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1. (WO2018136321) DISPLAY EXPANSION FROM FEATURED APPLICATIONS SECTION OF ANDROID TV OR OTHER MOSAIC TILED MENU

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/136321    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/013483
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04N 21/472
H04N 21/482
G06F 3/0481
G06F 3/0484
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
RICHMAN, Steven
Inventors: RICHMAN, Steven
Title: DISPLAY EXPANSION FROM FEATURED APPLICATIONS SECTION OF ANDROID TV OR OTHER MOSAIC TILED MENU
Abstract:
For each network or type of content in an Android TV application, a main icon may be presented on a display, and when the screen cursor is positioned over a main icon, 3-5 sub-icons are presented under the main icon. Moving the screen cursor to another main icon causes the first sub-icons to disappear and new sub-icons relating to the new main icon to appear under the new main icon. Each sub-icon represents content associated with the main icon either using trending information, automatic content recommendation (ACR), time of day, etc. The user may select a sub-icon to show the related content. Thus, for each Android TV application, the most important, trending, live, or personal content is made available through the sub-icons such that a limited number of live content subsets is presented to choose from for that network at that moment.