This is correct. We need it in Eve to explore the complete Thread network. You can check Thread functionality as well with this tool: the app Discovery on iOS ( or the version for the Mac ( In the app at _hap._udp. you will find the Thread devices, at _meshcop._udp. your Thread Border Router (HomePod mini and/or Apple TV 4K 2021).
Best regards, Volker
Nov 25, 2021