“Earlier this month, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed one of the possible next chapters for Apple TV,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In today’s patent report we take a look at Apple’s latest vision for Apple TV that will put more relevant data at your fingertips,” Purcher reports. “Let’s say that you like a tune that you’re hearing on the latest episode of House or Fringe. You’ll be able to put the scene on pause and have a new navigational bar appear that will give you the option of finding the data on that tune in one click.”

Purcher reports, “Apple’s latest Apple TV patent lists eight new possible data options that could make watching TV more fun in the future.”

Read more in the full article, which includes Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]