Sphero Play Device Compatibility

Updated 1 month ago by Micah Daby

The Sphero Play app works with many BLE iOS and Android devices. Specific operating systems and device requirements are as follows:

iOS:

Device Model

OS Version

iPad 4+

iOS 10+

iPad Mini 2+    

iOS 10+

iPhone 5+    

iOS 10+

iPod Touch 6th Generation +

iOS 10+

Android:

Android devices must meet the following requirements to run the Sphero Play application: 

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • Bluetooth LE (4.0)
  • Microphone (for the Scream Drive feature)
  • Front facing camera (for the Face Drive feature)
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope (for the Golf Drive feature)
  • Wi-Fi capabilities or a reliable cellular network connection

Even though some older Android devices may meet the requirements described above, they may not be fully compatible due to variation in the quality of Bluetooth hardware. Contact us at support@sphero.com about compatibility if you are purchasing Android devices for school use or are planning to use our robots with your fleet of Android devices.

Amazon Fire Tablets:

The following Amazon Fire tablets are compatible with the Sphero Play application: 

  • Fire HD 8 (2015 model or newer)
  • Fire HD 10 (2015 model or newer)
  • Fire 7 (2019 model)

Warning: Location permissions are required to scan for Sphero robots. FreeTime and children accounts on Kindle devices have location permissions disabled. As a result, Bluetooth connectivity does not work while using Sphero Play in FreeTime with a child account.

Supported Robots:

The following Sphero robots are supported in the Sphero Play application: 

  • Sphero 2.0
  • Sphero SPRK
  • Sphero SPRK+
  • Sphero Mini
  • Sphero BOLT

Languages:

The following languages are supported in the Sphero Play application: 

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Thai

A word from the creators of Sphero:

We have hacked, modded and manipulated nearly every piece of hardware we have owned. That being said, we know some customers have done the same. We are working very hard to support as many devices and software versions as we can, but if you have a custom ROM for your Android device or a jailbroken iPhone you may experience issues that we have not accounted for in the public release.


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