Transferring content playback state between different devices is difficult. Without such state transfer, continuing content playback across devices requires explicit user action. This disclosure describes a framework to enable fluid transfer of content playback from one device to another by using the device camera to capture the content source and playback state. With user permission, user intent to transfer content playback is detected automatically. The target device camera is activated to capture a short snippet of the source device screen. Captured information is analyzed to determine the content source, identify the content item, and the playback location. Based on the analysis, content playback is seamlessly initiated from the determined location. Implementation of the techniques enhances the UX by providing a fluid, efficient, and intuitive mechanism for transferring content consumption across devices.
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Shin, D, "Camera Driven Fluid Transfer of Content Playback Between Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 24, 2022)