System and method for managing media

  • US 8,554,191 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2012
  • Issued: 10/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An automobile entertainment system comprising:

  • an automobile sound system that includes a display;

    a memory;

    a processor operable to execute instructions saved in the memory;

    a collection of instructions saved in the memory and operable when executed to present a user interface on the display that comprises a collection of selectable icons configured to allow a user to select at least one of a plurality of media options by selecting an associated one of the selectable icons, wherein at least one of the selectable icons is associated with media content available via a wireless telephone;

    a communication interface configured to communicatively couple the automobile sound system to allow the wireless telephone having an application loaded thereon, the application configured to allow the wireless telephone to select and receive a streaming media representing music from the Internet; and

    an additional collection of instructions saved in the memory and operable when executed to communicate with the wireless telephone such that a collection of information representing the streaming media and received via a wide area wireless communication module of the wireless telephone can be communicated from the wireless telephone to the automobile sound system via an asynchronous channel of a localized wireless network.

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