Scanner Radio

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 and Australia, with more being added daily) on your phone.

Features:

• 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 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 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• Listen to Broadcastify.com's audio archives to listen to audio that's been archived over the past 30 days. 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.

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

• The Pro version contains no ads.
• The Pro version has 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.
• 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://http://support.gordonedwards.net/

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.

Keywords: police scanner, radio scanner, air traffic

Recent changes:
• Fixed a bug which caused listener-count based notifications to occur when they shouldn't have (when the number of listeners was less than the value last acknowledged but greater than the threshold value).

• Fixed a bug that caused buffering to occur every few seconds for certain feeds (weather radio ones in particular).

• Fixed a bug that caused the lock screen controls to disappear after pressing the stop button (lock screen controls require Scanner Radio Pro).
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About 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 and Australia, with more being added daily) on your phone.

Features:

• 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 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 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 30 days. 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.

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

• The Pro version contains no ads.
• The Pro version has 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.
• 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://http://support.gordonedwards.net/

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.

Keywords: police scanner, radio scanner, air traffic

Recent changes:
• Fixed a bug which caused listener-count based notifications to occur when they shouldn't have (when the number of listeners was less than the value last acknowledged but greater than the threshold value).

• Fixed a bug that caused buffering to occur every few seconds for certain feeds (weather radio ones in particular).

• Fixed a bug that caused the lock screen controls to disappear after pressing the stop button (lock screen controls require Scanner Radio Pro).

User reviews of Scanner Radio
Works great. Easy search.
Jun 13, 2012
The Best..
May 12, 2012
works well 5★★★★★s
Mar 7, 2012
sweet radio, I listen to it all the time.
Jan 17, 2012
Great app very smooth and was able to find my local area fire and police department. Awesome app.
Jan 15, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Tuesday 3:41 PM
PERHAPS I DID CONFUSE IT TO SADDAMS "THE CHAT ROOMS CRONIES SHOW" This is a good product but much like the old chat rooms where you had King Moderator and his groupies, yeah you know who you are jug heads...trying to dictate their cyber power and block you out if you spelled "come" in a different form with no malintent. Anyways you've still got some censorship in these scans. I under stand officer safety. IN MY REVIEW I NEVER MENTIONED MONITORING SWAT AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS....merely the censorship that was outrageous on the now defunct chat rooms....such crummy people
A Google User
Tuesday 1:57 PM
Love it
A Google User
Tuesday 10:50 AM
Great App Love this App...would give a five if it didn't cut out sometimes, but that is probably just the way it is. Also, I live in a big town & can only get the Sheriff dept, No city police. For the most part, it is clear. There are times, I have to strain to hear a feed, but overall, it is really good. >>>>GE, I know you said that if you are unable to pick up certain frequencies, someone has to volunteer the audio...how does one do that???? Thanks for a great overall App :-) :-)
A Google User
Tuesday 10:39 AM
Great App ! Better then the rest
A Google User
Tuesday 8:50 AM
🐯 Xmas not to far away...