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Scanner Radio Pro
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Scanner Radio Pro

by Gordon Edwards
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • Fixed a bug which caused the app to not close the connection to the streaming server after listening over 3G/4G/LTE.
  • Fixed a bug which resulted in the app not completely exiting after exiting the app via the device's Back button.
  • Added a setting under "Player Settings" that can be used to increase the size of the metadata text on the player screen.
  • Added additional durations to the sleep timer menu.
  • Removed the delay in the listener count and the player status being displayed on the player screen after a change in the screen orientation.
  • Fixed a bug which resulted in the volume control slider not being updated after the device's volume changed after connecting or disconnecting headphones, earbuds, etc.
  • Several crash fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004GL88GW
  • Original Release Date: March 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance.
  • View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (list updated every 5 minutes).
  • View list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time).
  • Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
  • Browse the directory of scanners by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, weather, railroad, etc).
  • Enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 1000, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening). You can also be notified when scanners located near you (or specific scanners of your choosing) have more than a certain number of listeners.
  • Add Scanner Radio Pro widgets and shortcuts to your phone's home screen for quick access.
  • Add a "Scanner Radio Pro Favorite" shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
  • Listen to's audio archives to listen to audio that's been archived over the past 30 days. Note: You *must* have an account on and purchase their "Premium Membership" ($15 for 6 months) in order to access their archives using the app.
  • No ads, fully functional widgets, and the ability to record the audio.

Product Description
Scanner Radio
Browse newly added stations

Listen to live audio from over 2,900 police and fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world--with more being added daily.

Configure alerts to have the app notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner--indicating that something big may be happening.

Volunteers provide all the audio using real scanner radios. If your area is not available, see the menu in the app for information on how to get it added.

Pro Version
  • Contains no ads
  • The play button at the top of the directory screens and on the widgets is functional
  • Allows you to listen to archived audio--from the past 2-3 weeks--if you have a Premium subscription
  • Use with the free version of the app to listen to two scanners simultaneously

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.1MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Gordon Edwards (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
126 of 146 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent application that delivers what it long as dedicated amateurs have one of their radios tuned to provide the sources it feeds.

While some people might find listening to emergency services radios voyeuristic or creepy: as somebody who spends far more time each day in a car trying to get to and from work, this app offers --at least where I live-- true value added.

My daily commute takes place between two major metropolitan areas, in an area that mostly is overlooked during drive-time traffic reporting. The police/fire feed for the county where that 90% of my daily commuting occurs provides valuable early warning about incidents on roads that traffic reporters would be telling me about far too late...if at all.

Easy to use; search by name, genre or location, or search for any audio within a radius near you. Rock solid functionality on an HTC Evo 4g

Very few differences between this and the free version. Paid version drops ads, and adds a pause/play button that is persistent between sessions (and you can run the free and paid version at the same time to follow two programming sources).
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77 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. April 1, 2011
By A Customer
I used this a long time ago on my blackberry and have been using it on android devices for a few years now. Great product... Always has been.
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75 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great scaner app March 26, 2011
great app, works really well. Exactly what i was looking for. Works great on my Motorola Droid 2 Global. i highly recommend this app if you are looking for a police, fire, EMS scanner.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great App "IF".... May 2, 2012
By Cavegit
Verified Purchase
I've used the free version for few months and had not one issue with the features so I decided to get the paid version and if not for the issues such as the slow and I mean slow retrieving of directories and not having the option to save favorites cause it just keeps saying failed to save to favorites I sure would have rated this 5 stars but since I paid for this and everything is not working 1 star is the best I think at this moment this app deserves, maybe if they fix this then I will fix my rating to reflect....
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Application December 20, 2011
This is a very solid and often used application.

It does make me humbled, however, that I used to pride myself for having a permit to carry my $600 scanner in my vehicle.

Now, with this fine app, any zit-faced kid with a cellphone can do the same thing.

Better living through technology...
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Got the FREE ONE for my Kindle FIRE !@@!!@@! December 1, 2011
By dray
I got the free one for my Kindle Fire and it works Great!!!!!

I can even listen to it while I read the same books and all. It covers most areas of the country.

Some get turned off then you have to hunt around to find one that is on at their web site but it is Well worth the trouble.

PS it also listen to the Ham Radio Repeaters and such.



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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Turns Your Phone Into A Police Scanner March 27, 2011
By Barbie
Verified Purchase
I got this app for my Droid 2 a couple of weeks ago. I just love it! It was extremly easy to find my local police, fire and ambulance. You can save different county emergency scanners as favorites so you don't have to re-search for them each time you want to change counties. I highly recommend this app!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome that I can get this on my phone. :) September 24, 2011
By Mole
Verified Purchase
I was totally surprised to see this application offered for my cell phone. I listen to online occasionally and didn't know it was even offered on droid. It was easy to download and after only a few clicks to United States then my state and my county and boom...I had my local police/fire/ems etc.
Thanks to all who made this app possible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a great app
I love this. I like the full range i get and use it a lot. I recommend this to anyone who likes to know what is happening in their area
Published 4 days ago by Ruth Foster
4.0 out of 5 stars It works
Haven't listened to it a lot yet, but it does work. It would probably come in real handy if there were an actual emergency in your area.
Published 8 days ago by Steve C.
1.0 out of 5 stars ripped off
Waste of money false advertising you can not use scanner pro and scanner radio at the same time it turns the other one off when you turn one on
Published 20 days ago by jenney Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App
Been using this app for a couple years with another account. The app was worth purchasing again on my other Amazon account.
Published 24 days ago by KLRSKIR
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome app
If your interest are in local and state wide listening for emergency and crime and fires,you will love it, very cool and addictive
Published 1 month ago by mac
5.0 out of 5 stars ehhh
its not bad works kinda ju s t dont got my city
cuz my city goes by a p12 scatter
Published 1 month ago by tessa land
5.0 out of 5 stars ALL FOR JUSTICE!
I just enjoy hearing the crime fighters close in on wrong doing, I applaud the men and women who are trying to keep the streets safe, I ask God to protect them in their duties
Published 1 month ago by A. Pridgen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this device!
I am a former busy amateur radio enthusiast, but about the only thing I do with my radio now is to listen to police, fire, and other channels. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Szizmo
4.0 out of 5 stars This app is a lot of fun
This one is strictly for the person who likes scanners. It brings the pre-tuned frequencies right to your tablet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. P. Hendrix
1.0 out of 5 stars Hate it.
does not give me local police. Gives me the little town north of us. But not my town. Which is a bigger city. Would not recommend it. Wasted my points on it.
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Crossland
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Having trouble connecting?
I know this may sound like a dumb question,does this app work on a wifi only android tablet
May 18, 2011 by Boonyrat |  See all 3 posts
how do i install app to my android tablet?
If you want to install the app from the Amazon App Store, first install the Amazon App Store app on your tablet and then install the scanner app.
13 days ago by Gordon Edwards |  See all 2 posts
can't install in new phone
Make sure you're trying to install the app from the same app store that you purchased it from.
13 days ago by Gordon Edwards |  See all 2 posts
FAA Air Traffic Control frequencies
Ones hosted by are already included in the directory.

I've wanted to include's but they won't allow me to do so. You can listen to audio that's hosted by by adding links to theirs in the "Custom Scanners" section of the app.

To do that, run... Read more
Mar 24, 2011 by Gordon Edwards |  See all 4 posts
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