I know that most of you have requested to try out Joost and a high percentage have not been accepted into the beta program. Well this includes me, but Joost hasn’t forgotten about us. This morning I woke up, checked my email and what did I see? Ok I didn’t get an invite to the beta and they didn’t accept me into it either but, I did get an email about it.
“This is just to let you know that we haven’t forgotten your request to try Joost. We’re now speeding up the process of adding testers and we’ll shortly be inviting everyone who has signed up to try Joost.
This includes you, so expect an invite within the next couple of weeks – in the meantime, thanks for bearing with us – we appreciate it.
See you soon on Joost!
The Joost Team”
This is great, I have wanted to try Joost back when it was called the Venice project. Now everyone who has requested to try Joost will be able too. Not for another couple of weeks of course however we will be able to try it soon.
I think Joost is a great idea but I do hope that when it launches it won’t be a paid service because I don’t have cable and I don’t really want to pay for TV, the way I look at it, make a advertisement based busniess model and get more eyeballs instead of charging $60 a month for television.
I’ve been hearing some things lately about IPTV. I have my own opinions about this little service that may soon be in every home in America.
One of the coolest things that I’d like to point out about IPTV is that by its very nature its over the Internet. Many people don’t think about it but this will open up the ties to your local cable company. You will no longer have to live near the company you get your television from. With it over the Internet all you need is a fairly fast Internet connection and then you can look all over the Internet for a service that is cheap and that you would like no matter where they are, as long as you can have a fast enough connection to them you are good to go. Very similar to Vonage where you can have Vonage anywhere in the country as long as you have a decent connection.
I could get myself a broadband Internet connection then find any service provider that I think is worthy my money, then I could call them and they would send me the device I need, I hook it up to my Internet connection and my TV then I’m set.
This is a dream that you would make the world better and everyone would be happy that Direct TV and their local cable provider weren’t their only choices for television service.