Imagine being able to escape into nature whenever you need, whether you're struggling to sleep, finding it difficult to concentrate or you're stressed and anxious.

Portal transforms your surroundings and transports you to some of the most peaceful and awe-inspiring places on the planet, reconnecting you with nature.

That's the experience we've set out to create, combining immersive high-fidelity 3D sounds, ultra-high definition motion visuals and smart lighting integration to create an immersive ambient experience unlike any other

- Wake up to the dawn chorus at Lake Bled, Slovenia,
- Maintain your focus and flow surrounded by the rumble of an Amazon thunderstorm,
- Meditate beside the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii,
- Draw inspiration from high up in the Himalayan mountains,
- Unwind to the sound of lapping waves and the sea breeze rustling the palm leaves overhead on Thailand's Laguna Beach, and
- Drift off in the shadow of Mount Fuji to the tranquillity of Japan's Lake Kawaguchi.

No voices – just the sounds of nature to help you unwind and drift off around the world. Portal's sleep timer allows you to put down your device for the night and drift off without a care in the world.

Allow the sounds of nature and the gradually brightening glow from Portal smart lighting integration to gently rouse you from your sleep for a more natural, energising, mood enhancing start to your day.

Work productively from anywhere by replacing noise and distraction with nature. Portal's focus timer (a simplified pomodoro timer) will help you stay in flow throughout your day.

Escape the confines of your four walls and be inspired by a growing library of portals to 44 different beautiful locations from around the world. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, "not all those who wander are lost".

Escape to your own quiet corner of the world to relax, meditate and unwind. Portal's breathing exercises help you control stress, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety in even the craziest of times.

Bring your favourite audiobook, podcast, playlist or guided meditation with you wherever you portal to. Use Portal alongside other apps, to combine nature's ambience with what you love.

Our deep integration with HomeKit, Philips Hue and Nanoleaf lights will transform the mood of any space with a single tap - so effortless it feels like magic.

We're committed to delivering experiences which are liberating and make you feel truly immersed in nature. Peace of mind that there's no third-party tracking, no targeted advertising and that we don't collect your personal data is crucial. It's just you and nature.

We're a small completely independent team of creators. For us, it means we can take a stance on things we and our customers feel deeply passionate about and in doing so continue to build something we're truly proud of.

NOTE: Portal makes use of some of the latest technologies available on iOS and can be demanding for older iPhones and iPads. An iPhone 6S or iPad Air 2 or newer is recommended for the best experience.

Upon downloading Portal, you will have immediate access to 6 free portals. Portal Premium is an optional auto-renewing annual subscription which provides unlimited access to our entire content library and smart lighting integration while you maintain an active subscription. Our trial offers all new customers the opportunity to experience Portal Premium free for 7 days.

Please note that the subscription will automatically renew unless turned off in your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before the current period ends. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew.

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What’s New

Version 3.4.1

Immersive lighting just got a massive upgrade with the introduction of HomeKit, Nanoleaf, multi-colour & multi-zone support!

We love delivering immersive experiences that whisk you away to peaceful corners of the world. Our lighting integration plays an important role in shaping that experience, helping capture the feel and mood of a place. Until now we’ve only been able to share this with the Philips Hue community…this release changes that and also introduces some much requested new features and improvements.

* New Features *

Nanoleaf & HomeKit Support.
Effortlessly connect your Nanoleaf and HomeKit compatible lights. Just tap to sync - so simple it feels like magic!

Harmonise A Symphony Of Lights.
Sync your Philips Hue, Nanoleaf and HomeKit lights in perfect harmony with each other - across multiple rooms and even multiple lighting connections. Sit back and enjoy the show.

Multi-Colour Immersion.
If you sync multiple lights you’ll now enjoy a spectrum of colour that conveys the feel and mood of your chosen escape.

* Improvements *

- Wakeup alarm lighting now matches your chosen wakeup portal.
- Improved lighting connection stability to handle more edge cases and syncing issues.


v3.4.1 includes the following additional changes:

- A new setting to customise what should happen if you have lights that are not able to render multiple colours is now available at: Settings > Lighting > White Light Behaviour.

- Lights no longer un-sync when entering the library. Now they remain synced with the last active portal.

- Nanoleaf zones now attempt to find a matching icon based on the zone name rather than always showing the Nanoleaf logo.

- To avoid confusion the zone select screen now makes it clear when some but not all connections in a grouped zone are selected.

- We've improved our FAQ to make it faster to find the information you need and easier for us to keep updated.

- Fix the brightness calculation for Philips Hue lights that could lead to some scenes appearing too dim.

- Nanoleaf panels now always correctly un-sync to their powered off state if that is where they started from.

- Connections that are unreachable when loading the zones list no-longer block it from loading, they now show a warning message below the list of available zones.

- The "Tap to Preview" audio volume in the alarm settings now works when audio is paused globally.


Thank you to everyone who suggested these features and improvements - your enthusiasm and encouragement has been amazing! We hope you thoroughly enjoy them.

