Scanner Radio - Police Scanner

Scanner Radio - Police Scanner

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  • 2 Stars Until Resolved May 31, 2020

    By MrM1key
    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.
  • Scanner app Dec 25, 2021

    By TBYRD5150
    Of all the scanner apps I have downloaded and used, this has been the easiest and best one I have found so far, but keep in mind this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist that has used in many forms of radios and scanners it’s real life and military life. So far this one even beats out the bearcat scanners that I personally have paid hundreds of dollars for to put on my desktop and in my vehicles or carry on my person because I don’t have to pre-program it to the area I’m in. Even the price of it is more than reasonable if I want to upgrade from the free version to the ad free version. It is more accurate than anything I have found in the store and I can switch over whatever county I am in when I am traveling. It works with Wi-Fi or without Wi-Fi. I never give anything five stars because there’s always room for improvement and things are always upgrading and changing anyway, so the best I do just give four stars. Again I remind you this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist it is very familiar with all kinds of radios and scanners. Since I found this one I have not looked for any others. I am put this one on all of my mobile devices. Everybody will find one that they like as I have. This is the one I recommend, but for those that do not like this one you will find one that you do like and remember to write a review about it. Thank you. OEF/OIF Veteran
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By trey kearns
    Only scanner app ive found with zero delay, I watched a squad car make a few turns while listening to him give those updates on his position. It was real time. A great variety of divisions to listen to and the alerts feature is great. You can set it to notify you if a certain number of people are listening to a certain channel of your choosing or if ANY channel has a certain number. That's how I was able to listen live to the Las Vegas Massacre. It was epic! U can know about stuff b4 the news.
  • Best scanner app in the App Store, period Jun 12, 2019

    By TCapple
    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.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By Alicia Lucero
    Overall easy to use. I wish the voice was more clear but I guess that's just how it is with most scanners. It was my favorite scanner app but the past few months it randomly stops. The app will be open, I'll be listening, but then it just turns off. I have to go back in and push play. Because at times it goes silent we don't always realize when it's actually stopped entirely. -- Thanks for the tip I will try it and see if it works 👍
  • If I could give it 5 stars I would Jun 24, 2021

    By NeedsCoffee17
    I absolutely love this app, it’s super informative and interesting to listen to different events across the world. That being said, it could use some improvements. The biggest I could see helping the app would be furthering the range of options for the ‘What’s happening right now?’ button. This could help attract users to the different channels when something happens. Another thought would be to add a transcript of the radio traffic in the large empty space in the center of the UI, sometimes the output or input is fuzzy but having a transcript could help listeners understand the situation better. That being said, the app is great and I applaud whoever created it- I would highly recommend this app over others on the market.
  • Feb 5, 2022

    By Grace D.
    I love this app..makes me feel like I'm apart of the action. And what I love even more are the features it gives the 10-codes as well as a crime map that tracks all the reports in that area. when you see an accident on the highway nine times out of 10 if you turn on the scanner you'll be able to hear what exactly is going on at that wreck it's really accurate and I love it .I don't ever go anywhere without listening to it. it is very informative and I highly recommend it
  • Scanner Radio is a Must Feb 26, 2020

    By Bob'n'Along
    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.
  • If your review is bad, it will be deleted! Feb 20, 2022

    By AlconburyBlues
    I wrote a review stating that I purchased Scanner Radio Pro back when that’s what this app was called, and there was a free version and a pro version. Now it has apparently changed to where you need a subscription. I thought it was unfair that I had to pay twice. So I suggested the idea that maybe SRPro owners should get a year sub for free to make up for the fact that they paid full price already once before. Developer response was not even close. Told me to “restore purchases”. Obviously he did not read everything. “Restore purchases” comes back with “no subscription found”. Proving that suggestion pointless. So I lowered my rating by one star because he did not actually read any detail. After which he deleted my review.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By Steven Schrum
    A few years ago, this was my go to scanner app. Over the last few months the audio will stop playing at random times and you need to manually go back into the app to restart everything (I understand that some audio will jump because it's scanning through different channels but this is not what I'm talking about). Most of the time you are greeted with an ad that freezes the app when you do so.
  • 2 Stars Until Resolved May 31, 2020

