Joost is the new application from the makers of Skype which streams TV over the Internet to your computer.
I went to download the Windows version of Joost the other day, to try installing it in my Parallels VM (don’t bother – it doesn’t work) when I saw the following:
Finally, Joost for Mac has been released! Wohoo!
I downloaded Joost and ran it on the Mac.
It was a bit of a disappointment, I have to say. I wasn’t keen on it starting up in full screen mode but that is only a minor annoyance and quickly changed in the Preferences. The biggest letdown is the number of times the video stopped and started as it struggled to download the next chunk of the program.
My Internet connection is 3mb with a 20:1 contention ratio. I was watching on a Sunday morning so all should have been quiet and still the program couldn’t download the video fast enough. This makes for an irritating viewing experience.
I don’t know if this problem is peculiar to the Mac version or it is an issue with Joost in general. If it is not Mac specific, it needs to be fixed somehow or watching TV programs on the computer through Joost won’t catch on.