US 11,659,062 B2
Remote access of media items
David Heller, San Jose, CA (US); and Thomas C. Mavrakakis, Atherton, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/200,533.
Application 17/200,533 is a continuation of application No. 15/250,455, filed on Aug. 29, 2016, granted, now 10,951,727.
Application 15/250,455 is a continuation of application No. 14/796,713, filed on Jul. 10, 2015, granted, now 9,462,073, issued on Oct. 4, 2016.
Application 14/796,713 is a continuation of application No. 13/895,010, filed on May 15, 2013, granted, now 9,112,921, issued on Aug. 18, 2015.
Application 13/895,010 is a continuation of application No. 11/701,823, filed on Feb. 2, 2007, granted, now 8,463,924, issued on Jun. 11, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2021/0314416 A1, Oct. 7, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 67/5681 (2022.01); G11B 27/10 (2006.01); G11B 27/11 (2006.01); G11B 27/32 (2006.01); H04N 5/765 (2006.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01); H04N 21/433 (2011.01); H04N 21/63 (2011.01); H04L 67/1095 (2022.01); H04L 9/40 (2022.01); H04L 65/612 (2022.01); H04L 67/568 (2022.01); H04L 65/60 (2022.01); H04L 67/1097 (2022.01); H04L 67/59 (2022.01)
CPC H04L 67/5681 (2022.05) [G11B 27/10 (2013.01); G11B 27/11 (2013.01); G11B 27/329 (2013.01); H04L 9/40 (2022.05); H04L 65/60 (2013.01); H04L 65/612 (2022.05); H04L 67/1095 (2013.01); H04L 67/568 (2022.05); H04N 5/765 (2013.01); H04N 21/41407 (2013.01); H04N 21/4331 (2013.01); H04N 21/632 (2013.01); H04L 67/1097 (2013.01); H04L 67/59 (2022.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
obtaining, at a client device from a first media distribution system, metadata associated with a plurality of episodic media items of a media item library, wherein the plurality of episodic media items are available to the first media distribution system, wherein the episodic media items include a first episodic media item and a second episodic media item, wherein the second episodic media item is sequentially after the first episodic media item;
determining, by the client device, that the first episodic media item is stored locally;
receiving a selection of the first episodic media item;
playing the first episodic media item in response to the selection;
determining that the second episodic media item is not stored locally on the client device;
determining that the second episodic media item is available via a second media distribution system;
automatically fetching at least a portion of the second episodic media item; and
playing the second episodic media item.