    By MrM1key
    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.
  • Scanner app Dec 25, 2021

    By TBYRD5150
    Of all the scanner apps I have downloaded and used, this has been the easiest and best one I have found so far, but keep in mind this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist that has used in many forms of radios and scanners it’s real life and military life. So far this one even beats out the bearcat scanners that I personally have paid hundreds of dollars for to put on my desktop and in my vehicles or carry on my person because I don’t have to pre-program it to the area I’m in. Even the price of it is more than reasonable if I want to upgrade from the free version to the ad free version. It is more accurate than anything I have found in the store and I can switch over whatever county I am in when I am traveling. It works with Wi-Fi or without Wi-Fi. I never give anything five stars because there’s always room for improvement and things are always upgrading and changing anyway, so the best I do just give four stars. Again I remind you this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist it is very familiar with all kinds of radios and scanners. Since I found this one I have not looked for any others. I am put this one on all of my mobile devices. Everybody will find one that they like as I have. This is the one I recommend, but for those that do not like this one you will find one that you do like and remember to write a review about it. Thank you. OEF/OIF Veteran
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By trey kearns
    Only scanner app ive found with zero delay, I watched a squad car make a few turns while listening to him give those updates on his position. It was real time. A great variety of divisions to listen to and the alerts feature is great. You can set it to notify you if a certain number of people are listening to a certain channel of your choosing or if ANY channel has a certain number. That's how I was able to listen live to the Las Vegas Massacre. It was epic! U can know about stuff b4 the news.
  • Best scanner app in the App Store, period Jun 12, 2019

    By TCapple
    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.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By Alicia Lucero
    Overall easy to use. I wish the voice was more clear but I guess that's just how it is with most scanners. It was my favorite scanner app but the past few months it randomly stops. The app will be open, I'll be listening, but then it just turns off. I have to go back in and push play. Because at times it goes silent we don't always realize when it's actually stopped entirely. -- Thanks for the tip I will try it and see if it works 👍
  • If I could give it 5 stars I would Jun 24, 2021

    By NeedsCoffee17
    I absolutely love this app, it’s super informative and interesting to listen to different events across the world. That being said, it could use some improvements. The biggest I could see helping the app would be furthering the range of options for the ‘What’s happening right now?’ button. This could help attract users to the different channels when something happens. Another thought would be to add a transcript of the radio traffic in the large empty space in the center of the UI, sometimes the output or input is fuzzy but having a transcript could help listeners understand the situation better. That being said, the app is great and I applaud whoever created it- I would highly recommend this app over others on the market.
  • Feb 5, 2022

    By Grace D.
    I love this app..makes me feel like I'm apart of the action. And what I love even more are the features it gives the 10-codes as well as a crime map that tracks all the reports in that area. when you see an accident on the highway nine times out of 10 if you turn on the scanner you'll be able to hear what exactly is going on at that wreck it's really accurate and I love it .I don't ever go anywhere without listening to it. it is very informative and I highly recommend it
  • Scanner Radio is a Must Feb 26, 2020

    By Bob'n'Along
    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.
  • If your review is bad, it will be deleted! Feb 20, 2022

    By AlconburyBlues
    I wrote a review stating that I purchased Scanner Radio Pro back when that’s what this app was called, and there was a free version and a pro version. Now it has apparently changed to where you need a subscription. I thought it was unfair that I had to pay twice. So I suggested the idea that maybe SRPro owners should get a year sub for free to make up for the fact that they paid full price already once before. Developer response was not even close. Told me to “restore purchases”. Obviously he did not read everything. “Restore purchases” comes back with “no subscription found”. Proving that suggestion pointless. So I lowered my rating by one star because he did not actually read any detail. After which he deleted my review.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By Steven Schrum
    A few years ago, this was my go to scanner app. Over the last few months the audio will stop playing at random times and you need to manually go back into the app to restart everything (I understand that some audio will jump because it's scanning through different channels but this is not what I'm talking about). Most of the time you are greeted with an ad that freezes the app when you do so.
  • Feb 17, 2022

