Download BBC CBeebies Storytime apk 2.4 free for Android smartphone

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BBC CBeebies Storytime

Posted by Media Applications Technologies for the BBC in Educational | June 30, 2016 | 118 Comments

Apk file size: 31.0 MB

The CBeebies Storytime app is filled with free story books for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading books with your little one. Open the book to discover a world of stories featuring much-loved CBeebies characters; turn the page to find your favourite story and visit the library to choose new stories such as CBeebies classics: Topsy and Tim, Peter Rabbit, Something Special, Charlie and Lola, and many more.

The library feature allows you to download new and exciting stories for free. Simply visit the library using the ‘add story’ cloud in the top left corner and choose from a selection of stories. You can have up to 12 stories with in your book. Once your book is full or you would like to change your stories, you can return it and then add a new one.

Don’t forget to come back regularly to visit the library and find new CBeebies stories to read. To let you know when new stories have been added, a number will appear in the ‘library’ cloud in top left hand corner of your book.

CBeebies Storytime makes reading fun, with playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Entertaining things to touch, swipe and play with in each story and fun questions to help develop comprehension skills, means you and your little ones can enjoy reading, playing and learning together.

With free stories to download, no adverts, no in-app purchases and a parental lock to make sure little fingers don’t wander too far means parents can have peace of mind whilst little ones enjoy a very special story time, playing along with their CBeebies favourites.

Parents and carers of young children can also find out more information on helping to support their child’s reading development and how to get the most out of this app in the dedicated Grown-Ups section.

CBeebies Storytime also features an accessibility mode which helps children with a range of abilities to enjoy reading stories. To find out more and to activate this, go to the Grown-Ups section of the app.

CBeebies Storytime does not collect any personally identifiable information from you or your child.

This app may ask you to allow permission to use your device microphone; however, this information is only held on your device and is not accessed by the BBC. *Please note that due to technical constraints on the microphone will not be accessed, instead the interaction will auto complete to allow you to continue and enjoy the story.

The device uses performance cookies for internal purposes to help us to improve the app. For more details please see our CBeebies Grown Ups FAQ page or for information about the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, see

Fun Features include:
• Interactive CBeebies Branded stories including: Topsy and Tim, Swashbuckle, Something Special, Charlie and Lola, Peter Rabbit and more.
• A regularly updated library full of stories for you to download for free, look out for the number in the library cloud’ to see when new stories have been added
• A ‘Read to Me’ and Read by Myself’ option to accommodate different reading abilities • Recall Questions at the end of each story aid the development of comprehension skills • Each story includes guided interaction points to help Parents have fun with their child and help
support their learning development
• Grown Ups section including tips to support you and your child’s reading development, including links to more useful information from CBeebies Grown Ups
• The app includes an accessibility mode activated via the Grown Ups section • A secure parental lock for any external link • Links to more free, fun things to enjoy from CBeebies on your mobile and tablet

Whats new

    We’ve now added our first NURSERY RHYME to the Storytime app! Join in with Mr Tumble as he sings the popular rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle. This new update will mean throughout the year you’ll find lots more FUN nursery rhymes in your library, so don’t forget to come back and find new ones!

Media Applications Technologies for the BBC part of our Educational and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update June 30, 2016. Google play rating is 78.8477. Current verison is 2.4. Actual size 31.0 MB.

Download bbc-cbeebies-storytime.apk 31.0 MB


Robert Garstang

Good but poor navigation renders the app useless. Navigation on the Moto G doesn't work, button selection jumps about. If navigation worked this would be one of the best kids apps on android.

Darren Reilly

Hangs on start 5.0.2 No longer works on restricted profiles on Android 5.0.2 Nexus 7 (2012) just hangs on starting. Been broken for weeks now with no update to fix. Pretty poor cBeebies App not working on restricted kids profiles but works on unrestricted accounts. Tried deleting app & reinstalling but still hangs. Also deleted restricted profile account & recreating & app still just hangs on startup. Deleted cache partition also & stills hangs App needs fixing properly on restricted profiles especially as its a children's application. Still hangs on Loading in restricted profiles after 5.1 update. This has been broken for over 4 months now, its totally unacceptable the BBC is incapable of fixing & updating considering how much they receive in License Fees

David Gosnell

Works again on 2012 Nexus 7 with 5.0.2 - but not on restricted profiles Finally works again on Lollipop, reappearing without further intervention, so long as one has been served and accepted the Android 5.0.x bugfix system update. However despite the latest Storytime application update, billed as "a small update so the Storytime app will work on child-friendly profiles" (which far from being "small" actually replaces about 90% of the application) doesn't work as advertised, giving a continuous barber's pole animation on the loading screen from children's restricted profiles. Was this tested before rolling out?!

