1. niiti's Avatar
    Instant continuity of content is not available through apps on different devices. Instant continuity is availability and use of a content supplied by an app when a user moves from one device to the other. The availability should be supported by immediate access when users switch between devices, instead of having users to look for the content every time the user moves between devices. Do you agree that its inefficient today?

    A perfect continuity scenario between, lets say, Smartphone, TV & Car stereo rendering the same music app is:
    As I listen to music on my smartphone and I walk into my living room, the music should be ready to be continued on my TV when I switch it on OR when I step into my car, my car stereo should be smart enough to pick up the music.
    04-18-2018 09:53 PM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I thought this was already possible with Handoff. Admittedly, I do not use it as I don't see a need.... does this feature not work?
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    04-19-2018 03:42 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Instant continuity of content is not available through apps on different devices. Instant continuity is availability and use of a content supplied by an app when a user moves from one device to the other. The availability should be supported by immediate access when users switch between devices, instead of having users to look for the content every time the user moves between devices. Do you agree that its inefficient today?

    A perfect continuity scenario between, lets say, Smartphone, TV & Car stereo rendering the same music app is:
    As I listen to music on my smartphone and I walk into my living room, the music should be ready to be continued on my TV when I switch it on OR when I step into my car, my car stereo should be smart enough to pick up the music.
    What if the TV is off? Do you expect your iPhone to automatically power it on as if the TV was made by Apple and then start playing your music? If so then it would still not be instant because the TV would need time to power on and then auto connect to the device. It would be the same with a vehicle. Continuity/handoff works well, in my experience, but the limitation is probably due to devices, ecosystems and proprietary rights.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 04-19-2018 at 06:19 PM.
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    04-19-2018 05:45 PM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Or maybe you don't want your TV to start playing your music ....
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    04-19-2018 05:56 PM
  5. niiti's Avatar
    Yes Handoff could be a way, however, it's buggy, works on a few apple products and is not available on a TV or Car stereo. So the reach is very limited.
    Wouldn't it be nice that the expensive devices we buy have such a simple user experience?
    04-19-2018 06:15 PM
  6. niiti's Avatar
    Well if the TV was off, then as a user there was no intent to play the music on the TV. The devices should be smart enough to understand that you as a user switched on the TV and what was being played on your smartphone is readily available to resume, without wires or screen mirroring. What do think?
    04-19-2018 06:17 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes Handoff could be a way, however, it's buggy, works on a few apple products and is not available on a TV or Car stereo. So the reach is very limited.
    Wouldn't it be nice that the expensive devices we buy have such a simple user experience?
    Yes, but Continuity is an Apple thing and only works certain Apple products. I think at some point, home automation will be able to do the things you’re seeking, but without an overall standard of some sort, I’m not sure that experience will transfer over to vehicles.
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    04-19-2018 06:23 PM
  8. niiti's Avatar
    Agree... We have some ideas... Good to know that people would benefit from this concept...
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    04-19-2018 06:40 PM
  9. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Well if the TV was off, then as a user there was no intent to play the music on the TV. The devices should be smart enough to understand that you as a user switched on the TV and what was being played on your smartphone is readily available to resume, without wires or screen mirroring. What do think?
    No, I don't agree.

    What if other people are watching that TV and don't want your music to take over their TV?
    What if you want to watch the TV yourself while still playing your music on your phone?
    What if you don't want the music to start automatically playing in your car?
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    04-19-2018 07:51 PM
  10. niiti's Avatar
    No, I don't agree.

    What if other people are watching that TV and don't want your music to take over their TV?
    What if you want to watch the TV yourself while still playing your music on your phone?
    What if you don't want the music to start automatically playing in your car?
    Yes that's a very valid point... What if the flow was to make music available on the TV and not play automatically... Only if the user accepts the need to resume, should the music resume? Assume no interruptions till the app is accessed by the user on the TV.
    04-19-2018 07:57 PM
  11. Wotchered's Avatar
    This could be better in the one instance that I care about, and that is Kindle’s Whispersync which is, to put it mildly, iffy !!
    04-21-2018 02:36 PM

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