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5-0 Radio Police Scanner
Description
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 one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009. 5-0 Radio has been downloaded over 25 million times! Features ====== - 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. Legality ====== 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. Real-time ======= The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds depending on buffering and internet speeds. Recommendations ============== Check out our website SmartestApple.com for other great free apps from us
Was great...
by FLA - Michael on 2019/12/05 11:18
Had the app for 2+ yrs now and just Kees loosing feds and channels, especially the major metro areas that i Iisten to... disappointed :-(
It’s Alright
by BlueLineBrothaaa on 2019/12/05 08:54
I kinda like it to be honest. Just wish there was more “centralized” or “specific” stations. Like the Sheriff Dispatch and stuff. Not the overall Public Safety network. It’s alright though. I get a bit of everything there.
Love it
by Erick Frost on 2019/12/05 04:38
I think it is great to be able to hear what’s happening in the world.
Clicked on the app and a first person shooter game
by Carl91four on 2019/12/03 23:43
I clicked on the app and a first person shooter game ad popped up. I find it a little disappointing and inappropriate to have a game based on shooting people supporting this app.
Ok
by Waskee on 2019/12/03 21:46
The feed is choppy. And I have good cell service
Too many pop up adds
by Msrbrson on 2019/12/03 05:21
Too many pop up adds
Great!
by Bianca Reagan on 2019/12/02 21:38
Use it a lot
Best show on earth
by Campstoneman on 2019/12/01 18:07
Comforting to know our men and women are so dedicated to serving us
Perfect emergency radio scanner can find local feeds
by Origional Bugs the first 1960 on 2019/12/01 13:36
If you are looking for a fire police EMS radio scanner this one is simple and perfect simple to understand simple to install and simple to listen to The ads are not real annoying and somewhat interesting
Number one site
by -C cr on 2019/12/01 04:24
This site is awesome and accurate never had lags or complaints using it pray it says the same
Handy app!
by Johnnyvidrine on 2019/11/29 10:55
Works well all the time. Only down side is having to bear the pop ups when starting the app.
Suggestions
by Niko21Lola on 2019/11/28 23:43
Wish there were a way to search for a particular department Wish the last one listened to would appear at the top of the list
Dispatch channel only
by douood on 2019/11/28 23:35
For Adams County Fire Departments, only the dispatch channel is audible. No tactical channel is available.
Scanner
by Smörgå on 2019/11/28 18:11
Great way to see what all the sirens are for. Rather limited frequencies where I’m at.
WORK ALL OVER THE WORKS EVERY????
by FLY BOY BILLY on 2019/11/28 14:12
AND EVEAN IN COSTA RICA S.A.
Timber Hollis Fire Call.
by goosehunter1064 on 2019/11/27 15:32
The dispatch personnel is very hard to understand. She talks way to fast and speech is not clear. The firemen has to ask for repeat directions and reason for the call.
Good app
by Rlong39jr on 2019/11/27 15:13
I am surprised of how well this app is. It’s nice to hear what’s happening local. It is kinda scary hearing just how close the crazy crime is and so close to home!!
Great coverage
by gnbnny1 on 2019/11/26 23:41
I’ve only had this for a few months and, I’m impressed. It’s entertaining and informative- fun too! It’s good to know what’s going on. Keep up the good work.
Winthrop, MA
by Midnight - Massachusetts on 2019/11/26 21:41
Transmission is ver garbled
Love it
by jsievdvdidn on 2019/11/26 15:14
I love the app but there’s only 1 downside it drains my battery fast. I have to have it charging in order to listen to what’s going on. And in order to submit a review you have to have a nickname what does it matter if it’s used. Lots of people have the same name
garbled sound
by Flyfishjeff on 2019/11/26 12:10
poor sound quality
Ads?
by RB in SB on 2019/11/26 05:07
Having to sit through ads for an app that is used in emergency situations seems highly inappropriate.
Good BUT
by Domanator5 on 2019/11/25 23:07
U don’t get much police radio but u get some, it’s good like I said would pay for more bands. Also for codes.
Does job but a ton of ads
by Brett1725 on 2019/11/25 19:31
Too many ads
Onehitwonder567
by onehitwonder567 on 2019/11/24 23:42
Nice site
Good app
by jarfitz on 2019/11/24 19:26
I enjoy knowing what is happening. This app assists with that.
Love
by Remarkable Robin on 2019/11/24 16:08
Love
Much too many ads strategically placed to get user to bite
by CZ2ME on 2019/11/24 13:41
Ads are non stop and the exit button on each ad is placed in different places to confuse the user, and increase the likeliness of moving to the ad itself.
Works as expected
by SlotCarTom236 on 2019/11/24 06:43
Very satisfied with this scanner app. No problems encountered thus far.
ASKED TO RATE 100+ TIMES
by ChicoCincoCinco on 2019/11/24 03:33
Would appreciate a break from a rating review every time app is opened. Have given over 5 reviews. Enough is enough!
Very Disappointing
by Dlundog on 2019/11/24 00:02
I use to be able to listen to our local fire dispatch channels but then it stopped broadcasting. I tried reloading it and now it doesn’t even list our county as an option. It’s not like we are overcrowded, there are only 23 counties in Wyoming.
OK scanner app
by Au it's only me on 2019/11/23 19:06
Could use an update, note: there is about a two minute delay, and some squelch issues sometimes, otherwise good app.
So interesting
by CBC2000 on 2019/11/23 17:51
So cool to hear all the action from coast to coast. Great app. I need to buy it to avoid the annoying ads.
Very good app
by J Veracity on 2019/11/23 07:22
Just get it
Awesome
by TVExpandedHat85 on 2019/11/23 05:25
I work for 911 and I am a dispatcher and I hear my friends talking and my son was using it one time and he heard me and i love how you can listen anywhere in the world i love it it’s so awesome
Sherif Radio Access
by n_i_n_e@y on 2019/11/23 02:27
Why isn't there a channel to hear the Sherif radios in Fresno County? I would like to give you 5 stars, but I can't until you give me Sherif on 5-O Radio.
5.0 radio is awesome
by kilgoresalmon on 2019/11/23 01:54
Love
Scanning mode tells you Town
by MattMattN on 2019/11/23 00:46
Finally a police scanner app that gives you AREA police, but tells you the town when someone is talking. It is also the free version. Great APP.
🏴‍☠️
by BenJiBabyBlJ on 2019/11/23 00:34
Gang gang
Good app
by Stimpy J Cat on 2019/11/22 23:04
Good app
5-0
by Skycran69 on 2019/11/22 20:20
As I expected. I like it.
Crap
by t9834 on 2019/11/22 12:50
To many ads
Best I’ve found.
by Stevalina Melly on 2019/11/22 01:15
Best one I’ve found so far.
Review
by Victoria Scott on 2019/11/21 22:08
Best way to keep up on your neighborhood and what’s going on around you the best app ever
i love scanner radio wish u had cb radio here the truck drivers
by srhdel boy on 2019/11/21 15:56
love scanner radio wish u had also cb radio here the truck drivers
Not working properly
by Diva102013 on 2019/11/21 11:33
There’s several listening but no activity is heard
I can remain calm
by VKOrange on 2019/11/21 03:34
My Son has worked for the last 16 years as a Police Dispatcher in the county I live in. He put this APP on my phone a few years ago so I could listen to him on the radio at nite. What a comfort! As a newly divorced woman, it helped to sooth me to sleep to hears his voice and intermittently as I awoke in the night.
No bs
by Tylerthebest1773 on 2019/11/21 03:28
Very good
Assists during work
by Sap811 on 2019/11/20 13:34
I listen to this while at work, and it lets me know what’s going on in my area. A little choppy at times, but overall very helpful!
Me like it
by Helpmeday on 2019/11/20 02:06
G I like it
Good but too many ads
by Flash1891 on 2019/11/19 15:35
Would give more stars if they had the county or city I live in.
Pretty Good
by okokoss on 2019/11/19 03:58
I’ve messed around with this app for awhile now, Kinnda fun when your bored and like shows like Live PD or cops, LoL! I haven’t figured out if it’s really “ live “ or not but regardless, i enjoy listening from time to time. Wish there was another way besides maybe calling the cops for something happening in your area and also listening somehow to see if what you reported comes across the “ live “ feed? Would love to know if somebody else knows that it is for sure live or not, as they tend to switch stations for the serious stuff which makes sense too. Overall, it’s interesting and fun to listen to now and then... * 4 stars until I figure out if its really live or not! 5 starts if so. Cheers!!
Great
by Es300criss on 2019/11/18 20:35
I enjoy listening to what is going on around me.
It never works
by Slipper419 on 2019/11/18 18:07
It never works
No local zone
by largerod on 2019/11/18 11:28
Can no longer receive
Amazing
by JazzyJack10 on 2019/11/17 22:01
I love it it teaches me how officers do it on the road and all the codes it’s amazing everyone should get it!
It works
by wlmj on 2019/11/17 21:33
I have used this one for a couple more more months it’s works better than a different scanner paid app for me I find it better to pair with Bluetooth
Police calls
by pendeko on 2019/11/16 22:26
Love this station, keeps us up to date
Limited channels
by spayne28 on 2019/11/15 23:14
Need to add additional channel. Plus very fuzzy.
Never can tell if App is on or working
by bbjjmmuuddyy on 2019/11/15 20:48
Never can tell if App is on or working. When I find a channel that is active and it works- it’s fine. Otherwise just dead air and I cannot tell if any activity.
What the ADs!
by 3T426 on 2019/11/15 15:00
When did the ads become full screen loud as heck videos? Every single click I do screen to screen gets me an ad.
Sorry
by Leee Skii on 2019/11/15 09:03
And having or hearing anything
Good app
by Rodrigo I C on 2019/11/15 06:31
Good app. Has all the local police departments in the area👍🏼
Riveting and Real
by Coalby on 2019/11/15 05:37
Thanks
Garbage
by ammonoosuc on 2019/11/14 21:17
I downloaded this app years and years ago. It used to be great...fast, responsive, reliable, and minimal ads. Now? The app is absolute garbage. Every single time you open a feed, a totally irrelevant, loud, useless ad takes up the whole screen. Often, you can’t find the exit button to close the ad, and frequently this causes you to miss important audio. Want to switch feeds? More ads! Listening to an event or a feed for an extended period of time? Watch and wait as it silently pauses the feed every 8 minutes and 52 seconds on the dot. I, along with many other first responders, use this app to get vital radio traffic, and it just isn’t reliable enough for that anymore. This ad merely pulls audio feeds from Broadcastify, if you’re going to pay for a premium source, why pay this developer who has sold out when you could just pay the source? This app asked me to write a review for years, so here it finally is. 0 out of 5 stars, get something else.