Emma Bunkle

I have been looking for some thing like this I liked it because it was very good didn't down load first time but I still love it.

Precious Nwokeji

Yeah they smashed it!!! I like it. Its sooo good, out of 10 it's a 30! !!

Terri Mckee

Cbeebies storytime This app is great for story telling my 6 year old daughter is going to love it its easy to use and has popular characters in the stories

Nicholas Burton

Doesnt work Installed twice. Freezes on loading screen. Please put out an update so my daughter can start using the app

Jeremy Norton

Brilliant BBC Interactive Book App! Me and my girls love this interactive story app. Developer fixed Lollipop installation issues quickly. Could only be improved by adding more content.

Esther Chidera

BBC CBeebies storytime I love it . it's the best to me. Good time with this app but it just won't work on Mon Feb 2014 . good to me you know

Rob Hall

Very very good My 3 yr old loves it, it's really good the easiest 5 stars I've given.

Tim Saunders

Cbeebies storytime It's good for my daughter to start reading befor she starts school

clair thompson

Love it My son loves this app, he's 3 and has special needs, but its really easy for him to use and take part in the stories.

Paul Harris

Waiting for update This app just crashes the 'package helper'. Its happened with a couple other apps but all were fixed with an update. Until this is fixed this app is just a 125MB loading screen that never loads.....

Richard Hanney

Music too loud The app is okay there is some faults though. The music is waaay too loud, it almost covers the voices. The motions are too slow, the speaking will finish but there is this long drag to the next part due to a really slow transition. The stories aren't refreshed quick enough, we've gone through them twice or more. The kids don't mind this, but for an adult who I with them reading the story or having it read by the app, this is mind numbing!


Crashes Reads story ok but crashes on trivia at the end annoying because that shows how much the kids have listened..or not..fix it beeb.

Jason Opoku-Anderson

Story time I love this game because l can learn stuff

Sarah Murray

It has frozen on loading screen. My son is very upset! Please fix asap

albert mongo

Would be more but the app was updated and wont work

Mickey Sandhu

Keeps crashing Great app and very good stories. Buy we have never finished any of them as it keeps crashing! Pictures are missing from the questions at the end and some actions do not work. Please fix as it is a shame that my son cannot finish these stories.

Natasha Lane

Its all right Its all right but only just not my tile of game

Asif Boda

CBeebies Storytime Another brilliant app from the BBC, keep it up guys!

Mark Sellors

Still not working with restricted accounts on a nexus 7 running lollipop Seems to work fine in the main account on the device but it just stays on the loading screen indefinitely in the kids restricted account. If it helps, the cbeebies playtime app works fine in this setup. Update: the above refers to the latest version, which has apparently been updated to resolve this issue. Unfortunately, the issue persists with my setup. Also tried reinstalling the app and upgrading to Android 5.0.2 with no effect.

John Hodrien

Broken Used to be great, but now stuck on loading screen after latest update.

Bethany Trotter

BRILLIANT INTERACTIVE CBBC APP Good Storys and good games well done

Trinity Machin

Cbeebies app Is it a bird is it a plane its story the kids love it

Holly_Justin Smith

Are you stuck on the loading screen this can be FIXED!!!! This App is great for teaching kids etc - a must install for any parent with a tablet. It would not load pass the loading screen - however this can be fixed by Ensuring this file is present - /mnt/shell/emulated/obb/ I copied it in + rebooted and now it works!

Steve Shaw

Great Fun My 6 and 3 year old have been playing on this app for about a year and still love it. Totally recommend!

Anthony Kay

Brillant BBC Exalent well thaught out and presented app.

Eileen Mulkeen

Xxxxgfhtggtt One of the most important things in my job file view is that the information you have! !!

Lee Evans

Great app Very good, 5 stars for new stories as they havent changed since downloaded

Hannah Arnold

Brilliant Both my kids loved this... A good selection of stories that they can interact with. The only thing that doesn't always work is when you have to shout into the speaker on the Peter Rabbit story, but no other faults!

Neil Walton

Doesn't work on my hudl 2 Didn't progress past loading screen. Shame!

Belinda Mills

Very good app My daughter loves the interaction, disappointed that it hasn't been updated with new and more stories.

