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PS3 and Joost |

Yesterday I was reading an article in WIRED magazine about Joost™. Joost is another television-on-internet service, by the makers of Skype. It uses distributed filesharing to distribute videos over the internet, and it’s free. It is paid for by commercials, so I somehow doubt that you’ll be able to fast forward over them. But the WIRED article said that because the commercials can be so targetted, that there will be a lot fewer of them. Joost is a play for commercial A-list programming – stuff you see on TV, not on YouTUBE.


So I signed up for the beta, but I haven’t heard back yet.

But I got to thinking that I don’t really like watching TV programming on my computer. What I really want is to watch TV on my TV. What a concept! What I need is a device with (1) hard disk storage, (2) enough processing to decode MPEG4 streams, and (3) an internet connection. And this device needs to be hooked up to my TV, not my PC or PC monitor. Guess what? I already have such a device – my PS3!

So here’s my suggestion. I don’t know if anybody from Joost or Sony reads this space, but if you do: please make a Joost client for my PS3!!! I humbly volunteer myself as a beta tester. I think that the PS3 is a perfect match for Joost, and I hope that with Joost or something similar I’ll finally be able to get rid of my cable TV subscription. Wouldn’t that be nice…


  • PSN ID# Lifendz


  • I am a Joost beta tester and I still have some invites open ^^

    If one wants to test it, Ill be glad to invite you (dunno how many I have left)

  • I’ll take one!

  • Martin

    I’m a joost beta tester too, but the problem with joost is the lack of content. But I guess they have the beta test because of the technical challenges, not the content ones.

  • Sporty

    I would love to try that out.

    Does sound interesting.

  • I have 2 invites…

    I need first and surname and your email address to invite you!

  • Derrick

    invite me too

  • Isaac

    Please invite me if you have any extra invites. My name is Isaac and my email address is [email protected] Thank you.

  • So, I invited Henning and I have one invite left… Lets say first come first serve!!

    Write me your First and Surname and Emailaddress to ” flacht82 [at] gmx . net “

  • Sporty

    I sent you my info. Also i signed up for it and noticed on the confirmation e-mail saying I’m on a list that all new testers get tokens for invites. So we might be able to get everyone in this thread on as long as the people that Segitz invites invites others lol

  • It is over now, Sporty won the invite…

    Maybe if you are lucky, I will get new invites in due time (just got these 2 last week)…

  • And next time you send me an email, try to write your email address right ^^, You had a typo there (thankfully, emails get sent with it too)

  • Hmm, Its an interesting concept, but will be a hard sell to sony. TV on TV? Now DVR capabilities would be interesting.

  • Sporty

    LOL sorry just looked at the email address. I normally use my yahoo but still kinda sad to have a typo with my own name on it.

    I got a new computer recently. So I’m not totally used to this keyboard. I’ve been making typos like crazy.

  • No problem since I noticed it!

  • Okay, I downloaded Joost for MacOS X. I installed it.

    But when I run it, the Joost splash screen comes up and nothing happens.

  • Mine works, but I do use it in XP, as theres afaik no Linux client available!

  • Sporty

    Have to run it in admin mode for vista. But the gamestar TV is kinda cool.

    Thanks again