May 24, 2021
AirTag tech to help find your lost Apple TV remote? Don't get your hopes up. Here's why.
If you have ever owned an Apple TV streaming device, then you know how easy it is to lose its remote. Its thin frame becomes its downfall when confronted with the comfy spaces between couch cushions.
Naturally, when Apple recently introduced AirTags, a tiny disc capable of tracking your stuff through the iPhone's Find My app, some people joked we could finally keep track of that easy-to-lose Apple TV remote.
But it doesn't look like that's happening. During an interview with the website MobileSyrup, Tim Twerdahl, Apple's vice president of product marketing for home and audio, said upgrades to the size of the Siri-enabled Apple TV remote were enough to make it less likely to lose without incorporating technology similar to AirTags.
"With the changes we've made to the Siri Remote—including making it a bit thicker so it won't fall in your couch cushions as much—that need to have all these other network devices find it seems a little bit lower," said Twerdahl.
Last month, Apple introduced a new version of Apple TV with a redesigned remote, featuring improved clickpad control, and buttons to control a TV's power and mute functions. It also supports Siri so users can search for TV shows and movies by using their voice.
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