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Identifying media content for simultaneous playback

Systems, devices, and methods for identifying and providing media content to a media-playback device for playback with simultaneous media content are provided. An example system and method for providing media content to a media-playback device for playback with simultaneous media content receives at a computing device a request for media... Spotify Ab

Methods and systems for grouping playlist audio items

A method comprises obtaining a playlist that comprises a plurality of audio items, and dividing the playlist into a plurality of coherent groups, wherein each coherent group comprises a respective sequence of audio items of the plurality of audio items with a common attribute. For a respective coherent group of... Spotify Ab

Methods and systems for adapting playlists

A server receives a request to play a selected playlist from a first electronic device associated with a host listener. The playlist includes audio items having a common attribute. The server also receives an identity of a guest listener having a second electronic device and retrieves an indication of taste... Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for using seektables to stream media items

In one aspect, a client device receives a request to stream a media item from a first position. Content corresponding to the media item includes samples identified in a container file. The client device obtains, independently of the container file, a seektable that is not included with the container file... Spotify Ab

Systems, methods, and computer-readable products for track selection

Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable products for selecting tracks. A plurality of request parameters are received from a client device. Based on those request parameters, plurality of bans, history track attributes, and artist identifiers are loaded from a database. A most recent discovery track is calculated based on the plurality of... Spotify Ab

Devices, methods and computer program products for playback of digital media objects using a single control input

A component for controlling playback of digital media objects using a single control input receives, from a server, a plurality of feature vectors, each feature vector representing one of a plurality of media objects, and receives one or more skip requests from the single control input. In response to a... Spotify Ab

Modifying a stream media service for a mobile radio device

The present disclosure relates to a method performed in a network server system of a service provider providing a service comprising media streaming. The method comprises receiving a detection message from a mobile radio device running the service for a user registered with the service provider, said message comprising an... Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for efficient and secure temporary anonymous access to media content

A method for providing access to media content from a media content provider is performed at an electronic device. The method comprises receiving, from a client device, a request for access to a media item. The method further comprises, in response to the request for access to the media item,... Spotify Ab

System, methods and computer products for determining affinity to a content creator

Affinity scores are computed for a plurality of user accounts, each affinity score quantifies an affinity of a user account to a content creator of one or more digital objects hosted in a content hosting platform. Each affinity score is computed by collecting interaction data for the user account corresponding... Spotify Ab

Methods and electronic devices for dynamic control of playlists

This disclosure concerns the playback of audio content, e.g. in the form of music. More particularly, the disclosure concerns the playback of streamed audio. In one example embodiment, there is a method of operating an electronic device for dynamically controlling a playlist including one or several audio items. A request... Spotify Ab

Devices, methods and computer program products for playback of digital media objects using a single control input

A component for controlling playback of digital media objects using a single control input receives, from a server, a plurality of feature vectors, each feature vector representing one of a plurality of media objects, and receives one or more skip requests from the single control input. In response to a... Spotify Ab

System and providing digital media content with a conversational messaging environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing access to digital media content within a conversational messaging environment, through the use of a conversational agent, generally referred to as a “bot”. A media content bot leverages a user's interaction with the bot, to access... Spotify Ab

System and improved scalability of database exports

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing improved scalability of database exports, for use in digital media content or other environments. Data can be stored within and/or provided by an environment which supports the use of persistent disks. By cloning the persistent disks;... Spotify Ab

System and early media buffering using prediction of user behavior

A system and method for early media buffering using prediction of user behavior. In accordance with an embodiment, a user interface displays a plurality of media options from which particular options can be selected. A click determination logic is configured so that a first event associated with a particular option,... Spotify Ab

System and breaking artist prediction in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for predicting artists that create media content who are more likely to increase in popularity. Users are determined who requested playback of media content items associated with one or more generators of popular media content within a window... Spotify Ab

Media content items sequencing

A media content item sequencing system determines a sequence for playback of selected media content items, such as media content items in a playlist. The system calculates similarities between all possible pairs of the media content items and determines a sequence of the media content items using the similarities. The... Spotify Ab

Transitions between media content items

A system of playing media content items determines transitions between pairs of media content items by determining desirable locations in which transitions across the pairs of media content items occur. The system uses a plurality of track features of media content items and determines such track features of each media... Spotify Ab

Media content system for enhancing rest

A media-playback device acquires a heart rate, selects a song with a first tempo, and initiates playback of the song. The song meets a set of qualification criteria and the first tempo is based on the heart rate, such as being equal to or less than the heart rate. The... Spotify Ab

