The Register talked about Joosting being installed on hardware out of the box. Ok, this sounds awesome. The first thing that comes to mind is the AppleTV. It has already happened with YouTube and will be rolled out sometime in the next month or so. Joost could be what makes me actually buy the AppleTV. I love watching videos on Joost especially since they have added a bunch of new content, but the problem is I don’t want to boot up my computer in the living room and waste all that electricity only to run Joost. The AppleTV would answer that problem, it is simple, the Apple remote already works with Joost on Intel Macs so it would work great on the AppleTV.
In The Register’s post they mentioned being able to have it embedded in TV’s as well. That would be cool but this is the way I look at it, why would I want to have that type of software on my TV. Set top boxes are what that type of software is for. I would rather have it on the AppleTV so that it could easily be updated without any worry about how my TV is going to function when updating software.
Let’s keep complicated software like Joost off of the TV and keep the TV’s software as simple as possible so that there are never any problems with it, I don’t want my TV’s OS to crash.