US Patent No. 10,659,517

CONTEXTUAL REMOTE CONTROL USER INTERFACE


Patent No. 10,659,517
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Contextual Remote Control User Interface
Inventorship Jeff Ting Yann Lu, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee GOOGLE LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,517

1. A computer-implemented method for allowing interaction between devices, the method comprising:at a mobile device coupled to a computer system to control a plurality of media content sources and access media content from the plurality of media content sources for play on a media device;
receiving from the computer system a plurality of first information items, wherein one of the first information items is associated with a first content source of the plurality of media content sources and a first command to be sent by the mobile device to the computer system to access media content from the first content source in response to a user selection of the corresponding one of the first information items;
displaying on the mobile device a remote control user interface associated with a media application, including concurrently displaying the plurality of first information items;
receiving a user selection of the one of the plurality of first information items corresponding to the first content source;
transmitting the first command that is associated with the selected one of the plurality of first information items from the mobile device to the computer system;
receiving a plurality of second information items, wherein each second information item is associated with a respective media content item provided by the first content source and a second command to be sent by the mobile device to access the respective media content item from the first content source in response to a user selection of the respective second information item; and
updating, on the mobile device, display of the remote control user interface associated with the media application, including concurrently displaying the plurality of second information items on the remote control user interface.