Apple has released a new iBooks StoryTime app on iTunes app store, which reads moral-based comics to kids on TVs.
The new iBooks StoryTime app is compatible with tvOS 10.0.1-based devices and as a promotional offer, Apple is giving one title — Dora's Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook — for free. Others such as Goodnight Moon, The Little Red Hen, Green Eggs and Ham, The ABCs of Cookies, Meet Tracker and Big Brother Daniel have to be purchased. More titles are said to be released in coming days.
"iBooks StoryTime gives your family a different way to experience classic kids' books and discover new favourites. 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," Apple said.
It is available in English, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese languages.
Salient features of Apple iBooks StoryTime:
• It comes with Read-Aloud voice narrations in sync with subtitles on the TV display
• It also works with Siri Remote, making it easy to swipe between pages.
• Any Read-Aloud book purchased by the user or his/her family will appear in the iBooks StoryTime library, eliminating the need for re-purchase by the member of the same family.
Going by the titles on offer, we believe, this iBooks StoryTime app will be able to encourage pre-schoolers to read and develop a sense of morality in them at an early stage of their life.
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