When we first took a closer look at the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes Radio service a few weeks back, it was easy to see that big things are coming. With that in mind, Cupertino is always looking for a way to make its products and services better – no matter what it takes.
We can learn more about the latest features of this service by reviewing the following patent: Playlist Configuration and Preview
As you begin to move through this patent, you will realize that Apple has made some changes to the features that will be offered.
From dynamic playlists to a user feedback system, there is plenty to get excited about.
Before we go any further, here is the abstract from the official Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent:
“In some implementations, a user can play a music track from a dynamically generated playlist. The user can provide input indicating that the user likes or dislikes the music track and the playlist can be adjusted based on the user input. In some implementations, information can be presented to the user so that the user can preview changes to the playlist before the changes are made to the playlist. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria (configuration) by adjusting specific music characteristics. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria by manipulating a list of representative music tracks. In some implementations, a user can compare the user’s playlist to playlists of other users.”
This goes a long way in explaining some of the changes to expect, including those that are sure to make the overall user experience more enjoyable.
For example, any user of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes Radio service has the ability to like or dislike the music track, ensuring a better experience in the future. It is this sort of interactive feature that is sure to get people excited about what the future of this service will bring.
Be sure to check back with us often, as it is safe to say that more and more details regarding the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes Radio service will continue to be released.
This patent was originally filed for on December 22, 2011. The inventors are listed as Jason A. Skinder, Jorge S. Fino, and Sharon E. Friesen.
Take the time to visit the next page, as we have included an image from the official patent.