Joost Beta 1 – Overview

I’ve been using Joost on and off for about 4 months now. More off than on. It’s not that I didn’t like the app – it was pretty slick and quite solid for an early beta. It’s that there wasn’t a heck of a lot to watch. At some point over the last few weeks, they’ve added a lot of channels/content, and the latest version (beta 1) is even slicker than before.

Note: Invites aren’t required any more – Joost is now open to anyone who wants to sign up. Just head over to and sign up.

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The basic player hasn’t change drastically since the earlier versions.

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But channel navigation has improved at least 100%. The categories are self-explanatory, you can resize the “tiles” for each channel as you see fit, and creating a ‘custom channel’ is as simple as dragging and dropping.

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I’m still not sure that I’d ever realistically want to use many (any?) of the widgets. If I have Joost in full-screen, that generally means whatever I’m watching is getting my attention. If I wanted to view RSS feeds or watch a clock tick while I was using Joost, I’d use it windowed.

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Scrolling through the various options..

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{ 12 comments… add one }
  • kokyun September 30, 2007, 4:21 am

    Yes, i would like to have one too, thanks rose

  • Marumaki September 30, 2007, 5:20 am

    Hi, it would be great if I could get one of these invitations to test the app.

    Anyway, keep up the good work with the Simplehelp website!


  • trmanco September 30, 2007, 6:59 am


    I would really appreciate in you inviting me to Joost.

    Please send me an invite.


  • Henry September 30, 2007, 7:27 am

    Please send me if you have an extra invitation so I can try it out, thanks!!

  • Webomatica September 30, 2007, 8:40 am

    Content is still not awesome, but it’s getting better. I found a “terrible movie” channel and a documentary on cats.

  • Ross McKillop September 30, 2007, 9:39 am


    Yeah – I see NHL logos and I think “damn that’s some good content!” without really checking it all out. But it has improved.

  • Matthew Boatman September 30, 2007, 11:35 pm

    I would really appreciate an invite.

  • Leo October 1, 2007, 2:11 am

    Been hearing about Joost for a while. Would also appreciate an invite :)

  • antoker October 1, 2007, 11:05 am

    Hei, i would really appreciate an invite to Joost. Thanks in advance.

  • Amy October 1, 2007, 4:21 pm

    Joost please……

  • cuombajj October 1, 2007, 10:21 pm

    Cool site, useful articles. I’d love to try this program, send invite!


  • lonzo March 24, 2008, 7:49 am

    joost is a well formatted program the interface is
    amazing it blow the competition away plus its a beta also which means it will get better time will
    tell but anyways download it I mean its only 11mb come on……………..

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