Scanner Radio - Police Scanner

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Listen to live audio from over 7,000 fire and police scanners, NOAA weather radios, ham radio repeaters, air traffic, and marine radios from around the world. Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (to find out about major events and breaking news).

FEATURES

• View scanners located nearest you.
• View the top 50 scanners (those that have the most listeners).
• View scanners added most recently (new scanners are being added all the time).
• Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites for quick access.
• Browse the directory by location or genre (public safety, aviation, railroad, marine, weather, etc).
• Turn on notifications to be notified when major events are happening (details below).
• Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access.

NOTIFICATION FEATURES

Receive a notification anytime:

• ...any scanner in the directory has more than 2000 listeners (configurable).
• ...a scanner within a certain distance of your location has more than a certain number of listeners.
• ...a specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners.
• ...a Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites.
• ...a scanner within a certain distance from you is added to the directory.

Using the notifications feature is a great way to find out about breaking news events before they're covered in the media.

Below are the benefits of upgrading to Scanner Radio Pro:

• No ads.
• Access to all 6 theme colors.
• Push notifications sent within 5 minutes (instead of 15 minutes).
• Ability to record the audio.

The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify and a few other sites using real police scanners, amateur radios, weather radios, and marine radios and is the same audio you would hear using your own police scanner.

Some of the more popular departments that you can listen to using the app include NYPD, NYFD, LAPD, and Chicago Police.

Interested in providing scanner radio audio for your area? If so, you'll need a real scanner radio, a computer, and an audio cable to get the audio from the scanner to the computer. Once you have that, program the scanner to monitor what you'd like to make available from your area (police dispatch channels, fire departments, amateur radio repeated, etc). If someone in your area is providing an audio feed that contains both police and fire you could provide a feed that contains only one, or one that covers only certain districts/precincts. Next, go to Broadcastify.com's web site and click on the Broadcast button to sign-up (it's completely free) to provide audio for your area. As a provider you'll have complete access to the audio archives for all of the audio feeds they host.

Explanation of why a couple of permissions are needed:

• The "Location" permission is required so that the app can determine what scanners are located in your area when you select "Nearby Scanners". When you select "Nearby Scanners" 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" / "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage" permission is required in order to allow 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).
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What's New

• Fixed a bug which prevented audio from resuming after pausing for transient loss of audio focus.
• Fixed a bug which would sometimes result in Favorites widgets displaying widget preview image.
• Miscellaneous other bug and crash fixes.
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Additional Information

Updated
May 2, 2022
Size
28M
Installs
10,000,000+
Current Version
6.15.5
Requires Android
7.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
In-app Products
$2.99 - $23.99 per item
Permissions
Offered By
GordonEdwards.net LLC
Developer
7380 Spout Springs Road Suite 210-186 Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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