Joost is out!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Watabou, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I've been waiting for some other players other than YouTube to come out for the iPhone and Joost has arrived. Looks nice.

    Gonna try it out now.

    Get Joost
     
  2. jarofclay73 macrumors regular

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    Does not work for me. Can't play a single video and I'm on wi-fi.
     
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  4. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Are there are earth shattering differences between Joost and Youtube? I haven't quite heard of Joost.
     
  5. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Not really. The biggest difference is Joost has about 10,000,000,000,000 less videos.
     
  6. divabimbers macrumors member

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    I mentioned this on TouchArcade forums but thought I'd point it out since some members here might not visit there but seems Joost only works on a wifi connection.

    Someone also asked what the difference was between Joost and YouTube and I'd have to say it's a little easier to find content on Joost for certain things like travel for example. I like using both though looks like YouTube will still be my favorite when I'm out and about since I don't tend to frequent wifi spots. Hopefully Joost will change their restrictions in the future but at least they've got something out now.
     
  7. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Didn't work for me at first too. I restarted mine and now it works. It is VERY buggy though.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Joost is more along the lines of hulu, just not as vast.
     
  9. thatdude90210 macrumors member

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    Pretty good video quality. Sometimes the video won't play, and it crashed a few times. But when it works, it's not bad. I'm watching Ghostbuster on it right now, and it looks great.

    I would rather have hulu on the iphone, but more options is always better.
     
  10. TechJunky macrumors regular

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    Even though it only currently works over wifi, the potential for 3g is there. And video quality is about 10000000000x better than YouTube. Some more content and I'd be supper happy. Nice app!
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I sure hope companies involved with Hulu are watching this!!

    Hulu for the iPhone would be HUGE!
     
  12. okaive macrumors member

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    And here I was hoping for the game. Disappointed.:mad:
     
  13. afan macrumors newbie

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    ^I thought the same thing. I was so excited when I first read the title.:(
     
  14. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Wow Wi-Fi only - great. Now I can watch TV on my iPhone while i'm next to my plasma...
     
  15. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I actually got this on the day without realising it had just been released. It's a really great application and excellent for shows that the BBC iPlayer don't offer (such as c4 programmes). Can be a little buggy and might make things easier if they change the slide to next page-feature. I always end up watching something by accident.
     
  16. n928kc macrumors newbie

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    yea big deal

    it only works on wifi. might as well use your pc. out in the real world ( 3g) program is dead
     
  17. Sndmn macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes I despair...

    ...of the comments on this forum...joost is better than YouTube (at least for now) in that it has real, full length feature films available - and it works just fine, with no problems other than those typical of Safari's incompetence...and wifi is great - it works when I don't want to bother my wife late at night, when u don't want to fire up the laptop...sure I'd like a 3g implementation, but that would likely be blurry and fuzzy just like YouTube is on 3g...the point is that joost is first out of the gate with a great, free, app...hope Hulu will follow...and now, back to The Fifth Element!
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i agree but according to this, nope
    http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/3/hulu_no_iphone_version_soon
    then again the article was in march and times do change, esp since the success of the iphone 3g
     
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  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i acknowledged that.......
     
  21. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Pretty cool app although since you can only use on wifi in most cases if I was going to watch anything extended I'd just watch it on the computer from their web site.
     
  22. stiphone macrumors regular

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    Not very useful now until it supports 3G. That's portability!!
     
  23. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If they do update it for 3G, won't there be a chance that Apple might reject it?

    I mean, Joost offers some full length TV shows. That would require "huge amounts of data transfer" right?
     
  24. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    What's Safari have to do with anything? Joost isn't a web app. And just because *you* for some strange reason haven't had any problems, you are literally the only one. Check out *any* hands-on, you'll get people saying they got the error message about network problems...even when they were on 10 megabit business connections and could easily use YouTube. Not all the time, but it's definitely not problem free (and for some people, like me, it never works - best I was able to do was watch 5 minutes of Ghostbusters on my work's high-bandwidth internet connection before getting the error).
     
  25. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Well, Apple/AT&T allow YouTube to do this. They should also allow Joost to do it too then.
     

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