Please drop us a line at or leave us an App Store review if you have any feedback - we’d love to hear from you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

QuantumElectron ,

Incredible for Sleep and Getting Work Done

This app was a game changer for me. I’ve always struggled to go to sleep. I have tried music, sleeping masks, white noise, muscle relaxation, etc. This app was really helpful in transporting me to beautiful, serene locations, putting my mind at ease, and finally allowing me to sink into the depths of unconsciousness at night, It’s soundscapes are beautifully realized visually, with varied, 3D immersive sound. I discovered that some of the soundscapes, especially the barley field and the cloud rainforest, were great aids to helping me write and work without getting distracted. Overall, the app has been a great improvement to my quality of life, which I did not expect initially.

I initially got the free version and was really satisfied with the included features, so I upgraded. I have to say the monetization model was really wonderful, encouraging me to support developers without making me feel like I had to pay for a good experience. Recently the app was updated with tons of new sounds from Scotland and Slovenia. It now includes a subscription model, but for the quantity and quality of content, it seems well worth it, especially because it will help the developers flesh out the app even more. On top of that, they gave everyone who had purchased the app free access to everything, which is incredibly generous! I look forward to great new content in the future. Thank you so much!

Developer Response ,

Hi Quantumlightgamer06, thank you so much for sharing your Portal experience and not least your incredibly kind words. Knowing that Portal has helped improve the quality of your life has put the biggest smiles on our faces - it's a goal that we hoped and dreamed Portal would achieve when we first launched and remains our driving ambition going forward! Thank you for your feedback and for being one of our early paid adopters, without your trust, support and encouragement during those early days it's unlikely we would have been able to grow Portal to where we are to-date. We hope you enjoy escaping to the beautiful Slovenian Alps and the Scottish Highlands, as well as a lifetime of escapes around the world to come! Nick.

Cerazo ,

Incredible just got better!!!

I originally was overjoyed to come across an app that I loved that actually had a one time payment fee. The design and elegance of this app along with the amazingly rendered sounds and visuals sold me instantly! It’s been an incredible experience sleeping and working to these sounds. Today I open my app to realize that there’s been an update and a huge one at that! This app that I already love just blew me out of the water again! I’m guessing since I was one of the original purchasers I got the whole new library of sounds for free as there is a subscription model now. I went through each new sound seeing which ones I wanted to pick to download and by the end of it I pretty much downloaded all of them because they were so good! To anyone reading this, this is easily worth the price of subscription at this point since it seems like there’s going to be more and more sounds that are going to be put out.

In summary keep up the great work and I really appreciate the team taking care of their original customers instead of pushing them out like some other apps that transition to subscriptions have done. Also was this a one time promotion for original purchasers or would I be a lifetime subscriber? If it’s the latter then I’m going to be incredibly happy 😆.

Developer Response ,

Wow! Thank you so very much for you incredibly kind words Cerazo - we're incredibly humbled! As a small independent team we've really appreciated everyone who's supported us in the early days by purchasing the app and wanted to show our appreciation, especially in these uncertain times, by providing all our existing paid users a free upgrade to Lifetime Membership - we hope you enjoy escaping to the Slovenian Alps and the Scottish Highlands in this update and a lifetime more escapes in the future! Here's hoping we'll be able to blow you out of the water a few more times to come :) Many thanks for all your support and encouragement, Nick.

V713321 ,

Love this App. Gorgeous and Relaxing.

LOVING this app. I love that it was a one time purchase for DLC rather than subscription. Seriously thank you. i wouldn’t have been able to pull the trigger for a subscription but happy to buy DLC. The sound is exquisite and the video footage is gorgeous without obvious loops. The feature that got me the most excited and convinced me to buy the full version of the app was the ability to mix it with audiobooks and other apps. I’ve been looking for a way to add background sound to my Audible app when i listen to audiobooks for forever! Now this is my absolute Go-To for ambient sound. I leave my ipad by my bed with the ocean soundscape running while i fall asleep and i’m out. A great feature to add would be the ability to airplay it to an apple TV. Right now you can mirror your screen to the TV like you would with any other app but there’s not a built in casting feature. Still that’s just a wish list item for me. This app was made with love and care and special attention to a LOT of handy above and beyond features. It’s not a money grab and is excellent value for what you get. I hope the devs keep up the great work. Can’t wait to see what new environments come next! Maybe an urban setting or a coffee shop? Or maybe more beautiful locations from around the globe. FIVE STARS.

Developer Response ,

Hi V713321, thanks so much for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted that you're enjoying the app, especially the mix feature. As a fun fact, the mix feature actually came about as a happy accident. While developing the app I'd started playing some music and hadn't stopped the Portal sounds...and realised it actually worked really well so added it as a feature to the app :) On the Apple TV front this is most definitely in our plans for the future, unfortunately we can't provide a definitive timeframe on this just yet but please bear with us. In the meantime, we do have some fantastic new soundscapes coming out soon which we hope you'll thoroughly enjoy. Many thanks, Nick.

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