Pocket Storm is an environmental audio player which streams an hour-long, ever-changing thunderstorm.

It starts with a calm summer night. Soon you’ll hear thunder in the distance, then wind and a spatter of rain. After half an hour you’ll be in the thick of the storm. By the end of the hour it will have faded into the night again. Then the cycle begins again.

Pocket Storm is not like other environmental audio apps. Every thunderstorm is different! Wind, rain, thunder — even chirping crickets — every sound is chosen from a library, with subtle variations of pitch and timing. The Pocket Storm weaves these elements into a tapestry of sound which will never repeat.

- A storm that approaches, surrounds you, and then drifts away.
- Elegant, uncluttered interface.
- Set the storm’s duration anywhere from a sixty-minute monster down to a five-minute squall...
  ...or hold the skies in place, and listen to the same weather for as long as you want.
- Listen with headphones...
  ...or send audio to an AppleTV or other AirPlay device on your wireless network.
- Runs as a background audio app.
- Never-ending, ever-changing soundscape generated right on your iOS device.
  ...(No Internet connection required!)

Pocket Storm is also available for your new Apple TV. It's a joint iOS/tvOS purchase – buy either version and you can download both!

All the sounds in Pocket Storm's library are Creative Commons licensed audio samples from

Use the Pocket Storm for white noise, tuning out distractions; for relaxation, meditation, or going to sleep. Tune your desert to rain, or your city street to chirping crickets.

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

You can now control Pocket Storm from the Control Center. The play/pause button is fully enabled, and you can skip between storm phases with the next/previous track buttons.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Stephen 41 ,

Pocket Storm

This is the best app on my iPod touch.
It really helps me to calm down if i am stressed out a lot.
And I found it barely uses any power at all.
Well done to the developers of this superb app.

I, touchy ,


Hands down the best app in my phone. Instant calm. And frogs.

(Thanks for the track change function in the latest version, too.)

Chetka ,

Kill the crickets! Fire the frogs!

This app would be perfect if it had an option to turn off the sound of those darned crickets! And frogs! Sometimes you're just drifting off to sleep when a sudden chirrup will jolt you awake. Or a croak! I mean, I'm all for ecological diversity, but this is ridiculous.


Andrew Plotkin
24.7 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-8 Zarfhome Software Consulting, LLC


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