How to Download and Add Spotify to Yoto Player Offline/Online

By Charles Davis Updated on 2024-2-7 / Update for Spotify Tips

"Can Yoto play Spotify?" The answer is yes and no. Why? Yoto Player and its compact version Yoto Mini are screen-free smart speakers. They are particularly designed for kids aged 3 and over. Users can use them to listen to stories, music, audiobooks, and other educational audio content safely and interactively. The device also boasts a clock and alarm function and can be controlled through a companion app or physical cards. Besides, it supports uploading audio or music from its free Yoto app or local folders.

Yet, it is a pity that Spotify has not integrated with Yoto player. But no worries. In this article, we will focus on Yoto player and Spotify and walk you through how to play Spotify on Yoto. Let's start now.

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Part 1. Can You Play Spotify on Yoto Player

Some users ask: "How do I add a podcast to my Spotify Yoto player?" In fact, there is no support between Yoto and Spotify. In other words, you cannot play Spotify music on Yoto directly for the moment. But Jooki Spotify partnership allows you to make it. If you have a Jooki player, you can go to enjoy Spotify music directly on it.

Luckily, Yoto empowers you to add audio from the free library in the Yoto app and your local folder on computers or phones. Thus, you can add music from Spotify to Yoto. Yet, before that, you'd better download Spotify as local files supported by the Yoto Player as Spotify music is protected.

Part 2. How to Play Spotify on Yoto Player Offline/Online without Premium

From above, you need to download Spotify locally and then import Spotify music to Yoto player for playing. To make it, what you need is to get help from an expert third-party tool such as AudFree Spotify Music Converter.

It contributes to downloading and converting Spotify songs, albums, playlists, audiobooks, podcasts, and any other Spotify content without Spotify Premium. It can convert Spotify audio files to plain and Yoto-supported output formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, etc., and save them to your computer.

With advanced conversion technology, it won't reduce the original audio quality of Spotify music and will preserve all ID3 tags to facilitate organizing local Spotify downloads. Since this smart gadget can download Spotify to unprotected files, you can listen to Spotify on Yoto and any other devices or speakers offline whenever you want.

How to Download Spotify to Yoto-Enabled Audio Format

Here is a user guide to show you how to download Spotify music to Yoto Player-supported audio format. Before that, please install this personal-use best Spotify music downloader on your Windows or Mac computer. After that, let's start.

Step 1Drag and Drop Songs from Spotify to AudFree Spodable
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To add Spotify audio to this professional converter, please drag a single item from the Spotify app and drop the item into the main window of the AudFree Spotify Music Converter. This is the most commonly used way to add files. You can also copy links to songs, playlists, albums, podcasts, and audiobooks even artists of Spotify, and paste them into the Spotify converter's search box. Then tap the right '+' tab to analyze and load the audio.
Step 2Set Spotify Music Output Settings as Yoto-compatible Formats
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For compatibility with the Yoto Player, please customize the output format of Spotify music to MP3, AAC, and M4A. To achieve that, please tap on the toolbar shaped like three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the AudFree Spotify Music Converter. Then click the 'Preferences' > 'Convert' option where you are allowed to reset output formats, the bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc. to make lossless Spotify audio. After the settings, click on the 'OK' button.
Step 3Convert Spotify Music for Yoto
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In the bottom-right corner of AudFree SpoDable, find and hit the large 'Convert' button. This software will convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3 audio at 5X faster speed. Then it will store the music files in the target folder you selected before on your computer. Afterward, you can upload the downloaded Spotify songs to Yoto and play them for your children with ease.

How to Add Spotify Playlist to Yoto

Now, check the methods below to learn how to connect Spotify to Yoto Player for playing.

Way 1. How to Add and Play Spotify on Yoto via Yoto App

Before starting, you need to transfer downloaded Spotify music to Android from your computer via a USB cable. Or, move Spotify music to iPhone or other iOS devices via the Apple Music app.

Step 1. Download and enter the Yoto app on your Android or iOS tablet or mobile. Then log in to your account.

Step 2. From the bottom of the screen, choose the 'Library' tab.

Step 3. Tap on the top-right '+' icon of the screen.

Step 4. Select 'Add Audio' from the options.

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Step 5. Choose the downloaded Spotify audio files you want to upload from your local folder.

Step 6. Name the audio file and select an appropriate category (e.g., music, story, etc.).

Step 7. Tap 'Save' to put Spotify audio file on your Yoto library on the app.

Step 8. Connect your mobile device and Yoto Player to the same Wi-Fi network. Then you can play Spotify music directly from the Yoto app.

Way 2. How to Upload Spotify Songs to Yoto for Playing Offline through Yoto Cards

If you have purchased a Yoto card for your children, you can upload the playlists and songs to the card. And then you can link the card to Yoto Players to play music offline. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Navigate to the web page to make your own Yoto cards.

