Joost says ‘hello’ and is now open for public viewing. As from this week, no invites are needed to start watching the P2P streaming web TV service. Everyone can now download the client software, which is required for viewing. Both Mac and PC versions are available. Although Joost was ‘closed’, this summer about 1 million people had signed up.
As the Joost blog says: “Haven’t been able to score an invite? Now it doesn’t matter! Everyone can enjoy a ballooning selection of comedy, music videos, documentaries, movies and the latest hits from some of your favorite media brands, including CBS, Major League Baseball, MTV, Turner, Comedy Central and more — over 15,000 shows to date.” Unfortunately much of this content is only available to viewers in the US.
There is also a warning in the message: “Joost is still Beta software — there’s a lot more work to be done before we’re satisfied, and yes, you may find a bug or two. Please, please let us know if you do — we are grateful to all those who have and continue to let us know when they find problems.”