How to get CBeebies apps

About CBeebies apps

CBeebies apps are available to download for free and are designed for big ones and little ones alike.

Adults can feel safe in the knowledge their child is using an app that is free to download and free from any advertisements or in-app purchases. Our apps also feature a parental lock to help keep little fingers safe, leaving children free to explore, play and enjoy a fun learning experience with their favourite CBeebies characters.

CBeebies Get Creative

Download the CBeebies Get Creative via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.

Creative Play

CBeebies knows how important creativity is for children, and our Get Creative app gives them the freedom to explore this with no limitations. Creativity is vital in children’s social and emotional development, and this app is cleverly designed with that in mind. Little ones can express themselves, experiment and create lots of exciting things with some of our most-loved brands, Hey Duggee, Go Jetters and Bitz & Bob.

In our creative factory little ones can explore one of four amazing make machines. From composing a musical masterpiece to building and bringing to life their dream toy, there are so many opportunities for them to let their imaginations soar.

Aimed at 3-5 year olds, Get Creative allows them to play independently, building their confidence as they explore open-ended activities, take on regular challenges and even create a gallery of all their amazing artwork.

CBeebies Playtime Island

Download the CBeebies Playtime Island via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.

Fun games

CBeebies Playtime Island is an app for families to enjoy, where kids can learn as they play. Whether you want to help Gem win her jewels back in My Swashbuckle Adventure, solve fun engineering problems with Bitz & Bob in Let's Get Bitzy or explore the planet with Go Jetters. The app is jam-packed with great free games for kids, and a new game is added each month. 

Children can make the island their own by choosing their favourite games and CBeebies characters to play with. This personalisation means that the app can grow with your child as they develop and their interests change. You can start out with an island full of Bing, Teletubbies and Twirlywoos before graduating to Go Jetters, The Furchester Hotel and Topsy and Tim.

All the games in CBeebies Playtime Island meet specific needs of children and their parents or carers, with a focus on bonding, learning, discovery and self-expression.

CBeebies Playtime Island is a free app that has no adverts, no in-app purchases and a parental gate to avoid children accidentally going into the app store. It also contains accessibility features such as subtitles for the hearing impaired.

CBeebies Storytime

Enjoy stories

CBeebies Storytime aims to make reading fun, with playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Every story is brought to life with magical things to touch, swipe and play with. There are also questions to help develop comprehension skills, so you and your little ones can enjoy reading, playing and learning together.

The app has a library feature where you and your little ones will be able to choose and download more stories for free and when they are finished with these they can simply choose others. The app has over 40 stories in the library including favourites from Peter Rabbit, Something Special nursery rhymes, Topsy and Tim and many more! Don’t forget to come back regularly and visit the library to keep up-to-date with all of the new stories as they are added.

Features include two reading modes to accommodate different reading abilities and styles

  • Read to me - narrated by a CBeebies character or presenter and lets children listen while they follow the story.
  • Read by myself - lets children read the story with a parent, friend or encourages them to read by themselves at their own pace.
  • A dedicated Grown-ups section which includes useful tips to help you support your child’s reading development.
  • An accessibility mode helps children with a range of abilities to choose stories to read and then enjoy reading them.

You can download CBeebies Storytime via the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores or you can find out more information about CBeebies Storytime on the CBeebies Grown-ups website.

BBC iPlayer Kids

Watch your favourite shows

Child-friendly BBC iPlayer Kids app is available for children of all ages, to watch and download (via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores) children’s video content, without the fear of them linking to or finding anything ‘unsuitable’. 

With a child-friendly design it’s usable by children, allowing them to easily discover and watch, both new and favourite shows.

Features include:

  • Child friendly design with bigger images and less text
  • Just kids shows – away from non-children’s content
  • Age customization - we will only show content appropriate for the child’s age
  • CBeebies and CBBC shows available for the first time in one place
  • Downloads - so you can watch anywhere
  • Easy search – children can find shows with just one letter
  • Shows A-Z list – all available shows in an easy scroll list
  • Multiple profiles - for friends and families to use together
  • Accessible to all – Signed and Audio Described options
  • Safety lock – all app settings are locked behind a pin code

You can download BBC iPlayer Kids via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores. 

For more information, visit the BBC iPlayer Kids FAQs page

Get Well Soon App

There’s also an app available for Get Well Soon, which they have created to help support and reassure your children on trips to hospital.

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