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All right Macheads, we got some seriously good news for you. Starting today at 8 PM GMT, which is about 12 noon in Silicon Valley, Joost is going to open its website to 100 NewTeeVee readers who have an Intel powered Mac and let them have […]

All right Macheads, we got some seriously good news for you. Starting today at 8 PM GMT, which is about 12 noon in Silicon Valley, Joost is going to open its website to 100 NewTeeVee readers who have an Intel powered Mac and let them have an alpha version of Joost for Mac. You need to be registered on their website to get access to the alpha software.

Once you have tested and given your feedback, the company is going to release the beta product for rest of Mac users. Just to point out, I am personally in the queue as well, so I am right there with you in the line, waiting for my alpha software as well.

In addition, the company has just released an updated version of their Windows client and includes all the fixes relating to “local configurations, firewalls and virus scanners, fixed crashes, added local support – all the way to user interface tweaks such as better fonts. ” There are several other changes to the software as well.

Update: Yes, we know it is past 12, but the page has not opened yet. We will post here as soon as we’re alerted by Joost that it has opened.

Update #2: This is a link to the download file. You need to be logged into the Joost website to download it and it’ll go away after around 200 hundred downloads.

  1. […] on their website to get access to the alpha software. Continue Reading No comments Share/Send Sphere Topic: Asides Tags: Joost, OnlineVideo […]

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  2. Yes! I can’t wait (six more minutes). Please get me in on this alpha NewTeeVee.

    I’m actually already a member at Joost because I have already gotten an invite so if you could post some more info to clarify about already registered users then that would be great.

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  3. As I understand it, current beta testers need to reapply if they want to try the Mac version.

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  4. Can someone send me an invite or let me know how to link to the site to get on the list, I have an intel mac and would love to be part of the testing.

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  5. Ok, I just applied for the beta again. Is there anything else I have to do?

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  6. Hey Kevin and Neil,

    The deal is, when Joost opens the site they will let us know. The first hundred people to get over there should be able to download the software right then. At least that’s how I understand it.

    Liz

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  7. i have an intel mac at home, but i’m on a pc now, i hope that i can still sign up with this goes live.

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  8. Talkin about p2p any of the NewTeeVee peeps at the
    DCIA’s p2p summit thats on today .

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  9. Would love to have access to the service. Please include me in the list.

    Cheers,
    Randy Stewart
    randy@boxbe.com

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  10. I’m already a beta tester but want to test it on my intel iMac
    steve [at] ohear [dot] net

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  11. Joost For Mac…

    Looking forward to seeing the Joost for Mac. It is blogged about here on the Om Malik blog…

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  12. i want to join the mac beta program…i have an intel based mac…and apparently i am among the first 100

    yessss

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  13. i also want to join the mac beta program… i also have an intel based mac and i want to be one of the firsts to trie it…

    so exited…

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  14. yes, i know we’re still waiting for it to launch, but are we signing up here or at the joost site? i’ve already been accepted as a beta tester (with the windows test, i guess) and logged in and haven’t seen anything in either place. hope i don’t have to re-apply.

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  15. Eric,

    the Joost site is going to open up and then you can sign up there. If you have registered, then you will be able to download the software.

    for some odd reason there is a delay on the download side. I cannot raise anyone on their end at this time of the night.

    Will keep you posted.

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  16. All right guys the link is live now. you need to be signed into the website and only 200 people get the alpha. link

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  17. Downloading right now! Thanks so much!

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  18. Sorry – Mac Alpha Seeding closed…

    Thanks to GigaOM…

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  19. […] Comme tu le sais probablement déjà, les fondateurs de Skype se sont lancés dans un nouveau projet, Joost (ex Venice Project), qui a pour objectif de révolutionner la télévision sur Internet. Ce service est encore en phase bêta, et jusqu’à présent, le client nécessaire pour utiliser le service n’était disponible que sur PC. J’apprends a l’instant via Newteevee qu’un client Mac est disponible en version “alpha” (!!). Pour pouvoir télécharger ce logiciel, il faut disposer d’un compte Joost, et surtout se dépêcher: à priori, le lien ne va être disponible que pour très peu de temps. […]

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  20. adam Winogrodzki Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    Hi, I have already downloaded it! Its So cool!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody tht gets it post a message so we can see how many people get it.

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  21. can someone who downloaded share it to others? or is it user based?

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  22. Great news. Joost rocks and being able to get it on your Mac is a must. I’m sure there will be many people clamouring to get access to it.

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  23. hook me up

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  24. This totally sucks that they only allowed 200 downloads. I didn’t get the updated feed that the freaking thing was available until just now and when I went to download it, the link was dead. If this is how they are going to be doing business, I think that I’m going to have to give Joost a thumbs down already.

