A system and method for simultaneously supporting watch-together experiences and content management on mobile devices is disclosed. Accordingly two multi-video viewports having independent playback/navigation controls and inverted audio controls are used. This system implements three key viewing experiences, one for watch-together viewing, and two others for independent viewing. The system avoids overlapping audio from simultaneously playing videos and to simultaneously control the playback in both the watch-together and the independent consumption viewports. This is achieved by inverted audio playback control in which one of the two video viewports is muted and the other is not. When the user taps on the muted viewport, the muting of windows is reversed. A user interface element provided for queue control enables moving the video viewport into a miniaturized watch-together viewport, and a special share icon to mark a video for watch-together. The system disclosed creates a unique social video consumption experience.
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Davies, Ruxandra; Tang, Annie; and Lewis, Justin, "Multi-View Watch-Together Viewport", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 14, 2017)