Ads
by Thunder0ne on 2019/11/14 21:02
Ads are waaaay too intrusive. Can't even close them and have to kill the app and reopen. Very annoyed
Great App
by Vagabond56 on 2019/11/14 17:17
Great App
Perfect Nosy Rosy App!
by blueii's on 2019/11/14 03:21
Excellent App for keeping you in the loop with police activity in your area. Would be better if the app would auto change locations when driving to & thru different states.
Review 5.0
by k for you on 2019/11/14 02:34
Be great to have Oneida PD included
Best App I use it everyday.
by ScandalousType on 2019/11/14 01:43
Station Not Found.. on multiple station used everyday. No recent updates, no recent phone updates neither. Just randomly receiving the error
Love it
by dannirealg4life on 2019/11/13 23:44
It’s amazing love to know what’s going on in my community
Does not receive air traffic radio.
by ksp1113 on 2019/11/12 15:22
Does not receive ATC
Random closes
by ceehound on 2019/11/12 02:30
Closes without warning .....terrible.
Nick tibbs
by Nicktibbs01 on 2019/11/12 00:52
Yes
Liz
by chowbaby28 on 2019/11/11 19:42
I think it’s great .. I love it !! Only problem I wonder about is .. why not in alphabetical order ????
I like it when it works
by Dirtybird881 on 2019/11/10 02:31
Sometimes it works and sometimes the cops sound like static. When it’s working I really like it.
Love it!
by traciHamm on 2019/11/09 04:55
Love the App. Helps to keep me informed on what’s happening in my little town.
Sound quality
by storms1957 on 2019/11/09 04:21
Tried using the competition. Android or Iphone, the sound quality is MUCH better. Competion was at times very hard to understand. Good option for those like me who struggle to program todays scanners.....like me.
Nice to have
by Average Ordinary Joe on 2019/11/09 04:12
I find this a very useful app!
Fun to listen to
by L.Britton on 2019/11/09 03:17
I find it interesting, but sometimes scary to hear what’s going on in the area...
Missing channel
by Redz5600 on 2019/11/09 02:59
Out of all the stations how do you not have North Phila police stream. Get north Philly and I will upgrade to a 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️. P.S. There is no northwest Philly
Off-line feeds
by Ironboar87 on 2019/11/08 16:24
Some feeds have offline for more than a week
The real deal
by Hotwire one on 2019/11/08 15:01
I ca
Like
by Moe cat on 2019/11/07 22:07
Llike
App
by motherofthree73 on 2019/11/07 21:23
This is my favorite app I had a bunch of good times and it’s really easy to use it’s the best app in the whole world and I don’t even have to go and watch a cop all I have to do is come up on this app and figure it out myself and when o want to know what is happening in the cops world it’s amazing and I’m a happy married wife my husband is amazing.
Mostly beeping and silence
by South SJ Neighbor on 2019/11/07 04:45
Was able to hear more when I first downloaded the app but now it’s mostly beeping and ssilence.
Find a better app this one is bad
by SkiDog2015 on 2019/11/07 04:08
Terrible app
Insanely loud ads
by cKarlGo on 2019/11/07 02:25
Too many ads. Too many loud ads.
:)
by c monger on 2019/11/07 00:07
There is nothing wrong with this app there are very few adds and I can listen in on my first responder family member to see what they are doing
Diana Walls- firefighter Hauto FC
by medic1351 on 2019/11/06 17:39
Where is Carbon County radio ?
Adds
by The great hammer on 2019/11/06 16:52
Adds always popping up and no local police scanner to listen to.
Need my county channels
by 2837747!:$&&;(1 on 2019/11/06 15:56
Please add Montgomery county Kentucky channels to this app. Thanks!
Amazing
by DRAGON HARPY on 2019/11/05 06:30
So much work being done ! Good to know we are protected :)
5-0 Police scanner
by lawn enforcemeant on 2019/11/05 01:55
I love the app!!!! Because it fun to listen Other Officer and remember don’t call 911 unless if there’s a Emergency.
Use a few times a week.
by Jydddhjds on 2019/11/04 15:13
Great app
New
by MSgtUSAF(Ret) on 2019/11/04 14:02
I am a new officer this is helping Me learn my 10. Codes
Best police scanner app ever!
by Allen da savge on 2019/11/04 01:55
This is really awesome and usually I do not write reviews but I just had to because this is so great if you wanna know what’s going on in your town or city maybe even state be cause where I live there are police cars and fire trucks going places a lot so I wanna know what they are saying. All though sometimes it is not very clear what the officers or fire fighters are saying over the radio. Overall this is a really really nice app to keep you updated on thing going on where you live or just anywhere!
Scanner
by DougMoody on 2019/11/04 01:09
Really good AP!
Not my area.
by HarleyManDan on 2019/11/03 12:56
Doesn’t broadcast my area.
Love This App
by Cerealkeller on 2018/05/19 11:21
I've been using this app for years. Ever since my iPod gen 2 was new. It has the ability to access emergency services radio from all over the world. But for me, I primarily use it to find out what's going on in my home town. When the fire whistle goes off it's nice to be able to listen in and find out what's going on and where. It can help to alleviate some anxiety for people like me, who can be a bit paranoid about their loved ones safety. It's pretty impressive, it even has my small towns emergency services radio on there and it's just a small town with a population of around 2000. There's no draw back to having this app. It doesn't take up much storage space on your data drive and even the free versions adverts are barely noticeable. Check it out, there's no reason not to really.
One of the best apps in the store
by Arcanum1 on 2015/12/05 04:55
I've used this app for several years and gladly paid for the upgrade. I'm in public safety, and this app is my backup to my portable and pager. Here are a few notes on getting the most out of the app... The audio is a data stream (like listening to an Internet radio station). Therefore, it uses both battery/adapter power. Unless you have either unlimited data or a wifi connection, you might go over your limit. Also, it's a good idea to use a power adapter and not batteries. The audio typically comes from local scanners connected to the Internet. Therefore the quality may vary. Also, there may be a lag from the time a station transmits, until you actually hear it. All in all, it's a great app and highly recommended.
A must-have.
by jfrigginp1! on 2019/05/26 23:40
Not an old-school scanner where one could adjust the frequency with a dial, and you’ll obviously choose only the from frequencies offered. Aside from that, I do use it often. Once I look for the area I’m, I’ll see what’s available. Often I can hear whatever ambulance or police car just went by and the sirens in the background as they rush to the scene. State police do not transmit here as far as I’ve seen. It comes in real time, and I’ve made sure my family had it on their devices. I don’t review often, and usually only when the situation prompts me to give a horrible review. You can take that for what it’s worth. Get the app.
Ads are so LOUD
by Farley213 on 2019/06/08 00:00
I love this app and use it a lot. I’ve also recommended to many people. So why the two stars? I get that there needs to be ads to keep it free (thank you btw) but the new ad system is horrible. We had a big emergency on our street and needed to know what was happening and threw the app on and the video ad came on super loud and played over what was being said in the scanner. Missed the whole thing and whether or not we needed to be concerned. Now every time I put this on, the ads are just more than intrusive. Also, after having the app going for a while, I went to see if there were any new feeds in my area and got nailed with another ad. I have the volume up to hear the scanner and the ad just scared the hell out of me and my neighbors. Please go back to just the rotating banner ads. The video ones are just horrible and defeat the purpose of being able to throw it on fast when there is trouble nearby.
Garbage
by ammonoosuc on 2019/11/14 21:17
I downloaded this app years and years ago. It used to be great...fast, responsive, reliable, and minimal ads. Now? The app is absolute garbage. Every single time you open a feed, a totally irrelevant, loud, useless ad takes up the whole screen. Often, you can’t find the exit button to close the ad, and frequently this causes you to miss important audio. Want to switch feeds? More ads! Listening to an event or a feed for an extended period of time? Watch and wait as it silently pauses the feed every 8 minutes and 52 seconds on the dot. I, along with many other first responders, use this app to get vital radio traffic, and it just isn’t reliable enough for that anymore. This ad merely pulls audio feeds from Broadcastify, if you’re going to pay for a premium source, why pay this developer who has sold out when you could just pay the source? This app asked me to write a review for years, so here it finally is. 0 out of 5 stars, get something else.
Great app
by Fcpli on 2017/12/24 18:25
One thing to understand with this app is that there is a delay and transmission. I use it to listen to the Fire Station my son is a Explorer at and he often text me concerning calls he is on when I’ve not even heard the call on the scanner. My best guess is that it is roughly a 13 to 15 minute delay but as long as you understand that it’s fantastic. I would have to pay roughly $400 for a high quality scanner to get real time dispatches and I would have to remain in the transmission coverage area to hear the call. This app allows me to hear the calls from anywhere I have a connection to cellular or the web. Well worth the upgrade to pro to get rid of the ads and I think the Pro version stays in the background better then the free app does.
like a window
by RandelllMalavida!!! on 2019/04/06 08:13
Like a window to the world outside the safety of the walls that protect us. Around you this law enforcement scanner makes it possible to know who, what and where events are happening. In real time the police chatter is non stop, sometimes humorous but mostly it is serious business as the men and women sworn to keep the peace are constantly on the move responding to calls all around us. It is not too hard to learn and get used to the way the codes and other information is passed along. For a hobby or for knowing what is going on near you I found it to be quite addicting and as good as a real handset. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
The crime in my neighborhood
by DaisysEden on 2015/06/25 04:10
Is almost constant so when sirens screech by and or the police helicopter Is hovering overhead it was not uncommon to see me gathered around with neighbors wondering WHAT JUSY HAPPENED?? Then wait for the news if any. BUT now anytime a situation happens or I'm just curious about what's going on in my neighbor-hood or around my city I click on the police scanner widget and I can listen in on police calls in real time or literally within a few seconds and communication between dispatch, patrols and even AIR comes in so clear and precise, with other apps I would get so fustrated and stressed because of too many ads, static, channel changes etc.., but not anymore with this app!!! Thanks I really am satisfied with this download.
