What's New

iOS 14 updates. Check out the new backgrounds page in the Extra Feeds section to add a new background to your app to change it up.

App Description

The top #2 free app and top #1 paid app in May/June 2020. The largest collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, emergency, news, and ham radios. Be the first to know about weather, news, and crime updates.

Thanks for making us the best police scanner app on the market. This app is one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009 with tens of millions of downloads so far, millions more downloads than any other police scanner app.

- New “Feeds with Active Alerts” feature that shows you feeds with interesting on-going activity and breaking news happening right now along with a description of the alert, breaking info, location, and feed.
- Listen to feeds in the background. You can run other apps while listening to the police. Pause the feeds via the media controls on your device.
- Automatically attempts to reconnect the feed if you lose the connection.
- Listen to feeds on your desktop/laptop computer. Email yourself a link to the feed, and open that link on your browser or with your favorite mp3 player.
- Ability to add custom feeds
- Chat with other users
- The web browser also automatically detects feeds and integrates it with the radio. Now you can add feeds from the web by simply tapping on the feed's link via our browser.
- Share feeds with your friends by email. They do not need to buy this app to listen with you. They can listen in with any device that has a web browser.
- Worldwide coverage. Listen to feeds from the United States, Canada, Australia and more. Our app is always expanding and looking for new police radios to tap into.
- List scanners by county. Don't just list all feeds in a state, get only the ones that are from your city/county.
- Integrated map that finds your location and the location of the feed. Now you can find where the action is happening and follow along.
- Built-in police/EMS/fire/military codes and phonetic alphabet for easy interpretation. Good for any beginners who do not have the proper training and have trouble remembering what the codes mean.
- Save your favorites to the front screen of the app for quick one-tap access.
- This app will dynamically grab a new list of sources so that you will always be the first to get any new police feeds out there.
- See the popularity of each feed. Each feed lists the number of listeners who are following the action along with you.
- Choose new skins or make your own. Skins can be any photo you choose from your photos library.
- New police feeds and others are added on an hourly basis, so keep checking if we added yours recently.

Upgrade to 5-0 Radio Pro to remove ads, add even more feeds, and new features.

It is legal in most countries to listen to police feeds. However, it is illegal in some places to use this app to aid in the commission of a crime or to pose as a police officer when you are not. It may also be illegal to use it while driving. Please consult your local laws before using this app outside of your home.

Is it fake?
It's very real. Each feed comes from a person in that region with an expensive police scanner sharing the signal with you via the internet.

The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds depending on buffering and internet speeds.

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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 20, 2011 New version 24.0
  • April 04, 2012 New version 25.0
  • April 18, 2012 New version 26.0
  • May 14, 2013 New version 28.0
  • May 23, 2013 New version 28.1
  • September 20, 2013 New version 29.0
  • October 09, 2013 New version 30.0
  • October 16, 2013 New version 30.1
  • October 28, 2013 New version 31.0
  • November 19, 2013 New version 31.3
  • March 23, 2014 New version 32.0
  • May 19, 2014 New version 32.1
  • June 27, 2014 New version 33.0
  • August 31, 2014 New version 34.0
  • September 20, 2014 New version 35.0
  • October 03, 2014 New version 36.0
  • February 08, 2015 New version 37.0
  • April 22, 2015 New version 39.0
  • April 23, 2015 New version 39.0
  • June 14, 2019 New version 41.4
  • August 16, 2019 New version 42.2
  • September 04, 2019 New version 42.4
  • May 31, 2020 New version 44.2
  • June 07, 2020 New version 46.0
  • October 22, 2020 New version 47.0

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