Synchronizing an application on a companion device

  • US 10,469,576 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2017
  • Issued: 11/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • assigning, by one or more processors, an application indicator to an identifier of an application among multiple applications executable by a first device, the application indicator being associated with media content; and

    providing, by the one or more processors, a datastream that includes the media content and includes the application indicator to a second device configured to perform operations that comprise;

    causing presentation of the media content on a display communicatively coupled to the second device;

    identifying the application among the multiple applications based on the application indicator included in the datastream; and

    in response to the identifying of the application, causing the first device to execute the application whose identifier is assigned to the application indicator.

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