Decades after the original Star Wars hit theaters, its power is still going strong with the wildly successful sci-fi franchise. From the start, it became a true cultural phenomenon.
One great way fans can enjoy Star Wars is through the huge offering of various apps for iPhone and Android. Everything from games to comic books and more is available on the App Store and Play Store. Here are the best Star Wars apps to celebrate the franchise every day of the year.
When starting your app journey through a galaxy far, far away, be sure to start with the official Star Wars app. The comprehensive app has almost everything you can think of when it comes to franchising.
After starting the app, you can choose from one of three different interfaces: light side, dark side, or droid. Each option offers a unique design, sound and animation. It is also a futuristic augmented reality application (Read 8 Futuristic Augmented Reality Apps You Should Try), which features 3D characters, ships, and special quizzes in AR. Google Cardboard users can also battle it out in Jakku Spy, a feature of the series related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Selfie fans can snap photos in fun costumes and settings like Han Solo’s carbon freeze, study with Yoda, and more. And that’s far from everything. You can also use a lightsaber and improve your skills with a training remote, relive classic quotes and sound effects on the Star Wars soundboard, and much more.
If you can’t get enough of all of Star Wars, Disney+ is the place to go. The streaming video service offers all the movies, TV series, and more from the world of Star Wars. It’s also the exclusive home for the Star Wars The Mandalorian live show.
There is a special section in the app that shows everything Star Wars. Along with being able to view videos on your iOS or Android device, you can also access Disney+ on many other streaming video devices such as Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV.
You’ll definitely get your money’s worth, as Disney+ offers more than Star Wars. This includes content from Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic, and you guessed it Disney. Even better, the service is much cheaper than competitors like Netflix.
For some personalization, be sure to download the Star Wars wallpapers app. As you might imagine, this iOS app is all about offering a plethora of different Star Wars wallpapers for your iPhone or iPad. New wallpapers are added to the app every day, so every fan should definitely find something they like.
Android users can download a similar “I’m your dad” app for their Star Wars customization fix.
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
In the bustling world of Star Wars games, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes stands out. In this full-featured RPG, you can create a team from the light or dark side and fight against others. There are over 140 characters to collect from different eras of the franchise.
Be sure to choose wisely, as teams with complementary abilities are best suited for victory. Some of the fun moves you can use against your enemies include Luke Skywalker’s Destined Strike, Darth Vader’s Force Crush, and Young Han Solo’s Trick Shot.
And the characters aren’t the only fun. You can pick up iconic ships like the Millennium Falcon and Home One from Admiral Ackbar to fight in space battles. This Star Wars game app lets you battle with other players in many different options such as Squad Cantina Battles, PvP Squad Arena, Squad Tournaments and many more.
Star Wars Quiz App
How well do you really know the Luke Skywalker universe? This Star Wars quiz app will tell you. The game includes the first seven episodes of the saga, so it lacks material for the latest release.
The questions are themed and grouped by film, and offer a variety of challenges. To get started, you’ll see questions from A New Hope, and will have to show off your trivia skills to move on. There’s even a trivia bonus level to discover after passing the others.
The app is only available on iOS, but the free Star Quiz is a decent Android equivalent.
Star Wars Studio FX App
Star Wars toys are always a great way to create your own big battle scene for kids (or kids at heart).
And with Hasbro’s Star Wars Studio FX app, you can bring that idea a little closer to reality. To get started, create a scene with a Star Wars action figure, vehicle, or playset. Then launch the app. Select a special effect then press record to take a clip.
For example, with one FX, you’ll see a stormtrooper invade the screen and start blasting. All clips can be saved to your device. While the app is compatible with any toy, you can add more in-game items by scanning the code from a specially marked Hasbro Star Wars toy. They also unlock over time by earning rewards through the game.
Star Wars: Card Trader
Even the timeless hobby of trading collectible cards has gone digital. Developed by Topps, a well-known name in the physical card trading world, Star Wars: Card Trader features thousands of different cards.
Along with all the movies, the app also features cards from the TV series Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and more. You can collect popular characters, droids, vehicles, and locations as the cards feature a number of different, unique art styles. New cards land every day.
When you’re ready to trade, it’s easy to reach out to other fans and propose trades with up to 18 cards.
Star Wars Insider
Star Wars Insider is the place to find the latest Star Wars news, along with features and more about the timeless franchise. And with this app, you can read magazines digitally on your device. Even though this app is free, you have to buy back issues or subscribe to use it
Android users can subscribe to magazines using the Zinio app.
The Force Will Be With You
Much like the franchise itself, the world of Star Wars apps has something for everyone and continues to grow as new generations fall in love with space drama.