SPIKE™ Essential User
Choosing the right version of the App…

In December 2022 LEGO Education launched SPIKE App 3. This is a new App to use with SPIKE Essential. Find out whether you should use the new App or use the previous App – App 2 (the Legacy App)…

SPIKE Essental - SPIKE App3 Essential

If you have been using SPIKE Essential previously, you are most likely to have been using SPIKE App 2. This is now called the SPIKE Legacy App as it has been replaced by SPIKE App 3.

You can download the SPIKE App 3 or use the web App (you need to use a Chrome browser) and then use it with SPIKE Essential. It will most likely ask you to update the firmware on the SPIKE Essential hub.

You will then have two Apps on your devices:

Screenshot 2023 01 22 at 15.10.43 - SPIKE App3 Essential

SPIKE App 2
(Legacy App)

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SPIKE App 3
(New App)

When you no longer need access to the Legacy App, it is probably a good idea to delete it – but remember that means you won’t be able to access any of the projects you created with it.

Be aware:

  • Projects created in SPIKE App 2 (Legacy App) won’t run on the SPIKE App 3
  • If you are involved in competitions, it’s probably a good idea to stick with the App you started creating your projects on
  • There have been some changes to the Icon Blocks and Word Blocks

You can download the SPIKE App 3 or use the web App (you need to use a Chrome browser) and then use it with SPIKE Essential. It will most likely ask you to update the firmware on the SPIKE Essential hub.