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Joost for the iPhone: TV, Movies, Videos, and More

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I remember when Joost was still in its beta stage and was going to be the “next big thing” on the internet. After a few years of development Joost is now available for everyone and their content has improved quite a bit. Well, the Joost team has taken the time to create a much awaited iPhone app.

Joost is now available for download for free via the App Store. When I heard about this release I immediately downloaded and installed the app onto my iPhone 3G. Immediately a pop up told me that Joost requires WiFi in order to work, not 3G! WTF!?

After reading this I was pretty disappointed. What good is this app when I want to watch videos on the road? I’m pretty sure someone will come up with a hack that will trick the app into the thinking you’re on WiFi (like some people have been using with Fring).

How Well does the Joost iPhone App Work?

Joost on the iPhone brings over 45,000 videos, TV clips, and movies to your fingertips. I tested out a few videos and the overall functionality of the app and I must say this app does need some improvement. Moving around the app was fine but once I launched a Beyonce video that’s when everything began to go all chunky and slow.

One positive note is that the video quality of Joost is pretty good on the iPhone via WiFi. Although the sluggishness was a result of the sudden torrent of new users accessing Joost content, some people were unable to get anything working at all. Check out the following screenshots for more info (no, those legs do not belong to Justin Timberlake):

Joost has some huge potential on the iPhone if it can used over 3G. I’m sure somebody will come up with a hack to make it work (hey, I gotta take advantage of my 6GB data plan right?). In the meantime, I expect the Joost team to fix up the app and release a significant update in the future. How do you like app so far?

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  • Peacock

    I downloaded this two days ago and tried it for the first time today. Honestly, this app is pretty trashy. Their most popular videos are of girls in swimsuits. Maybe it’s my wifi connection (which is good, so no), but the video would freeze, then go through fast motion, which was annoying. Until they fix this app, I will stick to YouTube.

  • Peacock

    I downloaded this two days ago and tried it for the first time today. Honestly, this app is pretty trashy. Their most popular videos are of girls in swimsuits. Maybe it’s my wifi connection (which is good, so no), but the video would freeze, then go through fast motion, which was annoying. Until they fix this app, I will stick to YouTube.

  • Tim Aucoin

    It’s a shame that apps get released without proper testing first. What are the developers thinking? I’ve personally never heard of Joost, but based on what I’m reading, I don’t want to get it anyhow!?
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    Happy Tuesday everyone!

  • Tim Aucoin

    It’s a shame that apps get released without proper testing first. What are the developers thinking? I’ve personally never heard of Joost, but based on what I’m reading, I don’t want to get it anyhow!?
    _
    Happy Tuesday everyone!

  • Tim Aucoin

    It’s a shame that apps get released without proper testing first. What are the developers thinking? I’ve personally never heard of Joost, but based on what I’m reading, I don’t want to get it anyhow!?
    _
    Happy Tuesday everyone!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Sorry… this is off topic.
    I was listening to the news while typing the last post and heard that Ted Rogers has died? Is this the same Ted Rogers of Rogers Communications? Maybe this is old news, but I’ve been on vacation… sorry!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Sorry… this is off topic.
    I was listening to the news while typing the last post and heard that Ted Rogers has died? Is this the same Ted Rogers of Rogers Communications? Maybe this is old news, but I’ve been on vacation… sorry!

  • SSK13

    *sigh* they probably designed this app with the intention to use this with 3G/Edge but were rejected by Apple so that they can please Youtube (sponsored app) and the phone companies (people maxing out the 6GB plans). I’ll stick to youtube for now…

  • SSK13

    *sigh* they probably designed this app with the intention to use this with 3G/Edge but were rejected by Apple so that they can please Youtube (sponsored app) and the phone companies (people maxing out the 6GB plans). I’ll stick to youtube for now…

  • SSK13

    *sigh* they probably designed this app with the intention to use this with 3G/Edge but were rejected by Apple so that they can please Youtube (sponsored app) and the phone companies (people maxing out the 6GB plans). I’ll stick to youtube for now…

  • shirley

    OrbLive is the best app. I am able to stream LIVE TV on the iphone over 3G/Edge. its pretty decent quality too.
    Watching Oiler games from wherever I am is awesome…except that they lose all the friggin time!

  • shirley

    OrbLive is the best app. I am able to stream LIVE TV on the iphone over 3G/Edge. its pretty decent quality too.
    Watching Oiler games from wherever I am is awesome…except that they lose all the friggin time!

  • shirley

    OrbLive is the best app. I am able to stream LIVE TV on the iphone over 3G/Edge. its pretty decent quality too.
    Watching Oiler games from wherever I am is awesome…except that they lose all the friggin time!

  • bizwhiz

    Beyonce video??? Some things are better left unknown dude. Lol

  • bizwhiz

    Beyonce video??? Some things are better left unknown dude. Lol

  • bizwhiz

    Beyonce video??? Some things are better left unknown dude. Lol

  • aasd

    Ted rogers is dead….

  • aasd

    Ted rogers is dead….

  • aasd

    Ted rogers is dead….

  • Peacock

    It just happened Monday. I didn’t even know till I read your post and then googled it!

  • Peacock

    It just happened Monday. I didn’t even know till I read your post and then googled it!

  • Archana

    ummm.. I liked the app.. Although I must agree that the interface could use some help. The streaming was seemless and I watched the whole of Return of the street fighter on my fone.. hehe.. I no lame.. but had nothin better to do anyways.. It did drain my battery tho.. :S

  • Archana

    ummm.. I liked the app.. Although I must agree that the interface could use some help. The streaming was seemless and I watched the whole of Return of the street fighter on my fone.. hehe.. I no lame.. but had nothin better to do anyways.. It did drain my battery tho.. :S

  • Archana

    I can understand why they wont allow 3G streaming. that would clog the already-overloaded 3G network. Damn u Rogers!!!

  • Archana

    I can understand why they wont allow 3G streaming. that would clog the already-overloaded 3G network. Damn u Rogers!!!

  • Welcome home Tim!!

  • Welcome home Tim!!

  • There is a lot of different content on Joost. Just so happens the “popular” videos are of women…go figure…

  • There is a lot of different content on Joost. Just so happens the “popular” videos are of women…go figure…

  • I envy you! I wish I had my old PC setup at home so I could setup Orb. I need to get back my old TV tuner and I’ll be watching TV too!!

  • I envy you! I wish I had my old PC setup at home so I could setup Orb. I need to get back my old TV tuner and I’ll be watching TV too!!

  • haha…if only the 3G network would be improved already…then we’d all be laughing, wouldn’t we? πŸ™‚

  • haha…if only the 3G network would be improved already…then we’d all be laughing, wouldn’t we? πŸ™‚

  • Don’t get this App. Videos are useless and it crashes often. Not worth it being free even.

  • Don’t get this App. Videos are useless and it crashes often. Not worth it being free even.

  • Trancen

    There is away to play over 3G if you have your phone jailbroken. I spoke about it on the podcast. In Cydia look for VOIPOVER3G app, read the HELP and you will get Joost over wireless, i have done it and wrotes great.

  • Trancen

    There is away to play over 3G if you have your phone jailbroken. I spoke about it on the podcast. In Cydia look for VOIPOVER3G app, read the HELP and you will get Joost over wireless, i have done it and wrotes great.

  • I remember selling about 20-30 invites of Joost when it was still in beta. In the end, I just started to give them away and invited over 100 users to try it out πŸ˜€

    -Mike

  • I remember selling about 20-30 invites of Joost when it was still in beta. In the end, I just started to give them away and invited over 100 users to try it out πŸ˜€

    -Mike

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