A system and method are disclosed that enable sharing media content such as an e-book or a video with a nearby device. The user may buy media content such as an e-book, online and access the content during a journey, for example. The user attempts to share the content with another recipient device, as it may be difficult to view the media content with another on the user’s device. The system then filters possible recipient devices based on a number of criteria such as distance, availability of a compatible app, app settings, size of the user device etc. and displays valid recipients to the user. The user then shares the content with selected valid recipients. The system could operate via a network or through peer connectivity. The disclosed method enables sharing media content with others without sharing account information and eliminates the disadvantage of not having a physical book to share.
Carter, Bernadette, "System And Method Of Sharing Media Content With A Nearby Device", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 23, 2017)