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Scanner Radio

Listen to live audio from over 5,300 police and fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world (primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia, with more being added daily).

• View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance.
• View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (updated every 5 minutes).
• View list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time).
• Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
• Browse the directory of scanners by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, weather, railroad, etc).
• Enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 3500, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening). You can also be notified when scanners located near you (or specific scanners of your choosing) have more than a certain number of listeners.
• Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access (app cannot be installed on SD card to access them).
• Add a "Scanner Radio Favorite" shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
• Listen to Broadcastify.com's audio archives to listen to audio that's been archived over the past 6 months Note: You *must
* have an account on Broadcastify.com and purchase their "Premium Membership" ($15 for 6 months) in order to access their archives using the app.
• Supports Android Auto.

This is the free version of the app, below are the benefits of purchasing the Pro version (for only $2.99):

• Access to all 6 theme colors (requires Android 5.x or 6.x).
• No ads.
• Ability to record the audio.
• Player controls on the lock screen (version 4.x of the app only).
• The play button at the top of the directory screens and on the widgets can be used to start listening.
• With the "Scanner Radio Pro Locale PlgIn" plug-in is also installed you can have Locale/Tasker launch the app and have one of your Favorites automatically begin playing based on one or more conditions or have the app stop playing. One use for this feature is to have a scanner feed begin playing when your phone connects to a specific Bluetooth device and then have it stop when the connection to that Bluetooth device is no longer present.

The audio is provided by volunteers (primarily for Broadcastify.com) using real scanner radios.

If you need assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net/

Explanation of why a couple of permissions are needed:

• The "Location" permission is required so that the app can determine what scanners are located in your area when you select "Nearby Scanners". When you select "Nearby Scanners" the app first attempts to determine your location via the network, if that fails the app then tries to determine your location via GPS.

• The "Photos/Media/Files" / "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage" permission is required in order for the app to support the ability for you to record the audio you're hearing and be able to save it to a location that you can access from your computer (requires Scanner Radio Pro to be installed or for you to be using Scanner Radio Pro).

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Reviews (30)

Kat. S. May 20, 2022     

This app used to be great. It is intuitive to use, to set favorite channels, search by locations, that's great. But all it does anymore is cut out and reconnect, frequently and for about 10 seconds each time. It doesn't sound like much, but you're usually listening to a scanner when something is happening, so suddenly you have these pockets of dead "reconnecting" air where you're missing everything being said. Easier to stream directly from the website.

tre. k. Apr 15, 2022     

Only scanner app ive found with zero delay, I watched a squad car make a few turns while listening to him give those updates on his position. It was real time. A great variety of divisions to listen to and the alerts feature is great. You can set it to notify you if a certain number of people are listening to a certain channel of your choosing or if ANY channel has a certain number. That's how I was able to listen live to the Las Vegas Massacre. It was epic! U can know about stuff b4 the news.

blk. s. May 24, 2022     

Tired of having my area on the app than the person area that has the scanner for my area active than they disable the feed and just leave the area up with no feed. If I had a feed on the app it would be active 24/7. But others that provide the feed due it when they want to and only once and a while. So remove dead feeds so they don't show

A. K. Mar 28, 2022     

App has a persistence problem that drains battery. Swiping app away does not close it and requires a forced close each time or it will stay in the notification panel EVEN IF you manually stop the station from playing too. There needs to be an easier more obvious way to end this app and it hasnt been addressed in awhile!

Mrs. Apr 19, 2022     

I listen to it going to bed. It stops multiple times throughout the night sometimes. I thought it was because of notifications so I turned them off. I tried " do not disturb" and it worked. Still love the app. Wish I could give it 10 stars.

Joh. D. May 25, 2022     

Good app, but alerts are hit and miss. Sometimes you'll get an alert sometimes you won't. Even after adjusting settings to be on the more sensitive side.

Mik. F. May 23, 2022     

Have been using scanner radio pro for years that I purchased from Amazon and now it's not supported so I installed it from the Play store it's working great again. It did talk to the support team and they are fantastic thank you.

Bob. W. May 21, 2022     

I don't know what happened to this scanner app it used to work great.. I know it works with volunteers that use their computer... now the only place you can hear clearly is Chicago and I don't live there...

stf. c. Apr 17, 2022     

The app used to work well, BUT, it's becoming more plagued with instrusive adds. Full screen adds that count down before you can close the add. Not cool. If they can't remove the intrusive adds, look elsewhere as there are good alternatives.

Cra. S. Mar 30, 2022     

Works as it should. Ads when trying to shut off are annoying. I'm a firefighter and listen to this on the way to the station and I need to turn it off quickly to get ready to go on the call. Please make this app for Galaxy Gear (watch) so I don't have to take my phone with me.

