09374607 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 563 patents.

Systems and methods are provided to offer a restricted playback mode playlist mode to allow one or more participating users to access a host's media playback system and interact with a reduced subset of functions in that system. An example method includes providing, via a local media playback system, a restricted playback mode open to a plurality of participating users, the restricted playback mode providing a subset of playback functions from the local media playback system to the participating users, the subset including addition of content to a playlist for playback via the local media playback system. The example method includes facilitating addition of content to the playlist by at least one participating user. The example method includes facilitating playback of content from the playlist in the restricted playback mode.

Title
Media playback system with guest access
Application Number
13/533105
Publication Number
9374607 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2012
Publication Date
June 21, 2016
Inventor
Jonathan P Lang
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Diane Roberts
Wakefield
MA, US
Lee Keyser Allen
Medford
MA, US
Paul Bates
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
H04N 21/258
G06F 3/0482
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