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Embodiments described herein involve configuring a playback device based on the detection of a barrier in proximity to the playback device. One embodiment may involve receiving proximity data that includes an indication of a barrier that is proximate to a playback device; detecting that the barrier is within a threshold proximity to a first speaker of the playback device based on the indication of the barrier proximate to the playback device; in response to the detecting, setting a playback configuration of the playback device; and causing the playback device to play an audio content according to the playback configuration.

Title
Playback device configuration based on proximity detection
Application Number
15/339260
Publication Number
9743208 (B2)
Application Date
October 31, 2016
Publication Date
August 22, 2017
Inventor
William H Bush
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Tetsuro Oishi
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
H04R 5/04
H04R 3/12
H04R 1/32
G06F 3/16
H04R 27/00
H04R 3/04
H04S 7/00
H04R 29/00
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