A/338:2017, “Companion Device”

Approved 17 April 2017

This document specifies the communication protocol between an ATSC 3.0 primary device and an ATSC 3.0 companion device. In this context, the primary device is the primary receiver and is used to present the primary content. The companion device communicates with the primary device to present related, supplementary content, or even the same content as that being presented on the primary device. Examples of primary devices include television sets, set-top/converter boxes, and mobile devices that are capable of receiving ATSC 3.0 services. Examples of companion devices are laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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