US Patent No. 10,509,626

HANDLING OF LOSS OF PAIRING BETWEEN NETWORKED DEVICES


Patent No. 10,509,626
Issue Date December 17, 2019
Title Handling Of Loss Of Pairing Between Networked Devices
Inventorship Mark Plagge, Santa Barbara, CA (US)
Simon Jarvis, Cambridge, MA (US)
Christopher Butts, Evanston, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,509,626

1. Tangible, non-transitory computer-readable media comprising instructions encoded therein, wherein the instructions, when executed by one or more processors, cause a networked microphone device to perform a method comprising:receiving a voice command via the networked microphone device, wherein the networked microphone device is configured to receive voice commands for a media playback system, wherein the media playback system comprises a primary media playback device configured to provide a first feedback in response to voice commands received via the networked microphone device;
determining that the primary media playback device is not available to provide the first feedback in response to the voice command;
in response to determining that the primary media playback device is not available to provide the first feedback in response to the voice command, (i) selecting a fallback device from one or more media playback devices configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device, and (ii) causing the fallback device to provide a second feedback in response to the voice command;
determining that the fallback device is no longer configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device; and
selecting a secondary fallback device from the one or more media playback devices configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device.