Yoto: Music, Stories, Learning 4+

Unlock a world of audio

Yoto Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 72 Ratings
    • Free



Yoto, the interactive audio platform, 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

What’s New

Version 2.43

New in this release:
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

mgiarc ,

Generally good

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 ,

Edit: We've just released better visibility of what is happening on your Player in the app to the App Store. Coming next is the sleep timer.

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.

Bubble525 ,

Amazing player frustrating app

We recently got the Yoto mini for my son for Christmas and I love it, it has so many features and is like a mini Walkman. It is however let down by the app. This app often crashes which is frustrating. It would be great to be able to add a playlist of the free content to a ‘Make your own’ card like you can with the Tonie player, instead you can only add one item from the free content at a time which then means you have to keep changing it if your child wants to listen to something else, and then the app crashes which is irritating. Also I recently bought some cards in the sale which I planned on giving at different times of the year, but the Yoto account adds them automatically to my app once they’ve been delivered. Although this is a great concept you should be asked if you would like this to happen as some of these were presents (luckily my son is only 5 and doesn’t see the app but an older child might). Great concept but the app just needs a few tweaks to make it as enjoyable as the Tonie I bought for my 1 year old (the Yoto seems a much better concept for my 5 year old but hasn’t been as easy to use via the app)

Developer Response ,

Hi, many thanks for the feedback. To respond to all of the points you've raised - we have systems in place to spot crashes which may happen from time to time and are few in number but we do fix up as soon as we spot them in time for the next release and we release frequently.
I'm guessing that the source of your crash may be around linking cards? Could you drop us an email to hello@yotoplay.com and ask for Ed so that we can make sure that we are fixing specifically the crash that is affecting you, and so that you can let us know your other pain points that we can consider for future updates.
Cards may be removed from your account to avoid small prying eyes (and can be re-added by scanning them in the phone or by playing them in a Player). To remove a card, tap on it in the app to show the card details, then tap the three dots menu at the top right and in the visible menu, choose "Remove from the app".

Hannah_Farmhouse ,

I feel like a better parent

As a product developer this is one of those products I really wish I’d developed. It’s really well thought out and well executed with loads of great features.
We all benefit from it- My 2 year old loves having autonomy, listening to her stories and using the night light. We use the white noise with our 3month old. My husband and I feel like we are better parents with less screen time and calmer car journeys. I can also see there’s lots of room for growth with podcasts, radio stations and educational content for older children.

There are just two things I would love to change slightly -
1. Please please make it compatible with Apple Car Play. Although it works with Bluetooth, Car Play would be so much easier in the car. Other audio book apps have this and it’s a game changer.
2. The white/pink/brown noise sometimes restarts or stops altogether for no obvious reason. While it sounds very trivial, our baby immediately wakes up when this happens.

Regardless of this, we are converts. Thank you YOTO.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. It's always good to hear how Yoto is helping parents, entertaining and educating children, and aiding sleep.
We do have Car Play on our roadmap and we very much want to add this to a future app release. The sleep sounds content is looping content with a short gap between each loop and we're working to decrease and mitigate this delay in these sounds.

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