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 and a few other sites using real scanner radios.

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What’s New

Version 1.10.9

• Audio too quiet? Now you can boost the audio levels from the Player page. Just tap the slider icon to adjust.
• Disconnecting from Carplay will now stop the audio.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
287.5K Ratings

287.5K Ratings

MrM1key ,

2 Stars Until Resolved

Not sure what the issue is. But this app has worked all day for me until this evening. I was receiving alerts fine and dandy. And then later this evening everything seemed to stop. I heard that there were issue going on in/and around Dayton, OH where I live near so I attempted to tune in and I was asked to restore my purchase, not sure why but I was. So I clicked restore like it asked me too. Then I received another message after restoring purchase; that said retrieval failed, failed to retrieve directory information. Right now getting a blank screen. Not loading my favorites, and looks like I lost alllllllll my favorites which is very frustrating to go back through and add all the favorites you previously had; time consuming. Currently the app is not loading anything, this is after deleting and re-downloading the app. Certainly not something your company needs to have occurring right now with what’s happening in our world. Just ridiculous.

Developer Response ,

Regarding updating the app, you should already be able to hear about situations before news outlets report on them as well as still receive the same types of notifications you were receiving previously (now that I restarted my server that sends out the push notifications).

TBYRD5150 ,

Scanner app

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

Jakeconsig ,

Used to be great

I just wrote a long review on my other device a few weeks ago about how this was the greatest scanner app on the market. That has changed.

The ads used to be simple and subtle, but now they take up the whole screen. Often times when you’re trying to load a scanner app time is of the essence. Waiting for a full screen ad to load is a huge inconvenience and delays our ability to monitor a current unfolding public safety situation.

I just bought a paid version of a different app to replace this app after years of being a loyal user. Either get rid of the full screen ads (banner ads are totally fine) or give us a paid option. Until then, I’ll use a different app to get the exact same data streams.

Developer Response ,

Yes, I fixed the app's ad delivery functionality (which broke a few years ago) in order to fund the development of improvements and new functionality (some of which you've probably seen added recently with much more to come).

Note that there *is* a paid option, the "Remove Ads" button that's in the upper right corner of the player screen.

App Privacy

The developer, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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