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1. (WO2018200065) FIRST-SCREEN NAVIGATION WITH CHANNEL SURFING, BACKDROP REVIEWING AND CONTENT PEEKING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200065    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/018385
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04N 21/482
H04N 21/258
H04N 21/422
H04N 21/61
H04N 21/45
H04N 5/44
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: MURRAY, Craig
Title: FIRST-SCREEN NAVIGATION WITH CHANNEL SURFING, BACKDROP REVIEWING AND CONTENT PEEKING
Abstract:
A method is implemented at an Internet-connected remote control device for reviewing content channels on an Internet-connected display device that is associated with the remote control device via a user account maintained at a server. In response to receiving a user actuation of a user button, the remote control identifies a first Internet content channel that is currently being displayed on the display device, and obtains a preferred channel list including a sequence of Internet content channels that is associated with the user account and includes the first Internet content channel. The remote control then identifies a second Internet content channel that follows the first Internet content channel in the preferred channel list, and transmits to the server a first channel change message including information of the second Internet content channel to cause the Internet-connected display device to display media content provided by the second content channel.