SDR Touch - Live radio via USB

SDR Touch - Live radio via USB


Turn your mobile phone or tablet into an affordable and portable software defined radio scanner. Listen and record live on air FM STEREO radio stations, weather reports, police, fire department and emergency stations, taxi traffic, airplane communications, audio of analogue TV broadcasts, HAM radio amateurs, digital broadcasts and many more! Depending on the hardware used, its radio frequency coverage could span between 50 MHz and 2.2 GHz. It currently demodulates WFM, AM, NFM, USB, LSB, CWU and CLW signals.

You need:

- USB digital TV (DVB-T) dongle with the RTL2832U chip. You may already have one of them laying around. They cost less than $10
- USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable - if you've ever connected a USB thumb drive to your Android device, you already have it. They are extremely cheap

Then you just need to connect the USB dongle to an antenna, and via the OTG cable to you Android device and run SDR Touch! It is that simple! Now you can listen to live radio on devices (like the Nexus 7) that don't have a built-in FM support!

This application is currently experimental and may crash. Please, report any bugs to the email provided in the Help.

Using the RTL2832U driver you could use one of the following compatible USB DVB-T tuners:

- Generic RTL2832U (e.g. hama nano)
- ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM dongle
- Terratec Cinergy T Stick Black (rev 1)
- Terratec NOXON DAB/DAB+ USB dongle (rev 1)
- Terratec Cinergy T Stick RC (Rev.3)
- Terratec T Stick PLUS
- Terratec NOXON DAB/DAB+ USB dongle (rev 2)
- PixelView PV-DT235U(RN)
- Compro Videomate U620F
- Compro Videomate U650F
- Compro Videomate U680F
- Sweex DVB-T USB
- GTek T803
- Lifeview LV5TDeluxe
- MyGica TD312
- PROlectrix DV107669
- Zaapa ZT-MINDVBZP
- Twintech UT-40
- Dexatek DK DVB-T Dongle (Logilink VG0002A)
- Dexatek DK DVB-T Dongle (MSI DigiVox mini II V3.0)
- Dexatek Technology Ltd. DK 5217 DVB-T Dongle
- MSI DigiVox Micro HD
- Genius TVGo DVB-T03 USB dongle (Ver. B)
- GIGABYTE GT-U7300
- DIKOM USB-DVBT HD
- Peak 102569AGPK
- SVEON STV20 DVB-T USB & FM

Note: If you have a device with an older Android verison (3.1 and below), root must be present in order to connect with the USB dongle and USB Host must be enabled on the device.

By downloading SDR Touch you agree that the SDR Touch development team will not be held responsible for any legal issues that might be caused by usage or possession of the app. It is your responsibility to comply with your local law before downloading or using SDR Touch.

Recent changes:
- Audio recording (hence additional permission)
- FM Stereo
- Improved reception
- PPM correction
- Audio gain
- Bug fixes
- Optimizations
- Native audio
- Experimental x86 support
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3.8
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File size
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About SDR Touch - Live radio via USB
Turn your mobile phone or tablet into an affordable and portable software defined radio scanner. Listen and record live on air FM STEREO radio stations, weather reports, police, fire department and emergency stations, taxi traffic, airplane communications, audio of analogue TV broadcasts, HAM radio amateurs, digital broadcasts and many more! Depending on the hardware used, its radio frequency coverage could span between 50 MHz and 2.2 GHz. It currently demodulates WFM, AM, NFM, USB, LSB, CWU and CLW signals.

You need:

- USB digital TV (DVB-T) dongle with the RTL2832U chip. You may already have one of them laying around. They cost less than $10
- USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable - if you've ever connected a USB thumb drive to your Android device, you already have it. They are extremely cheap

Then you just need to connect the USB dongle to an antenna, and via the OTG cable to you Android device and run SDR Touch! It is that simple! Now you can listen to live radio on devices (like the Nexus 7) that don't have a built-in FM support!

This application is currently experimental and may crash. Please, report any bugs to the email provided in the Help.

Using the RTL2832U driver you could use one of the following compatible USB DVB-T tuners:

- Generic RTL2832U (e.g. hama nano)
- ezcap USB 2.0 DVB-T/DAB/FM dongle
- Terratec Cinergy T Stick Black (rev 1)
- Terratec NOXON DAB/DAB+ USB dongle (rev 1)
- Terratec Cinergy T Stick RC (Rev.3)
- Terratec T Stick PLUS
- Terratec NOXON DAB/DAB+ USB dongle (rev 2)
- PixelView PV-DT235U(RN)
- Compro Videomate U620F
- Compro Videomate U650F
- Compro Videomate U680F
- Sweex DVB-T USB
- GTek T803
- Lifeview LV5TDeluxe
- MyGica TD312
- PROlectrix DV107669
- Zaapa ZT-MINDVBZP
- Twintech UT-40
- Dexatek DK DVB-T Dongle (Logilink VG0002A)
- Dexatek DK DVB-T Dongle (MSI DigiVox mini II V3.0)
- Dexatek Technology Ltd. DK 5217 DVB-T Dongle
- MSI DigiVox Micro HD
- Genius TVGo DVB-T03 USB dongle (Ver. B)
- GIGABYTE GT-U7300
- DIKOM USB-DVBT HD
- Peak 102569AGPK
- SVEON STV20 DVB-T USB & FM

Note: If you have a device with an older Android verison (3.1 and below), root must be present in order to connect with the USB dongle and USB Host must be enabled on the device.

By downloading SDR Touch you agree that the SDR Touch development team will not be held responsible for any legal issues that might be caused by usage or possession of the app. It is your responsibility to comply with your local law before downloading or using SDR Touch.

Recent changes:
- Audio recording (hence additional permission)
- FM Stereo
- Improved reception
- PPM correction
- Audio gain
- Bug fixes
- Optimizations
- Native audio
- Experimental x86 support

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A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Buggy driver, I am rooted and it still gives errors Ackquired wake lock. Will keep the screen on. #su #rtl_tcp_andro -a 0.0.0.0 -p 14423 -f 91800000 -s 1024000 usb_claim_interface error -5 Failed to open rtlsdr device #0. Found 1 device(s). Exited with value 1 Wake lock released. ERROR STARTING! Reason: root_required I am on CM 11 the driver has full root access.
A Google User
Jul 20, 2014
Needs updating, but cool. On my S4, it doesn't update the bandwidth when switching from WFM to NFM. I have to do it manually every time. If you forget, you hear nothing. It's annoying. The app is a little slow, but not bad. The few seconds that the spectrum is up, isnt even enough to test it out. $3 or 4, maybe, but not $10. Over all, cool app. With some updating it could be really useful but it's not refined enough yet.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
On Iconia A1-830 works without problem Really great app! I have it on tablet Iconia A1-830 and it works without problem. RTL-SDR powered directly from OTG port. Please, add scanning feature. If you are looking another ideas for feature, do not hesitate contact me :-)
A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Looks awesome, but crashes This app seems to work and to be awesome, but unfortunately it crashes very often (e.g. Every time I want to turn it off), resulting in a frozen screen and after some time the whole phone will restart. Not willing to risk 8€ (almost the same I payed for the stick!)... I'm using Samsung galaxy note 1 (N7000). Please let me know, if you fixed it.
A Google User
Jul 5, 2014
awsome app works great with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 I use it every night at work. update using every night has caused the ui to burn an image on my screen