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Tap into the largest collection of live police, firefighters, aircraft, railroad, marine, emergency, and ham radios. Be the first to know about important news, events, or any major crime waves happening in your town.
Thanks for making us one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009. This app has been downloaded over 20 million times!
- Listen to feeds in the background. You can run other apps while listening to the police. Just email a link to yourself and tap it to listen to it in the background.
- 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 Feeds
- Brand new built-in Web Browser allows you to browse the web while listening to a feed in the background.
- 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.
- The web browser blocks most ads.
- Share feeds with your friends by email. They do not need to buy this app to listen with you.
- Top 100 Feeds list
- Aircraft and Train Feeds
For listings, go here: SmartestApple.com/50radio.html#air
- Worldwide coverage. Although, we may not have your country covered, 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.
*Note: Our paid app called 5-0 Radio PRO adds over 50,000 more feeds - Search for "5-0 Radio Pro" on iTunes to find it.
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 and is sharing the signal with you via the internet.
The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds.
Check out our website SmartestApple.com for other great free apps from us
App works great. Love the flashlight too
Works great! I got it when we had all the snow and ice. It kept us informed of closings and delays...bravo, a must to have, really handy!!!
It's amazingly ...
Its nice to catch up on whats going on in the old stomping grounds. This app is flawless. Never have had a single issue.
Pretty cool I hope people don't use this for the malicious intent though.
Awesome app love the extras would recommend to all who are wanting a scanner app
The app is amazing. Just wish it had my local channels and less ads. Other than that, pretty amazing.
I use this a lot
I had this app last about two years ago. Then today I got bored so I wanted to listen to the Chicago police scanners. It is very fun to listen to the police and crimes around the area. I want to stay safe and to be aware of the areas in danger. Next, I love the fact it tells you what the police code is and they have it said right there for you. Like 10-4 would mean like understood. And they have like the names like Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta...etc. love that. Next, they have live radios! like actual music radios. so if it gets boring listening to the scanner listen to the radio instead. you have English, Spanish, German, Bosnian, French, etc. there are soooo many and I LOVE it!! my favorite is Radio Carsija. I've been looking for it for ages! so happy with this app. and they have radio scanners from your local area and around America. it is a legit thing but don't use it in a car!! the cops might suspect something. haha it's a few seconds off from the scanner and to the app which is great! just so in love with this app! (downside is there are WAY too many ads but it's ok because there are more benefits than flaws!)
Use it when I goto the store to steal candy
It is cool
This up is great especially for us hams and shortwave listeners !! I enjoy listening to the locals and to other places. This app does just fine fit me.
Just an ok app. Wanted to listen to Seattle after the Super Bowl. Listened for 10 minutes and then got cut off. Could've listened all night! Crazy people in Seattle. Don't put time limits on listening and I'll change to 5 star rating.
This app is really good, but it is not the best.
I really enjoy it
It's a decent scanner but it misses out on a lot but for what it is and what is on, it is ok.
good app got like 30 stations saved but when changeing da station that same PROGRESSIVE COMMERCIAL PLAYS???? and the app closes and this is the only app open and I powered off my phone for 30 sec!!!!???? PLEASE FIX!!!!!
This app isn't compatible with IOS 7.1 yet I don't see no scanners or nothing it needs to be fix ASAP.
Metro Detroit area, can't find it give me more areas I can give you more stars!!! Useless
This app is great and I have had no problems so far. I like how I can listen to it and not even be in the app or I can not even be one my iPhone and it still plays while I am driving or working.
It is ok, when it works! Does not pick up my local Channel 98% of the time!
Enjoy listening to important events such as the Boston bombing and search for the suspects.
Very handy to have! I'm a railfan-photographer. It's nice to know when trains are coming.
Very nice during bad weather. I like the operation of this app
I've listened to scanners for years and 5-0 radio is fantastic. it is complete and extremely right on. Thanks. I'm looking for Upshur co. WV 911 and Sheriffs Dept but having trouble locating it. Maybe you will include it sometime in the future. Thanks again. Keep up the good work.
Runs smoothly as far as picking a station and listening. I love tht I can run it in the background but sometimes you have to re-open it to make it function again.
I use it all the time and it has awesome features
I like this app. I can listen to all kinds of music. Like jazz give it a try you will like it.
I have only used this a few times but it works great
Crashes often and sometimes will not play. Loud static sometimes also. Still the best scanner I've tried just sick of having to re download every so often
Reads from radioreference nice app.
I love this game I love to listen to police!!!!!!
This app use to be good, lots of live Sheriff and Police feeds, not anymore ! There are none and the banner ads were bad but now the Popup ads are out of control !!!!! Delete on the way !
Finally I got my towns PD on the scanner
I like the search option, and being informed before the news
This app gave me great insight during the snowstorm for Atl 2014. I knew what was happening in my county with everything (police, ems, DOT, fire, and even the county bus feed). Love it
This is a great app! There are a few frequencies/ agencies that would be nice to add but overall great app!
I was pleased to find a scanner app that had my local police , not just fire. It keeps me busy listening to our hard working peace keepers .
