Scanner Radio Pro: Police/Fire

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About this app

Listen to live audio from over 7,000 fire and police scanners, weather radios, amateur 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 (find out about major events as they're breaking).


• View scanners located nearest you.
• View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners.
• View list of 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, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc).
• Turn on notifications to be notified when major events are happening (details below).
• Add Scanner Radio Pro widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access.
• Supports Android Auto.


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.

In addition to the above features, you also get the following features with this version of the app:

• No ads.
• Access to all 6 theme colors.
• Push notifications sent within 5 minutes (vs within 15 minutes in the free version).
• The ability to record the audio.
• The play button at the bottom of the directory screens and on the widgets can be used to start listening without having to go to the player screen.

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 and is the same audio you would hear using your own police scanner.

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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.
Updated on
Jan 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
25.5K reviews
Courtney S.
October 17, 2022
I love this app and being able to know what's going on. However sometimes it seems to freeze up and not connect for live feeds. Not too often though so I'll manage. The ONE thing I would REALLY LOVE to suggest is possibly finding a way to implement an audio wave!!! Some scanners have a lot of dead air so when you go into the 30 min archive segments you're kind of going in blind. How cool would it be to be able to see the audio wavelengths so you know what spots to skip to to hear sound? 😀
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September 12, 2022
It's great...but won't shut down! I keep waiting for Charlie Horse to start singing, "This is the app that doesn't end...yes it goes on and on my friend...". It would be nice to have a EXIT button! I didn't realize the ability to shut down the app was an "option" that I had to enable. This function should be a default choice.
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September 12, 2022
Does the stop button not work for you? You can add Exit to menus by going into the app's General Settings area.
Tracey Cash
October 30, 2022
One of my truly favorite apps, dh is a volunteer fireman & bro is a paid, & this app is especially useful for local mutual aid alerts, but only if the town also broadcasts. When either go out on a call, I can listen, no matter where I am, & don't have to rely on the pager. Occasionally a town in the area stops broadcasting, but that is no fault to the app. I just wish the SORT BY DISTANCE actually worked, never did, not even close...
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What's new

Fixed a crash that could occur after tapping on the Info button on the player screen.