US Patent No. 10,659,518

CONTEXTUAL REMOTE CONTROL


Patent No. 10,659,518
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Contextual Remote Control
Inventorship Jeff Ting Yann Lu, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee GOOGLE LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,659,518

1. A computer-implemented method, the method comprising:at a first computer device including a processor and memory, wherein the first computer device is coupled to a media device and facilitates the media device to output media content provided by a plurality of media content sources including one or more Internet-based media content sources:
executing an application that accesses the one or more Internet-based media content sources and outputs media items provided thereby, wherein the application operates interactively with a remote control application executed on a second computer device;
obtaining an information item corresponding to one or more media content items that are provided by one of the one or more Internet-based media content sources accessible via the first computer device, wherein the information item is configured to be displayed by the remote control application on the second computer device;
obtaining by the first computer device a command associated with the information item;
transmitting the information item and the command from the first computer device to the second computer device;
in response to a user input related to the information item at the second computer device, receiving by the first computer device, from the second computer device, the command to perform a specified action with respect to the one or more media content items; and
executing the command in relation to the one or more media content items corresponding to the one or more Internet-based media content sources, wherein the one or more media content items include an audio track, and the one or more Internet-based media content sources include an Internet-based audio channel with which the audio track is associated.