System and determining whether to use cached media

An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display displays a first video stream on the display. While displaying the first video stream, the electronic device downloads and stores a first portion of a second video stream and receives a request to display the second video stream... Spotify Ab

Methods and systems for providing media recommendations based on implicit user behavior

A server system that provides a content service determines a preference of a first user of the content service for a first media item. The preference has a magnitude and is either positive or negative. The server system provides the first media item for playback based on a request from... Spotify Ab

System and color beat display in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for color beat display in a media content environment. A media device, operating as a client device, can receive and play media content provided by a media server, or another system or peer device. A user interface enables... Spotify Ab

System and use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of cyclic play queues in a media content environment. A cyclic list data structure that can be initially populated with a list of media content items to be played at a media device, exposes a cyclic... Spotify Ab

System and transitioning between receiving different compressed media streams

A computer system receives a content-transition indication to provide a second decompressed media stream to a presentation device instead of providing a first decompressed media stream. In response to receiving the content-transition indication, the computer system ceases to receive a first compressed media stream corresponding to the first decompressed media... Spotify Ab

System and client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for client-initiated playlist shuffle in a media content environment. A shuffle logic is configured to provide a shuffle order for a plurality of media content items, including associating each media content item with a placement interval within which... Spotify Ab

Cadence determination and media content selection

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for cadence determination and media content selection are provided. An example media-playback device comprises a media-output device that plays media content items, a cadence-acquiring device, and a cadence-based media content selection engine. The cadence-acquiring device includes an accelerometer and a cadence-determination engine configured... Spotify Ab

Heart rate control based upon media content selection

A media-playback device includes: a media-output device that plays media content items; a physiological measurement device programmed to measure at least one physiological measurement of a user of the media-output device; and a physiological control engine configured to: identify a current physiological measurement for the user; and cause the media-output... Spotify Ab

Cadence-based playlists management system

A system for supporting a user's repetitive motion activity operates to manage cadence-based playlists identifying one or more media content items having a tempo corresponding to a user's cadence. The cadence-based playlists can be categorized by different tempi or tempo ranges that cover all likely cadences during the user's activities.... Spotify Ab

System and load balancing based on expected latency for use in media content or other environments

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for load balancing of requests to servers based on expected latency, for use in the providing of media content or other types of data. The system comprises an access point, or other process or component, which operates as... Spotify Ab

Automatic login on a website by means of an app

The present disclosure relates to a method performed for facilitating login on a website. In accordance with an embodiment, the method comprises, by means of a web browser in a radio device, downloading a web page of the website from a web server hosting the website; receiving a login request... Spotify Ab

Systems and methods for multi-context media control and playback

In response to a request for a media-control operation to be implemented at a second electronic device distinct from a first electronic device, the first electronic device sends a first request to a server system to cause the media-control operation to be implemented at the second electronic device. The server... Spotify Ab

System and ordering media content for shuffled playback based on user preference

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing media content to a media playback device that includes a media server. In response to the initiation by a user of the media playback device to provide media content in shuffle mode, the media server determines... Spotify Ab

Cadence-based selection, playback, and transition between song versions

A system and methods for acquiring cadence and selecting a song version based on the acquired cadence are disclosed. If the system detects a new cadence, then a new song version that corresponds to the new cadence can be played. The new song version playback can start in a corresponding... Spotify Ab

System and preventing unintended user interface input

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a processing device comprising a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The method comprises detecting a selection event at a position in the GUI, as input via the GUI. The method also comprises deciding that the detected selection event relates to a first... Spotify Ab

System and testing and certification of media devices for use within a connected media environment

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for testing and certification of media devices for use within a connected media environment. A testing device includes an input mechanism, for example a microphone, and a plurality of test files. Each test file can be used to... Spotify Ab

Methods and systems for media context switching between devices using wireless communications channels

Methods, systems, and/or devices for media context switching among electronic devices are described herein. In one aspect, a method is performed at a first electronic device. A first media item is played. While playing the first media item, a near-field-communication (NFC) channel is established with a second electronic device while... Spotify Ab

06/22/17 / #20170177297

Cadence and media content phase alignment

Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for cadence and media content phase alignment are provided. An example media-playback device includes a content output device that operates to output media content, a cadence-acquiring device, a phase-delay calibration engine, a cadence-based media content selection engine, and a phase-aligned media playback engine.... Spotify Ab

06/22/17 / #20170177585

Systems, methods, and computer readable medium for generating playlists

Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for generating a playlist. An application programming interface (API) receives a request to generate a playlist, where the request includes a set of rule-primitives. A playlist engine evaluator evaluates a rule corresponding to each rule-primitive in the set of rule-primitives across a... Spotify Ab

