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Keep up to date on all of the action with Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance, Amateur Radio, News and more all in the palm of your hand! Now you can hear it all right as it happens around you or from around the globe.

Why spend hundreds of dollars on an old-fashoned police scanner that will only receive local frequencies, when Action Scanner can tune you in to over 3,600 feeds in 19 countries worldwide?

With so many feeds to choose from, it would be crazy to expect you to pick just one. That's why we've designed Action Scanner to automatically scan up to 4 feeds simultaneously and seek out the action in real time. No other IOS scanner application can offer that!

* Scan up to FOUR stations at once - An Action Scanner Exclusive!
* Scan in the background - Action Scanner continues to run while you use other apps or turn your screen off to conserve your battery
* Find the most popular scanner feeds by state, county or world-wide
* Organize your favorite feeds into banks and switch between them instantly
* Find the active feed at a glance on the integrated map
* Beautiful user interface optimized for the Retina display
* Extensive coverage of Police, Fire, Emergency Services, Aircraft, Railroad, Amateur Radio Repeaters and more!

Please note that like all of the scanner apps in the App Store our feeds are provided over the Internet by individual volunteers, and we can't add or guarantee the availability of feeds for any particular area. We are confident that you will find plenty of information and entertainment regardless. If your locality isn't listed, consider becoming a feed provider - information is available at www.radioreference.com. This application and those like it in the App Store do not allow you to receive police radio frequencies directly on your device.

Action Scanner is the official iPhone app of Edmonton Fire Radio.

What’s New

Version 2.40.3

This version addresses compatibility issues with newer versions of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Ms1212 ,

Best Police Scanner App

I'm a long time, over 35 years, of being an avid scanner fanatic & this is the closest to a real scanner as you can currently get on a smart phone app. I've tried nearly every other app & none are this good. It lets you have four banks of four channels to scan. You can set one bank for your favorite county or type of radio to monitor. So instead of only hearing one channel at a time you can monitor four at a time. You can switch to another bank of channels also. This is useful if you are in various locations. This will run in the background which is nice. It has several nice features.
Now the bad. Not nearly enough coverage of agencies. However, this the case with any scanner app.
Give it a try & I think you will like it.

stran93luck ,

First TRUE scanner I've seen on iOS

There are many apps that let you listen to different radio frequencies, but this is the first I've seen that lets you LISTEN TO UP TO FOUR FREQUENCIES AT A TIME. It loops through them and stops when chatter is found, and moves on when it stops, LIKE A REAL SCANNER! You can even set the volume and SQUELCH (wow) for each frequency! You even get four banks of channels (up to four freqs each). There interface is logical and the app is easy to use. I understand the four channel limit: you're streaming four channels at once which could be a bandwidth hog. Would like more banks though...

I'm hesitant to give it five stars, since the UI can be a little glitchy and the app dies easily, but it does what it promises well and offers features I've not seen anywhere else. I think the app just needs some tweaks here and there to get it dialed in. Please keep developing!

jmac93427 ,

For a cell phone, it’s great! 5 ⭐️

I’ll tell you what isn’t: It isn’t my Uniden Bearcat BC245XLT, and it definitely isn’t my Bearcat 780XLT! But for a phone app, it works great and it has an awesome built in database for anything that really matters. Four banks with four channels each. This scanner app is configured better than any of the others I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all.

Get it.
Use it.
Love it.


Geoffrey Rainville
3.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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