WAS a good app.. ..
by Kim burr on 2019/01/22 10:09
I’ve had this app for quite some time now and I have never had any issues with it, ever. What is the point, other than to ANNOY you, of all these lame and pointless ads!? I still don’t understand. The cyber world has become infected with this garbage and for that reason, this app is no longer my fav. They just now started putting those dumb ads that you have-to-listen-to-but-you-mute-until -it’s-done, this month. They pop up when your switch feeds or go back. Now I will be looking for another scanner. Other than that, it’s fine. That’s my review. Thanks for listening.
Had this app for years now.
by Mc Sqweebs on 2016/05/22 21:01
So let's begin with it works most of the time, but not the times some people would really need it to. For instance to help save some lives of the people the were unconscious after a roll over which had landed them in the river just putting their unconscious heads out of reach of rising waters. Sure I might have made it if I wasn't fiddling with getting my iPad app to give me a mile marker point through the pending ads that restrict you from listening or if it simply just does not want you to hear so the man at the other end pushes the stop button as you press play over and over. Well anywho good app next to that, be nice if they'd give the guy that presses the stop button a talk too about the importance of this app and to not do that.
Pretty Good
by okokoss on 2019/11/19 03:58
I’ve messed around with this app for awhile now, Kinnda fun when your bored and like shows like Live PD or cops, LoL! I haven’t figured out if it’s really “ live “ or not but regardless, i enjoy listening from time to time. Wish there was another way besides maybe calling the cops for something happening in your area and also listening somehow to see if what you reported comes across the “ live “ feed? Would love to know if somebody else knows that it is for sure live or not, as they tend to switch stations for the serious stuff which makes sense too. Overall, it’s interesting and fun to listen to now and then... * 4 stars until I figure out if its really live or not! 5 starts if so. Cheers!!
This app is great but there's one thing
by A LEO's Wife on 2015/08/24 16:14
..that I can't stand and it started about two weeks after I downloaded the app. I can listen fire & EMS in my county and I could listen to the sheriffs office also but now the sheriffs office won't play and the blue power button beside it only favorites isn't lite up like the other ones. Is there a reason for this or a way to turn it on. That is who my husband works through and I love being able to listen to this scanner while he is at work. In a sense it calms me because the scanner is always on at home on his days off so when he is gone and I still hear the scanner I feel better but can always listen an see what calls he is on.
Good app however...
by Mitch Q on 2015/09/23 02:12
It tends to crash a lot, and it's usually right after an Ad comes up, which is often. Sometimes it closes on me 3 times in 10 minutes. Also, an improvement suggestion would be to show the time in the time zone of the radio station that is selected, so if it is in pacific time the clock could adjust to that time instead of staying local time. Sometimes it buffers a lot which is frustrating because it's usually right around when something good is happening, and sometimes crashes or skips parts. It is a good, entertaining, informative app but has a few issues that if fixed would make it perfect.
Great app but sometimes I wonder
by 00Chelle00 on 2019/05/06 19:48
I love this app when it’s working! There’s been a few times I’ve got on it and it’s like everything was wiped off it ..... dead silence! I’m not sure why, if it was the app or intentionally done by my local departments but it’s really weird when it happens.... makes you wonder what’s going on they don’t want anyone to know about!!! Also, miss a lot because it seems everyone talks at the same time so you only get bits and pieces of what’s going on at times. It’s either really busy or silent! I do enjoy listening, it can be helpful! Nothing is perfect but I do recommend this app!
Good App... Not Good When Traveling.....
by Country Guy In Tennessee on 2016/12/21 16:23
I enjoy using this app. However, it is not so good like when you are traveling. For example when I am traveling I try to tap the option "Local Scanner" and it does not work very good when you are traveling and you are trying to get the local police scanners. But if you know your city and all that and want to save it in your favorite list then that works and is easy. I just wish it would work better when I am traveling like if I am being pulled over it would be awesome if it would work wherever I am at or wherever that may be.
Like it but somewhat disappointed
by Bingo beach on 2019/09/05 00:30
Finally they got rid of the high-pitched feedback that we all were receiving. However now while Steuben Is clear everyone that is responding is pretty muffled almost like their voices are being scrambled. I don’t know what Steuben is hearing but I know what I’m hearing is not anything that you can interpret for the most part. Doesn’t happen all the time but it happens the majority of the time. I am disappointed also that we are not able to get the scanners that will take us to frequency two. The old analog scanners do not work anymore as everyone is switching to digital. And they are pretty cost prohibitive. I listen to this nightly.....
5-0 Radio
by Motoman2011 on 2016/04/11 02:44
I'm siting here tonight while in the mist of a tornado warning in North Texas...this is a common occurrence during the spring each year. This scanner app allows me to listen to all the active chatter from the local amateur radio operators in the area and it's much more informative than the local news channels... Well worth the piece of mind. I can listen to communications live and bake better decisions about what my family and I should do...I am glad I have this app and feel better about what goes on than listening to the TV Weather guys who can't stop talking and playing with their radar.
Most Accurate App
by WFaulkner on 2016/02/28 03:27
5-0 Radio Police Scanner is definitely the best police radio app I've used. Even on Thursday, when it was pretty quiet, I was able to listen for reports from downtown with very little lag time. I was able to put on my suit and climb on top of the Sykes building in time to see his car drive down Ashley St. I had planned for a lot of wind resistance, as my other apps are usually about three seconds behind, but I was able to fly to the Sykes roof and wait for the thief with two seconds to spare, perfect for diving onto the hood of his car. Five stars for impeccable accuracy.
No Longer Feasible
by TxFDmike on 2019/03/23 19:43
When first downloaded years ago it worked ok, with only one channel available for three different entities in my area. You could only hear one of them at a time, obviously, but it gave no option to prioritize which one you would like on top. That hindered the ability to follow a major important event going on because of interruptions from the other entities not involved or related to it. Now it is pretty much useless as all the entities have switched over to a different more secure radio system. This app is up to date and it does not pick up any traffic. Its time lapse counter never activates even after tapping the play arrow again, confirming that it has no access to the area trying to be monitored.
Very easy to use
by Blind iPhone Master on 2017/10/05 00:48
This app is not only very easy to use his phone to use you can find out what's going in your community locally who is getting arrested he's getting caught where the cops are and more importantly are they in your neighborhood the Apple tell you what's going on in your area and even surrounding areas and even areas you don't live in you can find I was going to Washington DC or Denver Colorado or even your hometown back home so the app is very flexible allows you to get water for mission from multiple radios around the country it's also raise now are you
Great app!🤯
by HatieKull on 2018/04/15 02:45
Great app for hearing police, fire, EMS, public safety, etc. Usually we turn this on at night and listen for awhile and then fall asleep. I remember as a kid using my dad’s old school police scanner and just being fascinated and trying to learn the different codes. Of course with today’s technology and this app combined they offer the same experience: scanner for pretty much any station (even my small MI hometown of 3,000 people) AND it lists the codes for each department so you can look at what the situation really is.. it’s cool, I probably would pay for it if I had to.
Decent Not Perfect
by TenFowerrrr on 2018/01/20 04:31
Does what it says mostly. I don't mind reasonable ads as the app provides a useful service. However one frequent ad is an invasive pop up that is very difficult dismiss and almost always offers something spammy,low-value, or a downright ripoff. That has to go to earn full stars. Only other complaint is that some local scanner stations aren't available—this is not a fault in the app, an increasing number of departments are switching to encrypted comms. These do not facilitate public awareness or transparency. If your jurisdiction does this encourage them to stop. Also traditional radio is less expensive.
Great App
by bbiiggbb on 2015/08/07 19:28
I love knowing what's going on in my city and where to go to see some action. the rest of this review will be me pressing the right suggested word a couple of times. I'm at a time when you are so much for a long way in hell of an old lady at a news report that a new song on my iPhone to my friends to be able too see my friends to the game with a long day ahead with its new home and watch it with my mom and my dad and his colleagues at least a dozen or a time to be the same as I am so glad you enjoyed your birthday. Thanks for reading 😀
Pulse Shooting
by Jordan Hubler on 2016/06/14 18:24
You should know that this was the app that provided all the info to Orlando when the media didn't even know the shooting was happening. It didn't fail us. Thank you for making it available. When i first started listening there were 4 active listeners to orlando fire. By 7am there were 7500 active listeners. In a time where so many needed to hear what was happening as they prayed and worried for their loved ones, 5-0 radio was there for them when the local news stations were not.
Very Good Scanner App
by AKBadBoy1 on 2015/06/15 01:17
I like this scanner app a great deal. It does everything expected of a scanner, and its search function to find viable channels keep one from having to enter a bunch of frequency numbers (though you can do so if for some reason it doesn't find the channel you are looking for). It has a nice little timer that you can turn on in order to keep track of arrival time of units and total length of time the incident lasts. All in all a nice app though there are some units, like The Alaska State Troopers, do to their use of a "trunk dispatching and communication" system. Hopefully that will be next!
Bomb threat
by Lilpushpop on 2017/03/29 03:09
Today I was in shelter in place for 3 hours at my school due to a serious bomb threat. Listening in to the cops calmed my nerves. Sure, I heard them say the bomb was in the building right next to me, but at least I could relay that to my family and tell them how much I loved them. This app worked great EXCEPT for one thing. ADS. When you're in a fricken shelter in place because of something so serious, YOU DONT WANT ADS. Your adrenaline is pumping and you're crying your eyes out and when you're shaking so bad you can hardly hold your phone, you don't want to worry about clicking out of an Ad. Seriously!!!
Great app For Firefighters.
by Sniperboy211 on 2015/09/26 18:29
I'm a volunteer Firefighter and even though we have pagers a lot of the time there delayed from when the stations alarms go off and when we get the notice on our pagers. So a lot of times when I get the notice I respond drive to the station, get there only to find out they already left or I get to watch them speed past me down the road. This app helps me because I can hear when our stations tones go off and get up and go. So by the time I'm pulling in to the station our pagers go off.
Best police scanner app ever!
by Allen da savge on 2019/11/04 01:55
This is really awesome and usually I do not write reviews but I just had to because this is so great if you wanna know what’s going on in your town or city maybe even state be cause where I live there are police cars and fire trucks going places a lot so I wanna know what they are saying. All though sometimes it is not very clear what the officers or fire fighters are saying over the radio. Overall this is a really really nice app to keep you updated on thing going on where you live or just anywhere!
