Patent Number: 8,793,345

Title: Control terminal, network system, and content playing method

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a control terminal includes: a content information obtaining module; a content selector; an identifier converter; and a remote-control-server controller. The content information obtaining module obtains content information presented by a content sender. The content selector selects, from the content information, a content to be played. The identifier converter converts, if a device identifier of the content sender is identical to a device identifier of a content receiver, content information of the selected content into a content identifier for remote controlling in a remote control server, based on a conversion rule set in advance. Here, the remote control server controls remote operations with respect to content on the network. The remote-control-server controller sends, based on the content identifier for remote controlling, a play control message to the remote control server comprising a device identifier same as that of the content sender and of the content receiver.

Inventors: Ichie; Akira (Ome, JP), Tsuji; Masashi (Hamura, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018