Police Scanner Radio & Fire 4+
Live Breaking News & Alerts
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
Listen to Live Police & Fire Radio
Scanner Radio is the #1 police scanner and alerts you of breaking news so you can listen to the action live with millions of others.
Stay up to date with your local news, traffic, emergency and public safety or listen in during major national live events in real time.
• Breaking news alerts to get the scoop before anyone else.
• View scanners located nearest you.
• View the most popular scanners.
• View the newest scanners being added all the time.
• Star your favorite scanners for quick access.
• Browse thousands of scanners from all over the world by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc).
• CarPlay support
Receive an alert anytime:
• A scanner in the directory has more than a certain amount of listeners
• A specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner near you
• A new scanner comes online near you
Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking).
The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify.com and a few other sites using real scanner radios.
For assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net
Introducing the new Clips tab! You can now browse interesting audio clips from other members. Hear something interesting while listening to a scanner? Tap the Clip button to share it with the community.
Ratings and Reviews
Only Remaining Option for Transparency
I work as a local media source for our small town. The police department has invested in an encrypted program that does not allow our old scanners to hear what is happening. Despite having all of the county’s transmissions, which can honestly be confusing, I’m grateful to have at least some insight into what is happening using your app. We get our reports from the police but there is no oversight on whether what happened in the report is true or not. (Note, our police dept is not corrupt and we have had no problems), but this leaves your app as our only means for oversight. It’s also a valuable resource during storms and other area emergencies. I know staff at our hospital use it to stay informed, as well. Please do whatever you can to continue.
Of all the scanner apps I have downloaded and used, this has been the easiest and best one I have found so far, but keep in mind this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist that has used in many forms of radios and scanners it’s real life and military life. So far this one even beats out the bearcat scanners that I personally have paid hundreds of dollars for to put on my desktop and in my vehicles or carry on my person because I don’t have to pre-program it to the area I’m in. Even the price of it is more than reasonable if I want to upgrade from the free version to the ad free version. It is more accurate than anything I have found in the store and I can switch over whatever county I am in when I am traveling. It works with Wi-Fi or without Wi-Fi. I never give anything five stars because there’s always room for improvement and things are always upgrading and changing anyway, so the best I do just give four stars. Again I remind you this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist it is very familiar with all kinds of radios and scanners. Since I found this one I have not looked for any others. I am put this one on all of my mobile devices. Everybody will find one that they like as I have. This is the one I recommend, but for those that do not like this one you will find one that you do like and remember to write a review about it. Thank you. OEF/OIF Veteran
Too many persistent ads
This was a great app and now it’s only a fair app. The scanner still works as it always has, the problem is the ads. 😟 They used to just have banner ads across the bottom that you could select or ignore. Now the ads are entirely pervasive they take over the entire screen, they are timed and they cannot be removed. They are usually for games like bingo and casino. I don’t play games so they’re clearly not targeted ads.
You often are mandated to go to the App Store to clear the screen from the pop up ads. Additionally many of the ads have audio and takes over the audio of the app. What good is listening to a scanner if a commercial comes on and takes it over? The action doesn’t stop while a scammer advertises a game to take your money.
If you touch the screen to attempt to stop the commercial it will take you to the App Store. You have to allow the commercial to run its course which means you miss some of the scanner action. A very disappointing development in what was a fine app.
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- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Scanner Radio Pro $2.99
- Scanner Radio Pro $3.99
- Scanner Radio Pro $39.99
- Scanner Radio Pro $23.99
- Scanner Radio Pro $9.99
- Scanner Radio Pro $29.99
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