Portal - Immersive Escapes by Portal Labs Ltd (Universal)
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Version: 3.5.1
Size: 296 MB
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Portal - Immersive Escapes

Portal Labs Ltd
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Have you ever thought about the impact your surroundings have on your sleep, productivity, stress levels and 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 effect and 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 and 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.


- 44 portals to take you 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.

- 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 focus timer to help you stay focused and inflow throughout your day.

- Meditation timer & breathing exercises to calm and relax.

- Mix audio functionality 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. It’s peace of mind.

PLEASE 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 offers our best and most immersive experience with unlimited access to our entire content library, smart lighting integration and dynamic spatial audio support while you maintain an active subscription.

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. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew.

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

What's new in version 3.5.1
We've got a treat for your ears...the magic of Dynamic Spatial Audio has arrived!

With Portal our ultimate goal is to deliver an experience that allows you to truly escape and "feel like you’re there" in the midst of some of the world's greatest locations.

Sound has always been at the heart of this experience and we've been thrilled by recent advances in Spatial Audio technology that have allowed us to push what's possible in terms of realism and immersion.

If you own a pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max this release adds support for Dynamic Spatial Audio which uses head tracking technology to anchor the soundscapes around you. If you turn your head your virtual surroundings will remain in place, just as they would do in real life.

It's been a labour of love and the culmination of almost 12 months of Research & Development, requiring us to completely re-engineer our entire sound production and delivery pipeline, all in the pursuit of a natural & realistic experience.

We've worked with the world's greatest Spatial Audio field recordists to re-release a large proportion of the library with full support for Dynamic Spatial Audio and we've partnered with Atmoky, a world-leading Spatial Audio R&D company, to implement state-of-the-art Spatial Audio rendering within the app that’s specifically tailored for natural ambiences.

Even if you don't have a pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max you'll still hear the benefits over the coming months as we release new content using the upgraded technology and further push what's possible through both headphone and speaker playback... :)

Other Fixes & Improvements

We've also taken the opportunity to make a few other updates and fixes:
- Improved the behaviour when plugging and unplugging different audio devices
- Added a 4:6 deep breathing exercise option
- We’re making available monthly and lifetime subscription options for more flexibility with payment

Additionally, 3.5.1 includes fixes for:
- an issue with audio stuttering on some older devices.
- discovery of Nanoleaf light panels in some more advanced networks.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Portal - Immersive Escapes is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Portal - Immersive Escapes is currently ranked #116 in free Health-Fitness apps for iPad.
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