Launch of the TreehouseGO App + Treehouse Big Day Out 2 Promo Code!

TreehouseGO App launch



Treehouse has literally been playing on repeat in my home since my son was born. Even when he was an infant, he was always drawn to the songs and images playing on Treehouse.

My son is a huge fan of Bubble Guppies and Mike the Knight, so before we leave for a trip I always head over to iTunes to download some of the latest shows.

Treehouse has just launched an app called TreehouseGO where you can view live shows, save favourite shows, and bring Treehouse virtually wherever you travel with your tablet or phone.

The TreehouseGO app will help me with those long flights and road trips! The TreehouseGO App is now live and downloadable at the Apple app store or Google Play.






Now I can use the handy download-to-go option called My Backpack to download episodes of Bubble Guppies, and we can then view the shows my son loves without an internet connection.

TreehouseGO is the only network app to offer this feature! The Live Stream icon also lets you watch Treehouse live as it airs on television.




TreehouseGO is free for anyone to download. If you are not a Treehouse subscriber, you will be able to explore the app and view a limited sampling of popular Treehouse content. The app is designed for kids aged 2 to 6, and it’s easy for kids to navigate

The app will be continually updated with current Treehouse series such as Dora and Friends, Little Charmers, Octonauts, Toopy & Binoo, Bubble Guppies and Mike the Knight.

In other big Treehous news, Treehouse is having another Big Day Out celebration this year!

The Treehouse Big Day Out 2 event is happening September 12th and 13th in Toronto at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.

Both The Wiggles and Splash and Boots will be featured, and TreehouseGO subscribes can save 20% on tickets with the promo code “ThGo20″! For tickets (which are on sale now) and more details on the festival, click here.

For more information on the TreehouseGO app, visit!



Mandy Furnis


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