    By Tom B
    Use to be ok app. But how the adds work have become ridiculous. They now are so in your face ,not only fill the entire screen you cannot close them for a long time . That is if you can find the (usually) very tiny x or close button that is never in the same place. This happens to me with every app interaction. Time to move on , unistalling this app.
  • Too many persistent ads May 5, 2022

    By BushmanNH
    This was a great app and now it’s only a fair app. The scanner still works as it always has, the problem is the ads. 😟 They used to just have banner ads across the bottom that you could select or ignore. Now the ads are entirely pervasive they take over the entire screen, they are timed and they cannot be removed. They are usually for games like bingo and casino. I don’t play games so they’re clearly not targeted ads. You often are mandated to go to the App Store to clear the screen from the pop up ads. Additionally many of the ads have audio and takes over the audio of the app. What good is listening to a scanner if a commercial comes on and takes it over? The action doesn’t stop while a scammer advertises a game to take your money. If you touch the screen to attempt to stop the commercial it will take you to the App Store. You have to allow the commercial to run its course which means you miss some of the scanner action. A very disappointing development in what was a fine app.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By Just About Had It
    This used to be a great app. Not sure what happened, nowhere near the audio comes through anymore. Very spotty, half transmissions, missing audio, I've started using another app as this one just isn't the best for me anymore. I can't verify if it's on the developer's end or the local police side of things, but the app doesn't deliver. I'd estimate I hear about 25-30 percent of what's actually going on so I've found another app that provides solid audio feed. I hope they get it fixed soon.
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Keith Lohr
    An otherwise great app, ruined by ads. When I open the app it frequently begins an endless loop of full screen ads with no way to "x" out. A forced stop is the only way to end it, and by the time I get the app working I have missed whatever I wanted to listen to. It makes the app extremely frustrating, plus there is no chance I will buy a product or service from those advertisers. Seems like a lose-lose setup.
  • Apr 30, 2019

    By A Google user
    I've had this app for a while and I really enjoy it overall. However I can only give 2 stars because of the ads that have audio. I understand the need for ads, I am not complaining about all ads just the ones that blare noise at a high volume (regardless of your phones audio settings) forcing you to go back to close the ad. Not only that but the scanner does not restart automatically you have to go back and hit play again to start the scanner. This could be a 5 star app if it weren't for them
  • Ridiculous ads Jul 12, 2021

    By Eddie Jacobus
    I just installed the app to check it out. Wasted 5 minutes of my life I can’t get back. Sounded like a nice addition to my CarPlay. I put on Parsippany NJ police. I heard one call after a few minutes. During that time there was a slot machine ad on the screen. No big deal. Then the entire screen became one big flashing ad with screaming audio. (Great way to cause an accident so I can listen to the police coming to cut me out of my truck) I deleted the app and came here to hopefully warn someone else before they wasted their time. Pop up ads are ok. I usually pay after a few days or trial anyway, but to insert a full screen ad with someone yelling something on an app I’m going to use while I’m driving tells me the developers aren’t too bright. I have to assume that lack of brilliance extends to all aspects of the app.
  • ....He’s dead Jim. Dec 19, 2020

    By Dred242
    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.
  • Las Vegas always goes offline on fire alarms Don’t buy Jun 26, 2021

    By Retired FD alum
    I purchased this app for the specific purpose of Fire calls and airport emergencies in Clark County, Las Vegas Nevada. Most every time a structure or commercial fire alarm is reported the app goes offline and listeners are unable to hear dispatch or fire units communicating. This also occurs at the same time a airport emergency comes in at McCarran airport all reported by another app called Pulse Point which provides alerts to all fire calls in Las Vegas Nevada. I don’t recommend buying Polive Scanner or Broadcastify scanner apps in Las Vegas. Most police and fire scanners are operated by Broadcastify App which I recommend not to purchase this app either which is the main feed to all other police and fire scanners. Buyer beware.
  • What happened Jan 13, 2022

    By Lisa _ 1154
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled this app and nothing helps. I am able to pick up some things in my area but have not picked up anything in days. Years ago I listened to this app forever and had no problems at all now not so much. I don’t know what kind of updates have been done but I really want this app to work like it used to. Right now it’s play and stop all day and when it does play you can’t understand anything. I will give 5 stars when this is fully updated. Very glitchy now. I really would not like to lose this app but it’s going in that direction. This is the only scanner that works in my area. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated
  • Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option Apr 15, 2021

    By J.A.Arensky
    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.

