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Apple Has Released A New App For TvOS Designed For Children

By Angelie Cagay , Nov 11, 2016 08:06 PM EST

Apple has quietly introduced a new tvOS app for children known as "iBooks Storytime," designed to enable kids to read alongside with interactive books on their tv sets. iBooks Storytime elements a determination of kid's books from the iBooks Store that function Read-Along capabilities.

The Read Aloud Functionality

Read-Along books are audio-enhanced with distinct character voices, vivid sound effects, and word-for-word narration that kids can observe along with Parents can buy Read-Aloud books chosen with the aid of App Store editors directly from the Apple TV and the voice narration with the Siri Remote or turn on an automated reading feature. You can use the app to check books on your TV, the use of the Siri Remote to flip pages, and the app also supports iBooks with the Read-Aloud function.

This ability there's pre-recorded narration for the e-book with automatic page turning. In some instances there are also sound effects and words are highlighted on-screen as they're read aloud. Users can purchase iBooks anyplace they like, and if their Apple TV is linked to their iCloud account, the titles will mechanically appear on the app.

The New iBooks StoryTime App Is Limited Only To Children's Selections

Some of the Read-Along titles include Lava, based totally on the Pixar quick film, Green Eggs and Ham, Meet Tracker, The ABCs of Cookies, The Little Red Hen, and Goodnight Moon. Apple is supplying Dora's Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook as a free title for trying out the feature. Also, available Read-Aloud books include Lava, primarily based on the Pixar short, The ABCs of Cookies, The Little Red Hen, Green Eggs and Ham, Meet Tracker, and Goodnight Moon. And anyone who downloads the (free) app will also get a replica of Dora's Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook for free to see how the layout works on the huge screen.

Available for iPhone and iPad, and previously-purchased options will be up on the Apple TV. The iBooks Storytime is a free download on the Apple TV. Stay tuned for more updates.

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