Make Your Own

Make your own cards and play them on Yoto Player

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How It Works

Fill blank Yoto cards with your own choice of audio, then play them on Yoto Player! There is almost no limit to the audio you can put on them, and just three simple steps to start making your own cards:

1. Choose your audio
  • Home recorded stories, songs & sounds
  • Music from your collection (MP3s)
  • Podcasts
  • Radio Stations
  • Any audio from the Yoto App
2. Build a playlist
  • Arrange the order of the tracks
  • Give it a name
  • Choose an icon for each track
  • Link it to a physical card
3. Personalise your cards

Use stickers and pens to customise your cards however you like. And even edit the audio on cards by replacing tracks or starting again with completely new audio

Use the same Login details as you
do for the Yoto app

Make your Own FAQs

With Make Your Own cards, you can choose what you want to put on them, so it’s time to get creative.

You can make a card from stories, songs and sounds that you record yourself. Or you can use songs from your own music collection - if you have a bunch of MP3s you’d like to make a playlist from.

You can also make cards from our curated selection of radio stations and podcasts - which are available on the app - so that you can play these on Yoto Player, directly from a card.

You can even make cards for radio stations and podcast episodes not featured on the Yoto app. And you can make replacement cards for ones you have temporarily misplaced behind the sofa!

And if you want to update a card with new tracks, you can do this. And if you want to put something completely different on the same card, you can do that too, just by repeating the instructions below.

The limit for each card is as follows:

- 100 tracks per card

- 100MB maximum file size of any single track

- 500MB maximum total file size of the audio content for any one card

1. Create your audio - the first thing to do is record the audio you want to use and save it on the phone used to access the Yoto app. The easiest way to do this is to record the audio using a voice recording app directly on the phone. The format should be MP3 or AAC.

2. Create a playlist - then, on the Yoto app, go to the My Library tab, and select Make Your Own. Then select the MAKE NEW button at the top. This will take you out of the app to a web browser page where you will need to log in using the same details (email address) as you do for the app. Once you have logged in, select MAKE NEW. Then follow the instructions to upload your audio recordings and create your playlist. You can add more than one track, and you can give this playlist a name.

3. Link your playlist to a card - once your playlist has been created, go back to the app and navigate to the Make Your Own tab in the My Library section. You should see your newly created playlist in the library. Now, tap on that title to open the detail page for it, then select the three dot menu and select Link To A Card. Next, insert a Make Your Own card into Yoto Player and confirm by pressing the LINK button. You should see a 'record' icon on the display, followed by a green tick to indicate a successful link. The card should now be removed and reinserted in order to play it.

1. Pick your audio - if your MP3s are saved on your phone, you can use the same instructions as in option 1 above. If your MP3s are on a computer, which is more likely, you should go to step 2 below.

2. Create a playlist- in a browser on your computer, go to yotoplay.com/create, then select the MAKE NEW CARD button. You should then login using the same details (email address) as you use for the Yoto app. You will then see a library view of any cards you have already created. To make a new card, select the MAKE NEW button and follow the instructions to upload your music files and create your playlist. You can add more than one track, and you can give this playlist a name.

3. Link your playlist to a card - once your playlist has been created, go back to the app and navigate to the Make Your Own tab in the My Library section. You should see your newly created playlist in the library. Now, tap on that title to open the detail page for it, then select the three dot menu and select Link To A Card. Next, insert a Make Your Own card into Yoto Player and confirm by pressing the LINK button. You should see a 'record' icon on the display, followed by a green tick to indicate a successful link. The card should now be removed and reinserted in order to play it.

1. Pick your podcast or radio station - to make cards from our curated selection of radio and podcasts, on the app, go to the My Library tab on the main navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, then select either the Radio or Podcasts tab near the top. Find something that you would like to listen to using a real card, and tap on the title to open the detail page for it.

2. Create a playlist - this step is not required since the content for radio and podcasts already exist on the Yoto app.

3. Link to a card - select the three dot menu from within the detail page for your chosen content, then select Link To A Card. Next, insert a Make Your Own card into Yoto Player and confirm by pressing the LINK button. You should see a 'record' icon on the display, followed by a green tick to indicate a successful link. The card should now be removed and reinserted in order to play it.

 

1. Pick your audio - if you want to listen to something not covered in the Yoto app, you can make a card using any radio station you like that has a live stream on the internet, and any single podcast episode from a series you like. The first step is to find the direct stream URL for that piece of content. (We'll be adding a support page with advice on how to do that soon.)

2. Create a playlist- then, on the Yoto app, go to the My Library tab, and select Make Your Own. Then select the MAKE NEW button at the top. This will take you out of the app to a web browser page where you will need to log in using the same details (email address) as you do for the app. Once you have logged in, select MAKE NEW. Then follow the instructions to add your chosen stream to a playlist. You can add more than one stream, and you can give this playlist a name.

3. Link your playlist to a card - once your playlist has been created, go back to the app and navigate to the Make Your Own tab in the My Library section. You should see your newly created playlist in the library. Now, tap on that title to open the detail page for it, then select the three dot menu and select Link To A Card. Next, insert a Make Your Own card into Yoto Player and confirm by pressing the LINK button. You should see a 'record' icon on the display, followed by a green tick to indicate a successful link. The card should now be removed and reinserted in order to play it.

NOTE: for podcasts, make sure you link to the URL stream of a particular episode, not the link to a series as this will not work.

Make Your Own cards are also useful if you happen to lose a card (maybe it gets wedged down the side of the sofa, or behind the bed!). All the Yoto cards you purchase are visible as virtual copies in the Yoto app.

1. Link your virtual card to a real card - go the My Library section of the app and find the virtual version of the card you have lost. Tap on the title to open the detail page for it, then select the three dot menu and select Link To A Card. Then insert a Make Your Own card into Yoto Player and confirm by pressing the LINK button. You should see a 'record' icon on the display, followed by a green tick to indicate a successful link. The card should now be removed and reinserted in order to play it.

2. Immediately find the 'lost' card in the sock drawer - because isn't it always the way!

 

The answer is a simple, yes!

If you want to put different content on a Make Your Own card, just go through the same steps as you took to make the card in the first place, and the new content will overwrite the old content.

You can make Yoto cards with any content that you own that is in MP3 or AAC/M4A format.

Spotify is a streaming service, with a subscription payment model, so you can't download music in MP3 or AAC. There is not currently any support to play Spotify playlists on Yoto.

Yes. iTunes uses AAC/M4A so your owned iTunes content should work on Yoto. Please note you will need a desktop computer to extract your audio files from iTunes.

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