Disclosed herein is a method for automatically transitioning a video media content stream to an alternate stream that is audio only when the streaming device connects to an audio only playback mechanism. The method manifests as a feature within a video sharing application. The application is provided with a setting that automatically transitions the video content stream to an audio representation of the same stream when the client device connects via Bluetooth, WiFi or headphone jack to a speaker device. Similarly, when the audio only speaker device is disconnected from the client device the application resumes streaming the video stream. The method automatically enables the audio only mode when the user is in the appropriate context (e.g., when driving). The method is also useful for other applications that are appropriate for audio only playback including those related to sports, or news applications that work well with audio only playback.
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Rapp, Richard and Lewis, Justin, "AUTOMATIC AUDIOON MEDIA CONTENT STREAMING", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 06, 2016)