During the day, Thunderspace won't let you focus on all the noise around you. And at night it will make you very sleepy. Do not use while operating a machine, vehicle or star destroyer.

We can't calm the storm. But the storm can calm us.

Join us, over 1,000,000 relaxed Ladies and Gentlemen who immerse ourselves in realistic thunderstorms any time we wish to relax, focus, sleep or meditate.

Join the Thunderspace revolution and experience the great benefits Thunderspace will bring to your busy life.

Thunderspace's spectacular 3D audio sound field reproduction technology delivers a realistic, high-quality open space sonic ambience over regular stereo headphones. How so? Think 3D glasses for 3D film. Left eye, right eye. Your brain combines these two images into a 3D image. The same principle works for sound: Left ear, right ear. Thunderspace audio is biomimetic: It reproduces the ambient sound field exactly the way you hear. As if you were there. With interaural time and level differences. The storm rumbles high above you, and the rain falls around you. Once you experience the transportive sonic ambience, you will never again want to go back to simple stereo.

Precisely synchronized lightning flashes, frequent updates with new premium quality thunderstorms, a carefully crafted user interface, and highest quality recordings from Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton separate Thunderspace from all other relaxation apps.

Thunderspace teleports your mind to a place far away from stress. Far away from the noise. So you can focus on your work, sleep better and relax.

All audio in Thunderspace is of Taptanium-certified quality. Absolutely no human-made noise, no cars, no airplanes, nothing. Just highest quality nature audio.

≈ Revolutionary ≈
"I could hear it coming from hundreds of feet away." — Carmel Deamicis, PandoDaily

"Thunderspace takes relaxing to a whole new level." — Gannon Burgett, The Industry

"It really is impressive." — Dave Caolo, TUAW

"A lot of care and attention has gone into building this." — Paul Sawers, The Next Web

"It is absolutely like having your personal slice of heaven." — Christine Chan, AppAdvice

"Idiotically gimmicky or incredibly effective? If it’s possible to be both at once, Thunderspace has done it." — John Pavlus, Fast Company

≈ Features ≈
+ Psychoacoustic 3D audio for regular stereo headphones.
+ Two fantastic thunderstorms included in full length.
+ Additional storms available via In-App Purchase.
+ All additional storms available in a​ bundle.
+ Frequent updates with new thunderstorms.
+ Utilizes the flash to simulate lightning. Flashes the screen on iPad.
+ Energy efficient.
+ Global storm sync to an atomic clock. What you see and hear is what everyone else sees and hears.*
+ Relax with many people in one room. In sync.*
+ Beautiful audiovisual experience.
+ Universal app: Runs on iPhone, iPod touch, ​and iPad.
+ Restore your purchases to all your devices.

*optional. Enable in iOS Settings > Thunderspace.

≈ Questions? ≈
Tweet @taptanium, email franz taptanium com or send an email through the in-app contact support page. I'd love to hear from you.

What’s New

Version 10.0.1

Welcome to Thunderspace 10!

+ NEW: Enhanced for iPhone X, XR, XS & XS Max, for free!
+ In-app purchase restoration: Attempting a workaround to a very complicated system bug that has been affecting Thunderspace in isolation. Please retry and get back to me if the issue persists.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Catchafairy ,

Highly Recommend!!!

Update: Thanks for the iPhone X update. I’ve owned Thunderspace for 6 years and it’s still the best thunderstorm app in the App Store!!!

Update: Thank you so much for the new storm...Lake Sunny. As always, the sounds in the track are outstanding with no discernable looping. The developer is a rare breed these days. He frequently adds new tracks and is always on top of bugs and iOS updates. Two big thumbs up!!!

Update: The developer paid attention to the reviews and the most recent update restored the original storm names. Thank you!!!

Thunderspace is a beautifully designed app with a wide variety of realistic 3D thunderstorms that have imperceptible looping. The "Rumble Bundle" is reasonably priced and new storms are included on a regular basis. The lightning flashes, which are a cool feature, tend to drain the battery; I usually turn it off after a few minutes. The developer is responsive to emails and quick to submit bug fixes. Two thumbs up!!

Bill Dempsey ,

HEADPHONES ONLY!!! Doesn’t allow Bluetooth or Airplay through real audio equipment.

Headphones-only?!? How can any pair of headphones supposedly immerse you in thunder? You can’t feel thunder through headphones. This app does not let you play the audio through a full-blown audio system using Bluetooth or Airplay. Yet, it will fully rub your face in what you’re missing by playing the thunder through the microscopic speakers built-into the iPhone XS Max. What’s crazy is the fact that you can tell the audio recording is very high-quality, yet you only get to hear an energetically-neutered version of it through the pathetic internal phone speakers or the almost equally severe physical limitations of headphones. Even the best headphones won’t shake my house playing recorded thunder, no matter how good the recording is. The compression wave impact of thunder is completely absent if you’re listening through headphones. For others like me who prefer to immerse our entire body in high end sound, look elsewhere. This app isn’t for us. Hopefully this warning will save others from wasting their time and a couple bucks. The first sentence of the description really should really point out the headphones-only limitation of this app. Very disappointed but gave the app an extra star for the apparent quantity of the recording.

Andypj1 ,

Changed my sleep

I’m not a neurologist but there is something about these soundscapes that puts me in a state of mind to fall asleep fast and hard. I look forward to listening to it all day.

I have a two year-old that loves to wake me and my wife up throughout the night. I just pop on my wireless headphones (which the app recognized it because it displays the warning about wearing headphones) and I fall asleep within 10 minutes.

I’m working on my Ph.D and sleep is essential. Thanks app team!

Developer Response ,

You’re welcome!Very true, Thunderspace helps a lot to fall asleep faster 😊


Franz Bruckhoff
126.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Rainforest $4.99
  2. Desert $4.99
  3. Angels $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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