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You can now sit through Star Wars: The Force Awakens with your friendly Sphero BB-8 unit

Sphero has updated the company's BB-8 app, which enables the little friendly droid to enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The connected droid will be able to react to content on-screen with a combination of sound and motion. The new feature, titled "Watch With Me" prepares BB-8 for the movie, which can now be purchased on Blue-ray.

As expected, you'll need to have a copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens already purchased and ready for viewing. For those who may be on their first run of the latest instalment, the app (opens in new tab) will also display relevant information on-screen to help those who may struggle to follow the main plot.

As an added bonus, should you not have BB-8, you can snag the Sphero unit for just $129 through April 10.

7 Comments
  • That's pretty sweet! I watched The Force Awakens the other night and thought it was really good! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Did u and BB have a romantic night together Posted via the Android Central App
  • My 5 year old loves already loves our BB-8 but hasn't seen the movie yet. I'm going to pick up the Blu-ray on my way home and we'll watch it tonight. Watching it with BB-8 will be even more fun for him!
  • What a cool way to use that toy. Disney has fantastic marketing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • " For those who may be on their first run of the latest instalment, the app will also display relevant information on-screen to help those who may struggle to follow the main plot." Well, maybe if they weren't playing with spheros and looking at their phone, the incredibly simplistic plot wouldn't be so hard to follow! Posted via the Android Central App
  • For the cost of the toy it should be able to shoot out a halogram of the movie Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or come with a copy of the movie.