CBeebies app goes live on Windows Phone 8

BBC pre-school network Cbeebies has rolled out its recently released CBeebies Playtime mobile app to Windows Phone 8 devices.

The BBC first launched the app for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices in August. It allows young kids to play along with characters from shows including Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble.

“Children’s media consumption habits are changing rapidly, as highlighted by the recent BBC Trust review into children’s services, and it’s important for us to be able to reach them wherever they are. As mobile and tablets are now commonly used by children, we wanted to provide a new and exciting way of entertaining and educating them on those devices,” said Patrick Healy, head of product for children at BBC Future Media.