As a medium, children's stories aren't going anywhere, but Apple's new app, StoryTime for tvOS, modernizes stories for today's connected kids. The app, which works in conjunction with AppleTV, plays recordings of various classic children's stories and shows images of the pictures from those same books.
StoryTime for tvOS uses a new feature on Apple's iBooks called 'Read-Aloud.' While all the books' narrations are read by actual humans (to reduce the uncanny effect of robotic voices,) Read-Aloud couples the books with subtitles running at the bottom of the screen. The hope is that StoryTime will not only provide a soothing way for parents and kids to read their favorite stories, but it will also help kids to learn to read thanks to the clear fonts.