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Joost Launches iPhone Application

Joost Launches iPhone Application

Posted December 1, 2008 at 4:57pm by iClarified
Joost has launched an iPhone application to watch videos - music, TV, movies, and more over the Internet.

Joost on the iPhone or iPod Touch will give you access to thousands of hours of anime, comedy, drama, movies, music, documentaries, sci-fi and sports.

You can choose what to watch in a variety of ways:
- Browsing by category
- Select "most popular" videos
- Watch our favorites
- Search for a specific video

The first version of the iPhone application provides access to our full content library via Wi-Fi. You can browse, search, or simply enjoy some of our most popular programs. Personally, I’ve found it to be a great way to enjoy our extensive music video library and settle some of those “who did that song?” bets at the same time.

We’ve just scratched the surface of the full Joost experience with the first version of the iPhone app. For example, our social features and personalization haven’t found their way to the app yet. We are working to get more of the things you like about Joost on the iPhone right away. If there are particular things you’d like to see, drop us a note at Like all first versions, you may encounter issues as well. If you do, please take the time to drop us a note with the details.

Secondly, for us this is another example of the flexibility of our new Joost platform. In October, we launched our Flash-based player (no download required) and that was big news. But the even bigger news for us was that video was served via our new hybrid content distribution infrastructure – one that respects our peer-to-peer roots but also allows us the flexibility of choosing the best distribution option based upon what, where, and how a user is watching. We’ve quickly followed the initial launch with an embedded player and now the iPhone application. That is just the beginning, and it’s the thing that has us all very excited about the future – and particularly a future that lets you enjoy Joost whenever and wherever you want.

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Awayze - December 2, 2008 at 9:37am
Works fine here aswell, prefer this to YouTube, loading times on YouTube for me r ridiculously slow. Featured video Gun N' Roses(Classis Line Up, Slash, Izzy, Duff, Matt n Dizzy), loved it, Enter Kinght lmao(Enter sandman piss take)
asa - December 2, 2008 at 4:31am
I live in thailand - could that be the reason I cannot use this app?? However, the desktop version works perfect!
K.A. - December 2, 2008 at 3:07am
it's just a shitty YouTube
A J - December 1, 2008 at 8:30pm
works fine for me.. no problems at all..
asa - December 1, 2008 at 7:40pm
So far, I have not been able to get anything to play. It always says server not responding. I have emailed tech support several times with no real answers. The web version is much better. I hope they push an update that fixes these bugs.
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