswaggled:

      Thanks, I´ll check that today.

    21. Marcus said on April 5, 2007 at 6:32 pm
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      Hey Martin,

      I would love to try out Joost man, like everybody else I guess xD

      Nonetheless you have a sweet site dude, lots of valuable information here, I really found your website helpful. Good job! Keep it up ;)

    22. Howania said on April 6, 2007 at 9:35 am
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      Yet another loyaly reader looking for an invite. Please and thank-you. H.

    23. Raj said on April 6, 2007 at 8:49 pm
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      I heard a lot about joost. Would appreciate invite from you, if possible,
      thanks

    24. dfenz said on April 7, 2007 at 6:37 pm
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      Hey man,

      I read you’r site daily and find it very useful and could really need a joop invitation

    25. Kevin said on April 8, 2007 at 2:03 am
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      Hey there. I have read almost all of your articles through another user who posts them on another forum I am a member of. I have to say that I have gotten some very valuable information and hints on a bunch of different stuff.

      If you have any left, could you please send me an invite to kfc469(at)gmail(dot)com

      Thanks so much in advance,
      Kevin

    26. Danny manyk said on April 8, 2007 at 10:21 pm
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      I would love a Joost Invite, if anyone can spare one, you can contact me at [email protected] Thanks in advance:D:D

    27. Simon John Wilson said on April 11, 2007 at 2:11 pm
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      Can someone send me a Joost invite please?

      [email protected]

    28. Michael said on June 5, 2007 at 12:45 am
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      I like invited (joost) email is; [email protected]
      Thanks

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