Joost – a free on demand internet TV

Joost is a new way of watching TV online. Joost is Web TV that combines both Television and Internet moreover it is a Free TV. Joost shows more than 150 channels and more programs in full screen quality. Joost also has the complete control of the internet; you can watch whenever you want. To add to this points Joost powers social networking too.

Joost - The new internet TV Joost is still in their beta stage and expecting commercial release very soon. Joost is available now through Invite and has release the Friends Edition. I have been looking for an invite to try out Joost; Thanks for Marsie from who invited me to Joost beta.

I was really amazed by Joost, the quality of the video was superb. Joost works on seamless Peer to Peer (P2P) networking. Joost provides selectable programs on over 150 channels, ranging from cartoons, movies, music, sports and documentary using peer-to-peer TV (P2PTV) technology. The original content is stored on main server owned by Joost and then distributed by users to other users watching the same program.

Joost is signing up deals with major video content providers which would help them to gain more programs and viewer ship. Latest in the list was CNN and Sony; Viacom was already in the list. Joost is also building up a social network around their viewer. Joost has channel chats, where users watching the same programs can interact. This is just a base for their social networking model.

Joost Screenshot

Joost Screenshot

This service remains free since it is been paid by advertising which are shown intermittently. The Joost interface is fairly simple and easy to use. The viewing experience is also great as it suffers not much of streaming problems. To add to the value, Joost is the venture of founders of Skype and Kaaza which were most successful. You need to aware of this; since Joost runs on P2PTV technology it will consume lot of your bandwidth for both uploading and downloading.

If you are looking for a Joost invite and didn’t have one till now; drop me a comment. I have Joost invites left out; you must try this service for sure.

32 thoughts on “Joost – a free on demand internet TV”

  1. Good review, dude……….
    Mind making it short? Again, this is personal preference, so forget it if you should……
    Which blogging software do you use? Which one do you recommend?

    I am in search of one.

  2. Thanks for the comments.. yea.. Sometimes. It goes pretty long when i start writing 🙂 let me try to cut it short next time.

    I have been using Scribefire for sometime but my all time favorite is WordPress inbuilt rich text editor.

  3. I would be interested in a joost invite if you have any left. Great review, thanks

  4. Cool review. Joost is really the future of Televisions. Guess I can now watch all my favorite cartoons and races without leaving the net. 😉

  5. Sumesh, I have sent you a invite. I have never had a chance to try Zoundry Writer. I would say I’m good with ScripeFire itself. If you tried that out let me know..

  6. Thanks for the invite, Ben.

    Right now, I can get along with ScribeFire, but it doesn’t allow timestamp or new categories.

    I timestamp most of my posts on my blog, so I just cannot use it.

    And thanks for the mention on your other blog – I shall follow up the tag as soon as time permits – I’ve got exams this week, sadly 🙁 Wish me luck.

  7. Hey, can you share with us in a post how you have those stats on your sidebar? and link to me 😉
    like this – ” So far I’ve written 19,840 words in 43 posts. 271 comments have been posted, with a total of 8,721 words.”

  8. Sumesh, you’re welcome; Try out Joost and tell us your feedback.

    Oh.. That is one of the good feature in WordPress. I’m not sure which blog editor supports that though. I may need to research a bit in this area. I will have a post on this as soon as I have more information.

    Sure. all the best for exams!!! 🙂

    The stats sections is powered by plugin written by Mike over This plugin is know as Impress. You should have this in your blog too 🙂

  9. I’ve got Joost and have enjoyed it so far. Since I don’t have cable it’s nice deterrent from regular TV. 🙂

  10. Hi benedict I went through your review n I would really like tor try Joost.



  11. Wow, I love TV, some more it’s free tv! In Malaysia, we have Astro on Demand where you have to pay (lots of money) to watch a drama!

  12. Aseem Kishore – Thanks for sharing information on Miro. Miro seems to be cool player. The main difference between both is Miro doesn’t support live playback.; you have to download them to watch. This is the main advantage in Joost; just click on the button it will play on fly.

  13. Hi Benedict, I guess i’m too late for this good deal to get a free TV online. Hope that you don’t mind to invite me to joost if you still have any more invitation left. Thanks

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