Sphero's Star Wars BB-8 droid gets a Windows 10 Universal app

Dave W. Shanahan

Sphero BB-8 Droid

Just in time for the release of the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, to hit theaters, Sphero released a Universal Windows 10 app for their BB-8 Droid. The BB-8 Enabled Droid Universal Windows 10 App lets you control your BB-8 wherever you want it to go on your Windows 10 PC, tablet, or Windows 10 Mobile device.

sphero BB-8 UWP
BB-8 Enabled Droid navigation screen

There are several things you can do with the BB-8 Enabled Droid app, including:

  • 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.
  • PATROL 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.
  • HOLOGRAPHIC MESSAGING 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.

Unfortunately, you will only be able to see your recorded holographic messages on your Windows 10 device; the BB-8 cannot project your holographic messages. HoloLens is the only holographic technology that is capable of that, but you’ll need quite a bit more than the $150 asking price for the Sphero BB-8 Droid.
Download Sphero BB-8 Windows 10 Universal app.

BB-8™ App Enabled Droid
BB-8™ App Enabled Droid
Developer: Orbotix Inc.
Price: Free