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Police scanner radio & Fire
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scanner radio is the #1 police scanner and alerts you of breaking news so you can listen to the action live with millions of others. Stay up to date with your local news, traffic, emergency and public safety or listen in during major national live events in real time. Features: • Breaking news alerts to get the scoop before anyone else. • View scanners located nearest you. • View the most popular scanners. • View the newest scanners being added all the time. • Star your favorite scanners for quick access. • Browse thousands of scanners from all over the world by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc). • CarPlay support Receive an alert anytime: • A scanner in the directory has more than a certain amount of listeners • A specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners • A Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites • A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner • A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner near you • A new scanner comes online near you Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking). The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify.com and a few other sites using real scanner radios. For assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net Terms of Use: https://scanner-radio.firebaseapp.com
Volume too quiet
by Quiet 67 on 2021/05/12 01:38
Too quiet
Police and Firefighter activity
by BudBoy DJ on 2021/05/11 15:52
The scanner keeps me informed of the police and firefighter activities going in and around my area at home and when traveling. DJ
Developer and App 100% a joke
by Genosun on 2021/05/10 14:57
I had the Gordan Edwards police fire scanner for years, But now all he does is flood your phone with ads Jams it up so the scanner stops, Then you have to watch & listen to his ads that wont close untill you press the X 50 times, And then do a restart , Also just recently he made the app update so my Samsung Grand Prime Smart Phone is now obsolete, And will not run with the app, Calls himself a Volunteer He's a joke, Delete this app it’s not worth your time or aggravation, Get another one not associated with this guy he’s just out to make a buck.
It’s Helpful
by BugJacob on 2021/05/10 06:20
Thanks for keeping me alert with what’s going on around me
Doesn’t work
by duped1984 on 2021/05/09 17:07
Just plays ads. No actual police or fire radio
Fire2
by Firing123 on 2021/05/08 23:38
Can’t get any local stations.🙁
Adds
by nickname19102837829264 on 2021/05/08 21:08
The adds won’t let you X out of them
More commercials please!
by FireCrewCap on 2021/05/08 00:16
Way to many commercials! Not worth the time trying to get through them.
Season 2 episode 11 of 9-1-1: Lone Star brought me here.
by Batboymeister on 2021/05/07 19:09
After seeing the part when Rob Lowe download an app on 9-1-1: Lone Star (season 2 episode 11), that made me want to try this app and it’s pretty cool.
No adds
by asdfghjklertyuuio on 2021/05/07 17:11
As a former Sheriff’s deputy I enjoy listening but the entro adds are obnoxious. Please tone them down some. How can I listen to more than one area at a time?
I hate the interruptions from ads
by lilsalcido on 2021/05/07 06:33
When there is an emergency and you want to hear why is happening, all the damm ads prevent you from hearing the information fast enough. You have to wait for the ads that are very loud to stop, then when you try to exit out of the ads, they make the corner x hard to tap....
Love all the Adds
by Steelhead_Kirk on 2021/05/06 03:35
Love waiting for almost a minute while some insipid game advertisement! Too bad it won’t last for two or three. Minutes!!
Scanner service
by Jeterchief on 2021/05/04 21:29
Enjoy being informed. Very informative.
Good Scanner
by Yaunak on 2021/05/04 15:26
I like it. Thanks
Use to be my favorite.
by Semperfi84 on 2021/05/04 13:50
Use to be able to pay for a full year. Now it’s monthly. The ads have ruined it for me.
Normal Traffic In North Las Vegas & Metro Las Vegas
by My3030Winchester on 2021/05/04 04:38
Just Another Monday Night In Hood!!!
Help
by re patrol on 2021/05/03 21:04
I can’t figure it out!
Beyond bad
by bl123498765 on 2021/05/02 09:32
The ads are so long and the scanner constantly breaks up , rarely does it give information in full , I’m hooking up my trusty desktop scanner
Please readd the tones
by OfficerJosh on 2021/05/01 03:21
Please readd the tones to Montgomery county Pennsylvania for the fire dept
App Issues
by BruceCreasap on 2021/04/30 23:51
For some reason the app will not work on the north central Ohio railroad so it’s basically useless to me.
Maui
by Mahamenui on 2021/04/30 04:34
Maui scanner was Mia for months we needed this app back up for Kahikinui Kaupo kipahulu and Hana districts for emergency updates. We in Kahikinui relied on this app during 2016 fire. I’m pleased to have this app back online for maui county in the rural areas and of course urban as well. Mahalo Nui Donna Sterling
Works great!
by SLawman4 on 2021/04/30 01:38
The scam/frequency i listen to is about 30 seconds behind actual time!
Best scanner app going
by markbyrn on 2021/04/29 16:17
Long time happy user
Review
by FDNY RES1CUE on 2021/04/28 10:36
To many ads as soon as I turn it on to listen it’s like y’all don’t want me to hear the dispatch
Cool App
by Iggy 56 on 2021/04/26 23:59
Easy to use stay safe and informed ! 👍
The Best Scanner!
by Dunabow on 2021/04/26 20:29
Question, I used to see the channel currently running on my Lock Screen. It’s not there anymore. I am Using iPhone XR current iOS and iPad Pro. Is it not available anymore?
Right out of the gate.
by Kgbsd on 2021/04/25 23:47
First ad freezes the app and had to restart. May need move to a better option.
Ads
by Jimmyg59 on 2021/04/25 17:49
The ads are ridiculous and then they freeze and you can’t shut them down! This is a turn off. I refuse to use the free app anymore
Ms Beth
by ms beth s on 2021/04/25 15:33
Best coverage, easy to use . Best to know what’s going on , teal time !
I know when audience is up , so is the crime !
by BlondeDiamond007 on 2021/04/25 03:32
As above . When the audience is up , the active crime is up and the scanner provides up to date situation. Thanks to the sheriffs and police force which I see the same in trying to protect us ! Support the law officers or else you and your family, friends could be victimized!!!
Ridiculous adds
by Negative average Joe on 2021/04/25 00:59
Adds are so long. You miss the scanner broadcasts. Totally unnecessary. Forcing upgrade. Other apps free without adds
Great app
by koba woba on 2021/04/24 04:27
Mobile scanner works great with out ads!!!
Audio Advertisements
by Rich6672527 on 2021/04/23 15:48
You hear sirens outside and decide to open this app. Right when you are about to hear what is going on, an audio advertisement interrupts. Now you have missed it. This is a situation where the timing of the advertisements can 100% negate the usefulness of the app. Therefore, the app is worth 0 stars because it failed to allow you to listen to what you set out to hear.
Works well...
by artemc1 on 2021/04/23 02:42
Tried other sites, however found this just reliable with Good sound quality..
Can’t close ads
by PFDR1 on 2021/04/22 17:32
Ads pop up more frequently than ever which would be no issue were it not for the inability to close the ad by pressing the X on the ad once it loads. This was not an issue on my note 9 but is on my iPhone 11. As of now, I have to constantly close the app and reopen it in the hopes there is no ad because again, I can’t close the ads. Unfortunately the ads come so often I have to use a different app with an interface not near as good as this one. It was five stars for me on the android, but not the iPhone. It would be will be be worthy of five when the bug is fixed.
User👎🏻
by customer👎🏻 on 2021/04/22 13:35
To many interruptions while listening, I already pay for the app I don’t need a premium app for that reason I am deleting. The consumers choice
Can’t close Ads
by gwmyjunk on 2021/04/21 20:21
I understand the need to make money but you should be able to close as we are done playing
Paid once on Android for Pro !!!
by Roadjockey on 2021/04/21 10:06
I don’t get it, I paid one time for pro on android and I still have that app on my old android phone and you want to charge me every month I see you’ve got to be kidding me I paid once on android I think it was five dollars max and you want to charge a monthly fee on IOS. Imagine That !!!!
Good App.
by jasper462000 on 2021/04/21 00:13
This scanner app is good, but the adds are loud and annoying. They make you go through pure torture in order to listen to what is a good scanner app.
Pop up ad won’t go away
by kalbodm on 2021/04/20 22:56
See above
Good App
by Andy25302 on 2021/04/20 00:15
This a good app to keep track of police and EMS activities in your town. Also helps with traffic issues when major activities are going on. Very helpful.
Pro on android
by sra502 on 2021/04/19 11:20
I have pro on Android and only paid once. Update: Paid for. Broadcastify as dev consistently mentions them. Scanner pro on android one payment only, Broadcastify on iPhone. 👍
Ads don’t close
by Ad Aggrevation on 2021/04/18 10:10
I get that I opted out of the ad-free option, but an ad really should close after tapping, holding, and trying to close it for 5 minutes.
Not working
by mg1477 on 2021/04/18 08:02
The Clackamas County Law Enforcement channel isn’t working. It’s been totally silent on this app for days
Ads are horrible cannot exit
by b 16 4 5 on 2021/04/18 03:02
These ads are out of hand cannot exit them
Best app
by Chris Caffarelli on 2021/04/17 22:01
He’s app ever
Impossible to turn off
by Give me some real alternative on 2021/04/17 03:06
Deliberately designed to be difficult to disengage.
Don’t pick up half the calls
by klc at ut 74 on 2021/04/16 21:56
Three months ago I knew almost everything happening in Anderson co tn now I barely pick up a wreck in front of my house but still listening and hoping it gets better tks kc
Subscribed to no ads but still ads on iPhone
by itsallashow on 2021/04/16 18:50
Uninstalled reinstalled and still same error I. iPhone.
New ads have ruined a great app
by tggggggt on 2021/04/16 01:16
This apps is great except for the new ads. The new ads have sound so they blank out the scanner. They also have tiny close x’s which make some of them virtually impossible to close. You have to close the app and reopen to get rid of them. I’m sure the developer thought they were being cleaver what they didn’t consider was it piss’s you off so much there’s no way you’re going to download the games.
Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option
by J.A.Arensky on 2021/04/15 21:52
I had this app on on my old iPhone with a different Apple ID, and it was great. Made all of the one-time purchases to get the pro features and support the developer. I re-downloaded the app on my new iPhone / Apple ID, and was disappointed to discover that the developer has moved to a subscription only model, complete with highly-intrusive ads. Not every app should require a subscription. Please offer a “lifetime pro” option (like the Apollo Reddit app) for those of us who don’t like subscriptions. I’d be willing to make a one-time payment of $20 - $30, but right now you are getting nothing from me because I refuse to pay for a subscription to this type of app.
Buffers continuously
by Daisydaize on 2021/04/15 21:32
App continues to buffer and then stop. Have updated with no change in problem.
Loading
by brendabugb on 2021/04/15 18:50
Take quite a while to load with the advertisements. Used to load a lot faster.
