Realm - Podcast App

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About this app

We used to be Serial Box, but we fell through a portal and now we're Realm.

Part podcast studio, part magical refuge.

We create immersive stories unlike anything you’ve heard before, working with creators you probably have.

Listen away.



• Curated shows, just for you: Created by award-winning, diverse, and best-selling authors.
• Cinematic sound design: Immersive sound effects and swoon-worthy narrators like Tatiana Maslany & George Takei.
• Easy-to-use app: Offline mode, autoplay, speed controls, customization, no ads, and more.


• Our gorgeous audio player with autoplay, sleep timer, device casting, dark and light mode support, hypnotic animations, and skip intro/outro
• Download audio and listen offline
• Sample everything for free
• Switch back and forth between listening and reading
• Scroll vs. swipe reading option
• Stunning type and colors: select between 5 optimized typefaces and 6 color combinations
• Advanced customization settings: custom margins, line height, word spacing, letter spacing


• Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. Narrated by Tatiana Maslany.
• Memory Lane. Written by Pretty Little Liars creator Sara Shepard.
• CTRL-ALT-DESTROY. Narrated by Firefly star Summer Glau.


"Like Game of Thrones, but for your ears"—i09

"Best of the year"—Apple

"Their rich sound design has advanced audio storytelling."—John Carpenter (yes, THE John Carpenter of Halloween, The Fog, and The Thing!)

"...The narration is great and the music and sound design really add to the storytelling."—Seth Podowitz

“THE BEST audio narration. I’m a huge, huge fan of the app and the stories.”—@BookwormAsheley
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May 27, 2022

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987 reviews
Drew Collins
April 7, 2022
Update: the bug was fixed immediately after I reported it. Updated my review to five stars. Original: The app and the idea behind it is great, even though it feels kinda like the shows have slowed to a trickle. Also wish more of the stories had an ensemble cast instead of just one narrator but I realize that's a cost issue. That being said I've encountered a bug that keeps me from listening to some episodes of Tales Beyond Time. They're locked despite me paying a subscription for full access.
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Serial Box
April 7, 2022
Hi Drew. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate it. You can report any bugs through the app and we'll help you troubleshoot. So sorry you're having trouble!
Levi Hand
May 6, 2022
The app seems to lack any kind of progress permanence. If I pause whatever I'm listening to, there's a 50-50 chance it will continue where I left off. The other half of the time, it either loses track of progress entirely and starts the track over from the beginning, or it loads the *next* track instead. The ONLY benefit to using this application is to log-in with my credentials to avoid hearing commercials.
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Serial Box
May 6, 2022
Hi Levi, I'm sorry that you're experiencing this bug and we apologize for the inconvenience. If you go to the "More" menu in the app and click on "Report a problem with the app" we'd be happy to work with you to resolve this. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback.
Joshua A
December 28, 2020
Just started using this app and, overall, I really like it. It's fairly easy to navigate and the search function is good. The only complaints I have are lingering expectations I have from other apps. I don't see an option to place a bookmark in the audio version (useful for getting back when using the sleep timer) and there isn't an option to choose SD card storage rather than default phone storage. Otherwise, I'm really happy with this app and the membership thus far.
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Serial Box
December 28, 2020
Hey Joshua! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're a small team here so we read and appreciate all of them.💚 I know the bookmark option is a thing that's been discussed and is on the road map for a future app update. For the SD card, that's a GREAT suggestion and one I'll share with our tech team to explore further. Be well.

What's new

In this version:

- Major updates to More and Account menus
- Improved rendering of cover art on show pages
- Bug fix for text reader reverting back to beginning of episode
- Improved rendering of longer text on Home feed