Apple launches iBooks StoryTime for tvOS to put kids’ books on your telly

Apple has released a new application for tvOS that’s designed to help children improve their reading skills.

iBooks StoryTime takes advantage of a new feature called Read-Aloud to play a pre-recorded narration of a book, while simultaneously displaying on-screen subtitles — in a similar way to a karaoke system — to make words as easy for kids to decipher as possible.

The application also has support for a handful of other nifty features that children are guaranteed to enjoy, including sound effects and automatic page turning. If parents are having trouble getting their kids to engage with the story, they can hand them the Siri Remote to use as a wand to turn the virtual pages.