Stop buffering and load
by porkchop305 on 2021/04/15 03:10
Want load nothing
“Was” a pretty good app
by RyLee522 on 2021/04/15 03:05
This app worked great until the recent update.. now it crashes and won’t even buffer! 🙁
Dont hear the call
by Roadkill59 on 2021/04/14 12:42
I always hear the siren go off at the fire house and turn the app on and I hear it toned up but never hear the call after.
I get the ads, but
by sky2 on 2021/04/13 22:25
I can't X them out when they're done playing.
The ads have become overwhelming
by FXSTC Rider on 2021/04/13 22:06
Ad after ad after ad, many of which are impossible to dismiss are detracting from what is otherwise a great app. Don’t kill off your app by continuing this ad storm, there are other apps that are not so obnoxious in their ad presentation.
Why the ads?
by ReEeEeEe man on 2021/04/13 22:04
I go to listen to a fire call because I heard my towns fire siren and the app starts blasting a ad totally overtaking the voices on the radio, the ads gotta go
I can’t get Newark Nj police department it will be a 8 star from me if it can be added
by Godds son on 2021/04/13 20:25
App
Obnoxious Ads
by Tweakyboy1 on 2021/04/13 17:32
Ads come on blaringly loud and block the ability to maneuver on the site for a lengthy time and sometimes even freezes in front with the sound in the back ground. Otherwise, if you are able to get to it, the scanner function is really nice. You can pay a bunch of money to get rid of the ads, which is probably why they make the ads so obnoxious. It didn’t used to be that way. You watched a couple of useful ads and then used the scanner. But now the ads are so obnoxious that you just shut the volume off, ignore the screen, and just wait for the scanner to start.
Advertisements
by HERO READY on 2021/04/13 15:18
App is great; even the advertisements are fine and understandable. What I don’t understand are the acceptance of ads that don’t allow for easy close-out. There are times when I log on multiple times per day and want to quickly get back to the scanner. Some of these ads don’t have a way to close them easily, if at all.
Good to have with emergency Apps
by Photo-jan on 2021/04/13 06:08
I just got this app today. So far it’s been a great way to see what’s going on out there. Wry interesting too!
Stays offline
by jnaveigh on 2021/04/13 03:19
The scanner stays offline most of time! It’s been offline now for over a week! Very disappointing!
Not happy
by Tx wrecker on 2021/04/12 04:36
Pay the price and it only works half the time
Police Scanner
by Ace Auntie on 2021/04/11 17:07
You can barely hear anything, it sounds like they have mouths full of marbles.
Great app
by fieldsew on 2021/04/11 04:54
Does the job and then some. Go to app.
Works great
by Efer7 on 2021/04/09 07:10
This app is great it works better than carrying a scanner
Great app
by Gabriel69$ on 2021/04/09 05:06
Love this app accurate!!! ***** 5 stars hands down
Listening offline
by Rebel Scorpion on 2021/04/07 04:18
Can you all update the app so we can listen offline if we choose without consuming data? Thanks.
Real world app
by CarolStars on 2021/04/05 22:36
Pretty interesting because you can hear actual law enforcement officers and emergency personnel talking in real time, both about what’s going on and other things like clocking in and out. Can’t always tell what’s going on, though. Sometimes big gaps in activity. So the novelty might wear off after a while. But definitely a learning experience. You can listen in on a big newsworthy event anywhere in the country or just little things going on around you. Some international locations as well, though not much.
Used to be better....
by KevinRott on 2021/04/05 22:24
I have a scanner feed that I broadcast, and while other scanner apps correctly display the feed is online and number of listeners, this app shows my feed is offline with no users.
App problems
by Luciebe2 on 2021/04/05 19:12
App is saying “offline”. It’s been 3 days now and still not working. Thank you for the information As of 4/4/21 the app is working. I will check out broadcastify.com
False scanner
by FirefighterB19 on 2021/04/05 00:12
I got this app today and tested it with the Lyford fire department. I got the chief of the department to help me test it up. It was 100% false. The app scanner showed a structure fire 10 blocks from the station, also false. I also tested on the CSX CE&D Subdivision, also 100% false.
Annoying advertising
by whydidibuyaniphone on 2021/04/04 12:41
The fullscreen screen, non-closable add that pops up upon app launch makes me want to look for another alternative. I don’t mind the small adds in app but imploring me to install some idiotic game that I have absolutely no interest in is a turn off.
Channels
by TLPSR on 2021/04/02 18:08
All you show are the old channels that were used! You don’t have any of the new 800 channels used by the local agencies.
So much fun and worth the money for the add blocker
by 1184311 on 2021/04/02 16:56
So much fun and worth the money for the add blocker
Structure fires
by disappointed 222333 on 2021/04/02 11:20
I vote this at 100% I love this app
Surprised me
by Chitywok on 2021/04/02 08:00
Very good app. I don’t mind a few ads no problem yet
The best sucurity system
by Danasbaby on 2021/04/01 22:23
I love this app it tells you everything thing you need.
Subscription for Premium
by suprkain on 2021/04/01 21:19
Had this app for Android and only paid 1 time for it. Not everything needs to be a subscription model.
Fire
by The dad of the family on 2021/03/31 00:50
Awesome for free
Whoever owns this scanner??
by kayCoal on 2021/03/30 22:49
Used to rely on this app....but you’ve left it on the same channel since Friday. Please change the channel. We’ve been listening to 2nd Precinct since the shootings on Friday night.
Offline
by wendydion on 2021/03/30 22:20
I just opened it up a few minutes ago and it says offline. I can’t get it to go online
Scanner app
by dyn-o-mighty on 2021/03/30 14:29
So far so good. Nice app.
Ads won’t disappear. Too many conflicting channels.
by Hdhdhshsjs on 2021/03/29 16:23
Ads won’t disappear. Too many conflicting channels.
Works great
by onenydog on 2021/03/27 18:39
Absolutely works great good to listen to what’s going on in the neighborhood
As advertised
by serendipitysuzy on 2021/03/27 04:41
Yes this is the real deal. I get alerts when the scan is intense somewhere. I can start praying and hope no one gets hurt.
Ads
by plfd219 on 2021/03/26 13:37
The ads interrupt listening as soon as you start app. It’s then impossible to close the ad without closing & reopening app. Just get rid of the free version and charge for its use
Adds
by Mompier on 2021/03/25 23:47
An add comes up and you can’t get out!
Really not so good
by @%+68&@ on 2021/03/25 23:16
I find active channels but don’t hear anything
Trash
by Brownboiwest on 2021/03/25 10:47
I get this app thinking it would actually work....and Thts a no.......so basically it's a app tht jus spams u with useless ads..... definitely wouldn't recommend use to anyobe🤷🏾‍♂️
Haha
by malachi crockett on 2021/03/24 05:19
Haha
App Not Working for Channel we always listen too.
by elmtx on 2021/03/24 00:17
It worked fine yesterday and no there is nothing for Waco Law Enforcement. Other channels work but not this one.
FYI
by OGroovyOne on 2021/03/23 02:04
Doesn’t get the local police like it used to. Now it has ads.also the computer generated info. Doubt the police rely on that since it doesn’t pronounce the words correctly. Sounds fake. Years ago it was much better except the buffering.
What a piece of $h!+
by Tcm 425 on 2021/03/23 00:24
Love having to listen to an idiotic commercial for an entire minute before I’m able to hear paramedics revive a sixteen year old teenage girl involved in a traumatic car crash.
Needs fixed
by Seanttyler on 2021/03/22 22:32
Can’t close the ads on the iPhone 12 max pro. The x to close the ad is covered in the corner
Unreliable
by joseph please help us m on 2021/03/22 07:15
The app rarely plays and when it does it usually is a long time after it’s been launched.
Dropped
by DoggyEatDog on 2021/03/21 07:44
My scanner station just disappeared I don’t know where frustrating because I don’t know what’s going on around me
2 Stars Until Resolved
by MrM1key on 2020/05/31 02:47
Not sure what the issue is. But this app has worked all day for me until this evening. I was receiving alerts fine and dandy. And then later this evening everything seemed to stop. I heard that there were issue going on in/and around Dayton, OH where I live near so I attempted to tune in and I was asked to restore my purchase, not sure why but I was. So I clicked restore like it asked me too. Then I received another message after restoring purchase; that said retrieval failed, failed to retrieve directory information. Right now getting a blank screen. Not loading my favorites, and looks like I lost alllllllll my favorites which is very frustrating to go back through and add all the favorites you previously had; time consuming. Currently the app is not loading anything, this is after deleting and re-downloading the app. Certainly not something your company needs to have occurring right now with what’s happening in our world. Just ridiculous.
Used to be great
by Jakeconsig on 2019/02/02 08:42
I just wrote a long review on my other device a few weeks ago about how this was the greatest scanner app on the market. That has changed. The ads used to be simple and subtle, but now they take up the whole screen. Often times when you’re trying to load a scanner app time is of the essence. Waiting for a full screen ad to load is a huge inconvenience and delays our ability to monitor a current unfolding public safety situation. I just bought a paid version of a different app to replace this app after years of being a loyal user. Either get rid of the full screen ads (banner ads are totally fine) or give us a paid option. Until then, I’ll use a different app to get the exact same data streams.
Best scanner app in the App Store, period
by TCapple on 2019/06/12 00:59
I’ve tried dozens, and no other scanner app compares. There still room for improvement, and some features that I don’t understand why nobody ads. For example, let’s create a Scanner app that actually lets us scan multiple channels… I don’t see any technical reason why you couldn’t monitor two or more at once. That said, I’m giving it five stars because of how it compares to all of the other apps in the store. Not holding back because of the new features that I’d like to see. This developer has been rolling out updates frequently, the user interface is already the best there is, and I hope to see more and more updates going forward.
Scanner Radio is a Must
by Bob'n'Along on 2020/02/26 04:11
For nearly 40 years until retiring, I was an editor (and reporter) for a daily newspaper. I can say that without the services of scanner radio traffic, we would have been severely hampered in presenting to our reading public all the “breaking news” that would’ve given us the edge among media outlets. Unfortunately while I was editor, your scanner service was not yet available to us, where facilities were concerned as we relied exclusively on crystal devices that limited us decidedly. Computer generated scanner traffic is much more efficient and if I had it when I was at the newspaper, our news edge would’ve been second to none. Thank you for this opportunity. I continue to listen to scanner traffic in my retirement days.
Alert Filtering Enhancement
by FlyboyJMH on 2019/10/15 14:17
The app is a great scanner listening tool. Works well and is very stable. I have used several different scanner apps and this is now my go-to app. In particular I love the alert functionality! I do have an enhancement request/suggestion. Please consider adding the ability to filter alerts, possibly to restrict alerts by country (ie US only) and also the ability to hide certain feed alerts. With no disrespect to the feed provider, I really am not personally interested in receiving alerts for Elko, NV twenty times a day. I certainly respect the providers zeal and passion but not being anywhere near there, I really don’t need to know about every minor event. Thank you!