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  • 2 Stars Until Resolved May 31, 2020

    By MrM1key
    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.
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By trey kearns
    Only scanner app ive found with zero delay, I watched a squad car make a few turns while listening to him give those updates on his position. It was real time. A great variety of divisions to listen to and the alerts feature is great. You can set it to notify you if a certain number of people are listening to a certain channel of your choosing or if ANY channel has a certain number. That's how I was able to listen live to the Las Vegas Massacre. It was epic! U can know about stuff b4 the news.
  • Best scanner app in the App Store, period Jun 12, 2019

    By TCapple
    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.
  • Feb 5, 2022

    By Grace D.
    I love this app..makes me feel like I'm apart of the action. And what I love even more are the features it gives the 10-codes as well as a crime map that tracks all the reports in that area. when you see an accident on the highway nine times out of 10 if you turn on the scanner you'll be able to hear what exactly is going on at that wreck it's really accurate and I love it .I don't ever go anywhere without listening to it. it is very informative and I highly recommend it
  • Alert Filtering Enhancement Oct 15, 2019

    By FlyboyJMH
    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!
  • Oct 18, 2018

    By A Google user
    The best scanner with the shortest time delay. Most scanners are on at least an 8 minute delay this one is just a few minutes but sometimes less. I love how you can listen to channels in so many different cities and even other countries. The only issue i had was figuring out what exact channel went to the area i was in because my city (Dallas,Tx.) has about 6 different channels alone. Overall a good app. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
  • Terrible Distracting Ads Deliberately Interferes App Jun 4, 2020

    By Jane Doe Not
    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.
  • Still the best but wish I could test the themes Jun 6, 2019

    By Benjamin from CA
    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.
  • Police scanner~brief review Mar 22, 2019

    By RandelllMalavida!!!
    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
  • Thank You! Nov 4, 2021

    By Ilamdbk
    This app allows people to follow the happenings in their own neighborhood … as well as demonstrating the skills of the personnel , who work hard to keep the public safe! A special ‘shout out’ to Monroe, MIichigan’s amazing emergency team! Thank you to our awesome dispatch team , the police depts., fire depts., and paramedics for protecting each other, as well as the people in our communities! It is clearly because of these skilled employees, and their excellent teamwork abilities, that allows them to provide such great service to our communities! Thanks to this app for allowing us to see just how very hard these men and women work every day!
  • Scanner app Dec 25, 2021

    By TBYRD5150
    Of all the scanner apps I have downloaded and used, this has been the easiest and best one I have found so far, but keep in mind this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist that has used in many forms of radios and scanners it’s real life and military life. So far this one even beats out the bearcat scanners that I personally have paid hundreds of dollars for to put on my desktop and in my vehicles or carry on my person because I don’t have to pre-program it to the area I’m in. Even the price of it is more than reasonable if I want to upgrade from the free version to the ad free version. It is more accurate than anything I have found in the store and I can switch over whatever county I am in when I am traveling. It works with Wi-Fi or without Wi-Fi. I never give anything five stars because there’s always room for improvement and things are always upgrading and changing anyway, so the best I do just give four stars. Again I remind you this is only the opinion of a retired disabled former US Army infantry specialist it is very familiar with all kinds of radios and scanners. Since I found this one I have not looked for any others. I am put this one on all of my mobile devices. Everybody will find one that they like as I have. This is the one I recommend, but for those that do not like this one you will find one that you do like and remember to write a review about it. Thank you. OEF/OIF Veteran
  • If I could give it 5 stars I would Jun 24, 2021

    By NeedsCoffee17
    I absolutely love this app, it’s super informative and interesting to listen to different events across the world. That being said, it could use some improvements. The biggest I could see helping the app would be furthering the range of options for the ‘What’s happening right now?’ button. This could help attract users to the different channels when something happens. Another thought would be to add a transcript of the radio traffic in the large empty space in the center of the UI, sometimes the output or input is fuzzy but having a transcript could help listeners understand the situation better. That being said, the app is great and I applaud whoever created it- I would highly recommend this app over others on the market.
  • Scanner Radio is a Must Feb 26, 2020