Step 2. Tap on the blue 'Add Playlist' card icon to add Spotify playlists to a card.

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Step 3. Create a name and write a description for this Spotify playlist.

Step 4. You can select 'Random Art' or 'Upload Art' to give the card a good look.

Step 5. Then hit the orange 'Add Audio' icon to upload the local Spotify audio to the Yoto card.

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Step 6. Once uploaded, tap on the bottom 'Create' button.

Step 7. Head to the playlist you made in the Yoto app and click on the 'three-dots' icon. Then select 'Link to a card'.

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Step 8. Insert the Yoto card into your Yoto Player directly and tap the 'Link' button in the app. Once connected, it will play Spotify music on Yoto Player offline automatically.

Now, you can control Spotify music playback via the Yoto player. You can twist the left button on the Yoto player, it helps you to turn up the volume. Once you unplug the Yoto card, the Spotify songs will pause. When you plug it in again, the music will come out.

Part 3. How to Listen to Spotify on Yoto Player Online

Besides using AudFree Spotify Music Converter to help play Spotify playlist on Yoto offline and online via Yoto app and Yoto card, here are two more ways for you to do that online. Let's check them out.

Way 1. How to Stream Spotify to Yoto via Bluetooth

Both Yoto Player and Yoto Mini allow users to connect Yoto to their device for streaming music through Bluetooth. It is quite easy to make it and enjoy music from Spotify.

View also: How to Play Spotify through Bluetooth

Step 1. Start the Yoto app on your Android, iPhone or other mobile device.

Step 2. Navigate to the 'Players' section in the app. Then follow the instructions to set up your Yoto player.

Step 3. Hit the 'settings' icon near the name of your Yoto Player.

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Step 4. Scroll down on the screen to locate the 'Bluetooth Pairing' button in the 'Advanced' section. Then turn it on to activate the Bluetooth feature.

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Step 5. Power on your Yoto Player and push the orange button on the left for about three seconds. Then it will enter the Bluetooth pairing mode and you can see a grey Bluetooth icon on its display screen.

Step 6. Press the right button on Yoto Player to choose the 'speaker' icon on the screen.

Step 7. Power on your mobile device and enable the Bluetooth feature. Then pick up your Yoto Player from the list under the Bluetooth section on your phone. Then you will see the 'Bluetooth' and 'speaker' icons on the screen of your Yoto Player.

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Step 8. Now, tap the button on the right of your Yoto Player to complete the connection. Then start the Spotify app on your device to play and listen to Spotify music on Yoto Player.

Way 2. How to Connect Yoto to Spotify via Spotify Connect

All Spotify users can use Spotify Connect feature to link Spotify from one device to another device for streaming music. So, you can connect Spotify to Yoto player for playing music online.

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Step 1. First, power on your Yoto player and your mobile or desktop device. Then proceed to connect your player and your device with the same WiFi network.

Step 2. Start the Spotify app from your mobile or desktop device. Then pick a track and play it.

Step 3. On its playing screen, tap the 'devices available' icon at the bottom. Then choose your Yoto player from the list to connect it.

After that, you can stream Spotify music to Yoto player for listening.

Part 4. FAQs about Yoto Player

Q1: Can I Listen to Music on Yoto Player Offline?

A: Yes. There is an offline mode in Yoto Player for you to enjoy music without connecting to WiFi. That's you can add your own music to the Yoto card and plug the card into the player to play music offline. But it is noted that you can't use Yoto Radio, podcasts and radio cards, Yoto Daily, and the day-and-night clock offline. If you want to play Spotify music on Yoto player offline, you can use AudFree Spotify Music Converter to help you.

Q2: How Can I Stop Yoto from Turning Off Automatically?

A: You can go to the Yoto app to adjust the auto power-off time. Just head to 'Settings' > 'Auto Power-Off' to change the time.

change yoto player auto power off time

Q3: Yoto Player vs Toniebox, which one should I choose?

A: Yoto Player can be used for all ages, while Toniebox is suitable for younger kids. Also, Yoto Player is cost-effective if you buy Yoto cards in the long run. In a word, you can pick up one player according to your needs.

View also: How to Use Spotify on Toniebox

Q4: Why Is My Yoto Player Stuck on a White Face?

A: Maybe your player is offline and you can't see anything on the display. If so, then you need to connect to your Yoto to network connection first.

Part 5. Conclusion

For further understanding of Yoto Player and how to play Spotify on Yoto, we have displayed detailed instructions above. In brief, you can play Spotify local music files on Yoto offline and online via the Yoto app or the Yoto card. To do that, you need to download music from Spotify to the Yoto-enabled formats by using AudFree Spotify Music Converter. After that, besides the Yoto Player, it also allows you to play Spotify music on multiple devices simultaneously offline. Also, you can connect Spotify to Yoto online via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect to enjoy music. You can just choose the method you desire.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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