Can you guys please, please please add this one to your app Net 7. They covers ( Worth, Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, and Palos Park) you guys have Net 6 and Net 10 so can you please add Net 7 here is everything you need (Frequency: 470.86250, License: WIH729, Type: RM, Tone: 114.8 PL, Alpha Tag: SWCD LawNet7, Description: Police: Dispatch [Net 7], Mode: FM, Tag: Law Dispatch ) If not can you make it to were we can add our own radio frequency.
Works great. Reason 4 stars, doesn't have all police channels for Prince George's county MD. Only north channel.
I don't listen a whole lot but recently it came in very handy. I was 150 miles from home with an impending blizzard about to sweep through the area I was trying to get to. By tuning in I was finding out that they were closing certain highways before it appeared on the DOT's website. This information, plus being able to hear what the snow plows were experiencing made me make a quick decision that I was just going to stay where I was.
I love this app it is great
Hope can add an alarm function to wake me up lol
Does as it should. Has tons of radios. Very satisfied. Love it. Etc.
Pretty awesome. I live in Texas and get to hear all the drama back in my home town in California. Thanks
If I wanted anything to do with Facebook I would ask for it . If I wanted a commercial I would watch tv . Stop with the spam . I did like the app till this . Thanks .
Its pretty good
But I am bummed that Jackson County, Kansas where I live, is not listed but every other county is around us. I listen to Topeka radio all the time and there's always something interesting going on there. Please add Jackson county Kansas to the list!!! :)
Works alright. Will have some tendencies to crash.
It's awesome. Gives me the action I like to hear. Would recommend it to anyone.
Nice to have in emergencies
I've downloaded probably 4scanner apps in hopes of finding one where I can search jurisdictions. All of them only give you ones they list but don't let you search. This app allows you to search by country, state, county and city. I have a handheld scanner but certain frequencies for cities are no longer listed but this has two of the stations I needed.
Very good way to waste sometime being nosey;(
Little slower than my scanner
Most of the channels don't work for me but its still fun to get on and listen in when i hear sirens wailing outside my house.
It was much better when it didn't close the stream every so often and you didn't bombard you with ads. I get that you want to make as much money as you can but I wish I didn't have to find another app to do what this one does without these new issues.
Works well all of the time
This app works ok, but after running it for over 8 hours it shut down with no notice. I'm also I not very happy that when I found my local station, I had to turn on my location services to listen - What if I wanted to listen to an area outside my location? Other than that, I'm happy to be able to hear what's going on in my area.
The App is unreliable. It closes every 15-30 minutes despite a strong wi-fi signal.
Keep me inform
Put zone 1: 16th and 17th district Chicago IL
Love it! Keeps me informed about what's going on around me
Awesome 5--0. Love the way you hear cops from around the world. I always have it going. Thanks guys.
Awesome app, excellent clarity. I get better reception than with my portable work radio. Could you please add Orleans Co NY Sheriffs/Police Dispatch? And thanks again for the great tool !!
Keeps locking up. Can hear anyone. On the scanners
I'm in love with this app I seriously do not need to purchase a real scanner for over $100 and up because this app does it all for me !
It's great, my buddy is a cop. I listen in all the time!!
Can you add 62 pct here in Brooklyn New York thank you
Nothing but annoying ads and pop ups. Ads are very difficult to close & navigate past! Very frustrating. You click to close ads and it redirects you to App Store or another web site to try and sell you something. You go back to app and now it makes you watch a commercial! Going to look for a better app. This ones to frustrating and time wasting.
Great scanner app. Works well.
This is a great app, but I wish it included many more locations.
Super app! Fire, police and ATC on a lite app. Can't ask for better performance.
works perfect for my needs!
This scanner is a great design, similar to others of its kind. Pros: includes all LE and EMS bandwidths across the U.S. an other thriving countries. Includes a list of ten codes and compounds that are thrown around on the air. Cons: really eats up battery for iOS 7... Not sure if this is fixed in the pro version. Also, Ads are excusable but keep coming back (but that's more of an OCD problem I suppose...) Great first scanner, haven't had any problems yet! Altogether satisfied.
I turn this on every time I hear the scanner go off, and enjoy listening to it when traveling.
Friggin awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!! Only about a 10 sec delay way cool thanks!!!!!!
I love it. It's a wonderful app. Gives u a heads up on what's going on. Keeps me occupied when I can't fall asleep, like now! One of my favorites apps of all times
Works well. Had a snowstorm here (wi) yesterday. Interesting listening on a day like that.
This app is great to listen to! I do dislike that I can't get a police channel in my area, but that's not the creators fault. Its easy to operate and doesn't hit many snags. Love it, and will keep it around for a long time.
Worked fine. Ad popped up and screen froze. Reinstalled twice...keeps happening. Hope this can be fixed
Very informational. I use this for my personal scanner as a volunteer firefighter. I recommend it. Plus its interesting to be able to tune into places like chicago and detriot p.d.
For a scanner, it's simple, easy to navigate, and sleek. Other than a glitch with the ads sometimes, it's fantastic.
Really works so cool you can even choose what radio to listen to like in Chicago or Texas it is so cool!!! BuY tHiS aPp ToDaY!!
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