    By Bob'n'Along
    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.
  • Mar 17, 2019

    By A Google user
    Lots of scanners to choose from. Good variety. Kind of a lot of static but I guess that's not possible to avoid. Another minor complaint is that sometimes a scanner is misidentified. For example it will say it's a railroad scanner but it's actually police and fire. Not too many ads. Sometims there will be one annoying one. All in all interesting and enjoyable to listen to!
  • Very inconsistent Sep 4, 2020

    By Ford216
    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
  • Great police scanner Jul 9, 2020

    By JohnnyToledo
    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.
  • A must-have for travelers! Jun 15, 2019

    By JeepGyrl68
    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!
  • Useful! May 13, 2020

    By firespinner2011
    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.
  • Real world app Apr 5, 2021

    By CarolStars
    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.
  • Not receiving notification Aug 1, 2019

    By Tina D 117
    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.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By Alicia Lucero
    Overall easy to use. I wish the voice was more clear but I guess that's just how it is with most scanners. It was my favorite scanner app but the past few months it randomly stops. The app will be open, I'll be listening, but then it just turns off. I have to go back in and push play. Because at times it goes silent we don't always realize when it's actually stopped entirely. -- Thanks for the tip I will try it and see if it works 👍
  • If your review is bad, it will be deleted! Feb 20, 2022

    By AlconburyBlues
    I wrote a review stating that I purchased Scanner Radio Pro back when that’s what this app was called, and there was a free version and a pro version. Now it has apparently changed to where you need a subscription. I thought it was unfair that I had to pay twice. So I suggested the idea that maybe SRPro owners should get a year sub for free to make up for the fact that they paid full price already once before. Developer response was not even close. Told me to “restore purchases”. Obviously he did not read everything. “Restore purchases” comes back with “no subscription found”. Proving that suggestion pointless. So I lowered my rating by one star because he did not actually read any detail. After which he deleted my review.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By Steven Schrum
    A few years ago, this was my go to scanner app. Over the last few months the audio will stop playing at random times and you need to manually go back into the app to restart everything (I understand that some audio will jump because it's scanning through different channels but this is not what I'm talking about). Most of the time you are greeted with an ad that freezes the app when you do so.
  • Jul 29, 2019

    By A Google user
    Annoying since you added the ads in it. This app used to be the best scanner. But now you guys put ads in it. The ads would be fine if they didn't interrupt while listening! And the fact that you're forced to watch them for a specific amount of time is even more annoying! If you had the ads play when first opening the app then itd be fine. Or when first clicking a station, and when exiting that station. But they pop up in the middle of listening and that's an annoying as hell interruption!
  • Dec 27, 2020

    By Scott Meiier
    Good app when it works. Would like the ability to run 2 or more jurisdictions at the same time. I regularly travel across neighboring counties and have to switch channels. Also, the app seems to be stopped too easily and won't always return after any other phone use , but that may be an issue with my phone. Some of the new full screen ads don't let me go to the feed after they run, and make closing them difficult. I have to close and reopen the app and run a different ad in order to continue.
  • Obnoxious Ads Apr 13, 2021

    By Tweakyboy1
    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.
  • It’s just ok Jul 2, 2021

    By Ginaopghost
    The feed from my town is so muffled and staticky that I can’t hear most of what they say. Other towns are crystal clear. So I’m not sure if that’s the app or my town feed. However, lately it’s been popping up ads as soon as I open it. I get that there will be ads with free versions. But these ads have sound and drown out the talking that’s on the scanner. If I open my scanner, it’s because something is happening and I want to hear it. But I miss it because of these stupid ads. Ads with no sound would be more appropriate for this type of app. I’ll be looking for a new scanner app.
  • Ads won’t stop when clicked off! Apr 6, 2022

