Synchronizing an application on a companion device

  • US 9,723,076 B2
  • Filed: 08/21/2015
  • Issued: 08/01/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • accessing, by one or more processors, an app-sync indicator associated with an application among multiple applications configured to run on a companion device, the app-sync indicator being associated with media content;

    generating, by the one or more processors, a datastream that includes the media content and the app-sync indicator; and

    communicating, by the one or more processors, the datastream to a media device configured to perform operations that comprise;

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

    detecting the companion device; and

    providing a trigger to the companion device in response to identifying the appsync indicator in the datastream to cause the companion device to run the application associated with the app-sync indicator.

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