Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner

Active Installs 500+
Size 10.3 MB
Version 6.9.5

Description

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 3500 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking).

FEATURES

• 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 widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access.
• Supports Android Auto.

NOTIFICATION FEATURES

Receive a notification anytime:

• ...any scanner in the directory has more than 3500 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.

This is the free version of the app, below are the benefits of purchasing the Pro version (for only $2.99, a one-time purchase):

• No ads.
• Access to all 6 theme colors.
• Push notifications sent within 5 minutes (vs within 15 minutes).
• 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.com and a few other sites using real police scanners and is the same audio you would hear using your own police scanner.

If you need assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net/

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).

Changelog

• Fixed a bug that prevented the app from being able to connect to newer Icecast servers.
• Added setting that can be used to prevent "Stopping..." message from being displayed when another app requests to play audio or a stop command is received.
• Accessibility improvement: Added ability to have theme chooser not appear in sidebar menu.
• Accessibility improvement: Added TalkBack descriptions to some buttons on player screen that didn't have them.

Permissions

  • RECEIVE DATA FROM INTERNET
  • com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
  • READ EXTERNAL STORAGE
  • Install shortcut
  • Modify/delete SD card contents
  • Run at startup
  • Prevent device from sleeping
  • Approximate location (network-based)
  • Precise location (GPS and network-based)
  • View network connections
  • Full Internet access
  • Change your audio settings
  • Pair with Bluetooth devices
  • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE