Disney Storytime Book App Review (iOS, Free)

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  • Category: Book
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Updated: Mar, 28 2013
  • Version: 2.5
  • Size: 252.97 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications

• Unlock ten NEW stories with in-app purchase using the safe credits system for kids.
• New Phillips Storylight functionality.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
133 Ratings
All Versions:
775 Ratings
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Description

• Get 3 FREE Disney stories when you download Disney Storytime!
• Unlock up to 27 additional stories with in-app purchase using the safe credits systems for kids.
• A rich and immersive reading experience that allows kids to pick their favorite books.

**New Philips Disney Storylight Feature!
Your favorite Disney stories come to life in a whole new way when you combine the Disney Storytime app with the Philips Disney Storylight. Watch as your room becomes enchanted with beautiful colored lighting effects magically synchronized to the story. The Philips Disney Storylight is available in Apple stores and online at apple.com

Disney Storytime features the largest collection of Disney stories right at your fingertips! Go on a campout with Woody, Buzz and Jessie, enjoy an exciting adventure with Lightning, Mater, and the gang, meet Belle’s new puppy, and so much more! Read at your own pace, follow along as each story is read to you, or record your own voice! And don’t forget to visit the “Me” section to create and personalize your very own Storytime avatar.

Featuring delightful illustrations and animation, professional narration, original music and hundreds of sound effects, as well as an innovative Credits system for seamless story downloading, Disney Storytime offers hours of immersive reading fun.

Get three FREE stories when you download the app!
Toy Story: Starry Night
Tangled: Rapunzel's Story
Monsters, Inc.: Always Time for a Laugh

Also Available for Purchase
NEW! Finding Nemo: The Ghost-Light Fish
NEW! Dumbo: Happy to Help
NEW! Sleeping Beauty: Aurora and the Helpful Dragon
NEW! Cinderella: A Royal Friend
NEW! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Big Surprise
NEW! Ratatouille: Sweet Dreams
NEW! The Little Mermaid: Ariel to the Rescue
NEW! Beauty and the Beast: A Friend for Phillipe
NEW! Aladdin: The Desert Race
NEW! Toy Story: A New Mission
Cars: Rematch
Cars: Radiator Springs Road Trip
Finding Nemo: A Friend in Need
Toy Story: A Tight Squeeze
Toy Story: Mixed Signals
Incredibles: Super Annoying
The Little Mermaid: A Special Song
Cinderella: The Lost Mice
Beauty and the Beast: Belle and the Castle Puppy
Princess And The Frog: A Surprise Guest
Sleeping Beauty: Buttercup the Brave
Wall-E: Down to Earth
Up: Watch Dug
Aladdin: Abu's Adventure
Lion King: A Day Without Pumbaa
101 Dalmatians: Puppy Trouble
The Aristocats: The Coziest Carriage

Before syncing your app to multiple devices, be sure to activate iCloud on the original device where the app and credits were purchased. Once iCloud has been activated, open the app on the original device so that the data on the app is pushed to your iCloud account. You can now sync your other devices using the same iCloud account.

If you are experiencing difficulties with audio, please check if your device is muted, and the in-app settings. Don't hesitate to contact customer care at 877-662-3769 or memberservices@disneydigitalbooks.com if you have any issues with your story credits.

Customer Reviews

  • where are my credits?

    by sarendia

    I purchased 20 credits and got none

  • Good app better if books available across devices

    by Nursey247

    My 3 year old daughter loves when we read the stories. I love that if I'm busy or not around she can still enjoy the books by having them read to her. I do NOT like the fact that I paid for all the books and she can't have them on all of her devices. Usually if her iPad battery dies she goes straight to mine and she was very disappointed when she didn't have all her disney books on my iPad (same itunes account). She was again disappointed to find out that mommy refused to pay twice for the same books.

  • Daughter loves it :)

    by kyralou0506

    I love this app. My daughter loves it. With the new update tho, when my daughter pics on a character that she hasn't purchased, there must be a bug that needs to be fixed because the app closes down each time. Otherwise, we love it :)

  • A must have

    by Hemi boyz

    The best ever

  • Good idea but...

    by Cguo2012

    Every time I open the app I need to download my book again! How can my child keep waiting while she want to read!

  • Works smooth as silk

    by zneroM

    This app works flawless on my iPad air, and also with my iPhone 5s, don't know what everyone else's problems are?!!! Highly recommended

  • Great app

    by Emmalizzy2004c

    This is a great app because now my brother is reading much better with the help of this app

  • *******Please provide settings to restore the original voice*******

    by Pkwy

    My son accidentally overwrote the original voice. I don't have a choice to restore the original voice. Allow a way to restore the books if it is accidentally deleted. Put a control to who can buy the books. Overall my son loves this. He does not go to bed without reading this. Please fix the above 3 issues

  • Good app but

    by LL23415

    I don't get how to get credits

  • Allow multiple downloads

    by EMDLTCL

    REALLY disappointed that the books don't download to multiple devices. My daughter loves the app, but I can't always give up my phone.

  • Good app, need more stories

    by c0urtn3y

    I really like the app because you always have books to read to your kids. However, it would be nice if new books were always being added so we can have a lot of variety from all Disney movies.

