TiVo has been granted a patent for systems and methods that modify content recommendations based on available content items on platforms accessible during a trip. Recommendations are adjusted to avoid suggesting content already available on a different platform during transit. GlobalData’s report on TiVo gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Modifying content recommendations based on upcoming content availability

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: TiVo Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11930233B2) outlines a method and system for modifying content recommendations on media devices. The method involves identifying content platforms associated with user profiles, generating recommendations based on content preferences, determining a second content platform accessible during transit, and adjusting recommendations to account for content availability on the second platform. Visual indicators are used to differentiate recommendations available on both platforms and those exclusive to the first platform. The system includes memory and control circuitry to execute these functions efficiently.

The patent details a comprehensive process for customizing content recommendations based on user preferences and availability on different platforms. By identifying content items matching user preferences and adjusting recommendations based on platform accessibility during transit, the method aims to enhance user experience and ensure seamless content consumption. The system's control circuitry retrieves metadata, compares content items, and generates notifications to inform users about available content during transit. The patent also addresses scenarios involving series episodes, allowing users to discontinue the suppression of recommendations for specific episodes. Overall, the method and system described in the patent offer a sophisticated approach to optimizing content recommendations for users on media devices, potentially improving engagement and satisfaction levels.

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