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.
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.
WATCH WITH ME
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
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.
Improved iPhone X support.
Improved fullscreen support.
Ratings and Reviews
If you’re like us, hanging out with a real droid is high on your Star Wars wish list. With this app and the amazing remote-controlled BB-8 toy from Sphero, you can bring everyone’s favorite new sidekick to your galaxy. Just tap the virtual joystick to guide him, or you can let him patrol the perimeter alone. He even responds to your voice commands! It’s an adorably entertaining experience you have to see to believe.
Bb8 by Sphero
My son got this droid for his birthday and I'm happy to say it did NOT disappoint!! It's so much fun to drive around and not all that difficult to do (my son has very little patience, so he would have given up long ago if it took a lot of practice). Besides, if you don't want to control it yourself, you can always put it on patrol and just watch him go on his own. It's as if he calculates where he's going and whether or not he'll fit (we watched him slide his head down the side of his body so that he could perfectly fit under the leg of a chair and slide his head back up as he came out the other side). Then there is the force band. It is SO cool with the force band. You can control it with a wave of your hand! We haven't come close to figuring out everything the force band can do and we're still looking forward to using the option that allows you to watch Star Wars movies with your droid. We can't wait to see what that's like! He's so enamored with it that he now considers it a member of the family! He actually puts it to bed at night with a makeshift pillow and blanket, calls it his brother and once made me read it a bedtime story!!!
Love the concept, pls continue to improve!
Really love my BB8, app is great but I hate that it has to be running for the little guy to do anything! I feel like the BB8 itself should have enough memory / processing power to take a command from the app and roll with it (haha). Even if this isn't how every function works, I would hope that you guys could allow a few of the functions to run without the app running. At the same time, even if the app isn't running on the phone (or running in the background) it would be great if the phone could still make the BB8 sounds.
To summarize - great gadget, definitely happy with it but the shortcomings are that it relies on your cell phone's mic and speaker and the app must be running. I paid $160 with force-band (pretty cool) but would gladly pay another $50 to upgrade my BB-8 for one with a mic, speaker and a bigger microprocessor inside. More powerful motors would be nice for going over carpet but I won't be greedy!
Keep the improvements coming!
- Sphero, Inc.
- 404.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sphero
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.