Recently, a patent of “broadcast provider management system and method” has been exposed, implying that apple is developing a new method to filter terrestrial / Internet broadcast channels based on metadata and location information. The document points out that choosing from a list of hundreds or thousands of radio stations, including many duplicate options, may cause unnecessary trouble for users. In view of this, Apple hopes to build a new system that takes into account broadcast rights, location information, and user preferences to help effectively search for and eliminate duplicate broadcast channels. < / P > < p > although the overview is somewhat general, it is not difficult to understand Apple’s original design intention. By establishing a searchable radio directory, different devices can be allowed to filter am, FM, satellite and Internet broadcast channels based on various methods. < / P > < p > for example, broadcast service providers in the United States may not have the right to push content to Mexico, so that the system can filter broadcast channels based on users’ geographic information. < / P > < p > patents also display a wide range of Apple devices, including iPhone smartphones, macbook laptops, apple watch smart watches, and homepod smart speakers. < / P > < p > although none of these products have built-in receivers to receive am or FM broadcast signals, the system is also suitable for Internet / streaming media broadcasting services. < / P > < p > the patent describes a new mechanism that can easily adapt to Apple’s existing radio broadcast lists. For example, homepod smart speakers can access specific radio stations through streaming media services, or listen to them through apple music services on other devices. < / P > < p > it should be noted that Apple often submits new design patents that seem unlikely to be used in the near future. However, we will not be surprised if the future equipment is integrated with terrestrial broadcast receiving hardware. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone