Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner



    Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner's review

    Published: 2011-06-07, by Manu Galvez.

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

    • Huge amount of radio scanners available
    • Streaming works great over WiFi
    • Configured alerts feature
    • We're missing more areas available
    • "Near me" doesn't work as good as we expected

    "Turn your Android into an amateur radio repeater"

    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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    by Emmanuel , Appszoom

    Jun 07, 2011


    Listen to live audio from over 7,000 fire and police scanners, weather radios, amateur radio repeaters, air traffic and marine radios from around the world. Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 3500 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking).


    • View scanners located nearest you.
    • View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners.
    • View list of scanners added most recently (new scanners are being added all the time).
    • Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites for quick access.
    • Browse the directory by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc).
    • Turn on notifications to be notified when major events are happening (details below).
    • Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access.
    • Supports Android Auto.


    Receive a notification anytime:

    • ...any scanner in the directory has more than 3500 listeners (configurable).
    • ...a scanner within a certain distance of your location has more than a certain number of listeners.
    • ...a specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners.
    • ...a Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites.
    • ...a scanner within a certain distance from you is added to the directory.

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

    • No ads.
    • Access to all 6 theme colors.
    • Push notifications sent within 5 minutes (vs within 15 minutes).
    • Ability to record the audio.
    • The play button at the bottom of the directory screens and on the widgets can be used to start listening without having to go to the player screen.

    The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for and a few other sites using real police scanners and is the same audio you would hear using your own police scanner.

    If you need assistance, please go to

    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 to allow 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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