#ZyaApp Review and iTunes Giveaway

Review it Rah-shay By Jan 18, 2014 25 Comments


My family and I love musicals, television shows that feature the actors bursting out into song and we swoon over live stage shows. A bucket list item of ours is to actually appear on stage as a part of the chorus in some kind of way off Broadway show. We all took turn with the Zya App I can live out part of my fantasy and create my own mixes.

Myself, my 13 year old daughter, The Bee, and my 18year old niece, Pop, all took turns testing this app to see if we could make our musical dreams come true. Here are the results.


What We Like

We love that there are a variety of diverse characters.  There are several genres to choose from and the characters from each genre can be mixed and matched as a song is created.

There are different genres of songs to play with. Pop, Hip Hop and Rock are represented for your use.

The music features familiar tunes. Current pop songs, including lots of Lady Gaga (!) are featured and can be mixed and mashed.

Mixing the songs. The app loads a bit slowly (see below) but once you get past this t’s fun to mix the different hooks and hear your creations.

There are plenty of choices to select from when creating a mix. It can a bit overwhelming scrolling through but it was interesting laying the right mixes and making the best beats. This was a little overwhelming for me although the teens liked picking the “perfect” mix.



What We Did Not Like

We found that the app was a little slow to load. It could be my phone (which I admit is close to full) but loading time took a while which caused some delays while playing the game.

To advance and earn characters, one must either be very patient,earning coins through play, or one could opt to buy songs and additional characters. I’m not too vexed about this one; I have made in app purchases with other games.



About the Game: Making Music With The Zya App

The new Zya App, available on iTunes for iPhones and iPads is a revolutionary app that allows players ages 4 years old and up to create “hit” songs. Children can learn how to make their own music, incorporating beats, rhythm and even their own voice. Players even have the ability to mash up popular culture songs like Blurred Lines, Hall of Fame and Poker Face.

The app itself is free and can be downloaded and played within minutes. Below is the official trailer which gives a great overview of the game.

Enter for a chance to win a $20 gift card. You can buy a lot of hit songs or unlock characters!

Good luck and have fun with your beats!

Tell me…what song would you want to remix?


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r’s note: I was compensated to review the new Zya App and host a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. Terry says:

    The Zya App is one I am going to tell my Granddaughter about… I will probably just send this blog post to her so she can read about it herself.
    How fun that they can make their own music and even their own voice. 4 years and up… wow, kids today know so much about computers.

  2. Brandi says:

    Ayva loves to sing. I’m going to have to check this out for her!

  3. Lawna Young says:

    I just entered! My oldest son would really have fun with this app!

  4. Lawna says:

    I just entered! My oldest son would really have fun with this app!

  5. MrsTDJ says:

    Sounds like a cute app. I’d have to probably choose an old school rap song from the 80’s.

  6. Loved reading about it and will show hubby! I think he and my son will love it!

  7. Maria Lopez-Castro says:

    What a great giveaway. My son is always using up my iTunes credit so I never get to order the apps that I want to.

  8. I just joined up this one – wish me luck haha!

  9. I got a couple of iTunes gift cards for Christmas and they are already gone LOL. This is an awesome app!

  10. My kids are too young for this but I have some nieces that will surely willing to check this out!

  11. Now this is cool! The app is totally awesome! Thanks for introducing it to my family and I!!

  12. Vinma Joseph says:

    Sounds like a great app! I might get this for my nephew 🙂

  13. My youngest would probably like this, my oldest son would definitely love this. Sounds like it would be fun for them to play.

  14. Veronica says:

    Looks like a good one to have the kids try out

  15. Ashley Gill says:

    This looks like an app that could suck my day away! Awesome! I love it!

  16. My daughter would love this app, will tell her about this.

  17. Sounds like a great app! I’m sure my son would love it. He’s dreaming about making music. I’ll go and see if I get it for him. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Wendy says:

    Will have my guys check this out – thanks!

  19. Amanda Love says:

    My kids would love something like this. I don’t download too many apps. I barely have time to play games. Sounds lovely though.

  20. Pam says:

    I know my son would love this. I am going to pass this information on to him. I myself, don’t really get into this too much.

  21. becca says:

    son loves music going to go see if i can download this onto my nook

  22. Lady Lilith says:

    Sounds like a great app. I can see they difficulty with loading time but if you have the time to wait and play, it might be worth it.

  23. amanda @attachedmoms says:

    Hmm, I wonder if I would like this app. It appears to have great art.

  24. LOL! Cute trailer. This looks like a fun app to have. My sis would love it!

  25. This is a great way to test my Karaoke skills first! I’ve been wanting to go but haven’t. Using an app like this might make it fun to do at home 🙂

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