Keeping calm.
by Grandma7T7 on 2019/06/07 11:26
It’s great to be able to hear what the sound of sirens is about. Recently sirens screamed past our house and I immediately started praying, I was able to find out it was a friend of my grandson who was in an accident. Because of the app I called my daughter and found out he was fine, his car not so much. I love to be able to pray for people when they need help, when someone has trouble breathing or had a fall, I can be praying for them. Of course I always pray for our first responders.
I'm a firefighter 🚒
by 2 cut for u on 2015/08/04 18:47
I love this app. We have pagers but I was wondering if there was an "alternative" and I love that I can hear my county fire, EMS, and Police scanners. I just downloaded it but I bet it will come in handy! The only thing I wish is if with your favorite channels the App would scan to them if there is chatter on them. Like if I get paged for an Alarm it would be awesome if the app would grab the Walkie-Talkie chatter for the location and I can hear exactly where it is and get updates as I'm going there. But LOVE IT! But if you could add a "pager" type function where I can get updates as I'm driving
Not cool
by gmbbbmmgg on 2017/11/04 22:21
Right in the middle of listening to a station, an ad popped up and I couldn’t hear what the scanner was saying anymore. How stupid and crappy is that? I understand an ad popping up but why in the world would it completely interrupt something I’m listening to? Couldn’t it just have popped up but on mute with the option to listen if I wanted to while still being able to hear the scanner? Hmmm, that’s an idea. & I don’t know why it keeps kicking me off the station right in the middle of listening. I have to open up the app & go back to the station & start it again. Its happened about 5 times already & I’ve only had it downloaded for about an hour. It’s annoying & unfortunately that why this app is getting 1 Star.
Fun app but quits alot
by where02190 on 2016/12/02 17:47
Every version has done this, it will work fine then suddenly I don’t hear it and when I check it has quit the stream and gone back to main menu. Mostly seems to be caused when messages is running and a message is received if my home screen is not on 5-0 Radio. App goes to show how stupid crooks are. Yesterday was listening to the local popo chase 3 thieves who did a home invasion around town, at one point one undercover says he is 4 cars behind them and gives exact location, if the idiots listened to their 50-radio feed they would have easily escaped. FWIW apps dropped feed twice while I was typing this. I give it 3 stars for entertainment value but take two away for poor performance.
Usually good
by Cruzeman11 on 2018/02/03 13:01
I like this app. But it does have it’s problems. It’s just not this app however. Problem is that for the Des Moines Police it doesn’t always work kind of like a server is down or something. Happens fairly frequently and seems like it’s down for 24+ hours at a time. No I don’t have the time to listen 24/7 but it’s kind of a pain when I do and no stream. Yet other Police are working just fine. Someone needs to see if something can be done about this. Otherwise a great app and would upgrade if that could be corrected.
Happy viewer
by yeaboycraig on 2019/05/13 21:34
I really have nothing bad to say about this app. I heard that the police scanner apps u find in the App Store were delayed a little bit. I was skeptical about using them because the possibility of me listening to false or fake records. But recently I was out in the yard after dark. I seen a neighbors house down the road getting spot lighted. I turned on my app and listened to check out what was going on and sure enough I heard the police conversation regarding the situation. I give this app 5 stars
Love the free app
by Twiggytodd on 2019/10/08 00:52
I’m one of those that enjoys listening to the local police and fire and rescue. When I travel I enjoy listening to the local scanners as well. Gives me an idea if it’s worse or better than home. Had a pharmacy convention in Chicago. I was hearing what I thought was fireworks around the baseball stadium and it turned out to be shots fired. Never have I heard more radio activity than in Chicago. Admittedly never traveled to Detroit though. I’m still hooked on listening to Chicago all the way back in SC. Love this app
WAY too many ads
by alyxbobalyx on 2019/05/09 04:11
The ads are ridiculous. For starters, you cannot simply click the 'x' on any of the ads at first because they do not display the 'x' until the ad has been visible for a while. You cannot click where the 'x' would normally be located because it changes from ad to ad. If you do click on the area where the 'x' would be and it's not there yet, it takes you to the ad. The ads will come on full volume, with Shaq trying to sell you some at-home pain remedy, playing over the radio until it allows you to exit the ad. It's pretty obvious the free version of this app is meant to encourage people to pay for the full version because this app is just a pain to use. Uninstalling.
Got Police Helicopters? Use 5-0 Radio
by rsmith7 on 2019/05/09 09:45
My formerly very quiet neighborhood has Police Helicopters go around the block at least twice a week now. To find out what the criminals are up to, it takes 30 seconds to open the free App and listen. There are no super long ads blocking the radio like the other App! By the time I get the ridiculous ads closed on the other free App, the incident is over. Don’t bother with that App! Stick with easy-to-use 5-0 Radio and you’ll get the info you need fast!
Reality Radio
by jimmy_hardin on 2016/03/01 03:48
Interesting to listen in on Vegas Metro on any weekend obviously holidays are even more eventful, but also cool to check on what's happening in my backyard too. It's comprehensive and you can set up a favs list Sometimes when I'm in the mood... I'll poor myself a drink, play online poker and listen to it in the background on my iPad, not everyday but sometimes it can be very entertaining. Plus You set your own wallpaper I have a pic of Reno 911, but the app usually just runs in the background
Neighborhood High Speed Pursuit
by Bkinnss on 2015/10/26 07:30
I live in an incredibly dull part of upstate New York, and to my surprise at 2:30 in the morning, I heard tires squealing and sirens sounding off pretty much in my back yard. It freaked me out. I immediately downloaded this app and found out what was going on. It just so happened that there was a pursuit, and the two assailants were hiding in my backyard. So I sat in my living room, shotgun in lap, phone in hand, and waited for these criminals to break into my home. They never did, but thanks to this app I knew what was happening, and that I was not in fact hallucinating.
Helps you understand to know how the police operate
by Master Recourse on 2019/05/14 09:53
On the side of the law, or the other side, with this app you have insight into knowing some of the activity and communication between police and even how sometimes their own misinformation may be revealed in some situations as in one live encounter I had between Portland Police officers one August in 2017. Right now with Police presence in my neighborhood on this warm May night for over an hour, now the time is ten-to-three in the morning however, I get no direct connection to their activity because some of their communication is via cell phone. This is a stake out for a career criminal at the end of my block I believe. This program has helped me to better understand police activity and be aware of my own possible encounters with them. Better than just my own scanner.
Great
by Kimmypm2 on 2015/08/25 03:46
It's interesting the work they put into making us feel safe at night. I was concerned tonight with cops everywhere and the helicopter, listening to our local police take it serious and do what it takes to keep the neighborhood safe so quickly makes me feel safer at home, and believe more in the good these people do. So much negativity lately in the news, it's nice to see or (hear) the hard work they do to make us feel at ease and watched over!
Great app
by Coloradogator on 2016/08/20 18:16
As with most free versions of an app this one contains advertisements, but they are not intrusive on the enjoyment of the app. The interface is nice and simple and easy to figure out. I have used this app for more than a year and it works flawlessly. Each channel comes in clear and there is no overlap. I listen for enjoyment only so I have not been interested in advanced features. Judging solely on the free version I would expect other paid versions to be as good.
Awesome selection but Ads are SO annoying!
by screwthisapplrenkaxnkrke on 2019/05/03 14:47
I highly recommend this app and the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars, is because the ads that pop up are extremely annoying because it completely interrupts the radio transmission going on by the police dept you’re listening to. If they want ads, then they should fit them down at the bottom of the screen or something where the stereo speaker picture is, NOT take over the entire app interrupting what you were listening to.
Very good app
by Andrewasdgf1337 on 2016/01/20 16:42
Does everything that you want it to. My only complaint is how many ads there are. I understand that there will be advertisements in a free app, but every time I change the station, it loads this huge thing trying to get me to download a game. So it takes a while to load, then you have to wait 5-10 seconds before it will let you close it. Just a little excessive. Other than that, it works great. If pop ups and a lot of ads bother you, definitely get the paid version.
Good scanner
by MikeMeyers45601 on 2015/09/26 02:41
Very decent scanner app. Picks up all the local traffic from city and county clearly. Also it's fun that you can pick up other places. I was listening to L.A. County hot shots and actually got to listens to the terrorist plot going in at LAX while they were handling it. Sad situation but it's the best news station to listen to cause you hear everything that's going on as it's happening.. With this, you don't need to go out and purchase an expensive handheld scanner because the app gives you the same as it does but cheaper. A+ rating
Great app, saved $150+
by Kevyg00111 on 2015/12/14 01:16
I was about to go buy a portable trunking scanner and figured I would give this a quick shot before I spent the money. To get a quality scanner that has the capabilities of this app, you would spend a pretty penny. Paired with a Bluetooth speaker, this is as good if not better than any scanner I have used. I would suggest this to anybody thinking of getting a scanner. (As long as you have cell service that is....) Thanks for a great app!
Great app
by Proud LEO Dad on 2019/06/21 14:17
My son is a police officer in another city and this app lets me listen in when he’s working his shift. Without this app I would not have this ability. I’m in the fire service and I listen to radio traffic all the time. The sound quality is not as good as listening to the actual radio but it’s not terrible. I don’t use 10 codes so the list of 10 codes that’s provided is a great resource. My sons department also uses signal codes but I don’t see those available on the app. Overall this is a wonderful app.
Very useful indeed!
by Wesguy124 on 2015/08/12 06:25
This scanner is exactly what you think it is. It gives you live feed in not only your area but all over the country and then some. I hear about crimes that are news worthy before the news crews know about it. It's awesome! But I just wish that my favorited stations would come on when there is someone talking or like a multifunctional radio that you can see multiple radio signals in a line it in boxes etc. Just a thought.
It's a major News catcher
by 2jeep2wanda on 2016/03/05 22:48
I follow all kinds of news not just locally. When something is breaking I want to be up to date with I get that state/location area feed on this app. Listening to fire/police live local feed is much more informative and usually faster than any national news source. As far as my own local city feed our police are digital but this app has my local live police dispatch and fire coverage so I'm very happy indeed.
