iBooks Story Time
A New Apple TV application was released on Thursday, by Apple called iBooks Story Time. That brings children’s books to the TV’s big screen. Through this, Kids can flip through the pages of the books on their own, or switch on Read-Aloud narration which will sync the audio to the on-screen text and flip the pages for you.
The app works on the 4th generation Apple TV devices. That have access to tvOS App Store. You can download it for free but the books themselves are not. you can test the functionality: a Read-Aloud title called “Dora’s Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook.”
From the StoryTime app, you can buy more books. As well as via the iBookstore on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Through your Apple account, if you have already purchased compatible content. Automatically, it displays here.
At present, there aren’t many supported titles available. But the list includes a few classics such as “The Little Red Hen,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” and “Goodnight Moon.” Among others, popular characters just like Sophia the First, Cookie Monster and Grover also have books available.
By the title you can tell that the app is aimed at the preschooler crowd who is just starting to learn to read. It is nice to have an alternative to games and videos as an option, for parents feeling guilty about plopping their kids in front of the TV.
The StoryTime reading experience offers aren’t new. But traditionally these sorts of apps have been limited to tablet and mobile devices.
How much extent does this keep kids occupied? Of course remains to be seen. Through my view, it is difficult to get kids focused on reading. As the books on a platform where games and video are available. That is the reason why we still buy physical books and read two every night.
However, Apple is not the only one thinking up new digital reading experiences in recent days. Rapid is a kid reading app launched by amazon recently. This uses a messaging-like interface to tell stories.
The iBooks StoryTime app is available as a free download on the Apple TV App Store. Because it’s currently being featured in a banner at the top of the screen.
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