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    Published: 2015-02-24, by .

    One of the coolest apps around, Police Scanner lets you tune in to real emergency radio feeds

    8
    • Nice selection
    • Precise map
    • Intermittent feeds
    • Legal issues

    "Imagine You're Fighting Crime With Police Radio"

    THE VERDICT

    Though concentrated mainly on US feeds, 5-0 Radio Police Scanner lets you in on car chases, emergency responses and ensuing brawls. Lovers of TV police reality shows will have this running in the background until their battery is drained!

    THE PROS

    There's a good selection of feeds in the US, all of which are easy to find, filtered by locality or popularity, alongside a handful of 'HiDef' streaming options. A map lets you see precisely where the action is taking place, and there's a handy code phrasebook to brush up on.

    THE CONS

    Some feeds are intermittent and poor quality, and there isn't much outside America. This interface is a great deal blander than other radio apps. Also, there are some questions over legality: are the emergency services really meant to be heard by all?

    Tags: 5-0 police scanner live

    Oliver

    by Oliver

    Feb 24, 2015

    Description

    The largest collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, emergency, news, and ham radios. Be the first to know about weather, news, and crime updates.

    Thanks for making us one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009. 5-0 Radio has been downloaded over 25 million times!

    Features
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    - Listen to feeds in the background. You can run other apps while listening to the police. Pause the feeds via the media controls on your device.
    - Automatically attempts to reconnect the feed if you lose the connection.
    - Listen to feeds on your desktop/laptop computer. Email yourself a link to the feed, and open that link on your browser or with your favorite mp3 player.
    - Ability to add custom feeds
    - Chat with other users
    - The web browser also automatically detects feeds and integrates it with the radio. Now you can add feeds from the web by simply tapping on the feed's link via our browser.
    - Share feeds with your friends by email. They do not need to buy this app to listen with you. They can listen in on a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, Android, iOS, and more.
    - Worldwide coverage. Listen to feeds from the United States, Canada, Australia and more. Our app is always expanding and looking for new police radios to tap into.
    - List scanners by county. Don't just list all feeds in a state, get only the ones that are from your city/county.
    - Integrated map that finds your location and the location of the feed. Now you can find where the action is happening and follow along.
    - Built-in police/EMS/fire/military codes and phonetic alphabet for easy interpretation. Good for any beginners who do not have the proper training and have trouble remembering what the codes mean.
    - Save your favorites to the front screen of the app for quick one-tap access.
    - This app will dynamically grab a new list of sources so that you will always be the first to get any new police feeds out there.
    - See the popularity of each feed. Each feed lists the number of listeners who are following the action along with you.
    - Choose new skins or make your own. Skins can be any photo you choose from your photos library.
    - New police feeds and others are added on an hourly basis, so keep checking if we added yours recently.

    *Note: Our paid app called 5-0 Radio Pro adds even more feeds - Search for "5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner" on iTunes to find it.

    Legality
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    It is legal in most countries to listen to police feeds. However, it is illegal in some places to use this app to aid in the commission of a crime or to pose as a police officer when you are not. It may also be illegal to use it while driving. Please consult your local laws before using this app outside of your home.

    Is it fake?
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    It's very real. Each feed comes from a person in that region with an expensive police scanner sharing the signal with you via the internet.

    Real-time
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    The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds depending on buffering and internet speeds.

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