06/22/17 / #20170177605

System and efficiently providing media and associated metadata

An electronic device obtains a file header for a file that corresponds to a plurality of clusters. The file header includes a cluster index that enables coarse searching within the file. At least one of the file header and the file omits information that is known to or calculable by... Spotify Ab

06/22/17 / #20170180438

Methods and systems for overlaying and playback of audio data received from distinct sources

Methods, systems, and/or devices for overlaying and playing back audio data for user vocals and media content received from distinct devices and systems at a media presentation system are described herein. In one aspect, a media presentation system receives, from a remote server, a first data stream for a first... Spotify Ab

06/22/17 / #20170180826

System and advancing to a predefined portion of a decompressed media stream

A computer system generates a first decompressed media stream based on a first compressed media stream. While providing the first decompressed media stream to a presentation device, the computer system receives a content-transition indication for providing a second decompressed media stream to the presentation device instead of the first decompressed... Spotify Ab

06/15/17 / #20170169107

Systems and methods of classifying content items

A method of classifying content items utilizes user-generated playlists. A content item is included in playlists from a plurality of distinct users. A server system receives, from respective users of the plurality of distinct users, respective playlist titles for the playlists. In accordance with a determination that the respective playlist... Spotify Ab

06/15/17 / #20170169858

Methods and systems for prioritizing playback of media content in a playback queue

Methods and systems for prioritizing playback of media content in a playback queue are described herein. In one aspect, a client device plays a first media item from a playback queue. The playback queue includes a first portion having a plurality of media items with respective positions that define an... Spotify Ab

06/08/17 / #20170161119

A the identification of music or other audio metadata played on an ios device

The invention provides a method and apparatus comprising at least one processor; at least one memory including computer program code, at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform identification of music data or other audio metadata... Spotify Ab

06/01/17 / #20170154109

System and locating and notifying a user of the music or other audio metadata

The invention provides a system and method for locating and notifying a user of the music or other audio metadata matching the user's stated preference by appending location information to such metadata.... Spotify Ab

05/25/17 / #20170150211

System and commercial detection in digital media environments

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing commercial (advertisement) detection in digital media environments. A media stream, for example, a video stream of television shows or movies, can be analyzed either in advance or in realtime, to determine commercial segments or blocks within... Spotify Ab

05/18/17 / #20170139912

Cross media recommendation

Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for cross-media recommendation by store a plurality of taste profiles corresponding to a first domain and a plurality of media item vectors corresponding to a second domain. An evaluation taste profile in the first domain is applied to a plurality of models... Spotify Ab

05/18/17 / #20170140060

System, methods and computer products for determining affinity to a content creator

Affinity scores are computed for a plurality of user accounts, each affinity score quantifies an affinity of a user account to a content creator of one or more digital objects hosted in a content hosting platform. Each affinity score is computed by collecting interaction data for the user account corresponding... Spotify Ab

05/18/17 / #20170140261

Systems, methods and computer products for determining an activity

Media content is recommended based on suitability for a designated activity. A vector engine is trained using a plurality of lists, each of the lists containing metadata associated with a plurality of media objects. The vector engine includes a neural network trained with corpus data including (i) the plurality of... Spotify Ab

05/11/17 / #20170134795

Method and an electronic device for playback of video

The present disclosure relates to streaming of media content. In one example embodiment, an electronic device for playing video content may comprise a user interface, a processor and a memory. The memory may comprise computer program code, which, when run in the processor causes the electronic device to receive a... Spotify Ab

04/27/17 / #20170116533

Automatic prediction of acoustic attributes from an audio signal

A system, method and computer product for predicting a content attribute are provided by collecting labeled media objects labeled with one or more attributes, constructing a feature vector of content-derived values for each of the labeled media objects, generating a model based on the feature vector and the one or... Spotify Ab

04/27/17 / #20170118192

Systems and methods for controlling a local application through a web page

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for controlling a local utility are disclosed. A first request originating from an application and including a first token is received at a local utility. The application received a web page, including a plurality of links... Spotify Ab

04/13/17 / #20170102837

Dynamic control of playlists using wearable devices

A second electronic device performs a method of controlling the manipulation of a playlist hosted by the second electronic device. In the method, geographic information that is indicative of a geographic location of a first electronic device is accessed. Based on the geographic information, the second electronic device determines whether... Spotify Ab

04/13/17 / #20170103075

Dynamic control of playlists

A server performs a method of controlling the manipulation of a playlist that includes a queue of media items to be played. In the method, a first electronic device is authorized to control the manipulation of the playlist. First geographic information that indicates a geographic location of the first electronic... Spotify Ab

