New Siri Remote Doesn't Have U1 Chip and Won't Work With Find My

The newly redesigned Siri Remote, which will be sold alongside the updated Apple TV 4K and is also available on a standalone basis, does not have a built-in U1 chip and does not appear to be compatible with the Find My app.

AppleTV 2021 Siri Remote No Find My Feature
There is no U1 ultra wideband chip listed in the specs for the ‌Siri‌ Remote, nor is there a mention of the ‌Find My‌ app, and now Apple has confirmed to The Verge that it's not an oversight -- the remote does not have a U1 chip.

Ahead of the launch of the new 4K Apple TV there were rumors that the ‌Siri‌ Remote would have a Find My-like feature for locating it when it's lost inside the house, but that feature does not appear to have been implemented. If ‌Find My‌ were available for the remote in some capacity, Apple undoubtedly would have mentioned it as a feature.

Apple is perhaps expecting ‌Apple TV‌ users to add an AirTag to the back of the ‌Siri‌ Remote, which would allow it to be tracked via the ‌Find My‌ app.

It also appears that the 2021 iPad Pro models are lacking a U1 chip as well, though the new ‌Apple TV‌ does indeed have U1 support. U1 devices now include the iPhone 11 models, iPhone 12 models, new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, and HomePod mini.

While no ‌Find My‌ capabilities are available for the second-generation ‌Siri‌ Remote, it does feature a revamped design with a touch-enabled clickpad.

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Top Rated Comments

turbineseaplane Avatar
17 months ago
I'm sure many will make excuses for Apple, but there is none here.

This is sloppy and not acceptable.

You design and release a new remote - a device that is frequently "lost" around the house - and don't absolutely include it in the U1 "locate me" plans?

I'm sorry - just terrible on Apple's part.
Score: 94 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tranceking26 Avatar
17 months ago
That's strange, after the Airtags announcement and seeing how TV remotes are one of the most commonly lost items
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwaltwhit Avatar
17 months ago
Sounds like there will be remote cases with airtag slot in 3...2...1...
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedDrink Avatar
17 months ago
Fixed it


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Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techno-Zen Avatar
17 months ago

Wait, do people seriously need a tracking capability for a remote?
I just need the damn thing to ping with sound and yes find it. I have a toddler and a hungry couch.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Geardo_Ranger Avatar
17 months ago
I kind of think of that as a missed opportunity in my mind LOL
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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