Police scanner~brief review
by RandelllMalavida!!! on 2019/03/22 06:34
The San Mateo Law Enforcement frequency on this scanner is a great way to stay informed in nearly real-time communication of the events that transpire outside our walls and in the community 24/7 that are handled by the Men & Women charged with safety. crime prevention and so much more. It doesn’t take too long to learn the codes and phonetic alphabet so understanding what is happening outside, becomes like looking through a window at what life’s drama impacts so many lives being played out in our streets. It can be tragic, sad, comical and most of all it is the reality of the on duty professional voices, those Officers whom face fearlessly into the abyss everyday. It can become addicting and I love it. Randy Chavez
Still the best but wish I could test the themes
by Benjamin from CA on 2019/06/06 20:04
Out of all the scanner applications I have tried this one is still the best. A big thank you to the developer for making the recent updates. I chose to purchase the option to remove ads once it became available and now I see there is also an option to purchase the ability to change the theme. I do wish there was a way that we could try the themes before we commit to the purchase. I am visually impaired and believe the black theme may be of benefit but don’t want to waste the money if it does not end up being that way. Even if only a 24 hour test run it would be nice.
Terrible Distracting Ads Deliberately Interferes App
by Jane Doe Not on 2020/06/04 14:08
During these times it’s important to keep up with what’s going on in your community. For this reason I downloaded the app. The app does what it’s supposed to when you’re finally able to get at it. But lately ads layer over on top of the app - over and over and over - no matter how many times you try to close them and start the free app. On top of that clicking close often leads you OUT of the app and into the App Store. Once you actually get to the app it’s great. There are many fine features and includes aids. But this kind of advertising behavior should not be allowed.
Easy to Use App
by Tribe 72 on 2020/01/10 01:28
This is a very easy to use app. Free version comes with advertisements, but the ads are very unobtrusive and do not detract from user experience. Has a great variety of choices from police, fire, air control & more. Recommend LAPD “Hot Shot” frequency for pretty dramatic special operations including coordination between police helicopter & ground units. My son is a professional firefighter & EMT. I enjoy keeping the app playing in the background while he’s on duty. Makes it more fun to have a conversation about his work experiences when I’ve heard the radio traffic between dispatch, command, & his unit.
....He’s dead Jim.
by Dred242 on 2020/12/19 13:32
After the most recent update this app has become unusable. I can accept a scanner feed being temporarily down or unavailable but when an app fails to load on first launch or becomes severely crippled by pop-up Ad’s to the point of having to completely close the app and start over, this is absolutely unacceptable. Also, this app use to work great when launched in Apple CarPlay, but now the feeds just shuffle around the screen when tapped and never loads the selected choice. Every few months I upgrade the free version of any app on my phone that I enjoy, to paid versions to support the developers. I had planned to pay for this app but now I consider this app completely broken and not worth paying for. This free version will end up in a drawer until a functional version is offered.
Scanner Radio overview
by wibbage on 2019/02/17 22:59
Fast access into breaking news national headline stories from the front lines. When you listen to alerts, you have a front row seat as police arrive and set up perimeters and search. You’ll hear them discuss how to deal with media and where to set up news interview posts and how the strategically plan to search for shooters. I was alerted to the tragic shootings in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and at the country dance hall in Northern California. I over heard a pilot of a major airline on landing approach to Tampa International airport radio the control tower that he “just hit birds.” Excellent quality overall but depends on the monitoring source.
Great Performance, etc
by RobertGipson831 on 2020/07/18 20:36
Great app! Does exactly what it’s supposed to as far as connecting me with local dispatch and fire information. Even better, it provides features like finding local and abroad channels for me. I just tap and can listen as in. The amount of ads is tolerable. Of course, for a couple bucks a month you can get rid of the ads and gain some impressive features. THANK YOU for the this great app! Also, thank you to the every day heroes like police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, those who serve and are veterans, doctors and hospitals, scientists, to our government, and patriots who keep our Nation safe and secure.
Police Scanner
by Herbie5-0 on 2019/02/10 18:24
I like this app and there are many jurisdictions available. It is quite addictive to listen to everything that is happening in my County. It is also evident that we have a very serious drug problem in this country in general based on the high number of overdose emergencies I have heard so far. One issue is that my local Police, Fire and EMS scanner goes offline and there seems to be no way to report it. The Fire and EMER is usually online but I personally prefer the police calls. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the app itself.
UPDATE : Features Working! my goto App
by Tommy NCL on 2019/06/19 20:59
Back in May I talked about the app stopping working. I never could get the alerts to work. Eventually Gordon the developer and I began emailing (he’s extremely responsive!) and eventually I deleted and re-downloaded the app over the course of a month or so along with some troubleshooting. The latest download cleared the problem on my IPhoneX. This may very well have been a corrupted file on my own device all along. Regardless. Can’t recommend this enough. Great app and great support! Earlier post from May: For years this was my go to app. Having come from first law enforcement and now own a media company for past 15 years. This would always notify me of something happening anywhere in the country if the listeners met a certain threshold. It no longer does that as before. You can manually go in and look. But it’s not automatic. Still decent for manual listening. But the loss of auto notify is a big disappointment.
I too purchased this app...
by egirlpitch on 2019/03/28 17:40
*Edited* went back & found my receipt. It was the same app but the name was scanner911 so the name has changed. That's why it won't find out past purchases I love this application and paid for the full upgrade years ago specify for the option to get notifications when "so" many people were listening at once. It wants me to pay again. I'm confused that you say there was never an option to upgrade. Are you the original developer or did you aquire it?
👍
by FleaBittenVarmit on 2020/06/19 01:28
I like this app. It is handy when something happens local and I can turn this on and see what is happening. Except I have missed the initial dispatch. I hate that there is a hum all the time even when ppl are talking. I would like it better and give a higher star rating if more local departments were available. There is one specific that is not available and I don’t know why. It is a highway patrol and every other district in the state is available. It is also cool to be able to listen to basically any where in the country or world. There also are ads in the way now that did not use to be there but I can deal with that. Definitely would recommend.
Very inconsistent
by Ford216 on 2020/09/04 18:11
Whenever Police cars whiz by my home, I immediately log on to this scanner app to try to learn what’s happening. Then..... crickets. No talking, no chatter. Just silence and an occasional check in from a remote location. Maybe I don’t know exactly how this app is supposed to work? But it’s not for keeping up with current events in the town. (Feel free to educate me on the purpose of the app and I’ll be happy to remove this rating!) UPDATE: 9/2. the app provider gave me the broadcast location to solicit feedback. I’ll send them a note directly and see if I can make progress. Upgraded to 4 stars for the kind customer service
Useful!
by firespinner2011 on 2020/05/13 17:47
This is a very useful app and I use it a lot. One request though: please be selective in what ads you allow upon startup. The recent ads are not okay here. I opened up the app yesterday and was hearing our local sheriff arrive on a scene and then his words were drowned out by all this screaming! It was alarming and I thought I was about to get called out for an EMS run but it turns out it was an ad for some game and the cartoon character was falling down a chute and screaming. It was not okay to have that screaming overlay a cops radio traffic. Please go back to ads with no sound and certainly not screaming.
Great
by cfol1382 on 2021/02/03 20:00
I found this app a few years ago. Glad I did because is great. Always comes in well, you can see what the top departments are being listened to at the very moment. It will list the situation going on in a certain place. I have noticed some places being taken down, but it has nothing to do with the app. It’s the people adding the certain companies that dictates who’s on and who’s not. All in all, great app if your a fire buff, police buff, ambulance chaser, or just wondering why sirens are going off near me? Great app, check it out.
Get over the ads!
by Cman99 on 2019/02/07 19:45
They are ads, get over it. You click the scanner you want, and it loads. You get out of the app and you can listen all day long. Heaven forbid you have to see one or two ads. Would you rather the app just got taken off the App Store? This is the Be app ever. So simple and the most accurate. Wish you could select specific channels (like which specific police dpt or fire dpt within the county) that way you don’t hear only parts of the transmissions, but I’m sure that is due to who is broadcasting. Thanks for the great app!!
Lovd this app
by wolfwhspers on 2020/01/31 17:59
I have used this add since it came out. I always listened to the Chicago district 10 scanner and apparently somethings up with it. I dont know if it the app or the scanner itself, in any case I still have many scanners to listen to. I absolutely love the alert option, I just wish you could maybe turn off some alerts like fire alerts. I get so many of those I thinking of not using that feature. So maybe being able to turn on or off alerts. Just a thought. Other then that I love it.
Obnoxious Ads
by Tweakyboy1 on 2021/04/13 17:32
Ads come on blaringly loud and block the ability to maneuver on the site for a lengthy time and sometimes even freezes in front with the sound in the back ground. Otherwise, if you are able to get to it, the scanner function is really nice. You can pay a bunch of money to get rid of the ads, which is probably why they make the ads so obnoxious. It didn’t used to be that way. You watched a couple of useful ads and then used the scanner. But now the ads are so obnoxious that you just shut the volume off, ignore the screen, and just wait for the scanner to start.
Not receiving notification
by Tina D 117 on 2019/08/01 22:29
I’ve had notifications set for this app for both local and worldwide alerts once a scanner was over a certain amount of listeners. I know if 4000 people are listening to a scanner, something major is going on. I don’t remember when, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve received alerts. Is there something I’m missing? I’ve checked my phone settings, and alerts are enabled as they are in the app. I really like the app & like being in the know. Thanks PS I didn’t know of any other way of getting in touch.
Great but...
by shelly11111969 on 2019/10/02 02:06
I’ve always had this app, for years It’s been on every phone I’ve had. But lately certain places aren’t working, when it says there’s hundreds of listeners. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app, turned off my phone, gotten an update and still nothing. It’ll say it’s playing but absolutely no sound comes out, but other places work fine. I thought it was only my phone but my daughters phone is the same. It’ll say there’s hundreds of listeners, when I’m getting absolutely no sound.
A must-have for travelers!
by JeepGyrl68 on 2019/06/15 19:56
As an over the road truck driver, I find this app to be indispensable in routing myself around traffic jams due to accidents or other incidents such as the shootings in Las Vegas that I was less than 15 miles away from when they happened... A few things that would be helpful if it is possible to implement would be: 1- In the broadcastify alerts, if the abbreviation for the state could be included. That way, depending on my route, I could determine whether it will impact me or not. 2- If there were a way to actually add my routing using major freeways, so that those came up as a ‘special alert’ then I could again, determine if a route change was in order. Also, I did not see a way to contact the developer from within the app, unless I missed it..? Overall, this app is my go-to to keep track of all of the areas where my loved ones live, as well as wherever I travel and I don’t know what I would do without it!
