Second-screen control automatic pairing using push notifications

Utility Patent Grant (B2)

October 8, 2019

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: GOOGLE LLC

Applicants: Google Inc.

Inventors: Alexander Taboriskiy, Daniel Robert Danciu, Ramona Bobohalma

A computer-implemented method for pairing multimedia devices is provided herein. The method may include operations of detecting a connection between a first-screen device and a pairing service, the first-screen device connecting to the pairing service through a local network and of generating a pairing code that is valid for a pairing session. The method may further include sending a request to a push notification server to send a push notification comprising the pairing code to a second-screen device, receiving the pairing code from the second-screen device, and associating the first-screen device and the second-screen devices as paired devices.