03/23/17 / #20170083505

Named entity extraction from a block of text

A data processing method, program, and apparatus for identifying a document within a block of text. A block of text is tokenized into a plurality of text tokens according to at least one rule parser. Each of the plurality of text tokens is sequentially compared to a plurality of document... Spotify Ab

03/23/17 / #20170085552

Methods and systems for dynamic creation of hotspots for media control

Methods, systems, and/or devices for controlling media presentation at a shared media presentation system are described herein. In one aspect, a first electronic device detects user input requesting to indicate availability of a media presentation system for use by one or more other electronic devices. In response to detecting the... Spotify Ab

03/23/17 / #20170085929

Systems, methods, and computer products for recommending media suitable for a designated style of use

Media suitable for a designated style of use are recommended from among a database of media objects. A prediction engine is trained using a plurality of media object lists, each of the media object lists containing metadata associated with a plurality of media objects, the media object lists corresponding to... Spotify Ab

03/16/17 / #20170075468

System and playback of media content with support for force-sensitive touch input

A system and method for playback of media content, for example music, video, or other media content. A media device having a media playback application and including a touch-sensitive user interface can be adapted to display a visual array of media options, for example as a grid or list of... Spotify Ab

02/16/17 / #20170048563

System and early media buffering using detection of user behavior

A system and method for early media buffering using prediction of user behavior. In accordance with an embodiment, a client device user interface displays a plurality of media options, each of which is associated with a corresponding media content, for example a media channel or video stream, that can be... Spotify Ab

02/16/17 / #20170048750

System and facilitating inputting of commands to a mobile device

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a mobile device for facilitating inputting a command to a service application in the mobile device. The mobile device comprises an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The method comprises determining a time interval in which a user of the mobile device will... Spotify Ab

02/09/17 / #20170039027

Accessibility management system for media content items

A system operates to manage accessibility of media content items based on a user's performance of a repetitive motion activity. The system can generate rule data based on a rule designed to permit access to certain media content items. The rule data can include information about various conditions to be... Spotify Ab

01/26/17 / #20170024092

System and playback of media content with support for audio touch caching

A system and method for playback of media content, for example music, video, or other media content. A media device having a media playback application and including a touch-sensitive user interface can be adapted to display a visual array of media options, for example as a grid or list of... Spotify Ab

01/26/17 / #20170024093

System and playback of media content with audio touch menu functionality

A system and method for playback of media content, for example music, video, or other media content. A media device having a media playback application and including a touch-sensitive user interface can be adapted to display a visual array of media options, for example as a grid or list of... Spotify Ab

01/26/17 / #20170024399

A system and tracking music or other audio metadata from a number of sources in real-time on an electronic device

The present invention relates to a system and method tracking music or other audio metadata from a number of sources in real-time on an electronic device and displaying this information as a unified music feed using a graphical and textual interface. In one embodiment the invention provides a system and... Spotify Ab

01/26/17 / #20170024486

Automatic artist and content breakout prediction

Methods, systems and computer program products for clustering pages into headline dusters are provided by collecting web data, identifying pages from the web data, tokenizing unique words in each page, recognizing unique entities in each page, detecting media links in each page, and constructing a plurality of vector representations of... Spotify Ab

01/26/17 / #20170024650

Automatic artist and content breakout prediction

Methods, systems and computer program products for predicting breakout artists and media content. Web content is scraped to identify web pages that include the name of an artist or media item and clusters the web pages into one or more headlines. The number of headlines for the artist or media... Spotify Ab

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01/26/17 / #20170024655

Automatic artist and content breakout prediction

Methods, systems and computer program products for using a selected cohort of content consumers to rate a media object is provided by identifying a media object, determining a first value, where the first value is equal to a number of content consumers who belong to a cohort and who have... Spotify Ab

01/19/17 / #20170017993

System and using attribution tracking for off-platform content promotion

In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method of using attribution tracking for off-platform content promotion, for use in media content or other computing environments. A media campaign can be associated with a promoted content link (e.g., a URL) for use on a publisher web site.... Spotify Ab

01/19/17 / #20170019441

Systems and methods for providing song samples

An electronic device presents a first song that includes a sample of a second song, different from the first song. While presenting the first song, the electronic device displays a preview control on a display. The preview control corresponds to the second song. The electronic device receives selection of the... Spotify Ab

01/12/17 / #20170010796

Multi-track playback of media content during repetitive motion activities

A system for multi-track playback of media content includes: a media device; a user interface, provided at the media device, which displays a visual array of media options, a playback logic, provided within the media device, which is configured so that, while a selected point or region is determined by... Spotify Ab








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