  • A Plethora of Disney Stories!

    by peaceloveandringo

    I'm so glad I can share all of these great stories with the kids. I can see our family building up a big library. I hope to see more books soon!

  • Love the App...But Disappointed

    by DRWoodard

    I love this app. My children always want to be read to and they can use this when there isn't anyone else to read. I spent the $15 for credits and my 4 year old immediately purchased all the books available. I'm highly disappointed by the fact that the purchases can't be downloaded on multiple devices. We have 2 iPhones, 3 iPod touch and an iPad in out home (7 kids). Instead of being able to download the stories on all their devices so they can all use the app, they all end up fighting over the iPad since it's the device I made the purchase on. Kind of defeats the purpose of everyone having their own iPod to use on their own.

  • Great, I'm addicted!

    by unnylovi5t

    So freaking addictingThis game is pretty awesome. It's so much fun to play!

  • Love this game

    by ManateeFanta

    The app is good when its not shutting off and gliching out.the achievments are impossible to unlock or get a cool blade.It was better be for they added the new guy

  • SUPER FUN this app is AWSOME

    by 009_kayoi

    Freakig addicting The title says everything So so cool best game ever 12 peace out hardApp4

  • Little sisters love this app

    by Coco~Btvs

    Just one tiny thing, needs more stories from every movie.

  • Great but Mic won't work

    by TharpMan

    The app is excellent and my daughter loves it. However, with iOS 7 on my iPad 2, even after allowing access to the microphone, the recorded reading will not play. Not sure why but I have tried everything short of plugging in my headphones with built in mic. Otherwise, perfect. I imagine it could get a bit pricey when buying all books.

  • Love it but...

    by GM 2050

    I've noticed that while reading the story to my son, some of the words are missing at the end of a few pages. Other wise I really like this.

  • Great story app

    by BMJF

    Love this for my girls, but add a way were I can buy the full 17 credits, then release them to the kids one at a time as a reward. I don't want to pay $2 a book, but I don't want to just give the 17 at once. Also, are you planning to expand the library ever?

  • Does Not Sync!!

    by Mama of Littles

    I previously purchased this app plus stories & additional credits on my I-pad. Kids received their own I-pads for Christmas and even though all devices use the same iTunes account for purchases & apps, none of the previously purchased stories or credits sync! I agree with previous reviews....shame on you Disney! We should not be prevented from sharing/syncing purchases across devices and scammed into having to pay for the same book multiple times!

  • Waste of time.......

    by Flap flap huh?

    I came in like u all, loving disney u know,stories....so I downloaded it. Everything u have to pay for just to get a book. I can't even get incredibles or even look at it for some stupid credits.

  • Scam!!!

    by Sheila R

    Just spent $20.00 on books then found out they won't download from my iPhone ti my iPad! What a ripoff!!!

  • Insane method of restoring in-app purchases. Beware.

    by seejoefish

    Should be a simple thing to press a “restore in-app purchases” but nooooo… this is what I got from Disney Digital Books Member Services: "So that we may add the credits to the new device, please send us a copy of your iTunes receipt showing the purchase of the additional credits (a screenshot of your iTunes purchase history showing the purchase would work as well) along with the new device's installation and device ID's. You can retrieve these by opening the Storytime app, click on "Parents" in the top left corner, click "Help" and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on our support e-mail address. This will open up an e-mail with some information about your device already added to the e-mail. Please send us this information so that we can add the credits.” First of all, wading thru dozens of pages to find where I spend $20 on credits alone is a show stopper. Have you ever tried to find a past purchase in iTunes? You have to know approximately when you may have made the purchase, and then wade thru dozens of pages of items bought. Insane. Do not buy the credits if there is even the remotest chance that you may switch devices or be prepared to do some work. I’ll pass.

  • Won't sync, sad kid

    by Angsmg

    I originally bought almost all of the books on my old iPad, which is my sons now. My daughter got a mini from Santa and she is sad that none of her books are available on her iPad. I have all our devices synced to the cloud and have tried emailing Disney CS and got back zip from them. Please Fix!!!

  • Don't bother

    by Rubric17

    Crashes when you select story, can't synch with other devices properly, stories are poor, this app is a money grab.

  • Steals money

    by Crystala1

    Bought credits and took from my account but didn't give me story credits

  • Can't sync across devices

    by Island_Beauty

    A window pops up saying to turn on iCloud to sync across multiple devices. I have iCloud on between my 3 kids' iPad minis and the app won't sync to prevent me from having to re-purchase the same books. Please fix this!

  • Worst app ever

    by mitchstargazer

    I bought 10 credits and my iPad needed to be restored and now there's no way for me to retrieve the books that I've downloaded previously.

  • Me

    by Jaz rani

    Worst game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(:(:(:::::::::::::::::::((((((((((((((((((((((((

  • Credits & stories have disappeared

    by MonsterinmyCloset

    I enjoyed this app with my daughter for some time. Over a few months we purchased 17 additional stories only to have them recently act funny (the lot would have to re-download every time I opened the app taking a good 15-20 minutes total for all of them to come back) then finally they disappeared completely along with my unused credits.

