We left it too late to request a birthday shout-out from Jake, so we've taken to our blog instead to shout out all the great things about Yoto Player! 🎈
On February 26th 2020, Yoto Player V2 was born. Some of you may not even remember the first edition of Yoto Player (blue buttons and a wooden base!). Yoto Player V2 has come very far in the last three years.
We release updates for the Yoto App regularly—introducing new features, optimising performance, and squishing bugs that come along from time to time. (It's a good idea to switch on auto-updates for the app if you don't have this already.) Tip: You can check which version of the Yoto App you have by going to the Menu tab (in the app) where it's listed at the bottom of the screen.
Here's a reminder of all the great things you can do with Yoto Player:
Want to make your kid cry (tears of happiness)? Ask Jake to wish them a happy birthday via Yoto Daily! Each day, Jake celebrates kids' birthdays with young listeners around the world. Fill in the form on this page
to get your kid(s) on the list*.Please note:
you can only submit birthdays up to three months in advance. We need seven days' notice to record your shout-out.
Submit 'Friyay Jokes'
If you know, you know! Friday is all about jokes on Yoto Daily and we'd love to hear yours! Hop on the mic and record your favourite thigh-slappers and rib-ticklers for your chance to be broadcast on Yoto Daily.
Attach your audio files to the form on this page
The buttons on our players behave differently depending on whether a card is inserted or not, and also sometimes if the orientation of the player changes (Yoto Player only).
There are default settings
that are programmed to each button when you receive your player, which you
can change from the Yoto App
—including adding shortcuts to the right-hand button. This is just one of the many ways you can tailor your Yoto experience to suit your family.
You can select from a range of Yoto Timers, Yoto Radio/Sleep Radio, and podcasts. You can even have different shortcuts for different times of day!
Did you know you can transform your player into a sound machine? 'Sleep Sounds' is a section of the Yoto App that's filled with great audio for winding down and dozing off in the evenings.
You'll find White, Pink, and even Brown Noise as well as some calming natural soundscapes. Do your kids want to drift off next to the lapping water of Lake Venados in Argentina? We've got you covered! Or maybe they want to relax to the sounds of a campsite in rural France? Pas de problème!
Play the audio directly from the app to a Yoto Player or Yoto Mini, or link to a Make Your Own Card using the free sleep sounds in the app.
Yoto Radio/Sleep Radio Timers
In the Sleep Sounds section of the app you can also find Yoto Sleep Radio which is a bedtime blend of soothing sounds and songs to have your little ones nodding (off) to the beat.
When your player's clock switches from Day to Night, Yoto Radio will turn into Yoto Sleep Radio and will be accessible by default by tapping the right-hand orange button twice.
You can adjust the time of this transition in the 'Settings' section of the Yoto App
The Yoto Player night light is a favourite feature in many households. Just flip Yoto Player onto its face and the night light will switch on. You can even change between seven different colours inside the Yoto App!
You can also select a different colour for Day/Night Mode so that when the night light colour changes, kids will know it's OK to get up (and bother their parents)!
This feature is perfect for when it's time to wake up, leave for school, or start getting ready for bed.
You can set a maximum of ten alarms per player. Choose the time/day of the week, set the volume, and pick from one of seven sounds to mark the start of a new day, including ‘Wake with Jake’.
To get started, you'll need to have the latest version of the app and player. Read our how-to guide