“On March 27, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an Apple TV feature that we’ll all like,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In a nutshell, if you’re watching a movie on Apple TV and want to get some more popcorn and drinks, you may not have to stop the movie,” Purcher reports. “You’ll just sync the movie stream from Apple TV to an iDevice and it’ll allow you to watch your movie while grabbing snacks or doing other duties. Come to think of it, that could have come in handy while watching this year’s iTunes music festival.”

Purcher reports, “In the future, we may even be able to sync our Apple TV content to a future computer band so while you’re grabbing your snacks you don’t have to hold your iPhone. While only time will tell if that scenario ever plays out, for now we just may be looking at a new Apple TV feature that’s coming our way (hopefully soon).”

Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.