Siri Response Suggests Find My Support Might Come to New Siri Remote

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Apple has made no mention of Find My integration for the Siri Remote designed for the second-generation Apple TV 4K, but ‌Siri‌ responses to certain requests about the remote suggest that Apple could perhaps have such a feature in the works, or at the least, might have considered adding it.

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If you ask ‌Siri‌ to “Find my ‌Siri‌ remote,” “Find my ‌Apple TV‌ remote,” or even just “Find my remote,” ‌Siri‌ will provide the following response: “You don’t have any ‌Siri‌ Remotes linked to your iCloud account.” The curious ‌Siri‌ response was first found by 9to5Mac. If you ask about another item that might perhaps have ‌Find My‌ integration with an AirTag, such as keys or a wallet, ‌Siri‌ says “You don’t have any items set up in the ‌Find My‌ app.”

If you ask about a device with no ‌Find My‌ integration like the Apple Pencil, ‌Siri‌ says “That type of device can’t be set up in the ‌Find My‌ app, so I’m not able to find it for you.” The new remote response is limited to iOS 14.5, and ‌Siri‌ does not understand the same request on devices running earlier versions of iOS, but there is one notable caveat here — a MacRumors reader has pointed out that ‌Siri‌ will also sometimes give a similar response when asked to “‌Find My‌ AirPower,” but other Apple devices don’t seem to give the same answer.

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Prior to the launch of the revamped ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, there were rumors from Bloomberg suggesting the remote designed for the device would indeed have ‌Find My‌ integration to allow it to be found should it be lost in the house. When introducing the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K and the new remote, though, Apple did not make any mention of ‌Find My‌ integration, nor is it anywhere on Apple’s site or press materials related to the new devices. The remote also does not have a U1 chip like the AirTags for close-proximity location purposes.

It’s possible that some kind of ‌Find My‌ integration is coming in the future, or that it’s a feature that was considered for the ‌Siri‌ Remote and later scrapped, but it’s not clear either way. We should find out more when the ‌Siri‌ Remote is available, or if Apple removes the ‌Siri‌ response from iOS.

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