Emergency Radio (Police Scanner) News App Review (iOS, $0.99)

  • Category: News
  • Publisher: EdgeRift, Inc.
  • Updated: Apr, 25 2009
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 5.04 MB

Languages: English

Seller: EdgeRift, Inc.

New in v2.3:

• Major database update
• Performance improvements

New in v2.2:

• Major database update

New in v2.1:

• Now supports push notifications to let you listen to police in locations where a major disaster, crime, or other newsworthy event is unfolding
• Scanner codes are now location-aware*
• Updated feeds database

*Location-aware scanner codes are currently only provided for feeds in major U.S. cities, and we are working hard to expand this feature to more locations. Thank you for your patience!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
314 Ratings
All Versions:
12364 Ratings




Emergency Radio is the original award-winning police scanner app offering the most extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, coast guard, HAM radio, and other frequencies. Tune in to everything from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to the New York Fire Department (FDNY).

✓ Follow us on Twitter (@emergencyradio)
✓ Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/emergencyradio)

✓ Background playback with full support for iOS multitasking
✓ Enhanced for Retina display on iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod touch
✓ Displays metadata for frequencies that provide it -- now you can actually see who/what you're listening to in real time
✓ Extensive ever-expanding database with thousands of live feeds (police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, NOAA weather, coast guard, and many more)
✓ Daily database updates
✓ Top 100 feeds list
✓ Recently Added feeds list
✓ Feed listings show the full title, tags, popularity, online/offline status, and number of listeners
✓ The most powerful search engine available in any scanner application
✓ Advanced map view that helps you find nearby feeds using your iPhone's GPS / triangulation
✓ Listen via built-in speaker, headphones, iHome, Livespeakr, or Bluetooth
✓ Built-in scanner codes make it easy to follow along with the action
✓ Keep a list of your favorite feeds for fast access
✓ Restores last playing feed on startup

Below are a few of the many frequencies that you'll find in Emergency Radio. Please be advised that not all locations are available yet (more are being added daily!) and some feeds are only online during certain times of the day.

✓ New York, NY (NYPD, FDNY)
✓ Los Angeles, CA (LAPD, Fire, Air/K-9/Hotshots)
✓ Chicago, IL (Police, Fire, Transit Authority, BNSF)
✓ San Francisco, CA (Fire, CHP, Aviation)
✓ Boston, MA (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Las Vegas, NV (Police)
✓ Denver, CO (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Miami, FL (Police, Airport Ops)
✓ Newark, NJ (Police, Fire)
✓ Seattle, WA (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Dublin, Ireland (Airport, Port Operations)
✓ Detroit, MI (Fire)
✓ Nashville, TN (Fire)
✓ Philadelphia, PA (Police)
✓ Portland, OR (Police, Sheriff)
✓ San Juan, Puerto Rico (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Tulsa, OK (Police, Fire, Sheriff)
✓ Baltimore, MD (Police, Fire)
✓ Colorado Springs, CO (Police, Sheriff)
✓ Phoenix, AZ (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Cape Cod, MA (Police, Fire, Aviation)
✓ Columbus, OH (Police, Fire)
✓ New South Wales, Australia (Public Safety)
✓ Anchorage, AK (Police, Fire)
✓ Santiago, Chile (Fire)
✓ San Diego, CA (Police, Fire, Rescue)
✓ Stockton, CA (Police)
✓ Valais, Switzerland (Amateur Repeater)
✓ Hawaii County, HI (Police)
✓ London, UK (Amateur Repeaters)
✓ New Orleans, LA (Police, Fire)
✓ Tucson, AZ (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Palo Alto, CA (Fire)
✓ South Florida (CSX, FEC Rail)
✓ Mississippi River (St. Louis, MO Area) (Marine)
✓ Fort Worth, TX (Police, Aviation)
✓ Memphis, TN (Police, Sheriff)
✓ Austin, TX (Police, Public Safety)
✓ Pittsburgh (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Albuquerque, NM (Police, Fire)
✓ Toronto, Canada (Police, Fire)

You can find a full list of all currently available frequencies at www.emergencyradioapp.com. Available frequencies are subject to change at any time. EdgeRift, Inc. does not own/operate all frequencies. All frequency content is provided freely by third parties.

All you need is a scanner, computer (Mac or PC), and an Internet connection. Find out more at: www.emergencyradioapp.com/hostfeed

The feeds provided in Emergency Radio are legal; however, we recommend that you check with your local and federal laws as radio laws can differ.

Customer Reviews

  • What

    by TheWulf


  • Need less off-lines

    by Russia tours

    Nice app, but some sources Never return to the air!

  • Real time information!

    by ZOTAR:€

    If you want to know what's happening around town this app lets you do that. I have a deeper respect for the police now knowing what they have to put up with. It's as real as it gets here.

  • Great App

    by MSkiff

    Fun to listen to what's going on around the county especially with bad westher

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    by Twogames

    It a great app

  • Does what it says well

    by explodr

    The app works perfectly, but apparently there's no crime in my city. Thanks, Plymouth.

  • CG

    by all_go

    Excellent app works better than expected.

  • Good, but...

    by ThePixelated

    No updates for over a year? Really? Nothing to improve upon? How about update for a 4-inch screen (iPhone 5, 5C, 5S) & iOS 7???

  • Awesome

    by Live2Live

    Works great. Worth the download.