    200 downloads is way too small a number considering the number of Mac users that are interested in using the service. And for the developers to have put the application together this late in the game is already a strike against them.

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  25. ugh, i missed it too. what is this having to be logged in thing? how do you log in to download the file if you haven’t been accepted into the beta program…;.lamee

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  26. If you missed out don’t fret because adding a small mix of users computers into the alpha is the very last stage of alpha testing usually .

    I do beta testing for one company that asks a select group of beta users to test their products about a day or two before they officially launch to make sure nothing is really screwed up .

    Om said in the title that the beta will be next week and the Joost people are saying very soon on their forums and IRC channel .

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  27. […] Joost for Mac, Alpha today, Beta next week [New Tee Vee] tr { border: 0px } td { cellborder: 10px} table { border: 1px solid black } […]

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  28. Alright – now you GOTTA let me in as well ;) Andru at gearlive.com. I’m rocking the Intel Mac as well.

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  29. Dont worry you Mac users that feel left out and all alone …

    But Im sure you can wait till next week when the beta will be Launched

    https://www.joost.com/betatest/2007/02/sorry-mac-alpha-seeding-closed.html

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  30. please hook me up! I’d be indebted!

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  31. […] Joost on Mac: a Mac-Inteal alpha version of Joost is avalaible. […]

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  32. If anyone has a spare token I would greatly appreciate. I would love to test out joost! Odoyle721[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. Would love to have access to the service. Please include me in the list.

    haripako @ gmail.com

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  34. Is a PPC version in the works?

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  35. Anyone got extra invites, send me one, wannajoost@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance.

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  36. […] Anyway GigaOM didn’t miss it and as a result the 200 downloads has been hit and no more are available… yet. […]

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  37. […] Om reports over on GigaOM that Joost, previously known as The Venice Project, has released a beta version of the application for Mac users. This should at least make the users who got one of the invites NewTeeVee handed out happy, and get Joost better press in the blogosphere (which often seems a bit skewed towards Mac users). […]

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  38. anyone have any invites. i am a poor graduate student looking to review the product.
    jonathan-fravel (at) uiowa.edu

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  39. “All new beta-testers now get tokens allowing them to invite friends and acquaintances, and these tokens will give you instant access to Joost™.”

    I host a television talk show from here in New York City.

    I would love to try out Joost asap…

    PLEASE send me a token so that I can beta test Joost….

    bruce@brucewagner.com

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  40. If anyone has a Joost invite, I would love to get one. Novaboyz2006@yahoo.com

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  41. Anymore Joost invites? Would love to play.

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  42. Invite seeker….
    waynesds@yahoo.com

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  43. Please send me an invitaion for Joost

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  44. Hey Folks!
    Just heared about Joost. Would someone possibly be so kind and invite me to this great service? I really would love to try it!

    joost.supporter [at] gmail [dot] com

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  45. please send me and invite to joost my email is robertpuljic@hotmail.com

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  46. Got Joost? Wud like to try out and see how is it different from existing apps like TVU and the likes of it..
    saurabh76ATgmailDOTcom

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  47. aruna Kulatunga Friday, April 20, 2007

    Would be most grateful for a joost invite for mac beta. aruna”AT”mac.com

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  48. Would love a Joost invite, if anyone has one.

    simeon [at] cableusa [dot] com

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  49. i’m looking for joost invite for a while , some can give me a invite? plz…..
    avilaz@hotmail.com

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  50. Hello I’m on intel based Mac, and I would like to find an invitation please:

    netdadou7@hotmail.com

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  51. could anyone pllllleeeeeaaaase send me n invite….m rele excited abt joost..i’ll b relee thankful!!.=D
    my email is faizan@bluebottle.com

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  52. If anyone is feeling compasionate enough to send me a token so I could take a look at Joost I would be eternally grateful :-) My email is: secretsid@hotmail.com

    Here’s hoping :-)

    Sid.

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  53. i know it’s late, but i have faith.

    could any one release one little joost invitation to mailto8o#gmail[.]com?

    god bless

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  54. GOt no joost ticket. somebody there, that would take me over into the world of joost. THX mailto:
    freak-urban-professional@web.de

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  56. I need a joost invitation. Please help :) My email is nerfhammer at gmail. Thanks!

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  57. Please, someone invite me too.
    laisladegorm@yahoo.com

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  58. Pls invite me too… thanks a million.

    alan1668@gmail.com

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  59. João C - Portugal Sunday, June 24, 2007

    Please someone send me a joost invitation to jncc@mail.telepac.pt

    thanks

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  60. Greetings from Holland! If anybody could send me a Joost invitation, I’dd be very thankfull :-)
    My e-mail address is: karelapple@gmail.com

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