Essential emergency tool
by Ascetic Monkfish on 2021/03/12 14:47
Last week, this app might have saved me and my family. My husband and I were driving home from the grocery store when a call came over the scanner about a group of about five males stopping cars to rob them. They were one street away from us. Thanks to this app, we were able to reroute around the street and get home safely. I now keep this app running whenever I go out, because it’s a great look out tool. Thank you for helping me keep my family safe!
Great police scanner
by JohnnyToledo on 2020/07/09 11:41
I tested this app side by side with my police scanner, the exact same sector, to see about how long of a delay there is between the actual police scanner vs the scanner on this app, I used my stopwatch on my iPad to test the time - I can tell you that there is about 1 minute delay from when you hear the the calls on this app. If you don’t mind hearing the police calls 1 minute later, you will live this app. I can also tell you that you can hear both sides of the conversation between the dispatcher and the police that get that call. Not bad at all.
Sad payed user
by Neiljess1998 on 2019/02/08 04:58
I’ve use the scanner Radio pro for years now about a week back ads started popping up and the remove ads button won’t let me restore used to be a 5 star app. I see that a lot of people had the same problem. You keep saying that you must of purchased from a different developer but this is the app the orange icon and mine used to say pro in the bottom right hand corner. Well last night I sent my 2.99 to Broadcastify pro because in not going to double pay for a app!
Happy voiceover user!
by Crunch1 on 2020/08/18 10:05
So I was using a different app named after the police department in Hawaii. It recently got some ads that I couldn’t get past with voiceover for easily. Anyway this app rocks I like that I can get alerts of things that are going on so I know when to listen. To the developers hats off into the other app shame on you.(And all fairness to the other app I never did contact them about this. But sometimes you got to pick your battles and not waste your time.)
Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option
by J.A.Arensky on 2021/04/15 21:52
I had this app on on my old iPhone with a different Apple ID, and it was great. Made all of the one-time purchases to get the pro features and support the developer. I re-downloaded the app on my new iPhone / Apple ID, and was disappointed to discover that the developer has moved to a subscription only model, complete with highly-intrusive ads. Not every app should require a subscription. Please offer a “lifetime pro” option (like the Apollo Reddit app) for those of us who don’t like subscriptions. I’d be willing to make a one-time payment of $20 - $30, but right now you are getting nothing from me because I refuse to pay for a subscription to this type of app.
Removal of Ads
by #TiredOfPaying on 2019/07/26 05:05
UPDATE: Developer sent me the fix for my problem. I’m back to no ads!! 😊 It works great. My complaint isn’t about the functioning of the app. My problem is with ad removal process. My new phone will be the third time I’ve switched phones since I’ve had this app. I’ve had it for many years. I’ve paid to remove ads twice now, and I don’t think you should have to paid every time you switch devices. I find it a bit ridiculous. I know it’s only a few dollars, but imagine if you had to repurchase everything on your phone every time you switched devices.
Real world app
by CarolStars on 2021/04/05 22:36
Pretty interesting because you can hear actual law enforcement officers and emergency personnel talking in real time, both about what’s going on and other things like clocking in and out. Can’t always tell what’s going on, though. Sometimes big gaps in activity. So the novelty might wear off after a while. But definitely a learning experience. You can listen in on a big newsworthy event anywhere in the country or just little things going on around you. Some international locations as well, though not much.
Best scanner app out there!!!
by Amadeus Hack on 2020/06/01 01:25
This is the BEST scanner app out there! I have only had ONE issue with the app since I purchased it well over a year ago. Up until then it has ALWAYS worked as advertised. The app was having issues last night and they fixed them as soon as they could. I did open a ticket with the app owner about the issue. They reached back out to me about the open ticket and explained they were having server issues.
Reup
by Schef Marcus on 2019/08/22 14:02
This is in response to the dev response to my original comment (follow that?). I purchased this app Sept. of 2013. I know I did because I just moved into my apt. in Chatsworth and realized I was using your app almost everyday, and as I sit there, setting up my new apt., w/no tv and no internet, listening to the app as my only form of entertainment, I wanted to show my appreciation and give the developers some money. So don’t tell me you’ve never made a “pro” (paid version); just admit you’re wrong and move on. And by the way: no, I haven’t noticed any changes because I deleted the app. I don’t appreciate having ads, whether they are visual or vocal, they are not needed and annoying, ESPECIALLY when I already paid for the app!
Works perfect!
by JeffreyEinkorn on 2019/12/16 08:25
I love this app! It has its moments just like any other app. But as long as you live in a city that it covers, its worth the few bucks to upgrade if you like listening to what’s really going on rather then what the local news lies to you about. I listen to it a lot while I’m at work since I have a wife and little one’s. Just in case something is happening close to where they are, I can warn them, and hopefully keep them safe and out of harms way.
Broken?? Must be!
by reallyno99 on 2020/08/06 10:04
Latest upgrade must have broke it. My favorites are all gone. It won’t even load any feeds - none. It’s broken and as I see in other comments, apparently the dev is copy/pasting the same response to most of the other similar feedback comments. No dude, I don’t want to contact you so u can give me some lame ideas cause as to why whatever the fk u did in the latest update broke the app!!! Fix it by the end of the week and I’ll retract my one-star review. Yes, the ads are way too intrusive. If you were less concerned with $$$ and more concerned with the quality of your app, ppl might be happy to pay for it. Not me tho. I think I’ll just uninstall it and look for something else.
Grandma
by gayleelaine on 2019/10/18 09:12
I was so excited when I found out I had a police scanner on my phone because I find police work intriguing however it’s very hard to understand what you’re saying and it sounds like sometimes two or three radios are talking at the same time I heard the cuckoo club which I recognize in El Cajon but most of it I didn’t follow Along because it was really hard to understand what they were saying but I’m glad I have a police scanner that’s awesome
Alerts and news are difference makers!
by Koekenberg D on 2020/07/01 10:27
The built-in notifications that you are able to customize for listener number alerts and the additional new bulletin section are key pieces of why I’ve switched to this app as my go-to. This app delivers the simplicity of finding your local feeds, while also delivering robust access to worldwide and critical weather feeds. Unmatched feature set among all of the apps I’ve used throughout the years!
Best App out here
by Sunshineludy on 2020/02/12 06:18
I have been using this app for 5 years maybe longer and paid for the upgrade ( by the way the other apps are over priced and you don’t get many areas) You have so many places and areas, even small towns. I can hear the Fire Department in my area and my scanner will pick it up fast. You can mange how many listeners before you receive notifications. You get weather alerts. It really is the best Police Scanner App.
Love the scanner app
by Kathleen Connell on 2020/01/11 06:50
I love the scanner app a lot. Lucky for me the community I live in is on here, whereas some other local police departments are not. I wish they were. But the free app has minimal ads and they’re only when one first turns it on. Also comes with a sleep timer, which is nice. If I leave it on while sleeping I have dreams that I am in the situation on the scanner, which is kind it fun in a way, but I wake up grinding my teeth. So I’d advise you use the sleep timer. Kate in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Ad’s are sometimes impossible to get out of.
by godlyone on 2019/05/15 05:33
I understand the need for ads but most of the time the little X to get out of the ad does not work and you are stuck with the ad and cannot access the app so you have to close it out and open it again. Also when opening the app there is a quick link on the bottom to your most frequently visited channel but it never connects using that link.
Saved me hundreds $$$
by Drew P. Cox on 2019/04/16 23:30
I was gonna buy a scanner for home but this app made it stupid simple to get exactly what I was looking for. The app does have advertisements but it does not interfere very much. Offers just about every city in the USA. Can run seamlessly in the background at the same time as other apps. Ex.(watching live police pursuit from helicopter view, while this app is letting me get the ground units point of view at the same time.) I love it! Saved me hundreds $$$!
App not working
by Win1958 on 2020/10/02 17:45
This as been my go to app for listening to what’s going on around my city. However the past few days it’s not working and always offline. I’ve deleted the app a few times and reinstalled the app only to still have the same problem. Update: I just gave this two stars because for the past few weeks the police scanner app has not been working properly, after five to ten minutes the scanner shuts off. Pretty sad because when I would like to buy the app something like this happens that I’ve always changed my mind. Update October 2nd 2020: Police scanner was working fine up till a few weeks ago when it completely stopped working then started working again. However this past week when I turn on the scanner it it keeps cutting off. This has been my favorite scanner app and would like for it to work without problems. I’ve deleted it then reinstalled and still the same problem.
Great app BUT
by Yoo boi jose on 2021/01/18 03:36
This is one of my favorite apps on my phone i use it often especially when i am in the car because its fun listening to it on the road but lately I've been having problems with it when i choose one of the channels to listen to it just wont play and then i go on my phone and it still wont play sometimes it works when i close and open the app again so i just wanted to let the developers know to see if there is a fix tho this problem and like i said its an amazing app but I've been having problems lately so it will stay 2 stars till its fixed thanks
Works well for me !
by Buddy the yellow lab's Mom on 2019/03/03 07:21
I’ve been using the app a little over a week and I find it very useful, Very informative and easy to use. My advice is don’t do anything to break the law because anyone who’s listening will hear your personal information! My only complaint is that some of the police and emergency personnel sometimes talk very fast or you can’t understand what they are saying but there’s nothing you can do about that.
Great Scanner
by 4hens on 2020/08/24 06:00
Likes: can set favorites and amount of listeners so will alert of people are listening. Would like to see: add medical emergency to the list of what’s happening now. I have relied on this app a lot to know what is going on in my apartment complex. It gets pretty active sometimes and nice to be able to hear what is going on and if is crime or medical. I walk dog at night sometimes so is handy to know. Also nice to know what kind of crime goes on.
Definitely One Of The Best Scanners‼️
by Hector Romez on 2020/06/21 19:29
The only problem is that voices keep cutting out. Too bad there isn’t better clarity. I know I’m hearing communication between police, fire, rescue, etc., but can’t understand them much of the time. So how in the world do they understand each other? Nevertheless, your doing the best you can! Any way you can enhance the clarity of communications? My guess not, given the problem with transmissions in the North Country.
Another good app gone bad
by jimct on 2021/01/09 16:26
I liked this app for the last year or so. However recently the ads pop up and you can’t get of them and the hide the app interface making it unusable without deleting the app and reinstalling . It still works with whatever feed you selected but you change that feed once the ad pops up which is usually and add for a game on the App Store
Great app, but.
by Dirky87 on 2019/03/07 03:12
This is my favorite scanner app but there are a couple of bugs I would like to see get fixed. I am a scanner streamer and these are just a couple things I noticed. There is a major delay in the current listeners, it’s probably around a 10 minute delay from the actual Broadcastify sight. Also the alpha tags show up about 10 second before the agency actually talks. It’d be nice to see that get synced.
