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Meet BB-8™ - your very own app-enabled Astromech Droid.

Over the years, the experience of Star Wars™ has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. The characters, worlds, and adventures have become an unforgettable part of our lives, and toys have kept that magic in our hearts long after we’ve left the theater. Thanks to advancements in technology, it is now possible to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ into your home in an incredibly authentic way. For the first time, a real Droid™ is finally making its way into your world.

BB-8 is playful, personable, and true to the Star Wars™ galaxy. His unique traits begin to shine the second he is awake. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy - it’s your companion.

Rather than using the Force, BB-8 is powered by induction charging and connects via Bluetooth© Smart with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. His tough polycarbonate shell keeps him safe from water and the dark side.

Features include:

Slide your finger on the driving pad to guide your Droid. BB-8 will go wherever you point and hold, and he’ll even react to collisions. If you want to see more of his personality, enter the droid commander, choose an icon, and BB-8 will show off a range of expressions.

Tap into Patrol to send BB-8 off on his own. His autonomous behavior allows him to move around, get familiar with your space, and investigate the surroundings. Tap the play button to get BB-8 on the move.

The Watch With Me feature allows your Droid to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with you. Select this option when BB-8 is in his charging base, start the movie, and watch his reactions along with the film.

Draw & Drive lets you trace a route with your finger in the app for BB-8 to follow in real life.

No Droid is complete without holographic messaging. Now you can make your own thanks to BB-8. Record a video and BB-8 will transform it into a virtual hologram.

This is the Droid you’re looking for. Find it at Sphero.com and make it yours.

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Version History

Launched Aug 31, 2015 (about 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Dec 31
Version 1.3.2

Various bug fixes

Jun 14
Version 1.3.1

Improved iPhone X support.
Improved fullscreen support.
Updated privacy policy for GDPR.

Apr 04
Version 1.3.0

• Watch With Me now includes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Watch With Me feature in the BB-8 app allows your Droid to react, enjoy, and love the movie just as much as you. Trust the Force.

• Bug Fix - BB-8 refrains from crying in movies.

Nov 04
Version 1.2.1

• Idle animations allow BB-8 to move and animate while he sits in his charger.
• Korean language support, including Watch With Me.

Sep 13
Version 1.2.0

• Draw & Drive mode lets you trace a route with your finger in the app for BB-8 to follow in real life.
• Force Band mode has been added to the Main Menu… patience, you must have.
• Really exciting stuff like bug fixes.
• More cuteness. Wait, that’s impossible.

May 03
Version 1.1.1

The Watch With Me feature now works with 6 additional languages: German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.

Apr 05
Version 1.1.0

You’ve seen it on the big screen...
Now re-live the awesomeness of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at home with BB-8 by your side. The new Watch With Me feature in the BB-8 app allows your Droid to react, enjoy, and love the movie just as much as you.

Simply place your BB-8 in his charging base, connect him to the app, and select the new Watch With Me in the Main Menu. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the show with your favorite Droid by your side.

Jan 19
Version 1.0.8

BB-8 droid vocabulary restoration complete.

Jan 12
Version 1.0.7

• We agree with you all, the old "NO NO NO" sound was better, and it's BACK!
• Fixed issues with camera and microphone permissions that affected some users.
• Quieted down BB-8 during hologram recording. He was being too loud and didn't give you a chance to record a good message.
• Also quieted BB-8 during voice recognition. It's YOUR turn to talk.
• Fixed audio hiccup during intro movie on some devices.
• Fixed missing translation for new droid command buttons.
• Various firmware updating fixes.
• Various text/localization improvements.
• Various sound fixes.

Dec 20
Version 1.0.6

• New movie-true BB-8 sounds!
• Added 4 new droid commander buttons
• Added ability to turn off music in settings
• Added ability to use the rear facing camera to record a hologram
• Improved stability on certain devices

Dec 01
Version 1.0.5


Fixes issue where some users were unable to proceed past the permissions screen preventing them from accessing Holographic Messaging.
If the screen still shows, simply press 'Continue' to proceed into Holographic Messaging.

Nov 23
Version 1.0.4

• Improved performance on older devices
• Improved reliability on voice commands
• Improved joystick responsiveness
• You can now delete your Holographic Messages, even if they're from Sphero HQ, but why would you want to do that?
• Fixed connection issues that froze or could not connect
• Fixed firmware issue where updates froze or crashed the app
• Brought balance to the Force

Oct 17
Version 1.0.3

• Fixed connection issues for all iPhone 6 and 6S models
• Fixed issue where firmware updates could get stuck or crash the app
• Fixed issue that caused characters in certain languages to appear as question marks

Sep 24
Version 1.0.2

• Fixed a few connection bugs that prevented some users from communicating with BB-8.

Sep 23
Version 1.0.1

• Fixed a few connection bugs that prevented some users from communicating with BB-8.
• Minor interface tweaks and fixes.

Aug 31
Version 1.0.0

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