About coldRead

coldRead runs lines with users by responding to their cues just like a real reader.
**#1 app by Backstage's “Line-Memorization Apps Every Actor Should Know About" list.**

Smart, interactive must-have app made for actors by an actor.

coldRead runs lines with users by responding to their cues just like a real reader would.

Memorize, rehearse, and self-tape all by yourself.

No internet connection, no email address, and no annoying signing-up process required. The lines you record aren’t sent or synced to the cloud - they stay on your device. Speech recognition happens on the device as well.

coldRead runs on iPhones, iPads, and silicon (M-chip) Macs. coldRead Remote app is available for Apple Watch.

Stop bothering your friends to read with you. Don’t spend money on time-limiting recording studios.

Save money. Be independent. Save time.

Record each line of your script and you’re all set. Lines will be transcribed as you record them.

When you say the very last word of your line (the cue), coldRead will “read” the following line back to you, just like a real reader would.

Rehearse anywhere and anytime you want. Change the pitch, speed up or slow down. Be loud or be quiet. It will follow along.

Memorize your lines quickly and efficiently. Use the built-in teleprompter until you’re off-book.

Put yourself on tape for that last-minute audition or before you get into the room with a casting director. Take as many takes as you need, and take as much time as you want.

Exchange lines or folders with your friends in just a few taps, or change the pitch to make your voice sound different.

With coldReader available in your pocket 24/7, you’ll be always ready, well prepared, and confident.

Proudly designed, built, and maintained in California, US.

Languages supported: English (US, GB, CA, IN, AU), Spanish (US, ES, MX), Italian, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Turkish, Chinese (MN, CA), German, French, Korean, Japanese.

Check out our video tutorial and FAQ page at


Get coldRead for free today!

You can play up to 8 lines for free. That covers most co-star auditions. For unlimited access, please subscribe.

Send your questions, feature requests, or feedback to [email protected].

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Additional Information
5.1 (14.9 MB)
Dec 03, 2022
4+ Years
First Released
Apr 04, 2018
App Store ID
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