Mary Kucharska

Great stories My son love this app because is helps him to read independently and take part in the story. He always chooses to be read to. It will also be interesting to see how often the stories are updated and if you can still access the old favourites.

Davinder Singh

HORRIBLE My brother don't let me do anything just do cbeebies story time

Cat Daniels

We love it but. .. Keeps turning itself off. My son loves this thou. Especially Charlie and lola and Sarah and duck.

Chris Glen

Fails to load Doesn't seem to load on lollipop under child profile. Works OK in unlocked admin profile. Please fix. Was OK on kitkat

jasmin gazi

Good story time app Its a realy good story time app I use this realy often when I feel like it

Jessica Meeson

Great but stories need changing or new ones added more frequently

Yusuftdb Abedin

Wow I just love u story time app what do u do when you get some news that lights your fuse do u feel confused

Richard Hanney

Music too loud The app is okay there is some faults though. The music is waaay too loud, it almost covers the voices. The motions are too slow, the speaking will finish but there is this long drag to the next part due to a really slow transition. PLEASE! FIX THE AUDIO!

JC Southin

The music The music is so loud we can't hear the story. Please allow us to switch the music off.

Martin Kloos

Brillient My boy loves this app. Another winner for the BBC

thomas young

So far it hasn't change the stories

Olubunmi Agbodi

Better than most games out there. It encourages my kids to learn while playing.

Jodi Butler

Love love love My 2 children love this app, we use it all the time

Mark Sowton

Would be nice to hold all the stories in the book at the same time tho.

Megan Denny

BBC cbeebies story time I love topsy and Tim!!! Do you???

Paul Crossland

Daughter loves it Had this on Samsung S3, S3 mini, S4, S4 mini, S5 and it works perfect. Now just downloaded to S6 Edge not used it on it yet but expecting good things.

Owen Davies

Great but eats storage space Great story app that can keep my little one entertained for hours with the various books on offer. Would be good to have the option to choose storage location for the data files though, 200mb is a lot to store on internal memory.

Glenn Harley

Used to be great, but now tells me I can't download stories as there's no internet connection (there definitely IS - everything else on the tablet works fine and can connect to the 'net). I uninstalled and then reinstalled the app in an attempt to fix and now can't download any stories at all. Please fix ASAP!

Marilyn Karen De Freitas


Tracy Drummond

Rubbish Can't download stories,keeps saying no internet connection but its definitely connected. What's wrong with it??


Help! Downloaded onto new tablet and won't let me download the stories. It says I am not connected to the internet but I am. Can someone help?

Julie Cullen

Brilliant! My 4 year old absolutely loves this app. Fab interactive stories.

Isobella Few

Was good, now broken Running on Android 5.1.1 on Nexus 7. Buttons take you to the wrong features & randomly goes into Adult Section. Can't browse the contents of the library as any choice of button takes you somewhere unpredictable. What's going on BBC? Don't you test this stuff before you release it?

Nathan Williams

If you have a great time with your company and its contents Dfft db course do indeed an IV is DC my db db to our fun think Sun so it's so long do

Michael Lynch

Brilliant My 4 year old loves it, very high quality and a good selection of stuff.


Super Only problem I have with it is there's not enough stories. Other than that it's super my five year old loves it. ?

Anusha Hashmi

Better Before u could only have the stories they gave u but now there's a place where u can choose the stories + the stories are super great especially for toddlers like mine..,!!! :-)

Inta Derkevica

Says no internet connection I have internet connection but when I want to add stories it tells me I have no internet connection,please fix or tell how to fix it

Mark Sowton

Would be nice to hold all the stories in the book at the same time tho.

Paul Stanley-gonsalves

Brilliant for my 3 year old she loves it can't get her off it lol but it's good for children as she learns a lot from it

Kirsten Lennie

Great! Could do with updating the library more often...

laurence read

Brilliant Download whilst abroad as we'd used most of our baby apps. Son loves it and the way it's done (presentation, sound, ease of use) is great. We've had no issues downloading stories (also whilst abroad). Well done BBC!

Rimma Saklunova

This app is gooooood for reading isn,t it?

Maryam Shazad

Cbeebies Storytime Good but keeps on restarting ?

anwar hussain

Reman I like this because at night we can read it

Bradley Phillips

Passcode What's the passcode so I can download

I dont want googleplus

Buggy Keeps saying I don't have internet connection, but I do. OK apart from this beginners flaw.

