Apple Seeks to Patent Advanced Playlist Features

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Apple has filed a patent for "Remote access to advanced playlist features of a media player."

The following explains the function of the patented idea:

A media player can have advanced-playlist creation capabilities such as the ability to automatically generate a playlist around a "seed" song selected by a user. In some embodiments, the accessory can determine whether the media player can use a particular song as a seed song for an advanced playlist and can so inform the user. The user can then operate the accessory's user interface to create an advanced playlist based on a particular song, rather than having to interact directly with the media player.

It sounds a lot like Apple's Genius Playlist:

Genius Playlists

Just select a song, click the Genius button, and iTunes makes a playlist of songs from your library that go great together. You decide how many songs appear in your Genius playlist — 25, 50, or 100. Refresh your Genius playlist to get new songs. Or save your Genius playlist so you always have it.

It's not unusual to try to patent a feature like this one.

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