The Sphero BB-8 toy has long been a very popular way for people to use the wonders of high-tech toys to engage with the Star Wars franchise. Now however, the Sphero BB-8 offering has received some stellar new updates that now make it possible for you to get your toy gadget to essentially watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie with you.
The toy's companion app has been updated to include a new 'Watch With Me' feature that allows your smartphone's mic to listen in to the movie's audio cue. The Sphero BB-8 toy then goes about reacting to the movie's scenes -- something it is capable of doing as long as it's placed on its charging station with the app actively running.
This updated BB-8 toy is a great way for users to engage with the Star Wars movie, and could inspire more interactive toys based on movie franchises.