TechCrunch namechecked DNAStream a few days ago in a round up of Joost copycat services. Though the DNAStream user experience is obviously inspired by Joost and picture quality is sub-YouTube, I kinda like DNAStream for a whole bunch of reasons…
Firstly, users arriving at the site can start watching content and exploring channels without signing up or downloading and installing client software. This is huge – you know what you’re getting within seconds of your arrival.
Secondly, I love the fact that DNAStream runs in a browser window – Joost, Jaman and others tend to run as full screen apps, so you can’t really multi-task while viewing less attention-consuming content. Of course, they face the same problems as iTunes, Joost and others – content just isn’t as rich as broadcast TV…usually limited to flagship shows, trailers, ads and some exclusive content.
Wait – this is what I was building in 2003 for Wanadoo’s Project Bilbao!