FourFourtwo.com FourFour2.com (TheStreet) A source on Twitter reported that Apple is reportedly preparing a patent application that would allow the company to make its streaming content available through Apple devices.
Apple’s streaming service for Apple TV will be able to stream content from a variety of sources, including Apple devices, Apple TV apps, and other Apple content, a patent filing revealed.
The patent, filed in March 2016, is described as a method and apparatus for creating a device which includes a network interface and a user interface, and for displaying information in a user-interface that is displayed in a format that enables the user to select the content to be streamed, or the device to display information associated with the selected content, or a combination thereof.
The filing is titled “Streaming Content from an Apple Device.”
The patent includes diagrams that describe how a network would be configured, including “an Apple TV device with an Apple TV connected to the network interface, a network connection to a media streamers system, a media source network interface for providing information to the device, and a network-to-network interface for connecting to the media streamters system,” according to TheStreet’s sources.
Apple previously revealed its streaming service would be available through an Apple device in 2018.