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5-0 Radio Police Scanner
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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 one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009. 5-0 Radio has been downloaded over 25 million times! Features ====== - 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. Legality ====== 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. Real-time ======= The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds depending on buffering and internet speeds. Recommendations ============== Check out our website SmartestApple.com for other great free apps from us
Was great...
by FLA - Michael on 2019/12/05 11:18
Had the app for 2+ yrs now and just Kees loosing feds and channels, especially the major metro areas that i Iisten to... disappointed :-(
It’s Alright
by BlueLineBrothaaa on 2019/12/05 08:54
I kinda like it to be honest. Just wish there was more “centralized” or “specific” stations. Like the Sheriff Dispatch and stuff. Not the overall Public Safety network. It’s alright though. I get a bit of everything there.
Love it
by Erick Frost on 2019/12/05 04:38
I think it is great to be able to hear what’s happening in the world.
Clicked on the app and a first person shooter game
by Carl91four on 2019/12/03 23:43
I clicked on the app and a first person shooter game ad popped up. I find it a little disappointing and inappropriate to have a game based on shooting people supporting this app.
Ok
by Waskee on 2019/12/03 21:46
The feed is choppy. And I have good cell service
Too many pop up adds
by Msrbrson on 2019/12/03 05:21
Too many pop up adds
Great!
by Bianca Reagan on 2019/12/02 21:38
Use it a lot
Best show on earth
by Campstoneman on 2019/12/01 18:07
Comforting to know our men and women are so dedicated to serving us
Perfect emergency radio scanner can find local feeds
by Origional Bugs the first 1960 on 2019/12/01 13:36
If you are looking for a fire police EMS radio scanner this one is simple and perfect simple to understand simple to install and simple to listen to The ads are not real annoying and somewhat interesting
Number one site
by -C cr on 2019/12/01 04:24
This site is awesome and accurate never had lags or complaints using it pray it says the same
Handy app!
by Johnnyvidrine on 2019/11/29 10:55
Works well all the time. Only down side is having to bear the pop ups when starting the app.
Suggestions
by Niko21Lola on 2019/11/28 23:43
Wish there were a way to search for a particular department Wish the last one listened to would appear at the top of the list
Dispatch channel only
by douood on 2019/11/28 23:35
For Adams County Fire Departments, only the dispatch channel is audible. No tactical channel is available.
Scanner
by Smörgå on 2019/11/28 18:11
Great way to see what all the sirens are for. Rather limited frequencies where I’m at.
WORK ALL OVER THE WORKS EVERY????
by FLY BOY BILLY on 2019/11/28 14:12
AND EVEAN IN COSTA RICA S.A.
Timber Hollis Fire Call.
by goosehunter1064 on 2019/11/27 15:32
The dispatch personnel is very hard to understand. She talks way to fast and speech is not clear. The firemen has to ask for repeat directions and reason for the call.
Good app
by Rlong39jr on 2019/11/27 15:13
I am surprised of how well this app is. It’s nice to hear what’s happening local. It is kinda scary hearing just how close the crazy crime is and so close to home!!
Great coverage
by gnbnny1 on 2019/11/26 23:41
I’ve only had this for a few months and, I’m impressed. It’s entertaining and informative- fun too! It’s good to know what’s going on. Keep up the good work.
Winthrop, MA
by Midnight - Massachusetts on 2019/11/26 21:41
Transmission is ver garbled
Love it
by jsievdvdidn on 2019/11/26 15:14
I love the app but there’s only 1 downside it drains my battery fast. I have to have it charging in order to listen to what’s going on. And in order to submit a review you have to have a nickname what does it matter if it’s used. Lots of people have the same name
garbled sound
by Flyfishjeff on 2019/11/26 12:10
poor sound quality
Ads?
by RB in SB on 2019/11/26 05:07
Having to sit through ads for an app that is used in emergency situations seems highly inappropriate.
Good BUT
by Domanator5 on 2019/11/25 23:07
U don’t get much police radio but u get some, it’s good like I said would pay for more bands. Also for codes.
Does job but a ton of ads
by Brett1725 on 2019/11/25 19:31
Too many ads
Onehitwonder567
by onehitwonder567 on 2019/11/24 23:42
Nice site
Good app
by jarfitz on 2019/11/24 19:26
I enjoy knowing what is happening. This app assists with that.
Love
by Remarkable Robin on 2019/11/24 16:08
Love
Much too many ads strategically placed to get user to bite
by CZ2ME on 2019/11/24 13:41
Ads are non stop and the exit button on each ad is placed in different places to confuse the user, and increase the likeliness of moving to the ad itself.
Works as expected
by SlotCarTom236 on 2019/11/24 06:43
Very satisfied with this scanner app. No problems encountered thus far.
ASKED TO RATE 100+ TIMES
by ChicoCincoCinco on 2019/11/24 03:33
Would appreciate a break from a rating review every time app is opened. Have given over 5 reviews. Enough is enough!
Very Disappointing
by Dlundog on 2019/11/24 00:02
I use to be able to listen to our local fire dispatch channels but then it stopped broadcasting. I tried reloading it and now it doesn’t even list our county as an option. It’s not like we are overcrowded, there are only 23 counties in Wyoming.
OK scanner app
by Au it's only me on 2019/11/23 19:06
Could use an update, note: there is about a two minute delay, and some squelch issues sometimes, otherwise good app.
So interesting
by CBC2000 on 2019/11/23 17:51
So cool to hear all the action from coast to coast. Great app. I need to buy it to avoid the annoying ads.
Very good app
by J Veracity on 2019/11/23 07:22
Just get it
Awesome
by TVExpandedHat85 on 2019/11/23 05:25
I work for 911 and I am a dispatcher and I hear my friends talking and my son was using it one time and he heard me and i love how you can listen anywhere in the world i love it it’s so awesome
Sherif Radio Access
by n_i_n_e@y on 2019/11/23 02:27
Why isn't there a channel to hear the Sherif radios in Fresno County? I would like to give you 5 stars, but I can't until you give me Sherif on 5-O Radio.
5.0 radio is awesome
by kilgoresalmon on 2019/11/23 01:54
Love
Scanning mode tells you Town
by MattMattN on 2019/11/23 00:46
Finally a police scanner app that gives you AREA police, but tells you the town when someone is talking. It is also the free version. Great APP.
🏴‍☠️
by BenJiBabyBlJ on 2019/11/23 00:34
Gang gang
Good app
by Stimpy J Cat on 2019/11/22 23:04
Good app
5-0
by Skycran69 on 2019/11/22 20:20
As I expected. I like it.
Crap
by t9834 on 2019/11/22 12:50
To many ads
Best I’ve found.
by Stevalina Melly on 2019/11/22 01:15
Best one I’ve found so far.
Review
by Victoria Scott on 2019/11/21 22:08
Best way to keep up on your neighborhood and what’s going on around you the best app ever
i love scanner radio wish u had cb radio here the truck drivers
by srhdel boy on 2019/11/21 15:56
love scanner radio wish u had also cb radio here the truck drivers
Not working properly
by Diva102013 on 2019/11/21 11:33
There’s several listening but no activity is heard
I can remain calm
by VKOrange on 2019/11/21 03:34
My Son has worked for the last 16 years as a Police Dispatcher in the county I live in. He put this APP on my phone a few years ago so I could listen to him on the radio at nite. What a comfort! As a newly divorced woman, it helped to sooth me to sleep to hears his voice and intermittently as I awoke in the night.
No bs
by Tylerthebest1773 on 2019/11/21 03:28
Very good
Assists during work
by Sap811 on 2019/11/20 13:34
I listen to this while at work, and it lets me know what’s going on in my area. A little choppy at times, but overall very helpful!
Me like it
by Helpmeday on 2019/11/20 02:06
G I like it
Good but too many ads
by Flash1891 on 2019/11/19 15:35
Would give more stars if they had the county or city I live in.
Pretty Good
by okokoss on 2019/11/19 03:58
I’ve messed around with this app for awhile now, Kinnda fun when your bored and like shows like Live PD or cops, LoL! I haven’t figured out if it’s really “ live “ or not but regardless, i enjoy listening from time to time. Wish there was another way besides maybe calling the cops for something happening in your area and also listening somehow to see if what you reported comes across the “ live “ feed? Would love to know if somebody else knows that it is for sure live or not, as they tend to switch stations for the serious stuff which makes sense too. Overall, it’s interesting and fun to listen to now and then... * 4 stars until I figure out if its really live or not! 5 starts if so. Cheers!!
Great
by Es300criss on 2019/11/18 20:35
I enjoy listening to what is going on around me.
It never works
by Slipper419 on 2019/11/18 18:07
It never works
No local zone
by largerod on 2019/11/18 11:28
Can no longer receive
Amazing
by JazzyJack10 on 2019/11/17 22:01
I love it it teaches me how officers do it on the road and all the codes it’s amazing everyone should get it!
It works
by wlmj on 2019/11/17 21:33
I have used this one for a couple more more months it’s works better than a different scanner paid app for me I find it better to pair with Bluetooth
Police calls
by pendeko on 2019/11/16 22:26
Love this station, keeps us up to date
Limited channels
by spayne28 on 2019/11/15 23:14
Need to add additional channel. Plus very fuzzy.
Never can tell if App is on or working
by bbjjmmuuddyy on 2019/11/15 20:48
Never can tell if App is on or working. When I find a channel that is active and it works- it’s fine. Otherwise just dead air and I cannot tell if any activity.
What the ADs!
by 3T426 on 2019/11/15 15:00
When did the ads become full screen loud as heck videos? Every single click I do screen to screen gets me an ad.
Sorry
by Leee Skii on 2019/11/15 09:03
And having or hearing anything
Good app
by Rodrigo I C on 2019/11/15 06:31
Good app. Has all the local police departments in the area👍🏼
Riveting and Real
by Coalby on 2019/11/15 05:37
Thanks
Garbage
by ammonoosuc on 2019/11/14 21:17
I downloaded this app years and years ago. It used to be great...fast, responsive, reliable, and minimal ads. Now? The app is absolute garbage. Every single time you open a feed, a totally irrelevant, loud, useless ad takes up the whole screen. Often, you can’t find the exit button to close the ad, and frequently this causes you to miss important audio. Want to switch feeds? More ads! Listening to an event or a feed for an extended period of time? Watch and wait as it silently pauses the feed every 8 minutes and 52 seconds on the dot. I, along with many other first responders, use this app to get vital radio traffic, and it just isn’t reliable enough for that anymore. This ad merely pulls audio feeds from Broadcastify, if you’re going to pay for a premium source, why pay this developer who has sold out when you could just pay the source? This app asked me to write a review for years, so here it finally is. 0 out of 5 stars, get something else.
