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 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.

Rich Edmonds