US Patent No. 10,338,881

AUDIO CONTENT AUDITIONING BY PLAYBACK DEVICE


Patent No. 10,338,881
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Audio Content Auditioning By Playback Device
Inventorship Paul Bates, Santa Barbara, CA (US)
Abhishek Kumar, Santa Barbara, CA (US)
Jonathan Lang, Santa Barbara, CA (US)
Assignee Sonos, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,338,881

1. A method, comprising:displaying, via a computing device that is configured to control a first playback device via a data network, a first media item available for playback while the first playback device is playing back a second media item, wherein the first media item is associated at least with a preview option, a playback option, and a queue option;
receiving, via the computing device, a first user input associated with the first media item;
determining, via the computing device, that the first user input corresponds only to the preview option;
responsive to determining that the first user input corresponds only to the preview option, the computing device causing (i) playback of a portion of the first media item to begin and continue for a predetermined amount of time at the first playback device and (ii) playback of the second media item at the first playback device to be paused; and
as or before the predetermined amount of time expires, the computing device automatically causing playback of the second media item at the first playback device to resume without a further user input.