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scanner radio is the #1 police scanner and alerts you of breaking news so you can listen to the action live with millions of others. Stay up to date with your local news, traffic, emergency and public safety or listen in during major national live events in real time. Features: • Breaking news alerts to get the scoop before anyone else. • View scanners located nearest you. • View the most popular scanners. • View the newest scanners being added all the time. • Star your favorite scanners for quick access. • Browse thousands of scanners from all over the world by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc). • CarPlay support Receive an alert anytime: • A scanner in the directory has more than a certain amount of listeners • A specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners • A Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites • A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner • A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner near you • A new scanner comes online near you Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking). The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify.com and a few other sites using real scanner radios. For assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net Terms of Use: https://scanner-radio.firebaseapp.com
Volume too quiet
by Quiet 67 on 2021/05/12 01:38
Too quiet
Police and Firefighter activity
by BudBoy DJ on 2021/05/11 15:52
The scanner keeps me informed of the police and firefighter activities going in and around my area at home and when traveling. DJ
Developer and App 100% a joke
by Genosun on 2021/05/10 14:57
I had the Gordan Edwards police fire scanner for years, But now all he does is flood your phone with ads Jams it up so the scanner stops, Then you have to watch & listen to his ads that wont close untill you press the X 50 times, And then do a restart , Also just recently he made the app update so my Samsung Grand Prime Smart Phone is now obsolete, And will not run with the app, Calls himself a Volunteer He's a joke, Delete this app it’s not worth your time or aggravation, Get another one not associated with this guy he’s just out to make a buck.
It’s Helpful
by BugJacob on 2021/05/10 06:20
Thanks for keeping me alert with what’s going on around me
Doesn’t work
by duped1984 on 2021/05/09 17:07
Just plays ads. No actual police or fire radio
Fire2
by Firing123 on 2021/05/08 23:38
Can’t get any local stations.🙁
Adds
by nickname19102837829264 on 2021/05/08 21:08
The adds won’t let you X out of them
More commercials please!
by FireCrewCap on 2021/05/08 00:16
Way to many commercials! Not worth the time trying to get through them.
Season 2 episode 11 of 9-1-1: Lone Star brought me here.
by Batboymeister on 2021/05/07 19:09
After seeing the part when Rob Lowe download an app on 9-1-1: Lone Star (season 2 episode 11), that made me want to try this app and it’s pretty cool.
No adds
by asdfghjklertyuuio on 2021/05/07 17:11
As a former Sheriff’s deputy I enjoy listening but the entro adds are obnoxious. Please tone them down some. How can I listen to more than one area at a time?
I hate the interruptions from ads
by lilsalcido on 2021/05/07 06:33
When there is an emergency and you want to hear why is happening, all the damm ads prevent you from hearing the information fast enough. You have to wait for the ads that are very loud to stop, then when you try to exit out of the ads, they make the corner x hard to tap....
Love all the Adds
by Steelhead_Kirk on 2021/05/06 03:35
Love waiting for almost a minute while some insipid game advertisement! Too bad it won’t last for two or three. Minutes!!
Scanner service
by Jeterchief on 2021/05/04 21:29
Enjoy being informed. Very informative.
Good Scanner
by Yaunak on 2021/05/04 15:26
I like it. Thanks
Use to be my favorite.
by Semperfi84 on 2021/05/04 13:50
Use to be able to pay for a full year. Now it’s monthly. The ads have ruined it for me.
Normal Traffic In North Las Vegas & Metro Las Vegas
by My3030Winchester on 2021/05/04 04:38
Just Another Monday Night In Hood!!!
Help
by re patrol on 2021/05/03 21:04
I can’t figure it out!
Beyond bad
by bl123498765 on 2021/05/02 09:32
The ads are so long and the scanner constantly breaks up , rarely does it give information in full , I’m hooking up my trusty desktop scanner
Please readd the tones
by OfficerJosh on 2021/05/01 03:21
Please readd the tones to Montgomery county Pennsylvania for the fire dept
App Issues
by BruceCreasap on 2021/04/30 23:51
For some reason the app will not work on the north central Ohio railroad so it’s basically useless to me.
Maui
by Mahamenui on 2021/04/30 04:34
Maui scanner was Mia for months we needed this app back up for Kahikinui Kaupo kipahulu and Hana districts for emergency updates. We in Kahikinui relied on this app during 2016 fire. I’m pleased to have this app back online for maui county in the rural areas and of course urban as well. Mahalo Nui Donna Sterling
Works great!
by SLawman4 on 2021/04/30 01:38
The scam/frequency i listen to is about 30 seconds behind actual time!
Best scanner app going
by markbyrn on 2021/04/29 16:17
Long time happy user
Review
by FDNY RES1CUE on 2021/04/28 10:36
To many ads as soon as I turn it on to listen it’s like y’all don’t want me to hear the dispatch
Cool App
by Iggy 56 on 2021/04/26 23:59
Easy to use stay safe and informed ! 👍
The Best Scanner!
by Dunabow on 2021/04/26 20:29
Question, I used to see the channel currently running on my Lock Screen. It’s not there anymore. I am Using iPhone XR current iOS and iPad Pro. Is it not available anymore?
Right out of the gate.
by Kgbsd on 2021/04/25 23:47
First ad freezes the app and had to restart. May need move to a better option.
Ads
by Jimmyg59 on 2021/04/25 17:49
The ads are ridiculous and then they freeze and you can’t shut them down! This is a turn off. I refuse to use the free app anymore
Ms Beth
by ms beth s on 2021/04/25 15:33
Best coverage, easy to use . Best to know what’s going on , teal time !
I know when audience is up , so is the crime !
by BlondeDiamond007 on 2021/04/25 03:32
As above . When the audience is up , the active crime is up and the scanner provides up to date situation. Thanks to the sheriffs and police force which I see the same in trying to protect us ! Support the law officers or else you and your family, friends could be victimized!!!
Ridiculous adds
by Negative average Joe on 2021/04/25 00:59
Adds are so long. You miss the scanner broadcasts. Totally unnecessary. Forcing upgrade. Other apps free without adds
Great app
by koba woba on 2021/04/24 04:27
Mobile scanner works great with out ads!!!
Audio Advertisements
by Rich6672527 on 2021/04/23 15:48
You hear sirens outside and decide to open this app. Right when you are about to hear what is going on, an audio advertisement interrupts. Now you have missed it. This is a situation where the timing of the advertisements can 100% negate the usefulness of the app. Therefore, the app is worth 0 stars because it failed to allow you to listen to what you set out to hear.
Works well...
by artemc1 on 2021/04/23 02:42
Tried other sites, however found this just reliable with Good sound quality..
Can’t close ads
by PFDR1 on 2021/04/22 17:32
Ads pop up more frequently than ever which would be no issue were it not for the inability to close the ad by pressing the X on the ad once it loads. This was not an issue on my note 9 but is on my iPhone 11. As of now, I have to constantly close the app and reopen it in the hopes there is no ad because again, I can’t close the ads. Unfortunately the ads come so often I have to use a different app with an interface not near as good as this one. It was five stars for me on the android, but not the iPhone. It would be will be be worthy of five when the bug is fixed.
User👎🏻
by customer👎🏻 on 2021/04/22 13:35
To many interruptions while listening, I already pay for the app I don’t need a premium app for that reason I am deleting. The consumers choice
Can’t close Ads
by gwmyjunk on 2021/04/21 20:21
I understand the need to make money but you should be able to close as we are done playing
Paid once on Android for Pro !!!
by Roadjockey on 2021/04/21 10:06
I don’t get it, I paid one time for pro on android and I still have that app on my old android phone and you want to charge me every month I see you’ve got to be kidding me I paid once on android I think it was five dollars max and you want to charge a monthly fee on IOS. Imagine That !!!!
Good App.
by jasper462000 on 2021/04/21 00:13
This scanner app is good, but the adds are loud and annoying. They make you go through pure torture in order to listen to what is a good scanner app.
Pop up ad won’t go away
by kalbodm on 2021/04/20 22:56
See above
Good App
by Andy25302 on 2021/04/20 00:15
This a good app to keep track of police and EMS activities in your town. Also helps with traffic issues when major activities are going on. Very helpful.
Pro on android
by sra502 on 2021/04/19 11:20
I have pro on Android and only paid once. Update: Paid for. Broadcastify as dev consistently mentions them. Scanner pro on android one payment only, Broadcastify on iPhone. 👍
Ads don’t close
by Ad Aggrevation on 2021/04/18 10:10
I get that I opted out of the ad-free option, but an ad really should close after tapping, holding, and trying to close it for 5 minutes.
Not working
by mg1477 on 2021/04/18 08:02
The Clackamas County Law Enforcement channel isn’t working. It’s been totally silent on this app for days
Ads are horrible cannot exit
by b 16 4 5 on 2021/04/18 03:02
These ads are out of hand cannot exit them
Best app
by Chris Caffarelli on 2021/04/17 22:01
He’s app ever
Impossible to turn off
by Give me some real alternative on 2021/04/17 03:06
Deliberately designed to be difficult to disengage.
Don’t pick up half the calls
by klc at ut 74 on 2021/04/16 21:56
Three months ago I knew almost everything happening in Anderson co tn now I barely pick up a wreck in front of my house but still listening and hoping it gets better tks kc
Subscribed to no ads but still ads on iPhone
by itsallashow on 2021/04/16 18:50
Uninstalled reinstalled and still same error I. iPhone.
New ads have ruined a great app
by tggggggt on 2021/04/16 01:16
This apps is great except for the new ads. The new ads have sound so they blank out the scanner. They also have tiny close x’s which make some of them virtually impossible to close. You have to close the app and reopen to get rid of them. I’m sure the developer thought they were being cleaver what they didn’t consider was it piss’s you off so much there’s no way you’re going to download the games.
Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option
by J.A.Arensky on 2021/04/15 21:52
I had this app on on my old iPhone with a different Apple ID, and it was great. Made all of the one-time purchases to get the pro features and support the developer. I re-downloaded the app on my new iPhone / Apple ID, and was disappointed to discover that the developer has moved to a subscription only model, complete with highly-intrusive ads. Not every app should require a subscription. Please offer a “lifetime pro” option (like the Apollo Reddit app) for those of us who don’t like subscriptions. I’d be willing to make a one-time payment of $20 - $30, but right now you are getting nothing from me because I refuse to pay for a subscription to this type of app.
Buffers continuously
by Daisydaize on 2021/04/15 21:32
App continues to buffer and then stop. Have updated with no change in problem.
Loading
by brendabugb on 2021/04/15 18:50
Take quite a while to load with the advertisements. Used to load a lot faster.
