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BB-8™, BB-9E™, R2-D2™ and R2-Q5™ are Astromech Droids from a galaxy far, far away.... Powered by the new Star Wars ™ App-Enabled Droids by Sphero, drive your Droids, send them on patrol together, and more.

Using the app and the Watch With Me feature, your Droids will interact together as you view films from the Star Wars saga with BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, and R2-Q5 reacting by your side.

Begin a new adventure with holographic simulations alongside your Sphero BB-8 or BB-9E Droid with the new Droid Trainer accessory. Place your BB-8 or BB-9E Droid in the trainer, open the Star Wars Droids App by Sphero, and see the product come to life within this new experience. Don’t worry, R2-D2 and R2-Q5 won’t miss out. These Astromech Droids allow you to to start your journey simply with the app.

Each Droid has their own specific environments to explore. BB-8 tours the Raddus, a Resistance Cruiser, BB-9E takes you through the Supremacy, a First Order Star Destroyer, R2-D2 can explore the Millennium Falcon, and R2-Q5 explores the Death Star II.

The Star Wars Droids App by Sphero also includes improved Draw & Drive functionality, a new dynamic driving pad, and new animations specific to each Droid.

Features include:

Slide your finger on the driving pad to guide your Droids. BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, and R2-Q5 will go wherever you point and hold.

Tap into Patrol to send your Droids exploring on their own. Autonomous behavior allows them to move around, get familiar with your space, and investigate the surroundings.

The Watch With Me feature allows your Droids to watch films from the Star Wars saga with you. Select this option while charging your Droids, start the movie, and see how all 4 interact and react along with the movies.

Roam iconic ship interiors and memorable locations from the Star Wars saga, and more. Each Droid has different holographic environments to enjoy.

Enable Human Interactions or Droid Interactions mode to watch your Droids emote and engage independently from direction given in the app.

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Version History

Launched Aug 31, 2017 (about 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Jan 29
Version 1.7.2

Various bug fixes

Jan 08
Version 1.7.1

Various bug fixes

May 24
Version 1.7.0

Updated privacy policy for GDPR.

Mar 01
Version 1.6.1

Improved responsiveness of emote buttons.
You can now skip content updates to load the app in less time.
Localization improvements.
Various bug fixes and improvements.

Dec 20
Version 1.5.1

Droids can now autonomously interact with one another independent of the app.
BB-9E™, R2-D2™ and R2-Q5™ can now emote and react independent of the app in Human Interactions mode.
In "Droid Control", there are now double the animations for each Droid.
Relive the greatest moments of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi now in Watch With Me.
More idle animations give your Droids more life.
Return of the R2 dome swivel control.
Various bug fixes and improvements.

Dec 07
Version 1.4.2

Various stability improvements

Nov 10
Version 1.4.1

New loading screen messaging that specifies content downloads. You're not as stuck as you thought you were.
Android permissions clarity. Allow permissions to use the app.
Patrol restricted to a smaller area, therefore more under control.
Purchase option added for R2-Q5 in Japan.
The Empire Strikes Back is now available with Watch With Me. Watch the famous "I am your father" scene with your favorite Droids and see how they react.
Slower speeds for Patrol and Draw & Drive. Fewer heads rolling.
Droid animations during Patrol are less random and more contextual.
Firmware will only update what's necessary and nothing that isn't.
Current firmware information now visible on the Settings screen.
Emotes, app modes, and other actions can now be performed while R2-D2 is plugged into the charging cable.
Draw & Drive defaults to smaller, more manageable areas.
BB-8 will now fully recover and reconnect after an accidental disconnection.
After exiting the app using the Android back button, the app will properly disconnect from any connected Droids.
Emote timers added and emotes will be grayed out until the previous animation completes.
Force Band tutorials added. Use the Force to control your Droids!

Oct 05
Version 1.3.0

New Droid added. Welcome R2-Q5 to the family.
Name change to Star Wars Droids App by Sphero.
Various fixes for firmware updates getting stuck mid-way.
Improved offline support – users now always play with the latest content and avoid unnecessary redownloading of assets. Nice!
Various localization fixes for text that was truncated, badly translated, or not translated at all.
Fix for location services being falsely reported as off on devices that don’t contain GPS. No more pop-ups!
Messaging added for devices that don’t contain a gyroscope – holographic simulations will be less than ideal. We’re sorry...

Sep 25
Version 1.2.2

Various stability improvements

Sep 15
Version 1.2.0

Drive: Joystick sensitivity tuning.
Drive: Default max drive speed has been lowered, meaning fewer heads rolling.
Drive: Auto-heading bugs squashed and can now be turned off.
Patrol: Patrol will now pause whenever R2-D2 transitions from bipod to tripod stances. Fewer idle animations, more patrolling.
Patrol: Bug exterminated for Droids “sticking" in a non-driving state. More patrolling, less idling.
Updated privacy policy. (Exciting stuff…)

Aug 31
Version 1.1.1

Force Friday Release

Aug 31
Version 1.1.0

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