Poppy Angel

Helps alot Helps my little sister get to sleep and my brother.

Mushtaq Mohamed

Cool I t is fun

Emma Waters

Cbeebies storytime Because my brother can play on it

chris bould

Brilliant app but 1 problem This is a brilliant app the only problem I have is that my child keep returning to stories to the library and then gets angry at the fact that they have nothing to read & have to wait for them to download there anyway to lock the stories to prevent the child doing this ?

Anthony Ene

cbeebies story of land i like alll alll of the universe

Milaim Bajrami

Cbeebies story time Get to read a story.

marium atiq

I LOVE IT! You can decorate your own air balloon and you can play

Derrick Chow

Great stories that keep the kids entertained

uche chima

BBC Bedtime Story This is a great app. It makes me to sleep all night.I will tate this app from Google Play. Thank you Google Play.

Nabil Rahman

Great for kids!! My 1 year loves it his favourite is the peqter rqbbit he thinks its funny

Samantha Othen

Brill App Easy to use and my kids aged 2 and 3 absolutely love it

Reba Blackwood

Good app I look after a 5 year old chinese boy and this is great for his English

Mick King

Excellent app my 5 year old grandson loves it.

Nicola Morfitt

2year old daughter loves it

Steven Card

Great app My son loves this. It is a great app filled with done of his favorite characterd

Jeff Owusu

Wow Keep me and my little ones asleep

Martin Suttill

Nice App Helps children learn to read. Still can't beat real books. But great when travelling.

Jason Parkes

My 3 year old loves the interactivity of this app. A bit buggy here and there but better with each update. She loves going to the library and choosing new stories as well.

Emily Burridge

Now no longer working Cannot add any stories as told no Internet connection but I do as am able to use the internet and google play store. Please fix asap!

Alan Jobling

I is cool My 2 year loves it

Helen Wailes

What's with music? Great app apart from the continuous music. Is it possible to turn it off?

Marc S

Works fine Easy downloads on wifi but no settings to choose storage location. Have moved the app to sd card.

Andrea smith

My daughter loves this app but think more new story's are needed

Mark Sowton

Would be nice to hold all the stories in the book at the same time tho.

Rik Hoggett

Thanks CBeebies! My kids love this app and the growing range of stories means that they (and we) never tire of it! Keep up the good work!

Maood Lorgat

Love the game The storyes were brilliant. There was cinderella in it do not delete this game. Keep it in your phone forever

Peter Bates

Number one learning for 2 year old and upwards

Jodie Jackson

It helps little one learn I love these books

suzanne henry

My two year old grandson loves the stories especially the ones where you have to find Mr tumble . This app works perfectly on my tablet

Gold Adeagbo

Or is SD Cf but DTD Of Rev city CV

Ayaaz Siddique

I like this app . I want reed more storeis

Daniel Bubeer

BBC CBeebies Storytime As Roly Mo once said, "Books over here, books over there, books, books everywhere!"

Constant background music This is almost a really great app with interactive stories. Unfortunately there is annoying background music behind all the talking. I think this is bad for my daughter's attention, and for myself I will not tolerate it in the same room as me. I am deleting the app.


My granddaughter and I loved Peter Rabbit with the on-screen activities. What is quite unnecessary is the continuous background music which distracts young children from processing the story. Please remove it or make it optional. Otherwise we love storytime!

Andy Parker

This is why the Government should leave the BBC alone High quality, appropriate, educational app provided by the best broadcasting organisation in the world. Why do the Government want to restrict these aspects of its output?

Louise Walkingshaw

Fantastic App Keeps my 2 yr old amused and a she loves to listen to the sories in bed.

Daniel Bubeer

CBeebies Storytime As Roly Mo once said, "Books over here, books over there, books, books everywhere!"

Owain-Rhys Rudge

It is good I enjoyed it you should have it.

Bob Wells

Superb! Great: no American English!

Angel Ina

Whoo who! My brother loves it we love you cbeebies!!!!???

Jordan Meredith

Love it Good for toddlers 5-6 years old

Sean tracy Shonagh1

Great app one of the best for my 2 and 5 year old.

Serena Omowa

Loved it Topsy and Tim I loved it

gareth arnold

Boys love it Very useful when out and about

Aled Thomas

Story It's OK

Uchenna Onoh

Kids love this app

Afrocentric Reid

Great for kids


Super Only problem I have with it is there's not enough stories. Other than that it's super my five year old loves it. ?

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