    By Revelation Artist
    I’ve had this app for a while and it works OK. But lately when an ad pops up and fills the whole screen and there’s audio on the ad it talks over the dispatch that’s coming in! But if that’s not bad enough, once the ad is on my screen there is no way to click off of it! The little X in the corner does not work. So as a result there is no way to turn off the app unless I restart my phone.I am sure hoping that this latest update will fix that. Otherwise I’m deleting the app and getting a different one.
  • Removal of Ads Jul 26, 2019

    By #TiredOfPaying
    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.
  • Ads prevent emergency warnings from being heard Jun 18, 2022

    By dhbell
    I use this scanner to receive pertinent emergency information when the satellite is out. The ads are loud and jarring playing over critical information. The fix for this would be easy if the developer of this app would listen: There is plenty of room on the screen for ads to be presented and seen without affecting the ability to be informed. At the very least, shorten the ads and/or mute them when emergency info is being broadcast.
  • Feb 17, 2022

    By Tom B
    Use to be ok app. But how the adds work have become ridiculous. They now are so in your face ,not only fill the entire screen you cannot close them for a long time . That is if you can find the (usually) very tiny x or close button that is never in the same place. This happens to me with every app interaction. Time to move on , unistalling this app.
  • Too many persistent ads May 5, 2022

    By BushmanNH
    This was a great app and now it’s only a fair app. The scanner still works as it always has, the problem is the ads. 😟 They used to just have banner ads across the bottom that you could select or ignore. Now the ads are entirely pervasive they take over the entire screen, they are timed and they cannot be removed. They are usually for games like bingo and casino. I don’t play games so they’re clearly not targeted ads. You often are mandated to go to the App Store to clear the screen from the pop up ads. Additionally many of the ads have audio and takes over the audio of the app. What good is listening to a scanner if a commercial comes on and takes it over? The action doesn’t stop while a scammer advertises a game to take your money. If you touch the screen to attempt to stop the commercial it will take you to the App Store. You have to allow the commercial to run its course which means you miss some of the scanner action. A very disappointing development in what was a fine app.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By Just About Had It
    This used to be a great app. Not sure what happened, nowhere near the audio comes through anymore. Very spotty, half transmissions, missing audio, I've started using another app as this one just isn't the best for me anymore. I can't verify if it's on the developer's end or the local police side of things, but the app doesn't deliver. I'd estimate I hear about 25-30 percent of what's actually going on so I've found another app that provides solid audio feed. I hope they get it fixed soon.
  • Apr 30, 2019

    By A Google user
    I've had this app for a while and I really enjoy it overall. However I can only give 2 stars because of the ads that have audio. I understand the need for ads, I am not complaining about all ads just the ones that blare noise at a high volume (regardless of your phones audio settings) forcing you to go back to close the ad. Not only that but the scanner does not restart automatically you have to go back and hit play again to start the scanner. This could be a 5 star app if it weren't for them
  • Las Vegas always goes offline on fire alarms Don’t buy Jun 26, 2021

    By Retired FD alum
    I purchased this app for the specific purpose of Fire calls and airport emergencies in Clark County, Las Vegas Nevada. Most every time a structure or commercial fire alarm is reported the app goes offline and listeners are unable to hear dispatch or fire units communicating. This also occurs at the same time a airport emergency comes in at McCarran airport all reported by another app called Pulse Point which provides alerts to all fire calls in Las Vegas Nevada. I don’t recommend buying Polive Scanner or Broadcastify scanner apps in Las Vegas. Most police and fire scanners are operated by Broadcastify App which I recommend not to purchase this app either which is the main feed to all other police and fire scanners. Buyer beware.
  • What happened Jan 13, 2022

    By Lisa _ 1154
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled this app and nothing helps. I am able to pick up some things in my area but have not picked up anything in days. Years ago I listened to this app forever and had no problems at all now not so much. I don’t know what kind of updates have been done but I really want this app to work like it used to. Right now it’s play and stop all day and when it does play you can’t understand anything. I will give 5 stars when this is fully updated. Very glitchy now. I really would not like to lose this app but it’s going in that direction. This is the only scanner that works in my area. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated
  • App not working Oct 2, 2020

    By Win1958
    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.
  • Simple scanner app with INVASIVE ads Jun 13, 2021