Ads
by Thunder0ne on 2019/11/14 21:02
Ads are waaaay too intrusive. Can't even close them and have to kill the app and reopen. Very annoyed
Great App
by Vagabond56 on 2019/11/14 17:17
Great App
Perfect Nosy Rosy App!
by blueii's on 2019/11/14 03:21
Excellent App for keeping you in the loop with police activity in your area. Would be better if the app would auto change locations when driving to & thru different states.
Review 5.0
by k for you on 2019/11/14 02:34
Be great to have Oneida PD included
Best App I use it everyday.
by ScandalousType on 2019/11/14 01:43
Station Not Found.. on multiple station used everyday. No recent updates, no recent phone updates neither. Just randomly receiving the error
Love it
by dannirealg4life on 2019/11/13 23:44
It’s amazing love to know what’s going on in my community
Does not receive air traffic radio.
by ksp1113 on 2019/11/12 15:22
Does not receive ATC
Random closes
by ceehound on 2019/11/12 02:30
Closes without warning .....terrible.
Nick tibbs
by Nicktibbs01 on 2019/11/12 00:52
Yes
Liz
by chowbaby28 on 2019/11/11 19:42
I think it’s great .. I love it !! Only problem I wonder about is .. why not in alphabetical order ????
I like it when it works
by Dirtybird881 on 2019/11/10 02:31
Sometimes it works and sometimes the cops sound like static. When it’s working I really like it.
Love it!
by traciHamm on 2019/11/09 04:55
Love the App. Helps to keep me informed on what’s happening in my little town.
Sound quality
by storms1957 on 2019/11/09 04:21
Tried using the competition. Android or Iphone, the sound quality is MUCH better. Competion was at times very hard to understand. Good option for those like me who struggle to program todays scanners.....like me.
Nice to have
by Average Ordinary Joe on 2019/11/09 04:12
I find this a very useful app!
Fun to listen to
by L.Britton on 2019/11/09 03:17
I find it interesting, but sometimes scary to hear what’s going on in the area...
Missing channel
by Redz5600 on 2019/11/09 02:59
Out of all the stations how do you not have North Phila police stream. Get north Philly and I will upgrade to a 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️. P.S. There is no northwest Philly
Off-line feeds
by Ironboar87 on 2019/11/08 16:24
Some feeds have offline for more than a week
The real deal
by Hotwire one on 2019/11/08 15:01
I ca
Like
by Moe cat on 2019/11/07 22:07
Llike
App
by motherofthree73 on 2019/11/07 21:23
This is my favorite app I had a bunch of good times and it’s really easy to use it’s the best app in the whole world and I don’t even have to go and watch a cop all I have to do is come up on this app and figure it out myself and when o want to know what is happening in the cops world it’s amazing and I’m a happy married wife my husband is amazing.
Mostly beeping and silence
by South SJ Neighbor on 2019/11/07 04:45
Was able to hear more when I first downloaded the app but now it’s mostly beeping and ssilence.
Find a better app this one is bad
by SkiDog2015 on 2019/11/07 04:08
Terrible app
Insanely loud ads
by cKarlGo on 2019/11/07 02:25
Too many ads. Too many loud ads.
:)
by c monger on 2019/11/07 00:07
There is nothing wrong with this app there are very few adds and I can listen in on my first responder family member to see what they are doing
Diana Walls- firefighter Hauto FC
by medic1351 on 2019/11/06 17:39
Where is Carbon County radio ?
Adds
by The great hammer on 2019/11/06 16:52
Adds always popping up and no local police scanner to listen to.
Need my county channels
by 2837747!:$&&;(1 on 2019/11/06 15:56
Please add Montgomery county Kentucky channels to this app. Thanks!
Amazing
by DRAGON HARPY on 2019/11/05 06:30
So much work being done ! Good to know we are protected :)
5-0 Police scanner
by lawn enforcemeant on 2019/11/05 01:55
I love the app!!!! Because it fun to listen Other Officer and remember don’t call 911 unless if there’s a Emergency.
Use a few times a week.
by Jydddhjds on 2019/11/04 15:13
Great app
New
by MSgtUSAF(Ret) on 2019/11/04 14:02
I am a new officer this is helping Me learn my 10. Codes
Best police scanner app ever!
by Allen da savge on 2019/11/04 01:55
This is really awesome and usually I do not write reviews but I just had to because this is so great if you wanna know what’s going on in your town or city maybe even state be cause where I live there are police cars and fire trucks going places a lot so I wanna know what they are saying. All though sometimes it is not very clear what the officers or fire fighters are saying over the radio. Overall this is a really really nice app to keep you updated on thing going on where you live or just anywhere!
Scanner
by DougMoody on 2019/11/04 01:09
Really good AP!
Not my area.
by HarleyManDan on 2019/11/03 12:56
Doesn’t broadcast my area.
Love This App
by Cerealkeller on 2018/05/19 11:21
I've been using this app for years. Ever since my iPod gen 2 was new. It has the ability to access emergency services radio from all over the world. But for me, I primarily use it to find out what's going on in my home town. When the fire whistle goes off it's nice to be able to listen in and find out what's going on and where. It can help to alleviate some anxiety for people like me, who can be a bit paranoid about their loved ones safety. It's pretty impressive, it even has my small towns emergency services radio on there and it's just a small town with a population of around 2000. There's no draw back to having this app. It doesn't take up much storage space on your data drive and even the free versions adverts are barely noticeable. Check it out, there's no reason not to really.
One of the best apps in the store
by Arcanum1 on 2015/12/05 04:55
I've used this app for several years and gladly paid for the upgrade. I'm in public safety, and this app is my backup to my portable and pager. Here are a few notes on getting the most out of the app... The audio is a data stream (like listening to an Internet radio station). Therefore, it uses both battery/adapter power. Unless you have either unlimited data or a wifi connection, you might go over your limit. Also, it's a good idea to use a power adapter and not batteries. The audio typically comes from local scanners connected to the Internet. Therefore the quality may vary. Also, there may be a lag from the time a station transmits, until you actually hear it. All in all, it's a great app and highly recommended.
A must-have.
by jfrigginp1! on 2019/05/26 23:40
Not an old-school scanner where one could adjust the frequency with a dial, and you’ll obviously choose only the from frequencies offered. Aside from that, I do use it often. Once I look for the area I’m, I’ll see what’s available. Often I can hear whatever ambulance or police car just went by and the sirens in the background as they rush to the scene. State police do not transmit here as far as I’ve seen. It comes in real time, and I’ve made sure my family had it on their devices. I don’t review often, and usually only when the situation prompts me to give a horrible review. You can take that for what it’s worth. Get the app.
Ads are so LOUD
by Farley213 on 2019/06/08 00:00
I love this app and use it a lot. I’ve also recommended to many people. So why the two stars? I get that there needs to be ads to keep it free (thank you btw) but the new ad system is horrible. We had a big emergency on our street and needed to know what was happening and threw the app on and the video ad came on super loud and played over what was being said in the scanner. Missed the whole thing and whether or not we needed to be concerned. Now every time I put this on, the ads are just more than intrusive. Also, after having the app going for a while, I went to see if there were any new feeds in my area and got nailed with another ad. I have the volume up to hear the scanner and the ad just scared the hell out of me and my neighbors. Please go back to just the rotating banner ads. The video ones are just horrible and defeat the purpose of being able to throw it on fast when there is trouble nearby.
Garbage
by ammonoosuc on 2019/11/14 21:17
I downloaded this app years and years ago. It used to be great...fast, responsive, reliable, and minimal ads. Now? The app is absolute garbage. Every single time you open a feed, a totally irrelevant, loud, useless ad takes up the whole screen. Often, you can’t find the exit button to close the ad, and frequently this causes you to miss important audio. Want to switch feeds? More ads! Listening to an event or a feed for an extended period of time? Watch and wait as it silently pauses the feed every 8 minutes and 52 seconds on the dot. I, along with many other first responders, use this app to get vital radio traffic, and it just isn’t reliable enough for that anymore. This ad merely pulls audio feeds from Broadcastify, if you’re going to pay for a premium source, why pay this developer who has sold out when you could just pay the source? This app asked me to write a review for years, so here it finally is. 0 out of 5 stars, get something else.
Great app
by Fcpli on 2017/12/24 18:25
One thing to understand with this app is that there is a delay and transmission. I use it to listen to the Fire Station my son is a Explorer at and he often text me concerning calls he is on when I’ve not even heard the call on the scanner. My best guess is that it is roughly a 13 to 15 minute delay but as long as you understand that it’s fantastic. I would have to pay roughly $400 for a high quality scanner to get real time dispatches and I would have to remain in the transmission coverage area to hear the call. This app allows me to hear the calls from anywhere I have a connection to cellular or the web. Well worth the upgrade to pro to get rid of the ads and I think the Pro version stays in the background better then the free app does.
like a window
by RandelllMalavida!!! on 2019/04/06 08:13
Like a window to the world outside the safety of the walls that protect us. Around you this law enforcement scanner makes it possible to know who, what and where events are happening. In real time the police chatter is non stop, sometimes humorous but mostly it is serious business as the men and women sworn to keep the peace are constantly on the move responding to calls all around us. It is not too hard to learn and get used to the way the codes and other information is passed along. For a hobby or for knowing what is going on near you I found it to be quite addicting and as good as a real handset. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
The crime in my neighborhood
by DaisysEden on 2015/06/25 04:10
Is almost constant so when sirens screech by and or the police helicopter Is hovering overhead it was not uncommon to see me gathered around with neighbors wondering WHAT JUSY HAPPENED?? Then wait for the news if any. BUT now anytime a situation happens or I'm just curious about what's going on in my neighbor-hood or around my city I click on the police scanner widget and I can listen in on police calls in real time or literally within a few seconds and communication between dispatch, patrols and even AIR comes in so clear and precise, with other apps I would get so fustrated and stressed because of too many ads, static, channel changes etc.., but not anymore with this app!!! Thanks I really am satisfied with this download.