Stop buffering and load
by porkchop305 on 2021/04/15 03:10
Want load nothing
“Was” a pretty good app
by RyLee522 on 2021/04/15 03:05
This app worked great until the recent update.. now it crashes and won’t even buffer! 🙁
Dont hear the call
by Roadkill59 on 2021/04/14 12:42
I always hear the siren go off at the fire house and turn the app on and I hear it toned up but never hear the call after.
I get the ads, but
by sky2 on 2021/04/13 22:25
I can't X them out when they're done playing.
The ads have become overwhelming
by FXSTC Rider on 2021/04/13 22:06
Ad after ad after ad, many of which are impossible to dismiss are detracting from what is otherwise a great app. Don’t kill off your app by continuing this ad storm, there are other apps that are not so obnoxious in their ad presentation.
Why the ads?
by ReEeEeEe man on 2021/04/13 22:04
I go to listen to a fire call because I heard my towns fire siren and the app starts blasting a ad totally overtaking the voices on the radio, the ads gotta go
I can’t get Newark Nj police department it will be a 8 star from me if it can be added
by Godds son on 2021/04/13 20:25
App
Obnoxious Ads
by Tweakyboy1 on 2021/04/13 17:32
Ads come on blaringly loud and block the ability to maneuver on the site for a lengthy time and sometimes even freezes in front with the sound in the back ground. Otherwise, if you are able to get to it, the scanner function is really nice. You can pay a bunch of money to get rid of the ads, which is probably why they make the ads so obnoxious. It didn’t used to be that way. You watched a couple of useful ads and then used the scanner. But now the ads are so obnoxious that you just shut the volume off, ignore the screen, and just wait for the scanner to start.
Advertisements
by HERO READY on 2021/04/13 15:18
App is great; even the advertisements are fine and understandable. What I don’t understand are the acceptance of ads that don’t allow for easy close-out. There are times when I log on multiple times per day and want to quickly get back to the scanner. Some of these ads don’t have a way to close them easily, if at all.
Good to have with emergency Apps
by Photo-jan on 2021/04/13 06:08
I just got this app today. So far it’s been a great way to see what’s going on out there. Wry interesting too!
Stays offline
by jnaveigh on 2021/04/13 03:19
The scanner stays offline most of time! It’s been offline now for over a week! Very disappointing!
Not happy
by Tx wrecker on 2021/04/12 04:36
Pay the price and it only works half the time
Police Scanner
by Ace Auntie on 2021/04/11 17:07
You can barely hear anything, it sounds like they have mouths full of marbles.
Great app
by fieldsew on 2021/04/11 04:54
Does the job and then some. Go to app.
Works great
by Efer7 on 2021/04/09 07:10
This app is great it works better than carrying a scanner
Great app
by Gabriel69$ on 2021/04/09 05:06
Love this app accurate!!! ***** 5 stars hands down
Listening offline
by Rebel Scorpion on 2021/04/07 04:18
Can you all update the app so we can listen offline if we choose without consuming data? Thanks.
Real world app
by CarolStars on 2021/04/05 22:36
Pretty interesting because you can hear actual law enforcement officers and emergency personnel talking in real time, both about what’s going on and other things like clocking in and out. Can’t always tell what’s going on, though. Sometimes big gaps in activity. So the novelty might wear off after a while. But definitely a learning experience. You can listen in on a big newsworthy event anywhere in the country or just little things going on around you. Some international locations as well, though not much.
Used to be better....
by KevinRott on 2021/04/05 22:24
I have a scanner feed that I broadcast, and while other scanner apps correctly display the feed is online and number of listeners, this app shows my feed is offline with no users.
App problems
by Luciebe2 on 2021/04/05 19:12
App is saying “offline”. It’s been 3 days now and still not working. Thank you for the information As of 4/4/21 the app is working. I will check out broadcastify.com
False scanner
by FirefighterB19 on 2021/04/05 00:12
I got this app today and tested it with the Lyford fire department. I got the chief of the department to help me test it up. It was 100% false. The app scanner showed a structure fire 10 blocks from the station, also false. I also tested on the CSX CE&D Subdivision, also 100% false.
Annoying advertising
by whydidibuyaniphone on 2021/04/04 12:41
The fullscreen screen, non-closable add that pops up upon app launch makes me want to look for another alternative. I don’t mind the small adds in app but imploring me to install some idiotic game that I have absolutely no interest in is a turn off.
Channels
by TLPSR on 2021/04/02 18:08
All you show are the old channels that were used! You don’t have any of the new 800 channels used by the local agencies.
So much fun and worth the money for the add blocker
by 1184311 on 2021/04/02 16:56
So much fun and worth the money for the add blocker
Structure fires
by disappointed 222333 on 2021/04/02 11:20
I vote this at 100% I love this app
Surprised me
by Chitywok on 2021/04/02 08:00
Very good app. I don’t mind a few ads no problem yet
The best sucurity system
by Danasbaby on 2021/04/01 22:23
I love this app it tells you everything thing you need.
Subscription for Premium
by suprkain on 2021/04/01 21:19
Had this app for Android and only paid 1 time for it. Not everything needs to be a subscription model.
Fire
by The dad of the family on 2021/03/31 00:50
Awesome for free
Whoever owns this scanner??
by kayCoal on 2021/03/30 22:49
Used to rely on this app....but you’ve left it on the same channel since Friday. Please change the channel. We’ve been listening to 2nd Precinct since the shootings on Friday night.
Offline
by wendydion on 2021/03/30 22:20
I just opened it up a few minutes ago and it says offline. I can’t get it to go online
Scanner app
by dyn-o-mighty on 2021/03/30 14:29
So far so good. Nice app.
Ads won’t disappear. Too many conflicting channels.
by Hdhdhshsjs on 2021/03/29 16:23
Ads won’t disappear. Too many conflicting channels.
Works great
by onenydog on 2021/03/27 18:39
Absolutely works great good to listen to what’s going on in the neighborhood
As advertised
by serendipitysuzy on 2021/03/27 04:41
Yes this is the real deal. I get alerts when the scan is intense somewhere. I can start praying and hope no one gets hurt.
Ads
by plfd219 on 2021/03/26 13:37
The ads interrupt listening as soon as you start app. It’s then impossible to close the ad without closing & reopening app. Just get rid of the free version and charge for its use
Adds
by Mompier on 2021/03/25 23:47
An add comes up and you can’t get out!
Really not so good
by @%+68&@ on 2021/03/25 23:16
I find active channels but don’t hear anything
Trash
by Brownboiwest on 2021/03/25 10:47
I get this app thinking it would actually work....and Thts a no.......so basically it's a app tht jus spams u with useless ads..... definitely wouldn't recommend use to anyobe🤷🏾‍♂️
Haha
by malachi crockett on 2021/03/24 05:19
Haha
App Not Working for Channel we always listen too.
by elmtx on 2021/03/24 00:17
It worked fine yesterday and no there is nothing for Waco Law Enforcement. Other channels work but not this one.
FYI
by OGroovyOne on 2021/03/23 02:04
Doesn’t get the local police like it used to. Now it has ads.also the computer generated info. Doubt the police rely on that since it doesn’t pronounce the words correctly. Sounds fake. Years ago it was much better except the buffering.
What a piece of $h!+
by Tcm 425 on 2021/03/23 00:24
Love having to listen to an idiotic commercial for an entire minute before I’m able to hear paramedics revive a sixteen year old teenage girl involved in a traumatic car crash.
Needs fixed
by Seanttyler on 2021/03/22 22:32
Can’t close the ads on the iPhone 12 max pro. The x to close the ad is covered in the corner
Unreliable
by joseph please help us m on 2021/03/22 07:15
The app rarely plays and when it does it usually is a long time after it’s been launched.
Dropped
by DoggyEatDog on 2021/03/21 07:44
My scanner station just disappeared I don’t know where frustrating because I don’t know what’s going on around me
2 Stars Until Resolved
by MrM1key on 2020/05/31 02:47
Not sure what the issue is. But this app has worked all day for me until this evening. I was receiving alerts fine and dandy. And then later this evening everything seemed to stop. I heard that there were issue going on in/and around Dayton, OH where I live near so I attempted to tune in and I was asked to restore my purchase, not sure why but I was. So I clicked restore like it asked me too. Then I received another message after restoring purchase; that said retrieval failed, failed to retrieve directory information. Right now getting a blank screen. Not loading my favorites, and looks like I lost alllllllll my favorites which is very frustrating to go back through and add all the favorites you previously had; time consuming. Currently the app is not loading anything, this is after deleting and re-downloading the app. Certainly not something your company needs to have occurring right now with what’s happening in our world. Just ridiculous.
Used to be great
by Jakeconsig on 2019/02/02 08:42
I just wrote a long review on my other device a few weeks ago about how this was the greatest scanner app on the market. That has changed. The ads used to be simple and subtle, but now they take up the whole screen. Often times when you’re trying to load a scanner app time is of the essence. Waiting for a full screen ad to load is a huge inconvenience and delays our ability to monitor a current unfolding public safety situation. I just bought a paid version of a different app to replace this app after years of being a loyal user. Either get rid of the full screen ads (banner ads are totally fine) or give us a paid option. Until then, I’ll use a different app to get the exact same data streams.
Best scanner app in the App Store, period
by TCapple on 2019/06/12 00:59
I’ve tried dozens, and no other scanner app compares. There still room for improvement, and some features that I don’t understand why nobody ads. For example, let’s create a Scanner app that actually lets us scan multiple channels… I don’t see any technical reason why you couldn’t monitor two or more at once. That said, I’m giving it five stars because of how it compares to all of the other apps in the store. Not holding back because of the new features that I’d like to see. This developer has been rolling out updates frequently, the user interface is already the best there is, and I hope to see more and more updates going forward.
Scanner Radio is a Must
by Bob'n'Along on 2020/02/26 04:11
For nearly 40 years until retiring, I was an editor (and reporter) for a daily newspaper. I can say that without the services of scanner radio traffic, we would have been severely hampered in presenting to our reading public all the “breaking news” that would’ve given us the edge among media outlets. Unfortunately while I was editor, your scanner service was not yet available to us, where facilities were concerned as we relied exclusively on crystal devices that limited us decidedly. Computer generated scanner traffic is much more efficient and if I had it when I was at the newspaper, our news edge would’ve been second to none. Thank you for this opportunity. I continue to listen to scanner traffic in my retirement days.
Alert Filtering Enhancement
by FlyboyJMH on 2019/10/15 14:17
The app is a great scanner listening tool. Works well and is very stable. I have used several different scanner apps and this is now my go-to app. In particular I love the alert functionality! I do have an enhancement request/suggestion. Please consider adding the ability to filter alerts, possibly to restrict alerts by country (ie US only) and also the ability to hide certain feed alerts. With no disrespect to the feed provider, I really am not personally interested in receiving alerts for Elko, NV twenty times a day. I certainly respect the providers zeal and passion but not being anywhere near there, I really don’t need to know about every minor event. Thank you!
