With Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in movie theaters next Friday, we’re seeing lots of extras and add-ons making their way to store shelves. We’re also seeing some people line up early to be the first to pick there seat for the premiere, as slightly insane as that sounds.
You don’t need to spend your vacation time waiting in line to feed your excitement for Star Wars The Force Awakens. As it turns out, the smartphone in your pocket is a terrific way to feed your own inner-hype for next week’s movie premiere. Start up your iPhone or Android powered smartphone to feed your Star Wars the Force Awakens addiction now.
This is the new Star Wars The Force Awakens poster.
Pre-Order Your Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tickets
Next Friday’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens release is going to be a huge event in popular culture. Accordingly, tickets for the movie’s release night are going to be very, very hard to come by. Prepare now by pre-ordering your Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets. Fandango for iPhone, Windows and Android takes the work out of movie ticket buying. Users make the purchase through their device then head to the theater to pick up their physical ticket from a kiosk. The app only highlights show times for the film that are still available. Note that the closer we get to the release the more even those late evening show times will sell out.
Star Wars Rebels
The entire Star Wars film franchise spans six different movies. None of them are available to watch at no additional charge on services like Netflix. That’s not to say that there isn’t some Star Wars content on Netflix. After purchasing Star Wars, Disney started refreshing the appeal of the universe with Star Wars Rebels, an animated television show that airs on the company’s Disney XD cable channel. Star Wars Rebels Season 2 is airing right now and recent episodes can be purchased through the iTunes Store or streamed in on-demand on Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android using the Watch Disney XD app. Not that the Watch Disney XD app only works if you have cable or satellite subscription.
Star Wars Uprising
Star Wars Uprising isn’t a ancillary movie or toy that shoppers can purchase in a store. Star Wars Uprising is a complete role-playing game now available on Apple’s iPhone and iPad that’s just gotten a major update.
Mobile video game developer Kabam announced Star Wars Uprising for iPhone and iPad this past summer. The game is available today in the iTunes App Store & Google Play Store absolutely free. The game does include additional power-ups and extras that users can purchase directly through the game, like many other mobile titles.
Star Wars Uprising is a role playing-game based on the characters, weapons and locations from the Star Wars franchise. The v2 update of the game allows players to collect a new in-game currency do redeem weapons and extras and rewards. There’s also a new type of crew that players can create. Called Espionage, this crew type gets users access to espionage missions that weren’t available in the game previously either. Force Power Abilities are now unlockable, giving Jedi a new attack type straight out of the film franchise.
Star Wars Battlefront
Another video game tie-in, Star Wars Battlefront is for gamers that don’t want to go playing anything on their small phone screen. It’s a battle simulation, a gorgeous, large battle simulation, available only on Xbox One, Windows PCs and Sony’s PS4 video game console. GameStop sells new copies of the game for $39.99 right now. There’s a PS4 console bundle that includes Star Wars Battlefront for just $299 at GameStop too. It’s expected that future add-ons for the game will include content inspired by whatever happens inStar Wars The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Battlefront Base Command is a companion to the game. It allows players to track their stats and earn currency away from the game. This means that as you’re waiting inline for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can be earning currency towards the game. Star Wars Battlefront Base Command is available free in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
Watch Star Wars From Beginning to End
Though some people are surprised, there are still people out there who haven’t see all or any of the Star Wars franchise. Strictly speaking, there’s an entire generation of children that were only born after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. If you haven’t seen the movies, head to the iTunes Store, Google Play Store or Windows Store to purchase the films. The entire six movie pack sells for $89.99 in iTunes and includes some digital extras. The bundle is the same price in the Google Play Store. Microsoft’s digital store is selling the bundle for $94.99. The difference in price is because of the ridiculous amount of extras that users get with Microsoft’s version, apparently.
Say you’ve missed just a single film in the series. You can purchase them for $19.99 a piece in each of these stores. Unfortunately, there’s no way to simply rent any of these films online.
Pre-Order the Soundtrack & Listen to All Classics
Have a subscription to a music service on your iPhone or Android device? Use it to listen to soundtracks from the previous movies at no additional charge. The Music of Star Wars is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Groove Music.
Google Play, iTunes have the Star Wars The Force Awakens Soundtrack available for users to pre-order already too for $11.99.
Good luck with the Star Wars The Force Awakens movie premiere on December 18th. Remember to stay away from social networks in case there are spoilers and to get your ticket as soon as possible.