Tuesday August 21, 2012

Apple Patents "Switching Between Radio and Local Media"

A patent for "seamlessly switching between radio and local media? Really? I guess the U.S. Patent and Trade Office really will let you patent anything. Thanks to The Weazmeister for the heads up.

Systems and methods are provided for seamlessly switching media playback between a media broadcast, such as a radio broadcast, and media from a local media library. When an electronic device determines that an upcoming media item in a media broadcast is not of interest to a user, the electronic device can switch playback from the media stream to a media item from the electronic device local library.

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