Joost – $0

joost invitation code

I’ve been playing around with the beta version of Joost for the past few weeks. If you haven’t heard already, Joost is a “new way of watching TV on the internet.” You can choose from over a dozen channels and pretty much watch TV completely free from your computer. It’s definately a cool concept, and there’s no surprise that Joost has been receiving plenty of hype from the media and Internets. But there’s only one problem: Joost sucks.

The biggest flaw with Joost is the content. Honestly, who wants to watch National Geographics and GameStar TV. And if you like sports, you’re stuck with Indy racing, soccer, and some crappy extreme sports channel. They’ve also thrown in big names like MTV and Comedy Central for good measure, but you only get the reject programs like Laguna Beach (wtf?) and Stella.

There are also problems with the actual software. I’m currently running on a 6 month old Macbook with plenty of RAM. When I fire up Joost, I feel like my laptop is about to explode. So don’t even think about running any other application if you have Joost open. Although I’ve upgraded to the latest version of Joost, I’m still experiencing random delays and crashes. Not good at all.

But enough bitching and moaning from me. Joost is currently invite-only, and I’ve got a few invites left. If you want to see what the hype is all about, leave a comment and I’ll send out invites on a first come first serve basis.

Update: You can manually invite yourself to the Joost beta here. Joost also came out with a new software upgrade today, which crashes your computer even more. Folks, it still sucks. If you want a real Internet TV solution, get yourself a Slingbox. I’ve had mine for over a week and it seriously kicks ass.

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40 Comments on “Joost – $0”

  1. Dave Says:

    hey – i’m running the exact same macbook with same specs, curious to see how joost works on it. anyhow, if you have an invite i’d appreciate it. thanks —

  2. Dave Says:

    ooops meant to leave the email address of course: deshernoff @ gmail.com

  3. Carolyn Says:

    I’m curious too…

  4. Im Says:

    There are really not many tv programs yet (if those listed on their website are up to date) but I hope that when it goes out of beta it’ll be much better. If you still have invites I’d like to give it a try – bgforge@gmail.com . Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Tony Chung Says:

    Amen, my XP machine is stalling like mad whenever Joost is open.

    They’re working on the content though. CNN, blah blah signed yesterday.

  6. Brad Morse Says:

    brad [@] bradkenyon [dot] com

    consider me for joost – thanks.

  7. Emily Penning Says:

    epenning77 [@] comcast [dot] net

    kindly consider me for joost.

    thank you.

  8. Brad Morse Says:

    hi, just got an invite, tried going in to setup a new joost name, didn’t like the email it was sent to – bummer.

  9. Jesse Says:

    joost has upped the total invites to 999. add a comment if you want one.
    brad, is there another email i can send to?

  10. Behdad Kohan Says:

    I would love to have a invite. Behdadkohan@gmx.de

  11. gaanon Says:

    An invite would be fabulous. Thanks! sgaanon at gmail dot com

  12. Karl Hafer Says:

    Hi: I’d love an invite if anyone has one to spare. [karlhafer@gmail.com] Thanks a lot!

  13. unct75 Says:

    I’d like a code, I’d be willing to give a Demonoid invitation code for trade. unct75@yahoo.com

  14. Sharon Says:

    Hi, may I get an invite too? I’d love to write a review of my own for this. Please send it to sharon.irani at gmail.com

  15. Alex Says:

    Hi,

    I would be interested in trying Joost….If you have a spare invitation, i would appreciate.

    Many thanks
    xanikhouse@gmail.com

  16. Chris Says:

    Hello,

    I would love to try Joost out, if you have an invitation to spare I would love to receive it πŸ™‚

    whyareyou@gmail.com

  17. verberaj Says:

    Hey,

    If you still have invites, I too would appreciate one! Thank you!

    averber@gmail.com

  18. lucy Says:

    i sure would love to try joost.. is it really that rubbish tho?? hmm.. its a shame that nothing lives up to expectations

  19. John Says:

    would love an invite to Joost if you aren’t tired of sending them out. Thanks

    skittlebiscuits AT hotmail DOT com

  20. Kaktus Says:

    I would love to test joost πŸ™‚

  21. Kaktus Says:

    forgot my email :S
    viktor_lundin@hotmail.com
    πŸ˜‰


  22. I would like to try Joost. I have Windows 2000. If you have an invitation to spare I would I love to receive it! Thank you in advance.

  23. Troy Says:

    i would love to try out joost

    T3N54Z4NG3T5U@gmail.com

  24. Tyler Says:

    Can you please send me an invitation?
    brownelltyler(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you!

  25. Sean Says:

    Could you please invite me?

    Suddendeath2000@Hotmail.com

    Thanx in advance.

  26. Tom Says:

    I would like an invite please.

    crankydataguy@gmail.com

    Thanks.

  27. Jimmy H Says:

    send me one too
    kingjim@myrealbox.com

  28. simon Says:

    I would like an invite please.

  29. kissmenow Says:

    may i ask you to review another software as well? $0, of course.


  30. oh totally agree with you post! When is it going to go public as well as a real platform?

  31. Rob Says:

    Hi,anyone want to trade a Demonoid invite for the Joost software?
    PM me@ spyhunter1000@hotmail.com

  32. hi.....i would be very grateful if i recive an invitation Says:

    hi everyone…i would be very gratefull if i recieve a invitation….anyways in future plz do inform us about this kind of software…ofcourse at 0$ price

  33. Anoop Says:

    Hi ….i would be gratefull if I recieve an invitation from someone…and please do inform us about this kind of link…

  34. stupidsquid Says:

    What’s wrong with national geographic or soccer? I love them both =)

  35. jeremy Says:

    wow, a negative post and still all these people want to be invited. craziness. Veoh and youtube work fine for me, and they don’t crash my ‘puter.


  36. Thanks for the heads up, I was going to give it a try sooner or later, but it just doesn’t seem worth it.

  37. Zhu Says:

    Content is always a problem for these free channels… I’ve been looking for French programs forever, best I got was the weather channel.


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