  • I'm always amazed

    by RedSunflower

    When it's live streaming it is fabulous. I've gotten many confirmations of what's going on in my area when I tune in. Careful…it's addictive.

  • Sleep Timer

    by A_1-3

    Would it be possible to add a sleep timer?? I love this app, but hate there is no sleep timer you can set while listening to it at night.

  • Nosey Nancy

    by CWink8

    I love being informed!

  • really cool app

    by earthbrown8

    I like this app. It's been working well for me and my iPhone 5. I have been using this app for over a year and in the past it did seem to be a little sketchy but as of late I've had no issues and use it often. It's fun to listen to the local police in ones area. Few weeks ago I vacationed in Florida and listening to the police there was majorly entertaining. Florida is crazy. So much action on that local channel.

  • Jujymac

    by Jujymac

    Love the app but if possible please can you stream all of Wayne County, Michigan. Most of the real stuff happens there. Not just in Detroit.

  • Great app

    by Lorianski

    Great app

  • The best!

    by Dean Dungan

    I am very happy with this app, it does more than expected.

  • Great

    by Asilaydying0

    I can listen to darn near anywhere! Very cool with no doo dads or secret bat codes to get where u want to go! And it has Mendocino county and Nebraska!

  • Works awesome

    by Edicus

    Love this app

  • Great app

    by Great Big Bear

    I really enjoy this app

  • Ex Detective

    by Randy Trujillo

    As a retired detective this app is one of the best scanners available for a smart phone.

  • Norwich no good

    by Linda Rodrigues

    Norwich PD info NO GOOD! It's néever on!

  • Hawaii

    by roy olmos

    No Hawaii feeds

  • Waste of money!

    by Xombie Hunter

    Every single station that I needed my local area is off-line. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area like New York and Los Angeles this app is utterly useless.

  • Waste of $$$

    by Bneue

    I'm very disappointed, none of the stations I want to listen to are online.

  • Abandoned App

    by gyropilot

    USED to be a great app but it hasn't been updated since 2012 and has apparently been abandoned by the developer. No support for taller iPhone 5 screen or newer iOS. Don't waste your money.

  • Fix miami NOAA and police

    by Patinito

    Miami NOAA and police used to work a few years ago and for years now it always shows OFFLINE. Please correct already. Been waiting a long time for updates.

  • No good

    by alex4carmen

    Access to the Stations and frequencies requires a wide runaround.

  • Waste

    by Ummmm11111

    Nothing in my area came up on the scanner.. Complete waste of money. It kept saying that the station had been notified of the error, but nothing ever got fixed.

  • Great app

    by Blah lemon

    As a vol firefighter in my small town this comes in handy lot. There is a 30 second delay that I wish could be fixed

  • great

    by sacracarolmento

    so far this has worked very good,of course i use it for recreation only

  • Was Awesome til lately. Now no good

    by 3MoviesAWeek

    I don't know what the problem is and apparently they are not working on it. If you live in the high desert area on So California, the San Bernardino channels are offline and have been for weeks. What??? Switched to another app, no problems.

  • Consistently Good

    by Finkster4

    This is the only scanner app that is consistently good. Other apps have stations offline and the never/rarely appear online again. My go to app.

  • Works well

    by gribbly

    Sometimes stations are offline, or there 's nothing happening. But otherwise it's good.

  • Gr8esthitz

    by Greatest Hitz

    Really like the updating database!

  • Much improved

    by Ed Kamin Jr.

    Has gotten much better with latest update. Better streaming. Clear conversations.

  • Frustrated by offline stations

    by Dcparks23

    The two stations I was most interested in went offline and never came back.

  • Good app! But...

    by Yobym2

    Where's the iPhone 5 support?

  • Like it.

    by Seaydr

    Just wish our county was on here. Can hear surrounding counties though. I have friends on State and local services in surrounding counties.

  • Vegas area

    by CyndyG07

    No local channels come in.

  • Best Pilsner

    by BestPilsner

    Not only is this app interesting to listen to, it also provides important information. We listened non-stop last year while being evacuated during the Waldo Canyon Fire. Now we are listening to the heroes working the Black Forest Fire.

  • Ostrich Wrangler

    by Jim Neenan

    Fun and informative app. Works great and offers more new feeds regularly. Helpful to have the police codes, too.

  • Doesn't work

    by Hakerz

    Last updated 2012 and it needs another one. FIX IT!

  • Fun application

    by BigBxx2

    It's fun to see what's happening in places outside your neighborhood. Lots of variety!

  • cool app

    by Detman38

    Don't use it much, but think its cool.

  • Best App

    by Rozell Guyton

    Best App

  • Richard Evans

    by Sir Rich

    Love it

  • Needs more stations

    by Big mike 3897

    I like this ap I feel it needs more stations in the event of an emergency. I lost my satellite signal and had no way of knowing what was going on around me except for radio.

  • Better than most..,

    by Highlands ranch mommy

    Worth the $ to get access to a variety of scanners .

  • needs work

    by forza italia @ 818

    Glendale and Burbank California been offline for 3 months now please fix

  • Perfect.

    by pexbadgrl

    Does the job accurately

  • Great

    by Jordan Neris

    I have had this app for a few years now and I have to say, just wow! I hear things before the news reports on it.

  • Good app

    by Tnt200116

    Good app,love listening to the local police channel.but does not get my home town police station.

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