WAS a good app.. ..
by Kim burr on 2019/01/22 10:09
I’ve had this app for quite some time now and I have never had any issues with it, ever. What is the point, other than to ANNOY you, of all these lame and pointless ads!? I still don’t understand. The cyber world has become infected with this garbage and for that reason, this app is no longer my fav. They just now started putting those dumb ads that you have-to-listen-to-but-you-mute-until -it’s-done, this month. They pop up when your switch feeds or go back. Now I will be looking for another scanner. Other than that, it’s fine. That’s my review. Thanks for listening.
Had this app for years now.
by Mc Sqweebs on 2016/05/22 21:01
So let's begin with it works most of the time, but not the times some people would really need it to. For instance to help save some lives of the people the were unconscious after a roll over which had landed them in the river just putting their unconscious heads out of reach of rising waters. Sure I might have made it if I wasn't fiddling with getting my iPad app to give me a mile marker point through the pending ads that restrict you from listening or if it simply just does not want you to hear so the man at the other end pushes the stop button as you press play over and over. Well anywho good app next to that, be nice if they'd give the guy that presses the stop button a talk too about the importance of this app and to not do that.
Pretty Good
by okokoss on 2019/11/19 03:58
I’ve messed around with this app for awhile now, Kinnda fun when your bored and like shows like Live PD or cops, LoL! I haven’t figured out if it’s really “ live “ or not but regardless, i enjoy listening from time to time. Wish there was another way besides maybe calling the cops for something happening in your area and also listening somehow to see if what you reported comes across the “ live “ feed? Would love to know if somebody else knows that it is for sure live or not, as they tend to switch stations for the serious stuff which makes sense too. Overall, it’s interesting and fun to listen to now and then... * 4 stars until I figure out if its really live or not! 5 starts if so. Cheers!!
This app is great but there's one thing
by A LEO's Wife on 2015/08/24 16:14
..that I can't stand and it started about two weeks after I downloaded the app. I can listen fire & EMS in my county and I could listen to the sheriffs office also but now the sheriffs office won't play and the blue power button beside it only favorites isn't lite up like the other ones. Is there a reason for this or a way to turn it on. That is who my husband works through and I love being able to listen to this scanner while he is at work. In a sense it calms me because the scanner is always on at home on his days off so when he is gone and I still hear the scanner I feel better but can always listen an see what calls he is on.
Good app however...
by Mitch Q on 2015/09/23 02:12
It tends to crash a lot, and it's usually right after an Ad comes up, which is often. Sometimes it closes on me 3 times in 10 minutes. Also, an improvement suggestion would be to show the time in the time zone of the radio station that is selected, so if it is in pacific time the clock could adjust to that time instead of staying local time. Sometimes it buffers a lot which is frustrating because it's usually right around when something good is happening, and sometimes crashes or skips parts. It is a good, entertaining, informative app but has a few issues that if fixed would make it perfect.
Great app but sometimes I wonder
by 00Chelle00 on 2019/05/06 19:48
I love this app when it’s working! There’s been a few times I’ve got on it and it’s like everything was wiped off it ..... dead silence! I’m not sure why, if it was the app or intentionally done by my local departments but it’s really weird when it happens.... makes you wonder what’s going on they don’t want anyone to know about!!! Also, miss a lot because it seems everyone talks at the same time so you only get bits and pieces of what’s going on at times. It’s either really busy or silent! I do enjoy listening, it can be helpful! Nothing is perfect but I do recommend this app!
Good App... Not Good When Traveling.....
by Country Guy In Tennessee on 2016/12/21 16:23
I enjoy using this app. However, it is not so good like when you are traveling. For example when I am traveling I try to tap the option "Local Scanner" and it does not work very good when you are traveling and you are trying to get the local police scanners. But if you know your city and all that and want to save it in your favorite list then that works and is easy. I just wish it would work better when I am traveling like if I am being pulled over it would be awesome if it would work wherever I am at or wherever that may be.
Like it but somewhat disappointed
by Bingo beach on 2019/09/05 00:30
Finally they got rid of the high-pitched feedback that we all were receiving. However now while Steuben Is clear everyone that is responding is pretty muffled almost like their voices are being scrambled. I don’t know what Steuben is hearing but I know what I’m hearing is not anything that you can interpret for the most part. Doesn’t happen all the time but it happens the majority of the time. I am disappointed also that we are not able to get the scanners that will take us to frequency two. The old analog scanners do not work anymore as everyone is switching to digital. And they are pretty cost prohibitive. I listen to this nightly.....
5-0 Radio
by Motoman2011 on 2016/04/11 02:44
I'm siting here tonight while in the mist of a tornado warning in North Texas...this is a common occurrence during the spring each year. This scanner app allows me to listen to all the active chatter from the local amateur radio operators in the area and it's much more informative than the local news channels... Well worth the piece of mind. I can listen to communications live and bake better decisions about what my family and I should do...I am glad I have this app and feel better about what goes on than listening to the TV Weather guys who can't stop talking and playing with their radar.
Most Accurate App
by WFaulkner on 2016/02/28 03:27
5-0 Radio Police Scanner is definitely the best police radio app I've used. Even on Thursday, when it was pretty quiet, I was able to listen for reports from downtown with very little lag time. I was able to put on my suit and climb on top of the Sykes building in time to see his car drive down Ashley St. I had planned for a lot of wind resistance, as my other apps are usually about three seconds behind, but I was able to fly to the Sykes roof and wait for the thief with two seconds to spare, perfect for diving onto the hood of his car. Five stars for impeccable accuracy.
No Longer Feasible
by TxFDmike on 2019/03/23 19:43
When first downloaded years ago it worked ok, with only one channel available for three different entities in my area. You could only hear one of them at a time, obviously, but it gave no option to prioritize which one you would like on top. That hindered the ability to follow a major important event going on because of interruptions from the other entities not involved or related to it. Now it is pretty much useless as all the entities have switched over to a different more secure radio system. This app is up to date and it does not pick up any traffic. Its time lapse counter never activates even after tapping the play arrow again, confirming that it has no access to the area trying to be monitored.
Very easy to use
by Blind iPhone Master on 2017/10/05 00:48
This app is not only very easy to use his phone to use you can find out what's going in your community locally who is getting arrested he's getting caught where the cops are and more importantly are they in your neighborhood the Apple tell you what's going on in your area and even surrounding areas and even areas you don't live in you can find I was going to Washington DC or Denver Colorado or even your hometown back home so the app is very flexible allows you to get water for mission from multiple radios around the country it's also raise now are you
Great app!🤯
by HatieKull on 2018/04/15 02:45
Great app for hearing police, fire, EMS, public safety, etc. Usually we turn this on at night and listen for awhile and then fall asleep. I remember as a kid using my dad’s old school police scanner and just being fascinated and trying to learn the different codes. Of course with today’s technology and this app combined they offer the same experience: scanner for pretty much any station (even my small MI hometown of 3,000 people) AND it lists the codes for each department so you can look at what the situation really is.. it’s cool, I probably would pay for it if I had to.
Decent Not Perfect
by TenFowerrrr on 2018/01/20 04:31
Does what it says mostly. I don't mind reasonable ads as the app provides a useful service. However one frequent ad is an invasive pop up that is very difficult dismiss and almost always offers something spammy,low-value, or a downright ripoff. That has to go to earn full stars. Only other complaint is that some local scanner stations aren't available—this is not a fault in the app, an increasing number of departments are switching to encrypted comms. These do not facilitate public awareness or transparency. If your jurisdiction does this encourage them to stop. Also traditional radio is less expensive.
Great App
by bbiiggbb on 2015/08/07 19:28
I love knowing what's going on in my city and where to go to see some action. the rest of this review will be me pressing the right suggested word a couple of times. I'm at a time when you are so much for a long way in hell of an old lady at a news report that a new song on my iPhone to my friends to be able too see my friends to the game with a long day ahead with its new home and watch it with my mom and my dad and his colleagues at least a dozen or a time to be the same as I am so glad you enjoyed your birthday. Thanks for reading 😀
Pulse Shooting
by Jordan Hubler on 2016/06/14 18:24
You should know that this was the app that provided all the info to Orlando when the media didn't even know the shooting was happening. It didn't fail us. Thank you for making it available. When i first started listening there were 4 active listeners to orlando fire. By 7am there were 7500 active listeners. In a time where so many needed to hear what was happening as they prayed and worried for their loved ones, 5-0 radio was there for them when the local news stations were not.
Very Good Scanner App
by AKBadBoy1 on 2015/06/15 01:17
I like this scanner app a great deal. It does everything expected of a scanner, and its search function to find viable channels keep one from having to enter a bunch of frequency numbers (though you can do so if for some reason it doesn't find the channel you are looking for). It has a nice little timer that you can turn on in order to keep track of arrival time of units and total length of time the incident lasts. All in all a nice app though there are some units, like The Alaska State Troopers, do to their use of a "trunk dispatching and communication" system. Hopefully that will be next!
Bomb threat
by Lilpushpop on 2017/03/29 03:09
Today I was in shelter in place for 3 hours at my school due to a serious bomb threat. Listening in to the cops calmed my nerves. Sure, I heard them say the bomb was in the building right next to me, but at least I could relay that to my family and tell them how much I loved them. This app worked great EXCEPT for one thing. ADS. When you're in a fricken shelter in place because of something so serious, YOU DONT WANT ADS. Your adrenaline is pumping and you're crying your eyes out and when you're shaking so bad you can hardly hold your phone, you don't want to worry about clicking out of an Ad. Seriously!!!
Great app For Firefighters.
by Sniperboy211 on 2015/09/26 18:29
I'm a volunteer Firefighter and even though we have pagers a lot of the time there delayed from when the stations alarms go off and when we get the notice on our pagers. So a lot of times when I get the notice I respond drive to the station, get there only to find out they already left or I get to watch them speed past me down the road. This app helps me because I can hear when our stations tones go off and get up and go. So by the time I'm pulling in to the station our pagers go off.
Best police scanner app ever!
by Allen da savge on 2019/11/04 01:55
This is really awesome and usually I do not write reviews but I just had to because this is so great if you wanna know what’s going on in your town or city maybe even state be cause where I live there are police cars and fire trucks going places a lot so I wanna know what they are saying. All though sometimes it is not very clear what the officers or fire fighters are saying over the radio. Overall this is a really really nice app to keep you updated on thing going on where you live or just anywhere!
