Read and Play was a 2017 game available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play. It also offers In-App purchase for a monthly or yearly subscription. In 2019, the app was discontinued from the Android and the App Store in 2020.


Thomas & Friends: Read & Play is a library of interactive read-to-me audio book, videos and many fun activities that are built to provide fun learning experiences for kids and fans of Thomas & Friends.

Kids and Parents can enjoy tons of fun with our educational content in a completely kidsafe and AD-FREE environment together. Download FREE and start to Read & Play with Thomas & Friends today!

Thomas & Friends: Read & Play also provides creative drawing tools and fun Thomas & Friends stickers for children to embrace their creative side whenever/wherever.

Thomas & Friends: Read & Play Features:


- Enjoy classic stories from the island of Sodor, with tales including all of your favorite engines from Thomas & Friends.

- All books are narrated with official Thomas and Friends voice-over in standard native English.

- Colorful story pages with delicate movements and animation.

- Your child can interact with the pages to discover sounds and noises, like Thomas' whistle or Bertie's horn and so much more.


- A diverse set of content that can be streamed online or downloading to your device for offline viewing whenever/wherever.

- Just-for-Fun videos and educational content available for curious minds.

- A safe video environment with Thomas & Friends content only and completely AD-FREE.

  • CREATIVE DRAWING with THOMAS & FRIENDS STICKERS (Available on tablets only)

- Let your child draw whenever and wherever with multiple pencils, colored pens, paints and chalk to create fun colorful pictures and designs.

- Draw with tons of Thomas & Friends stickers and badges ranging from all of your favorite engines, to trees, plants and animals.

Download now for FREE and start exploring a selected choice of Thomas & Friends books, activities and videos!

Enjoy WEEKLY updates of new content with SUBSCRIPTION. Books and activities will be added at no extra cost every week. There is always going to be something new for your child to experience and enjoy, alongside your favorite Thomas & Friends.


Subscribe for unlimited FULL access to all content and all content updates.

Thomas & Friends Read & Play offers two subscription options:

  • Monthly $4.99
  • Yearly $49.99

These prices are for United States customers. Prices in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country. WiFi is recommended.

Note: This is a beta version of the application. It is not representative of what the final, full released product will look like.

During this period, we welcome and appreciate both your feedback and support archive and we work to bring Thomas & Friends: Read & Play to all.



  • The books are narrated by Mark Moraghan.
  • Stafford Gets Stuck is the only read-along with no narration.
  • Despite only appearing in the Gullane Entertainment and HiT Entertainment model eras, this app is the only time Molly, Mighty MacKellyByron, NedIsobellaJeremyMrs. Kyndley, and Dilly are mentioned by Mark Moraghan.
    • Before his return to CGI, this app was also the only time Terence was mentioned by Mark Moraghan.
  • Despite only appearing in the Nitrogen era, This app is also the only time Bash, DashFerdinandOl' Wheezy and Hee-Haw are mentioned by Mark Moraghan.
  • Douglas shares Duck's whistle sound, although he uses his original whistle sound in one of the pages on Donald and Douglas.
  • Toby has his original bell sound.
  • Emily shares Henry's whistle sound.
  • Skarloey has his whistle sound used in the fourth to twelfth series, one or two Railway Stories CDs and some games.
  • Rheneas has his whistle sound used in the beginning of A Bad Day for Sir Handel, the sixth to twelfth series and some games.
  • Peter Sam has his ninth series whistle sound.
  • Mighty Mac have their eleventh series whistle sounds at some steps lower in some of the pages on Mighty Mac and Tiny Engines Easy Reading: Mighty Mac and Mac shares Mighty's eleventh series whistle sound.


  • In Kevin Meets Cranky, a snapshot of Victor is named Salty.
  • James' tender is connected to his valence.
  • Gordon's fly crank is missing.
  • James' wheels are grey when they should be black.
  • Gordon's Hill is illustrated as having a single track instead of three tracks.
  • Most of the trucks lack facial features.
  • James is oversized.
  • The trucks are scaled down standard gauge trucks.
  • Skarloey is missing his number.
  • Sir Handel's bufferbeam is blue and his roof is painted white.
  • Skarloey's nose is a different shape.
  • Percy's coal bunker is green.
  • Gordon's tender does not have axle boxes.
  • Gordon's crank pin is missing.
  • Donald does not have a tender, as a coach is coupled behind his cab bunker.
  • Thomas's wheels are the same size as Gordon's drive wheels.
  • Edward has a 2-6-0 wheel arrangement, like James.
  • Spencer is missing his front coupling.
  • Spencer's fly crank is missing.
  • In one of the pictures of Knapford, there are three lines between platforms three and four.
  • Duck's wheels are painted green.
  • Mighty Mac is depicted as a standard gauge engine.
  • Molly's buffers are black when they sound be silver.
  • Harvey's livery is brown instead of burgundy.
  • Thomas is missing his buffers and Gordon's tender is missing its wheels.
  • Edward's wheels consistently change arrangement.
  • Rosie is missing her blush and lip gloss.
  • Percy's lamp irons are missing.
  • Emily is drastically smaller than Henry and Gordon.
  • One of pages on The Fat Controller read-along has no narration.
  • Bertie has a different horn sound.
  • Some engines change whistle sounds in some pages.
  • Harvey has his current whistle sound at different pitches and he has Mighty's eleventh series whistle sound in some pages on Harvey the Crane Engine, although he has his current and Mighty Mac's eleventh series whistle sounds, but at different pitches on some pages.
  • Hiro has a different whistle sound and shares it with Stafford, despite Stafford having a horn and being a electric shunting engine. Donald incorrectly used it in one of the pages on Donald and Douglas.
  • Salty has Thomas' whistle sound and Molly's original whistle sound combined, despite having a horn and being a diesel.
  • Charlie has the same whistle sound as Salty, despite Salty having a horn and being a diesel.
  • Mavis has a whistle sound, despite being a diesel and despite having a horn.
  • Paxton has Emily's seventh series/Peter Sam's ninth series/Freddie's whistle sound at a different pitch and another note is added, despite being a diesel and despite having a horn.
  • In the Read Along book of Don't Bother Victor, there are a couple of incorrect whistle sounds:
    • Rheneas has Douglas' fourth series whistle sound.
    • Peter Sam has his current whistle sound when you play it before turning a page, but in the pages, Peter Sam has Duck's whistle sound in some pages and Donald's original whistle sound in one page.
    • Victor has his current whistle sound when you play it before turning a page, but in the pages, Victor has Gordon's whistle sound.
  • In the Read Along book of Blue Mountain Mystery, there are a couple of incorrect whistle sounds:
    • Rheneas has James' whistle sound.
    • Luke has Percy's whistle sound.
    • Victor has Edward's whistle sound.
  • In the Read Along book of Victor the Shiny Red Engine and Little Engines Easy Reading: Don't Bother Victor! Victor has Duck's whistle sound in some pages. In one page of the Read Along book Victor the Shiny Red Engine, he has Donald's original whistle sound.
  • Sir Topham Hatt's car and some cars have Alfie's horn sound.
  • Donald has Douglas' fourth series whistle sound.
  • Flynn has a different horn sound and a siren similar to a American police siren.
  • Belle has a different bell sound in one page.
  • Scruff shares Rosie's whistle sound.
  • In one page of Little Engines Easy Reading: Blue Mountain Mystery, Victor has Douglas' original whistle sound.
  • In one page of Little Engines Easy Reading: James the Red Engine, Edward is mistakenly called Henry.
  • Stephen has Stepney's twelfth series whistle sound.
  • In one page of Kevin Meets Cranky, Victor has James' whistle sound.


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