Scanner Radio Pro

Scanner Radio Pro


(5 stars)


Download for Android

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Huge amount of radio scanners available
  • Streaming works great over WiFi
  • Configured alerts feature
  • Screen widget
  • Listen to archived audio option
  • We're missing more areas available
  • "Near me" doesn't work as good as we expected
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Expert's Review

"Turn your Android into an amateur radio repeater"

Reviewed by / Jun 07, 2011

Scanner Radio is an app that let you listening to huge database of radio stations: police, amateur, weather...

This is the Pro version of Scanner Radio. It contains: no ads, the play button at the top and widgets, allows you to listen to archived audio (past 2-3 weeks), it allows to listen to two scanners at once.

First, as developers warns, take in account that the audio is provided by volunteers using real scanner radios. If your area is not available, see the menu in the app for information on how to get it added.

By tapping on "Near me" (GPS connected) it will scan and find those radio repeaters that are around you. But anyway, you can listen to in streaming radios from around the world. There's a browser to search by area, by genre, by source, custom scanners and configured alerts. This last notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner, because that means that something is happening over there. You can mark as favorite those radio stations that you most like or check the Top 50 radio scanners out. There's also a chat room from scanner radio users, but downloading a plug-in is required.

Scanner Radio has been developed by Gordon Edwards. This is his only app (plus, the pro version and the plug-in), but it has been well received for Android users regarding amount of downloads and rating.

If you don't want to miss what's going on the radio waves, this is your app. Truly recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
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 (list 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 1000, 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 Pro widgets and shortcuts to your phone's home screen for quick access (app cannot be installed on SD card to access them).
• Add a "Scanner Radio Pro Favorite" shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
• Listen to's audio archives to listen to audio that's been archived over the past 30 days. Note: You *must* have an account on and purchase their "Premium Membership" ($15 for 6 months) in order to access their archives using the app. 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.

In addition to the above features, you also get the following features with this version of the app:

• The ads are removed.
• The ability to record the audio.
• The Pro version allows you to adjust the sound of the audio via an equalizer (version 4.x of the app only, does not work on the Galaxy S4).
• The Pro version adds player controls to 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 without having to go to the player screen.
• 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.

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

If you need assistance, please go to http://

Explanation of why various permissions are needed:

• The "Location" permission is required so that the app can determine what scanners are located in your area when you click on "Near Me". When you click on "Near Me" 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" 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).

• The "Wi-Fi connection information" permission is needed so that the app can determine whether or not Wi-Fi is enabled and whether the app is currently using that connection. This functionality is used to allow you to restrict scanner listening to only when you're on Wi-Fi.

• The "Device ID & call information" permission is needed by the app so that it can detect when you're placing a phone call (or when one is being received) so that it can automatically stop the streaming of the audio to prevent it from interfering with the call.

Recently changed in this version

• Fixed a problem which resulted in the app not being able to communicate with the directory servers under certain conditions.

• Fixed a problem that resulted in the app reporting that it was buffering audio while at the same time playing audio.

Lists with Scanner Radio Pro

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Scanner Radio Pro
  • (74)

    by rel1801 on 26/02/2011

    This is a great app, however, when will all the FDNY feeds come back up.

  • (74)

    by Eric Sherwin on 30/03/2015

    Absolutely the best scanner radio app out there. Been using it since it was released and paid for the pro version shortly there after. Thank you! Would it be possible to add a feature to put two or more stations in a scan function?

  • (74)

    by LaLa Land on 28/03/2015

    Its great, but its the same speed whether you pay for the upgrade or not.

  • (74)

    by George Kendrick on 27/03/2015

    I love this app! Had it on my Nook HD+, was overjoyed to find it for my Samsung Nook! If only it would scan multiple (favorite) channels, perhaps with a Most Favored Channel taking precedence... In any case, the BEST scanner app I've seen!

  • (74)

    by Steve Solecki on 26/03/2015

    Works great

  • (74)

    by kym perrucci on 26/03/2015

    No more guessing if polo is right around the corner. Now I can hear them comming

  • (74)

    by Soulpsyched T on 26/03/2015

    Needs better code list

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