Keeping calm.
by Grandma7T7 on 2019/06/07 11:26
It’s great to be able to hear what the sound of sirens is about. Recently sirens screamed past our house and I immediately started praying, I was able to find out it was a friend of my grandson who was in an accident. Because of the app I called my daughter and found out he was fine, his car not so much. I love to be able to pray for people when they need help, when someone has trouble breathing or had a fall, I can be praying for them. Of course I always pray for our first responders.
I'm a firefighter 🚒
by 2 cut for u on 2015/08/04 18:47
I love this app. We have pagers but I was wondering if there was an "alternative" and I love that I can hear my county fire, EMS, and Police scanners. I just downloaded it but I bet it will come in handy! The only thing I wish is if with your favorite channels the App would scan to them if there is chatter on them. Like if I get paged for an Alarm it would be awesome if the app would grab the Walkie-Talkie chatter for the location and I can hear exactly where it is and get updates as I'm going there. But LOVE IT! But if you could add a "pager" type function where I can get updates as I'm driving
Not cool
by gmbbbmmgg on 2017/11/04 22:21
Right in the middle of listening to a station, an ad popped up and I couldn’t hear what the scanner was saying anymore. How stupid and crappy is that? I understand an ad popping up but why in the world would it completely interrupt something I’m listening to? Couldn’t it just have popped up but on mute with the option to listen if I wanted to while still being able to hear the scanner? Hmmm, that’s an idea. & I don’t know why it keeps kicking me off the station right in the middle of listening. I have to open up the app & go back to the station & start it again. Its happened about 5 times already & I’ve only had it downloaded for about an hour. It’s annoying & unfortunately that why this app is getting 1 Star.
Fun app but quits alot
by where02190 on 2016/12/02 17:47
Every version has done this, it will work fine then suddenly I don’t hear it and when I check it has quit the stream and gone back to main menu. Mostly seems to be caused when messages is running and a message is received if my home screen is not on 5-0 Radio. App goes to show how stupid crooks are. Yesterday was listening to the local popo chase 3 thieves who did a home invasion around town, at one point one undercover says he is 4 cars behind them and gives exact location, if the idiots listened to their 50-radio feed they would have easily escaped. FWIW apps dropped feed twice while I was typing this. I give it 3 stars for entertainment value but take two away for poor performance.
Usually good
by Cruzeman11 on 2018/02/03 13:01
I like this app. But it does have it’s problems. It’s just not this app however. Problem is that for the Des Moines Police it doesn’t always work kind of like a server is down or something. Happens fairly frequently and seems like it’s down for 24+ hours at a time. No I don’t have the time to listen 24/7 but it’s kind of a pain when I do and no stream. Yet other Police are working just fine. Someone needs to see if something can be done about this. Otherwise a great app and would upgrade if that could be corrected.
Happy viewer
by yeaboycraig on 2019/05/13 21:34
I really have nothing bad to say about this app. I heard that the police scanner apps u find in the App Store were delayed a little bit. I was skeptical about using them because the possibility of me listening to false or fake records. But recently I was out in the yard after dark. I seen a neighbors house down the road getting spot lighted. I turned on my app and listened to check out what was going on and sure enough I heard the police conversation regarding the situation. I give this app 5 stars
Love the free app
by Twiggytodd on 2019/10/08 00:52
I’m one of those that enjoys listening to the local police and fire and rescue. When I travel I enjoy listening to the local scanners as well. Gives me an idea if it’s worse or better than home. Had a pharmacy convention in Chicago. I was hearing what I thought was fireworks around the baseball stadium and it turned out to be shots fired. Never have I heard more radio activity than in Chicago. Admittedly never traveled to Detroit though. I’m still hooked on listening to Chicago all the way back in SC. Love this app
WAY too many ads
by alyxbobalyx on 2019/05/09 04:11
The ads are ridiculous. For starters, you cannot simply click the 'x' on any of the ads at first because they do not display the 'x' until the ad has been visible for a while. You cannot click where the 'x' would normally be located because it changes from ad to ad. If you do click on the area where the 'x' would be and it's not there yet, it takes you to the ad. The ads will come on full volume, with Shaq trying to sell you some at-home pain remedy, playing over the radio until it allows you to exit the ad. It's pretty obvious the free version of this app is meant to encourage people to pay for the full version because this app is just a pain to use. Uninstalling.
Got Police Helicopters? Use 5-0 Radio
by rsmith7 on 2019/05/09 09:45
My formerly very quiet neighborhood has Police Helicopters go around the block at least twice a week now. To find out what the criminals are up to, it takes 30 seconds to open the free App and listen. There are no super long ads blocking the radio like the other App! By the time I get the ridiculous ads closed on the other free App, the incident is over. Don’t bother with that App! Stick with easy-to-use 5-0 Radio and you’ll get the info you need fast!
Reality Radio
by jimmy_hardin on 2016/03/01 03:48
Interesting to listen in on Vegas Metro on any weekend obviously holidays are even more eventful, but also cool to check on what's happening in my backyard too. It's comprehensive and you can set up a favs list Sometimes when I'm in the mood... I'll poor myself a drink, play online poker and listen to it in the background on my iPad, not everyday but sometimes it can be very entertaining. Plus You set your own wallpaper I have a pic of Reno 911, but the app usually just runs in the background
Neighborhood High Speed Pursuit
by Bkinnss on 2015/10/26 07:30
I live in an incredibly dull part of upstate New York, and to my surprise at 2:30 in the morning, I heard tires squealing and sirens sounding off pretty much in my back yard. It freaked me out. I immediately downloaded this app and found out what was going on. It just so happened that there was a pursuit, and the two assailants were hiding in my backyard. So I sat in my living room, shotgun in lap, phone in hand, and waited for these criminals to break into my home. They never did, but thanks to this app I knew what was happening, and that I was not in fact hallucinating.
Helps you understand to know how the police operate
by Master Recourse on 2019/05/14 09:53
On the side of the law, or the other side, with this app you have insight into knowing some of the activity and communication between police and even how sometimes their own misinformation may be revealed in some situations as in one live encounter I had between Portland Police officers one August in 2017. Right now with Police presence in my neighborhood on this warm May night for over an hour, now the time is ten-to-three in the morning however, I get no direct connection to their activity because some of their communication is via cell phone. This is a stake out for a career criminal at the end of my block I believe. This program has helped me to better understand police activity and be aware of my own possible encounters with them. Better than just my own scanner.
Great
by Kimmypm2 on 2015/08/25 03:46
It's interesting the work they put into making us feel safe at night. I was concerned tonight with cops everywhere and the helicopter, listening to our local police take it serious and do what it takes to keep the neighborhood safe so quickly makes me feel safer at home, and believe more in the good these people do. So much negativity lately in the news, it's nice to see or (hear) the hard work they do to make us feel at ease and watched over!
Great app
by Coloradogator on 2016/08/20 18:16
As with most free versions of an app this one contains advertisements, but they are not intrusive on the enjoyment of the app. The interface is nice and simple and easy to figure out. I have used this app for more than a year and it works flawlessly. Each channel comes in clear and there is no overlap. I listen for enjoyment only so I have not been interested in advanced features. Judging solely on the free version I would expect other paid versions to be as good.
Awesome selection but Ads are SO annoying!
by screwthisapplrenkaxnkrke on 2019/05/03 14:47
I highly recommend this app and the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars, is because the ads that pop up are extremely annoying because it completely interrupts the radio transmission going on by the police dept you’re listening to. If they want ads, then they should fit them down at the bottom of the screen or something where the stereo speaker picture is, NOT take over the entire app interrupting what you were listening to.
Very good app
by Andrewasdgf1337 on 2016/01/20 16:42
Does everything that you want it to. My only complaint is how many ads there are. I understand that there will be advertisements in a free app, but every time I change the station, it loads this huge thing trying to get me to download a game. So it takes a while to load, then you have to wait 5-10 seconds before it will let you close it. Just a little excessive. Other than that, it works great. If pop ups and a lot of ads bother you, definitely get the paid version.
Good scanner
by MikeMeyers45601 on 2015/09/26 02:41
Very decent scanner app. Picks up all the local traffic from city and county clearly. Also it's fun that you can pick up other places. I was listening to L.A. County hot shots and actually got to listens to the terrorist plot going in at LAX while they were handling it. Sad situation but it's the best news station to listen to cause you hear everything that's going on as it's happening.. With this, you don't need to go out and purchase an expensive handheld scanner because the app gives you the same as it does but cheaper. A+ rating
Great app, saved $150+
by Kevyg00111 on 2015/12/14 01:16
I was about to go buy a portable trunking scanner and figured I would give this a quick shot before I spent the money. To get a quality scanner that has the capabilities of this app, you would spend a pretty penny. Paired with a Bluetooth speaker, this is as good if not better than any scanner I have used. I would suggest this to anybody thinking of getting a scanner. (As long as you have cell service that is....) Thanks for a great app!
Great app
by Proud LEO Dad on 2019/06/21 14:17
My son is a police officer in another city and this app lets me listen in when he’s working his shift. Without this app I would not have this ability. I’m in the fire service and I listen to radio traffic all the time. The sound quality is not as good as listening to the actual radio but it’s not terrible. I don’t use 10 codes so the list of 10 codes that’s provided is a great resource. My sons department also uses signal codes but I don’t see those available on the app. Overall this is a wonderful app.
Very useful indeed!
by Wesguy124 on 2015/08/12 06:25
This scanner is exactly what you think it is. It gives you live feed in not only your area but all over the country and then some. I hear about crimes that are news worthy before the news crews know about it. It's awesome! But I just wish that my favorited stations would come on when there is someone talking or like a multifunctional radio that you can see multiple radio signals in a line it in boxes etc. Just a thought.
It's a major News catcher
by 2jeep2wanda on 2016/03/05 22:48
I follow all kinds of news not just locally. When something is breaking I want to be up to date with I get that state/location area feed on this app. Listening to fire/police live local feed is much more informative and usually faster than any national news source. As far as my own local city feed our police are digital but this app has my local live police dispatch and fire coverage so I'm very happy indeed.
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