Vooks Press Release
Better Screen Time!
Vooks introduces the world’s first streaming service exclusively dedicated to animated storybooks for kids.
Vooks is a whole new way to experience books, with a growing library of animated storybooks that both kids and parents will love. By adding movement, sound and narration to existing books, Vooks transports stories off the page, promoting literacy, imagination and fun for children 1 - 8 years old.
“The video pacing is slower and the animation is crafted to stay true to the original storybook illustrations, drawing the child in, while allowing their mind and imagination to engage. Story time is sacred, and nothing competes with that,” said Russell Hirtzel, Vooks Co-Founder. “Screen time is universally disliked by parents, but is also begrudgingly a fact of life. We want to give parents a better alternative.” Vooks are slow enough to allow children to absorb what they are seeing; yet stimulating enough to boost story comprehension and literacy.
Vooks provides parents with a kid-friendly, ad-free screen time, without the risk of young ones stumbling onto content that is not age-appropriate. Vooks takes great care to maintain the integrity of each storybook’s original intent, working directly with the top publishers, authors, and illustrators around the world. “It’s important to us that children’s books remain relevant in this digital age, and that authors and illustrators continue to flourish,” said Marshall Bex, Vooks Founder. With Vooks, children can learn, laugh and let their imaginations soar, while parents can feel good about letting their little ones enjoy a little screen time.
Vooks offers free trials and access via web, iOS and Android devices, and streamers like Roku, Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast. Subscribers will have the ability to download videos for offline viewing at any time on iOS and Adnroid devices. Parents will love keeping kids engaged and entertained on the road, at grandma’s house, or in a plane, without the bulk of physical books or resorting to traditional screen time. With new titles being added to the platform weekly, the Vooks streaming library will continue to grow and offer new quality content.
Vooks combines the love, trust and safety of children’s books with the convenience of online streaming, for a whole new way to experience stories.