Portal - Immersive Escapes 4+

Change Your Surroundings

Portal Labs Ltd

    • 4.8 • 7.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Have you ever thought about the impact your surroundings have on your sleep, productivity, stress levels & overall mental wellbeing?

The truth is they have a profound impact and for me (hi there, I'm Nick the Founder of Portal) it took an episode of depression followed by a life-changing 6 weeks camping in the wilds of New Zealand to truly open my eyes to the incredible power of surroundings.

It's an insight that led to a simple thought - what if we could bottle up the essence of the world's greatest locations and make them accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime?

And this is exactly what Portal does.

We harness the power of immersive technologies, including spatial audio, smart lighting & retina-quality visuals, to provide instant escapes to some of the world’s most peaceful and awe-inspiring locations.

- Instantly wash away your stresses on a tropical beach in Thailand
- Drift off under the stars high in the Himalayas
- Find your focus in the midst of a thunderstorm deep in the Amazon Rainforest
- Meditate in the beautifully remote Highlands of Scotland

Our ultimate goal is to provide an experience that's as close to actually being there as you can get, allowing you to harness the power of the world's greatest surroundings whenever you need and wherever you may be.

It's an approach inspired by a life-changing experience and backed up by a growing mountain of scientific research and evidence.

Join us on a journey to better surroundings, and experience a wellbeing app like no other.


- Over 50 portals to some of the most beautiful and peaceful corners of the world, captured to help improve sleep, focus and relaxation

- Immersive true-to-life Spatial Audio recordings

- Philips Hue, HomeKit & Nanoleaf smart lighting integration to match the lighting ambience of your room with that of your chosen portal (exclusive Nanoleaf discounts available)

- Stunning retina quality ultra-high-definition motion visuals

- Award-winning design for beautiful aesthetics and simple intuitive use

- Sunrise wakeup alarm for a more natural and energising start to your day

- Sleep timer that allows you to put down your device for the night and drift off to the sounds of the world

- Simplified pomodoro timer to help you stay focused and inflow throughout your day

- Meditation timer & breathing exercises

- Mix audio support to combine nature’s ambience with your favourite podcast, audiobook, playlist, or guided meditation

- Siri Shortcuts - deep integration for voice control or single tap shortcuts to your favourite portal

- Family Sharing - share Portal Premium with up to 5 other family members in your Family Sharing group

- Absolute Privacy - no third-party tracking, no targeted advertising, and no collection of your personal data. It's just you and nature

To experience Dynamic Spatial Audio you will need headphones that support head-tracking via Apple CoreMotion, currently AirPods (3rd gen), AirPods Pro, AirPods Max & Beats Fit Pro.

Upon downloading Portal, you will have immediate access to 6 free portals.


Portal Premium offers our best and most immersive experience with unlimited access to our entire portal library, smart lighting integration and dynamic spatial audio support.

Our subscription options include: a monthly subscription, an annual subscription with a 7-day free trial and a Lifetime subscription, which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment.

Please note that monthly and annual subscriptions will automatically renew unless turned off in your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. To manage your subscription you can go to your iTunes Account settings.

Terms of Use: https://portal.app/terms
Privacy Policy: https://portal.app/privacy

What’s New

Version 3.7.4

Massive thanks go out to Alyx from the USA who recently helped us track down an elusive bug that was causing Portal’s audio and visuals to cut out! In truth, without his help we’d still be in the dark - what a legend!

*Bug Fix*
Downloading lots of portals at the same time now no longer causes audio playback to cut out and visuals to disappear.

The awesome folks at Nanoleaf have kindly agreed to extend Portal customers’ exclusive discount across their full range of products. New discount code is available in Portal’s lighting setup.

Thanks again to Alyx and the Nanoleaf team - you both light up our world in your own way :)

PS. To everyone that’s put their hand up to help us test our Mac beta - the exciting news is we’re not too far away now. We simply can’t wait for you to give it a whirl. And if you haven’t volunteered yet but would like to, please drop us a line at hello@portal.app - the more the merrier!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

How can an app about sound look this gorgeous? Portal is part immersive audio experience and part travel companion, a way to lose yourself in lush audio environments from all corners of the globe, all through a cool minimalist UI and stunning HD visuals. Focus, study, or snooze to downpours in the Amazon, lapping waves from the lochs of Scotland, whale song from the deep blue waters of Tahiti, or thunder on the Great Plains. Tap a sound and the app transforms into an aesthetically pleasing clock; set a timer to drift off to sleep to winds on the Isle of Skye or wake to a springtime chorus in London. Bonus: Pair compatible AirPods to experience it all in spatial audio.

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.

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.


App Privacy

The developer, Portal Labs Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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