Dr.. B. E. Apr 23, 2022     

When the sirens are wailing it is great to be able to great to be able tort pick up my phone 🤳📱 turn on my scanner and find out what's going on out there. It has also added another dimension to my writing and getting a fuller story then what the mainstream news is not telling me. Well worth every byte.

gar. m. Apr 20, 2022     

Just had it a little while, but so far it's top notch ! Comparing it to others it's far above. Plenty of options, laid out well, audio is clear. Ads are not a problem at all. Thanks for your hard work in developing a great app !

hea. t. Mar 23, 2022     

This app used to work great. For the past two days there isn't any sound. I've tried everything like adjusting all volume settings and even uninstalled, then reinstalled. I'm at a loss. I really love this app 😩

Joe. M. Apr 9, 2022     

the one feed that we like has constant issues. doesn't matter which version, the person running the feed obviously doesn't care if it works or not. App customer service is great, but this BONEHEAD wil not respond to anyone regarding their lack of ability to provide consistency with audio. It's a shame but this one nimrod is ruining the app

Mic. G. Mar 21, 2022     

This used to have a really simple interface and the ads didn't take over the entire screen for 10 to 30 seconds after you stop listening to one channel to switch to another. Alas, "progress."

Jus. A. H. I. Jan 30, 2022     

This used to be a great app. Not sure what happened, nowhere near the audio comes through anymore. Very spotty, half transmissions, missing audio, I've started using another app as this one just isn't the best for me anymore. I can't verify if it's on the developer's end or the local police side of things, but the app doesn't deliver. I'd estimate I hear about 25-30 percent of what's actually going on so I've found another app that provides solid audio feed. I hope they get it fixed soon.

Tom. B. Feb 17, 2022     

Use to be ok app. But how the adds work have become ridiculous. They now are so in your face ,not only fill the entire screen you cannot close them for a long time . That is if you can find the (usually) very tiny x or close button that is never in the same place. This happens to me with every app interaction. Time to move on , unistalling this app.

Ali. L. Feb 25, 2022     

Overall easy to use. I wish the voice was more clear but I guess that's just how it is with most scanners. It was my favorite scanner app but the past few months it randomly stops. The app will be open, I'll be listening, but then it just turns off. I have to go back in and push play. Because at times it goes silent we don't always realize when it's actually stopped entirely. -- Thanks for the tip I will try it and see if it works 👍

Sk8. s. Dec 30, 2021     

The ads now tie up your phone and is not good if you are having an emergency and need to get to other sections of your phone like making a call. A stupid galaga type game is popping up on mine and you have to hit the little x in the top right corner not once but twice! Meaning it closes but then continues on to another game and then you hit the x again to finally get out. Very frustrating when you can't escape it and close it out and use the rest of your phone.

Mic. F. S. Mar 28, 2022     

This is total garbage!!! I understand ad's, but this is overkill!! When the ad started I couldn't leave unless I press the home button of my phone!!! I would have probably bought it, but the overkill of the ad, turned me off to your app!!!

Ste. C. May 19, 2022     

Per the developer, I opened all those apps and stations myself, so it's my fault. I don't know what to say; I'm not lying to him. If he found settings turned on, perhaps the new phone I just installed the app on did it. I have just gotten a Nokia X100 and had other problems with it. But he knows after my 25+ yrs in EMS and Fire, I know what is running, what I set up, etc. He's done dealing with the issue and me, so don't tell him anything contrary to what he says and what he says is the gospel.

DJ. R. t. f. Apr 10, 2022     

it's actually pretty cool and handy because not only do you get to learn police codes to get to use the app itself to be able to call the police department if you're ever in a scenario that you have to I would say 10 out of 10 this is the best scanner on the market currently as you can listen to and watch to just about any state just as long as thier broadcasting

Jac. T. May 15, 2022     

it's a pretty good app but they should put in a thing that selects what channel to listen to automatically based off of whatever spot or area that you pick from a map or what ever channel corresponds to the address you put in because said address is in the channel area that gets picked for you

dyl. f. May 10, 2022     

Great app when it works for the last 2 weeks I've had zero audio or white noise at all. No idea what the issue is.

RS. T. Apr 11, 2022     

Why is this running in the background? When I hook my Bluetooth up to my car I don't appreciate this automatically connecting and taking over my speakers. If I want to open and listen to the app I will manually do it each time.

Gra. D. Feb 5, 2022     

I love this app..makes me feel like I'm apart of the action. And what I love even more are the features it gives the 10-codes as well as a crime map that tracks all the reports in that area. when you see an accident on the highway nine times out of 10 if you turn on the scanner you'll be able to hear what exactly is going on at that wreck it's really accurate and I love it .I don't ever go anywhere without listening to it. it is very informative and I highly recommend it

Cli. H. Apr 10, 2022     

Wished I could just listen to fire dept and not EVERYONE in the same county. They used to be separated but now there's fire and police on the same channel. Makes it hard to listen to calls. Other than that, so far this is the best app out there.

Ezl. Jan 5, 2022     

Forces full screen ads that are impossible to exit. Tapping the X to close the ad only spawns another ad. Powering off the phone may be the only way to escape the ads due to 100% of the screen being taken by the ads with no means to close either the app or the ads. I don't know how this nonsense is allowed by Google.

Bra. E. Apr 13, 2022     

Best scanner app out there by far!!. Just wish alot of Massachusetts towns were actually listed... Plus I really wish it was able to actually scan multiple towns at once... Like a real police scanner...

Mic. May 23, 2022     

Good app even with commercials.. draw back sometimes it goes a little quite and you don't know why.. but not that big of deal overall it's legit.I have been watching a police chase on the news and turn sound off and listen to it being called by CHP.