Watch The Force Awakens with BB-8 (sort of)

The App controlled BB-8 version of the Sphero has proved immensely popular, as everyone’s love of gadgets gets mixed with everyone’s love of BB-8, quite possibly the best droid in the Star Wars Galaxy. Sphero has been good at keeping the droid up-to-date with several updates to the app that improve the way the droid acts and reacts to its surroundings.


As we’re only 10 days away from release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray, Sphero has released an update to its BB-8 app, enabling the droid to watch the movie along with you! BB-8 will react to what’s happening on screen.


If you already own the droid, just check for updates for the connected App. Once you’ve updated the Sphero BB-8 app, you’ll find a play-mode called ‘Watch With Me’ that gets BB-8. Once thats activated, you can watch along with BB-8 and see how the little guy reacts to the film. We’d be interested to how he reacts to some of the sadder moments in the film, considering how depressed he was when he thought Poe was dead. Apparently this update includes little pop-ups with random facts and other relevant information appearing on your device’s screen as the movie goes

Other BB-8 features include:

  • Authentic Movement // Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds // BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Communication // Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behaviour // BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars™ galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality // Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact

The Sphero is available now from Amazon, as is the pre-order of the Force Awakens, with is out on the 15th April 2016

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