A device and method are disclosed for automatically adapting content to audio-only versions for video playback in situations with bad network connectivity. The method includes replacing a video stream with a non-video version of content stream on detection of poor internet connection. The non-video version of the stream is a different asset in comparison with audio of the video stream, for example, the non-video version might be shorter as they don’t have leading or trailing periods of silence that might be required for on screen transitions, scenes, credits, etc. Further, the method may also include recommending audio-only version of the content to the user instead of mixed media content. When the device recognizes that it is in a poor connectivity state, it can adjust the recommendations, the endpoints, or both.
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Kasina, Abhiram and Lewis, Justin, "Automatically Adapting Content To Audio-Only Versions", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 19, 2017)