Yoto, the interactive audio platform for children, features a curated world of stories, music, activities, sound effects, podcasts and radio.
Yoto Player puts kids in control, using physical cards to play audio content.
Yoto App allows parents to perform initial setup of Yoto Player, then control it remotely. The app can also be used to link your own songs and stories to blank Yoto Cards.
To learn more visit http://yotoplay.com
New in this release:
- Player Settings: we have refreshed the Advanced section to follow the updates to the Day and Night mode sections in the last release
- Podcasts: Yoto Daily and the French Yoto Mini Journal are now ordered first so that they are easier to find
- Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Generally good player. The track selection isn’t as inuitive as it might be (to my mind the knob turns the wrong way), but does prevent accidental movement between tracks, as you need to quite quickly press when you have selected the right track. My two-year old can’t operate it, other than putting the cards in and out.
Would be good to have a sleep setting, to play for set period and then switch off automatically.
The remote control by app is fine if you are in the room, but otherwise doesn’t give sufficient feedback - it doesn’t tell you what is playing or whether your instruction to play or stop has been received and actioned. Maybe there’s a technical issue with sending data from the player to the app? Seems to be one way only.
Some small improvements could make this much better.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback, all very useful stuff.
The button twist one is tricky, and people tend to fall fairly evenly into clockwise and anti-clockwise camps! But we definitely take this on board. Oh, and for smaller ones, just pressing the button might be a better way for them to navigate tracks, especially since their cards will tend to have fewer chapters.
You might be glad to hear we are working on a sleep timer setting, to be able to do exactly as you suggest, as well as an alarm setting to go the other way (start audio at a certain time).
And regarding app to Player control, you are spot on, there is currently a technical limitation whereby the app and Player do not know what each other is doing, so commands are one way. We are also working on that so we can dramatically improve the UX around all that functionality.
Fantastic product for younger children
Beautifully designed (Apple little design and build quality !) product which reduces screen time for kids and gives them access to a large and growing library of books, music, nursery rhymes, radio and more. Would definitely recommend this especially as a gift.
Great app, content and speaker
Lots of great content (stories, radio stations, music etc) in the app and easy to use. Useful to be able to play direct from my phone/iPad as well as the Yoto speaker.
The speaker and cards are really good, with a variety of cards/content available from the website. Also seems easy to add content to make your own cards.
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- 75.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
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