    By njburrito
    This app works great as a scanner. The huge problem I have is the ads are incredibly invasive sometimes to the point where I feel like the app should be removed from the app store. A large majority of the time I click the 'x' on an ad to close it out, and it just opens up a random webpage and literally starts downloading an app to my iPhone that I have to cancel real quickly before it finishes. I was never asked to authorize the download, it was just forced. No clue if the app is malicious, etc. and it is incredibly ridiculous and frustrating. Beware before choosing this scanner.
  • Great app BUT Jan 18, 2021

    By Yoo boi jose
    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
  • Not Receiving Mar 29, 2022

    By Stitchnanny
    I live in a highly populated area in SE Texas and in the largest county of the state, so there should be no shortage of radio traffic for my area. Having said that I can receive all of Houston PD traffic but very little if any traffic from the Sheriff or Constable and no traffic from any EMS/EMD in the area. I’m curious as to why that is occurring as I’ve had this app for quite some time and have had any issues until about December 2021. The last time I reviewed I gave y’all a 5 but not this time. I’ll change it back if my issues can be resolved.
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Keith Lohr
    An otherwise great app, ruined by ads. When I open the app it frequently begins an endless loop of full screen ads with no way to "x" out. A forced stop is the only way to end it, and by the time I get the app working I have missed whatever I wanted to listen to. It makes the app extremely frustrating, plus there is no chance I will buy a product or service from those advertisers. Seems like a lose-lose setup.
  • Ridiculous ads Jul 12, 2021

    By Eddie Jacobus
    I just installed the app to check it out. Wasted 5 minutes of my life I can’t get back. Sounded like a nice addition to my CarPlay. I put on Parsippany NJ police. I heard one call after a few minutes. During that time there was a slot machine ad on the screen. No big deal. Then the entire screen became one big flashing ad with screaming audio. (Great way to cause an accident so I can listen to the police coming to cut me out of my truck) I deleted the app and came here to hopefully warn someone else before they wasted their time. Pop up ads are ok. I usually pay after a few days or trial anyway, but to insert a full screen ad with someone yelling something on an app I’m going to use while I’m driving tells me the developers aren’t too bright. I have to assume that lack of brilliance extends to all aspects of the app.
  • ....He’s dead Jim. Dec 19, 2020

    By Dred242
    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.
  • Please Offer a “Lifetime Pro” Option Apr 15, 2021

    By J.A.Arensky
    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.
  • Broken?? Must be! Aug 6, 2020

    By ayemnone
    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.
  • 👍 Jun 19, 2020

    By FleaBittenVarmit
    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.
  • Ads! May 10, 2022

    By Pseudosig
    This app was decent a couple years ago, but their ads have changed to these incredibly long and persistent ads that you cannot get out of. My main issue is that I tried to hear what emergency was happening in my neighborhood and couldn’t actually use the app because of the ads. Turn it on? You get a loooong ad. Change a scanner? Get a loooong ad. Try to listen when you need it most? You get a loooong ad. The app developer needs a different ad monetizing strategy bc I will no longer use this, and they're undercutting the point of the app. If their strategy is to make the free version unusable hoping people will pay? That doesn’t work for me.
  • Ads interfere with use Sep 21, 2021

    By VickieNJ27
    This used to be a great app but they’ve added new video pop-up ads when you launch the app, the problem is if you’re trying to launch the app quickly to hear what’s going on near you the ads will block out the scanner signal for several seconds and then you miss what’s being said. If it’s a call were they only talk about it for a moment or two you can completely missed the call. I would rather more pop-ups or something later then having something completely blocked the app upon launch. It basically makes this useless. Switching to another app until this is resolved.
  • Reup Aug 22, 2019

    By Schef Marcus
    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!
  • Advertisements galore: Apr 24, 2022

    By Montecour
    I’ve tried for a long time like this app but I’m not able to listen to emergency services because I’m constantly bombarded with obnoxious advertisements. Even worse, is there is no way to bypass these ads, so they play full out while you could be listening to the events as they happen. I know they want people to purchase the the “Pro” app but making the free version unlistenable with these horribly obnoxious ads is beyond. I don’t play these silly games they are pushing and I don’t want buy the “Pro” version. I’m moving on to find a more user friendly scanner app. It doesn’t even deserve a one star rating.

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