Voice interaction at a primary device to access call functionality of a companion device

  • US 10,984,798 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2020
  • Issued: 04/20/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors of an electronic device with a speaker, cause the electronic device to:

  • receive, from a companion device, audio data of an active call, wherein the audio data represents an utterance received by the companion device from a far-end party of the active call via an active call connection;

    determine, based on the audio data, whether at least a portion of the utterance corresponds to a predefined digital assistant trigger;

    in accordance with a determination that at least a portion of the utterance corresponds to the predefined digital assistant trigger, cause a server to determine a user intent corresponding to the utterance;

    receive, from the server, one or more commands representing one or more tasks to satisfy the user intent;

    determine, based on results of performing the one or more tasks, a digital assistant response; and

    transmit the digital assistant response to the companion device, wherein the companion device transmits the digital assistant response to the far-end party via the active call connection.

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