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.

What’s New

Version 1.7.2

Various bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21.8K Ratings

21.8K Ratings

Bgb27857 ,

The Force is with you young Spherowalker

(Inhale).......... (Exhale)..... But you are not a Jedi yet.
The truth is, in a serious note, nobody is a Jedi so now that that’s out of the way....
This is a truly remarkable app to connect to the best remote control robots in the galaxy far far away.... oh and here too.
I have no complaints, just thrilled at these pieces of hi tech little droids.
A suggestion, I have. You should try making c3p0 and even a droideka that would be awesome. Another color for another r2 unit is red like the r4 in the prequels that Obi-Wan had on his ship, these suggestions would make me say and I quote, “Hello there!.” But you guys are just wonderful with what y’all have put out Star Wars related so far. This is fantastic what y’all have done to this day. Highly recommend these droids!

Food for cats ,

The old app is better DO NOT GET RID OF IT.

The reaction times from this app vs the old one are ridiculous, I press the buttons make BB-8 say yes and no, I hear the sound, but he doesn’t move his head until less than a second passes by, he should move it as soon as I press the button and say his phrase at the same time. I also prefer the look and interface of the original app, it was brighter, more inviting, it had more of a hardware feel, and I liked BB-8’s hologram for turning his head. I like being able to drive him with my left thumb and turn his head with my right. I don’t want to have the driving mode only available with the phrases, I want it to be with the head turning mode as well. I also prefer the driving sound effects on the old app, even if they’re not quite as accurate. The only thing this app does better, is slowing down the head turning, the old app moved it too fast and it could mess up the motor. Please change this app to be more similar to the original, because eventually I’m not gonna be able to download the old app onto newer devices. Why am I even saying this? I know you’re not going to change it.

Elmo 850 ,

Force is strong with Sphero - OG BB-8 owner and now R2

Love these bots as they fulfill a boyhood fantasy. The look, sounds and build are awesome. Like the app but I feel it’s a step down from the dedicated BB-8 app. Liked how that app gave some feedback on where BB-8 patrolled and his status. This seems trimmed down. Some suggestions to the developers: give us the ability to send holograms to other people with droids, ability to run droids in the background without app runnning, slow down droids(R2 falls constantly on carpet when switching to bipod mode), interactive mode when plugged in(make sounds and head movements). More control over R2/BB-8 like ability to make custom sounds and movements.


Sphero, Inc.
342.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, 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, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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