  • Really?!

    by Rifetown

    Really? If I buy every book in this app on my phone and want to then put them on my iPad when I get home I can't, unless I buy every book again! Complete crap.

  • Only great if you want it one one device!

    by Fb junkie 1980

    Very upset with this ap. i got the credits on my iphone and wanted to put them on my daughters new ipod. Shame on you Disney!!! So angry.

  • Books don't sync

    by CompanyComputerGuy

    Books don't sync across devices. If you pay on the iPad you don't have the books on the iPhone. Horrible business practice. I went from an iPad where we bought the books to a mini and it wants me to pay for the books all over again. Come on Disney. Get your act together.

  • PARENTAL CONTROLS DO NOTHING TO PREVENT SPENDING COINS! DO NOT BUY!

    by Rex Dart - Eskimo Spy

    I bought 10 tokens for $10. It seemed fair but when I looked at the app the other day then all the tokens were spent because my daughter was able to buy all sorts of books with no parental interaction. (And to make it worse, she bought garbage stories very loosely related to Wall-E, Aristocats and Dug) At first I blamed it on myself for not monitoring her while she read. So I bought 10 more when the new stories came out and now… all gone. People love to accuse parents of being negligent or act like jerks when they can see a way to prevent it but lets be realistic. To a child then the act of sliding a coin to buy a book is more of a “game” than a purchase so the blame lies directly on Disney for not making some sort of parental intervention on spending coins.

  • Deceptive in app purchases. Do not buy, you will not get what you pay for.

    by leftblue

    I purchased the 21 credit package for $14 that is offered and was only given 17 credits. Additionally when you click on the app support link in the iTunes Store it says that the page doesn't exist.

  • Mad!

    by Samantha Webster

    I just purchased two credits and they never showed up. I want a refund if I end up getting charged for them and they don't show up in the app. You guys need to make it easier.

  • Downloading

    by yvonne durant

    I bought ten books and they wouldn't download , so I deleted the app, reinstalled It and my books are just gone, crazy !

  • A disappointment

    by 0lg

    The app and the stories are great. One thing needs to be fix and it needs to be done fast, the books and funds that Are put on 1 device should sync/cross to another one through iTunes or Disney accounts.

  • Disney

    by Wendy01338

    No just no

  • Can't Buy Stories

    by House+Dad

    My girls want to buy stories, but I can't buy them.

  • I cant purchase any books for some reason

    by Eliud Cordero

    Im trying to purchase credits but it does not let me purchase. Please fix so i can get my son the books he want to read. I click on the purchase button but it doesn't do anything.

  • Junk

    by Poandl

    Paid for $15 worth of books. Daughter loved this app. All the books disappeared and they won't respond to my emails.

  • Waiting and waiting

    by Katiebird1003

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiii keeeeeeeep waiiiiiiitinnnnng

  • F

    by Savannah Jordan

  • Books won't transfer to other device bookshelves!

    by daveredford

    I just purchased 2 books for my daughter using my iPhone and can't transfer those books to the bookshelf on her iPod! I don't want the stupid books on my phone! If this can't be fixed immediately, then I want my money back.

  • Books will not download

    by Not-a-racist

    I demand a full refund. I purchase $14.99 worth of books and after several days the books will not download.

  • Why?

    by Gladys Ann

    Why can't I re- download what I purchase at my iPad to this I touch I have?

  • Won't download

    by Ian13x

    Purchased 2 books and still won't download after 5 hours. I demand a refund.

  • Like the app, but...

    by Jill Tubaugh

    I can not figure out how to sync stories to iCloud to share on multiple devices. The details say that you can, but based on other reviews I and many others cannot do this! Very upsetting after you spend $15 on books.

  • Excellent

    by Gracefuleducator

    This is a great app for all kids! The kids can choose to read it by themselves or have it read aloud. There is also an option to record your voice reading the story!

  • Poor experience

    by LA guy12

    I bought credits for books but disney won't allow me to transfer books or credits between devices. This is the first time I've experienced that! Definitely a poor experience and it feels like disney is trying to exploit its users.

  • Ripoff

    by lameapp01

    Purchased and loaded, after upgrade all the stories purchased through the in-app option disappeared. Kids love it, but what a ripoff if you can't keep purchased stories.

  • Disappointed

    by aurelio081410

    This is my first time writing a review I just bought 17 credits today and 2 credits yesterday all of my books are gone!!! I didn't upgrade or anything they just disappeared saying we didn't have any credits the first two books downloaded fine so we purchased the 17 credits today all of the sudden credits disappeared all of the books he had purchased are gone and now my child is crying, Sad that he has no more stories... Please Fix!!

  • by PoochiePoodle

  • Multiple devices issue

    by jimi1225

    Multiple devices issue

  • Credits don't transfer

    by JkGunther

    The credits you buy don't transfer. If you uninstall you lose everything.

  • Disappointed

    by Erxin

    I just downloaded this app this afternoon and purchased 17 credits so my children can choose what they want. The thing is they only tried to buy three books and all the credits were gone. ALL DISAPPEARED. We also couldn't find the three books they just bought.

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