Get a First Look at the Newest Google Spotlight Stories Buggy Night on the Moto X

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Technology amazes me. Like my children, I am absolutely captivated with the advances that are being accomplished in the tech world. Sometimes this new technology takes me completely by surprise.  Sometimes I feel a bit like this little guy…

Buggy Night, Google Spotlight Stories

…Okay, minus the fleeing for my life part.  I typically tend not to flee from cool new gadgets and technological advances.

In fact, my family and I have totally embraced the most recent marvel that comes to us in the form of Google Spotlight Stories.  An animation wonder, Spotlight Stories are a joint venture by Google and Motorola. Together, they captivate audiences with a first-of-its-kind 360 degree animated adventure designed for Android phones and available exclusively on the Motorola Moto X.

Google Spotlight Stories first wowed users with Windy Day, the tale of a frustrated little mouse who never knew it could be so difficult to put on a hat.  (My boys think “Windy Day” is pretty darn funny.  They always laugh when the little mouse is swept up in the tornado!)

Using the phone like a camera.  The user can move the phone around and explore the animated world created within the Spotlight Story.  Point the phone skyward and you’ll glimpse the animated stars and fireflies in the newest Spotlight Story, Buggy Night.

Spotlight Stories was created by Google-owned Advanced Technologies and Projects group (ATAP), and was built with the help of Oscar-winning former PIXAR animators and children’s book illustrators.  The newest Spotlight Stories chapter, Buggy Night, transforms you into a detective on the case with just a flashlight and a frog in Caldecott-winning illustrator Jon Klassen’s forest.

Just watch….

Doesn’t that look too cute?!

The boys are hooked.  –I mean it is just one little story (maybe 5 minutes long???) how many times can you watch it before you’re bored of it?– A LOT apparently.

Right now my boys average 2-3 times each per day. And they’re still as fascinated as they were day 1.

Now, don’t scurry away after reading this because next week I’m going to reveal a bit more about the fun we’re having with Google Spotlight Stories Buggy Night on the Moto X!

Bugging Out

Moto X smartphone with Google Spotlight Stories giveaway alert!

And, keep this a secret, but if you stay tuned next week you’ll have a chance to enter that pretty awesome giveaway!

You can learn more about Spotlight Stories, read reviews, and download the Motorola Spotlight Player™ here.

Have you seen the Spotlight Stories yet?



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  1. SO NEAT! Definitely something my boys would like!
  2. I have not heard of the Spotlight Stories, but my son would be hooked, too! It looks really cute!
  3. I love the Google Spotlight Stories. They're a lot of fun to watch.
  4. This looks like such a cute game. My daughter is going to love this!
  5. I have not watch this spotlight stories. I'm going to tell the kids aboutit.
  6. Those look like cute stories. I will have to check them out. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.
  7. This is the first I have heard of the Spotlight Stories but they look really entertaining. Buggy Night looks absolutely adorable! Thanks for introducing these to me...
  8. I have heard of the Spotlight Stories. Wonder if I can get it on my iPhone? Being a Google thing, it sounds like it's probably on for Android.
  9. These are so cute! I hadn't heard of them before.
  10. I heard of these games recently and my kids really would enjoy it. Such a fun and DIFFERENT concept for kids to explore!
  11. That Google Spotlight Story is super cute. I'm sure little ones will watch them over and over again.
  12. I've never heard of Google Spotlight Stories! This looks really fun and I know my son would be hooked after one glimpse.
  13. I haven''t heard of spotlight Stories, but it sounds like it might be fun for the kids.
  14. How neat those are! They're perfect for young kids.
  15. Wow, how cool! I am always blown away by the thongs they come up with these days. This looks awesome!
  16. Whoa! My son would love this. Great gadget.
  17. I love this use of an phone's features. And what a lifesaver when you need a few minutes when you're working at home!
  18. I have not heard of the Google Spotlight Stories but they sure did capture my little one's attention when he saw it! I think it is super cute and entertaining.
  19. I have never heard of this before! It looks like so much fun!
  20. Spotlight Stories sounds like a great feature! I bet you will spend a lot of time playing around with it.
  21. I bet my little guy would watch it more than once too. That's fun, and that's how you know they think it's good stuff. :)
  22. How cool is this?! Never heard of it but it sure is neat!
  23. What a fun app to play with, my boys would adore this I am sure. I hadn't heard of it before but I don't have an Android based phone either, nor the product you mentioned. Sigh.
  24. So cute! I hadn't heard of the Google Spotlight Stories, though I would bet my son would be as obsessed as yours. He is constantly on YouTube and Netflix, I bet this would just add to his obsession!
  25. I have not seen these yet. I, like you, am so amazed with technology.
  26. This technology is incredible. I can imagine it will easily captivate kids and adults alike.
  27. That bug is so cute! I love that technology can put a story like this in the hands of our kids. Anything to help encourage their imaginations and love of stories.
  28. I have just recently learned about Spotlight Stories. I think it is a very creative idea and I can see how the kids would love it!
  29. Those bugs are so cute! When technology is used for the right things it can really help our kid's imaginations.
    • I couldn't agree more! My kids aren't couch potatoes, they don't have unlimited screen time, but I am a firm believer that when used right, technology can be a wonderful thing for the mind of a child.
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