Police scanner~brief review
by RandelllMalavida!!! on 2019/03/22 06:34
The San Mateo Law Enforcement frequency on this scanner is a great way to stay informed in nearly real-time communication of the events that transpire outside our walls and in the community 24/7 that are handled by the Men & Women charged with safety. crime prevention and so much more. It doesn’t take too long to learn the codes and phonetic alphabet so understanding what is happening outside, becomes like looking through a window at what life’s drama impacts so many lives being played out in our streets. It can be tragic, sad, comical and most of all it is the reality of the on duty professional voices, those Officers whom face fearlessly into the abyss everyday. It can become addicting and I love it. Randy Chavez
Still the best but wish I could test the themes
by Benjamin from CA on 2019/06/06 20:04
Out of all the scanner applications I have tried this one is still the best. A big thank you to the developer for making the recent updates. I chose to purchase the option to remove ads once it became available and now I see there is also an option to purchase the ability to change the theme. I do wish there was a way that we could try the themes before we commit to the purchase. I am visually impaired and believe the black theme may be of benefit but don’t want to waste the money if it does not end up being that way. Even if only a 24 hour test run it would be nice.
Terrible Distracting Ads Deliberately Interferes App
by Jane Doe Not on 2020/06/04 14:08
During these times it’s important to keep up with what’s going on in your community. For this reason I downloaded the app. The app does what it’s supposed to when you’re finally able to get at it. But lately ads layer over on top of the app - over and over and over - no matter how many times you try to close them and start the free app. On top of that clicking close often leads you OUT of the app and into the App Store. Once you actually get to the app it’s great. There are many fine features and includes aids. But this kind of advertising behavior should not be allowed.
Easy to Use App
by Tribe 72 on 2020/01/10 01:28
This is a very easy to use app. Free version comes with advertisements, but the ads are very unobtrusive and do not detract from user experience. Has a great variety of choices from police, fire, air control & more. Recommend LAPD “Hot Shot” frequency for pretty dramatic special operations including coordination between police helicopter & ground units. My son is a professional firefighter & EMT. I enjoy keeping the app playing in the background while he’s on duty. Makes it more fun to have a conversation about his work experiences when I’ve heard the radio traffic between dispatch, command, & his unit.
....He’s dead Jim.
by Dred242 on 2020/12/19 13:32
After the most recent update this app has become unusable. I can accept a scanner feed being temporarily down or unavailable but when an app fails to load on first launch or becomes severely crippled by pop-up Ad’s to the point of having to completely close the app and start over, this is absolutely unacceptable. Also, this app use to work great when launched in Apple CarPlay, but now the feeds just shuffle around the screen when tapped and never loads the selected choice. Every few months I upgrade the free version of any app on my phone that I enjoy, to paid versions to support the developers. I had planned to pay for this app but now I consider this app completely broken and not worth paying for. This free version will end up in a drawer until a functional version is offered.
Scanner Radio overview
by wibbage on 2019/02/17 22:59
Fast access into breaking news national headline stories from the front lines. When you listen to alerts, you have a front row seat as police arrive and set up perimeters and search. You’ll hear them discuss how to deal with media and where to set up news interview posts and how the strategically plan to search for shooters. I was alerted to the tragic shootings in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and at the country dance hall in Northern California. I over heard a pilot of a major airline on landing approach to Tampa International airport radio the control tower that he “just hit birds.” Excellent quality overall but depends on the monitoring source.
Great Performance, etc
by RobertGipson831 on 2020/07/18 20:36
Great app! Does exactly what it’s supposed to as far as connecting me with local dispatch and fire information. Even better, it provides features like finding local and abroad channels for me. I just tap and can listen as in. The amount of ads is tolerable. Of course, for a couple bucks a month you can get rid of the ads and gain some impressive features. THANK YOU for the this great app! Also, thank you to the every day heroes like police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, those who serve and are veterans, doctors and hospitals, scientists, to our government, and patriots who keep our Nation safe and secure.
Police Scanner
by Herbie5-0 on 2019/02/10 18:24
I like this app and there are many jurisdictions available. It is quite addictive to listen to everything that is happening in my County. It is also evident that we have a very serious drug problem in this country in general based on the high number of overdose emergencies I have heard so far. One issue is that my local Police, Fire and EMS scanner goes offline and there seems to be no way to report it. The Fire and EMER is usually online but I personally prefer the police calls. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the app itself.
UPDATE : Features Working! my goto App
by Tommy NCL on 2019/06/19 20:59
Back in May I talked about the app stopping working. I never could get the alerts to work. Eventually Gordon the developer and I began emailing (he’s extremely responsive!) and eventually I deleted and re-downloaded the app over the course of a month or so along with some troubleshooting. The latest download cleared the problem on my IPhoneX. This may very well have been a corrupted file on my own device all along. Regardless. Can’t recommend this enough. Great app and great support! Earlier post from May: For years this was my go to app. Having come from first law enforcement and now own a media company for past 15 years. This would always notify me of something happening anywhere in the country if the listeners met a certain threshold. It no longer does that as before. You can manually go in and look. But it’s not automatic. Still decent for manual listening. But the loss of auto notify is a big disappointment.
I too purchased this app...
by egirlpitch on 2019/03/28 17:40
*Edited* went back & found my receipt. It was the same app but the name was scanner911 so the name has changed. That's why it won't find out past purchases I love this application and paid for the full upgrade years ago specify for the option to get notifications when "so" many people were listening at once. It wants me to pay again. I'm confused that you say there was never an option to upgrade. Are you the original developer or did you aquire it?
👍
by FleaBittenVarmit on 2020/06/19 01:28
I like this app. It is handy when something happens local and I can turn this on and see what is happening. Except I have missed the initial dispatch. I hate that there is a hum all the time even when ppl are talking. I would like it better and give a higher star rating if more local departments were available. There is one specific that is not available and I don’t know why. It is a highway patrol and every other district in the state is available. It is also cool to be able to listen to basically any where in the country or world. There also are ads in the way now that did not use to be there but I can deal with that. Definitely would recommend.
Very inconsistent
by Ford216 on 2020/09/04 18:11
Whenever Police cars whiz by my home, I immediately log on to this scanner app to try to learn what’s happening. Then..... crickets. No talking, no chatter. Just silence and an occasional check in from a remote location. Maybe I don’t know exactly how this app is supposed to work? But it’s not for keeping up with current events in the town. (Feel free to educate me on the purpose of the app and I’ll be happy to remove this rating!) UPDATE: 9/2. the app provider gave me the broadcast location to solicit feedback. I’ll send them a note directly and see if I can make progress. Upgraded to 4 stars for the kind customer service
Useful!
by firespinner2011 on 2020/05/13 17:47
This is a very useful app and I use it a lot. One request though: please be selective in what ads you allow upon startup. The recent ads are not okay here. I opened up the app yesterday and was hearing our local sheriff arrive on a scene and then his words were drowned out by all this screaming! It was alarming and I thought I was about to get called out for an EMS run but it turns out it was an ad for some game and the cartoon character was falling down a chute and screaming. It was not okay to have that screaming overlay a cops radio traffic. Please go back to ads with no sound and certainly not screaming.
Great
by cfol1382 on 2021/02/03 20:00
I found this app a few years ago. Glad I did because is great. Always comes in well, you can see what the top departments are being listened to at the very moment. It will list the situation going on in a certain place. I have noticed some places being taken down, but it has nothing to do with the app. It’s the people adding the certain companies that dictates who’s on and who’s not. All in all, great app if your a fire buff, police buff, ambulance chaser, or just wondering why sirens are going off near me? Great app, check it out.
Get over the ads!
by Cman99 on 2019/02/07 19:45
They are ads, get over it. You click the scanner you want, and it loads. You get out of the app and you can listen all day long. Heaven forbid you have to see one or two ads. Would you rather the app just got taken off the App Store? This is the Be app ever. So simple and the most accurate. Wish you could select specific channels (like which specific police dpt or fire dpt within the county) that way you don’t hear only parts of the transmissions, but I’m sure that is due to who is broadcasting. Thanks for the great app!!
Lovd this app
by wolfwhspers on 2020/01/31 17:59
I have used this add since it came out. I always listened to the Chicago district 10 scanner and apparently somethings up with it. I dont know if it the app or the scanner itself, in any case I still have many scanners to listen to. I absolutely love the alert option, I just wish you could maybe turn off some alerts like fire alerts. I get so many of those I thinking of not using that feature. So maybe being able to turn on or off alerts. Just a thought. Other then that I love it.
Obnoxious Ads
by Tweakyboy1 on 2021/04/13 17:32
Ads come on blaringly loud and block the ability to maneuver on the site for a lengthy time and sometimes even freezes in front with the sound in the back ground. Otherwise, if you are able to get to it, the scanner function is really nice. You can pay a bunch of money to get rid of the ads, which is probably why they make the ads so obnoxious. It didn’t used to be that way. You watched a couple of useful ads and then used the scanner. But now the ads are so obnoxious that you just shut the volume off, ignore the screen, and just wait for the scanner to start.
Not receiving notification
by Tina D 117 on 2019/08/01 22:29
I’ve had notifications set for this app for both local and worldwide alerts once a scanner was over a certain amount of listeners. I know if 4000 people are listening to a scanner, something major is going on. I don’t remember when, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve received alerts. Is there something I’m missing? I’ve checked my phone settings, and alerts are enabled as they are in the app. I really like the app & like being in the know. Thanks PS I didn’t know of any other way of getting in touch.
Great but...
by shelly11111969 on 2019/10/02 02:06
I’ve always had this app, for years It’s been on every phone I’ve had. But lately certain places aren’t working, when it says there’s hundreds of listeners. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app, turned off my phone, gotten an update and still nothing. It’ll say it’s playing but absolutely no sound comes out, but other places work fine. I thought it was only my phone but my daughters phone is the same. It’ll say there’s hundreds of listeners, when I’m getting absolutely no sound.
A must-have for travelers!
by JeepGyrl68 on 2019/06/15 19:56
As an over the road truck driver, I find this app to be indispensable in routing myself around traffic jams due to accidents or other incidents such as the shootings in Las Vegas that I was less than 15 miles away from when they happened... A few things that would be helpful if it is possible to implement would be: 1- In the broadcastify alerts, if the abbreviation for the state could be included. That way, depending on my route, I could determine whether it will impact me or not. 2- If there were a way to actually add my routing using major freeways, so that those came up as a ‘special alert’ then I could again, determine if a route change was in order. Also, I did not see a way to contact the developer from within the app, unless I missed it..? Overall, this app is my go-to to keep track of all of the areas where my loved ones live, as well as wherever I travel and I don’t know what I would do without it!
