At some point today, Apple quietly introduced a new app on the tvOS App Store that brings iBooks to the platform, but in a form appropriate for children. Dubbed iBooks StoryTime, the app is designed to aid children in improving their reading skills through feature like interactive audio, a feature called Read-Aloud, and more.
“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 the Apple TV.”
At this point, iBooks StoryTime doesn’t support a huge selection of books, likely due to the optimization it takes to display a book on a large-screen platform. As of now, the iBooks StoryTime app is limited to a selection of children’s selections including:
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Little Red Hen
- Goodnight Moon
- Chicka Chicka ABC
- Big Brother Daniel
- The ABCs of Cookies
- Meet Tracker
To promote the new iBooks StoryTime app, Apple is offering users a free download of “Dora’s Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook.” The iBooks StoryTime app is available for free on the tvOSApp Store now.