Hacking Apple TV: Joost successfully run on Apple TV

Apple Store“Tutorialninjas.net has reported success in running Joost on the Apple TV,” JoostTeam.com reports. “There are currently some problems with fonts but I am sure this will be fixed in a near future… right?”

“What does this mean? Once Joost goes live you will get free, unlimited TV experience in your living room for less than 300$… plus what Apple TV currently offers you,” JoostTeam.com reports.

Related article: Joost 0.8 beta for Apple Mac OS X; Viacom in content deal – February 21, 2007

JoostTeam.com reports, “With another modification the Apple TV can be made to playback xvid/divx/WMV (yes, Microsoft Windows Media Video 7 to 9) as well.”

Full article here.

Hacking Apple TV: http://tutorialninjas.net/2007/03/26/hacking-the-apple-tv/

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  1. Joost sounds like a great idea, but checking some of the channels they offer.. reveals some “available worldwide” … except for the “US and Canada” …
    uhh arent we part of the “world” too ?

    At any rate .. since its true that compitition drives quality up and prices down .. (except the oil companys, of course) … then if Joost takes off … Mediacom, Comcast and their ilk should be shakin’ in their boots !

    MW=”plane” …”Boss .. Da Plane ! Da Plane !!”

  2. Apple doesn’t really care what you do with TV. Hack it all you like.

    Apple is a hardware company. At $300 they are probably making $60 or more on every TV. This is not a loss leader to make money on subscriptions or software or digital media like cell phones or game consoles.

    Buy them and hack your brains out. Apple is laughing with you, all the way to the bank.

  3. To all those who asked


    Surf around and learn about it … Cool idea, really..
    and, if sucessful, the cable companys might hafta do something drastic to maintain their customer base…

    Like, maybe… oh, I dunno … drop all the crap channels they spoon feed you, and lower their prices !

  4. (From wikipedia)

    “Joost (pronounced ‘juiced’) is interactive software for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Web using peer-to-peer tv technology, created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (founders of Skype and Kazaa).”

    And you can’t try the beta unless you get invited. A bit lame.

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