Watch With Me feature listens for audio cues in The Force Awakens movie

Sphero‘s BB-8 toy has had a new update, which enables it to react while watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens with you. The Watch With Me feature uses a mobile device’s microphone to listen for audio cues in the movie and it reacts to certain events occurring on screen in real time.

To utilize the new feature, users simply need to place their BB-­8 on the charger, open the app, and start playing the Star Wars DVD. The toy droid is able to recognize where you are in the movie and visibly reacts with animations and sounds, which come from the app. You can skip forward or back in the movie and start playing it from any point, and it will still be able to find its place.

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