Essential emergency tool
by Ascetic Monkfish on 2021/03/12 14:47
Last week, this app might have saved me and my family. My husband and I were driving home from the grocery store when a call came over the scanner about a group of about five males stopping cars to rob them. They were one street away from us. Thanks to this app, we were able to reroute around the street and get home safely. I now keep this app running whenever I go out, because it’s a great look out tool. Thank you for helping me keep my family safe!
Great police scanner
by JohnnyToledo on 2020/07/09 11:41
I tested this app side by side with my police scanner, the exact same sector, to see about how long of a delay there is between the actual police scanner vs the scanner on this app, I used my stopwatch on my iPad to test the time - I can tell you that there is about 1 minute delay from when you hear the the calls on this app. If you don’t mind hearing the police calls 1 minute later, you will live this app. I can also tell you that you can hear both sides of the conversation between the dispatcher and the police that get that call. Not bad at all.
Sad payed user
by Neiljess1998 on 2019/02/08 04:58
I’ve use the scanner Radio pro for years now about a week back ads started popping up and the remove ads button won’t let me restore used to be a 5 star app. I see that a lot of people had the same problem. You keep saying that you must of purchased from a different developer but this is the app the orange icon and mine used to say pro in the bottom right hand corner. Well last night I sent my 2.99 to Broadcastify pro because in not going to double pay for a app!
Happy voiceover user!
by Crunch1 on 2020/08/18 10:05
So I was using a different app named after the police department in Hawaii. It recently got some ads that I couldn’t get past with voiceover for easily. Anyway this app rocks I like that I can get alerts of things that are going on so I know when to listen. To the developers hats off into the other app shame on you.(And all fairness to the other app I never did contact them about this. But sometimes you got to pick your battles and not waste your time.)
Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option
by J.A.Arensky on 2021/04/15 21:52
I had this app on on my old iPhone with a different Apple ID, and it was great. Made all of the one-time purchases to get the pro features and support the developer. I re-downloaded the app on my new iPhone / Apple ID, and was disappointed to discover that the developer has moved to a subscription only model, complete with highly-intrusive ads. Not every app should require a subscription. Please offer a “lifetime pro” option (like the Apollo Reddit app) for those of us who don’t like subscriptions. I’d be willing to make a one-time payment of $20 - $30, but right now you are getting nothing from me because I refuse to pay for a subscription to this type of app.
Removal of Ads
by #TiredOfPaying on 2019/07/26 05:05
UPDATE: Developer sent me the fix for my problem. I’m back to no ads!! 😊 It works great. My complaint isn’t about the functioning of the app. My problem is with ad removal process. My new phone will be the third time I’ve switched phones since I’ve had this app. I’ve had it for many years. I’ve paid to remove ads twice now, and I don’t think you should have to paid every time you switch devices. I find it a bit ridiculous. I know it’s only a few dollars, but imagine if you had to repurchase everything on your phone every time you switched devices.
Real world app
by CarolStars on 2021/04/05 22:36
Pretty interesting because you can hear actual law enforcement officers and emergency personnel talking in real time, both about what’s going on and other things like clocking in and out. Can’t always tell what’s going on, though. Sometimes big gaps in activity. So the novelty might wear off after a while. But definitely a learning experience. You can listen in on a big newsworthy event anywhere in the country or just little things going on around you. Some international locations as well, though not much.
Best scanner app out there!!!
by Amadeus Hack on 2020/06/01 01:25
This is the BEST scanner app out there! I have only had ONE issue with the app since I purchased it well over a year ago. Up until then it has ALWAYS worked as advertised. The app was having issues last night and they fixed them as soon as they could. I did open a ticket with the app owner about the issue. They reached back out to me about the open ticket and explained they were having server issues.
Reup
by Schef Marcus on 2019/08/22 14:02
This is in response to the dev response to my original comment (follow that?). I purchased this app Sept. of 2013. I know I did because I just moved into my apt. in Chatsworth and realized I was using your app almost everyday, and as I sit there, setting up my new apt., w/no tv and no internet, listening to the app as my only form of entertainment, I wanted to show my appreciation and give the developers some money. So don’t tell me you’ve never made a “pro” (paid version); just admit you’re wrong and move on. And by the way: no, I haven’t noticed any changes because I deleted the app. I don’t appreciate having ads, whether they are visual or vocal, they are not needed and annoying, ESPECIALLY when I already paid for the app!
Works perfect!
by JeffreyEinkorn on 2019/12/16 08:25
I love this app! It has its moments just like any other app. But as long as you live in a city that it covers, its worth the few bucks to upgrade if you like listening to what’s really going on rather then what the local news lies to you about. I listen to it a lot while I’m at work since I have a wife and little one’s. Just in case something is happening close to where they are, I can warn them, and hopefully keep them safe and out of harms way.
Broken?? Must be!
by reallyno99 on 2020/08/06 10:04
Latest upgrade must have broke it. My favorites are all gone. It won’t even load any feeds - none. It’s broken and as I see in other comments, apparently the dev is copy/pasting the same response to most of the other similar feedback comments. No dude, I don’t want to contact you so u can give me some lame ideas cause as to why whatever the fk u did in the latest update broke the app!!! Fix it by the end of the week and I’ll retract my one-star review. Yes, the ads are way too intrusive. If you were less concerned with $$$ and more concerned with the quality of your app, ppl might be happy to pay for it. Not me tho. I think I’ll just uninstall it and look for something else.
Grandma
by gayleelaine on 2019/10/18 09:12
I was so excited when I found out I had a police scanner on my phone because I find police work intriguing however it’s very hard to understand what you’re saying and it sounds like sometimes two or three radios are talking at the same time I heard the cuckoo club which I recognize in El Cajon but most of it I didn’t follow Along because it was really hard to understand what they were saying but I’m glad I have a police scanner that’s awesome
Alerts and news are difference makers!
by Koekenberg D on 2020/07/01 10:27
The built-in notifications that you are able to customize for listener number alerts and the additional new bulletin section are key pieces of why I’ve switched to this app as my go-to. This app delivers the simplicity of finding your local feeds, while also delivering robust access to worldwide and critical weather feeds. Unmatched feature set among all of the apps I’ve used throughout the years!
Best App out here
by Sunshineludy on 2020/02/12 06:18
I have been using this app for 5 years maybe longer and paid for the upgrade ( by the way the other apps are over priced and you don’t get many areas) You have so many places and areas, even small towns. I can hear the Fire Department in my area and my scanner will pick it up fast. You can mange how many listeners before you receive notifications. You get weather alerts. It really is the best Police Scanner App.
Love the scanner app
by Kathleen Connell on 2020/01/11 06:50
I love the scanner app a lot. Lucky for me the community I live in is on here, whereas some other local police departments are not. I wish they were. But the free app has minimal ads and they’re only when one first turns it on. Also comes with a sleep timer, which is nice. If I leave it on while sleeping I have dreams that I am in the situation on the scanner, which is kind it fun in a way, but I wake up grinding my teeth. So I’d advise you use the sleep timer. Kate in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Ad’s are sometimes impossible to get out of.
by godlyone on 2019/05/15 05:33
I understand the need for ads but most of the time the little X to get out of the ad does not work and you are stuck with the ad and cannot access the app so you have to close it out and open it again. Also when opening the app there is a quick link on the bottom to your most frequently visited channel but it never connects using that link.
Saved me hundreds $$$
by Drew P. Cox on 2019/04/16 23:30
I was gonna buy a scanner for home but this app made it stupid simple to get exactly what I was looking for. The app does have advertisements but it does not interfere very much. Offers just about every city in the USA. Can run seamlessly in the background at the same time as other apps. Ex.(watching live police pursuit from helicopter view, while this app is letting me get the ground units point of view at the same time.) I love it! Saved me hundreds $$$!
App not working
by Win1958 on 2020/10/02 17:45
This as been my go to app for listening to what’s going on around my city. However the past few days it’s not working and always offline. I’ve deleted the app a few times and reinstalled the app only to still have the same problem. Update: I just gave this two stars because for the past few weeks the police scanner app has not been working properly, after five to ten minutes the scanner shuts off. Pretty sad because when I would like to buy the app something like this happens that I’ve always changed my mind. Update October 2nd 2020: Police scanner was working fine up till a few weeks ago when it completely stopped working then started working again. However this past week when I turn on the scanner it it keeps cutting off. This has been my favorite scanner app and would like for it to work without problems. I’ve deleted it then reinstalled and still the same problem.
Great app BUT
by Yoo boi jose on 2021/01/18 03:36
This is one of my favorite apps on my phone i use it often especially when i am in the car because its fun listening to it on the road but lately I've been having problems with it when i choose one of the channels to listen to it just wont play and then i go on my phone and it still wont play sometimes it works when i close and open the app again so i just wanted to let the developers know to see if there is a fix tho this problem and like i said its an amazing app but I've been having problems lately so it will stay 2 stars till its fixed thanks
Works well for me !
by Buddy the yellow lab's Mom on 2019/03/03 07:21
I’ve been using the app a little over a week and I find it very useful, Very informative and easy to use. My advice is don’t do anything to break the law because anyone who’s listening will hear your personal information! My only complaint is that some of the police and emergency personnel sometimes talk very fast or you can’t understand what they are saying but there’s nothing you can do about that.
Great Scanner
by 4hens on 2020/08/24 06:00
Likes: can set favorites and amount of listeners so will alert of people are listening. Would like to see: add medical emergency to the list of what’s happening now. I have relied on this app a lot to know what is going on in my apartment complex. It gets pretty active sometimes and nice to be able to hear what is going on and if is crime or medical. I walk dog at night sometimes so is handy to know. Also nice to know what kind of crime goes on.
Definitely One Of The Best Scanners‼️
by Hector Romez on 2020/06/21 19:29
The only problem is that voices keep cutting out. Too bad there isn’t better clarity. I know I’m hearing communication between police, fire, rescue, etc., but can’t understand them much of the time. So how in the world do they understand each other? Nevertheless, your doing the best you can! Any way you can enhance the clarity of communications? My guess not, given the problem with transmissions in the North Country.
Another good app gone bad
by jimct on 2021/01/09 16:26
I liked this app for the last year or so. However recently the ads pop up and you can’t get of them and the hide the app interface making it unusable without deleting the app and reinstalling . It still works with whatever feed you selected but you change that feed once the ad pops up which is usually and add for a game on the App Store
Great app, but.
by Dirky87 on 2019/03/07 03:12
This is my favorite scanner app but there are a couple of bugs I would like to see get fixed. I am a scanner streamer and these are just a couple things I noticed. There is a major delay in the current listeners, it’s probably around a 10 minute delay from the actual Broadcastify sight. Also the alpha tags show up about 10 second before the agency actually talks. It’d be nice to see that get synced.
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