iBooks Storytime, an Apple TV-only app by Apple, was released today as a way for kids to discover and explore hand-picked books.
Here’s how Apple describes it:
iBooks StoryTime gives your family a different way to experience classic kids’ books and discover new favorites. With Read-Aloud narration and beautiful illustrations, every handpicked title in the app transforms Apple TV into an engaging place for young readers to enjoy the stories they love.
The app comes with a free copy of Dora the Explorer. Additional books can be purchased from the Featured section of the app. While there isn’t a huge selection yet, the ones that are available look great and very engaging.
The highlight feature, read-aloud, can be turned on and off. When turned on, the book is read by a narrator while the words are highlighted alongside the narrator’s voice and the pages turn automatically. When turned off, you can swipe between pages using the Apple TV remote touch pad.
All-in-all it’s great to see the TV be a source of education and app seems pretty cool.
You can grab iBooks Storytime Apple TV App Store for free.