Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner APK

Version - com.scannerradio
Last updated: 2019-08-09

The only scanner app that can alert you when major events are happening.

Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner apk

APP Information

Download Version (6008)
Apk Size4.02 MB
App DeveloperGordon Edwards
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.scannerradio.apk

Download Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner APK

App Description

Scanner Radio - Fire and Police Scanner is scannerradio,entertainment,scanner,radio, content rating is Medium Maturity (PEGI-16). This app is rated 4.73 by 15 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Gordon Edwards website who developed it. com.scannerradio.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 68315+ times on store. You can also download com.scannerradio APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Listen to live audio from over 7,000 fire and police scanners, weather radios, amateur radio repeaters, air traffic and marine radios from around the world. Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 3500 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking).


• View scanners located nearest you.
• View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners.
• View list of scanners added most recently (new scanners are being added all the time).
• Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites for quick access.
• Browse the directory by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc).
• Turn on notifications to be notified when major events are happening (details below).
• Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access.
• Supports Android Auto.


Receive a notification anytime:

• ...any scanner in the directory has more than 3500 listeners (configurable).
• ...a scanner within a certain distance of your location has more than a certain number of listeners.
• ...a specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners.
• ...a Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites.
• ...a scanner within a certain distance from you is added to the directory.

This is the free version of the app, below are the benefits of purchasing the Pro version (for only $2.99, a one-time purchase):

• No ads.
• Access to all 6 theme colors.
• Push notifications sent within 5 minutes (vs within 15 minutes).
• Ability to record the audio.
• The play button at the bottom of the directory screens and on the widgets can be used to start listening without having to go to the player screen.

The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for and a few other sites using real police scanners and is the same audio you would hear using your own police scanner.

If you need assistance, please go to

Explanation of why a couple of permissions are needed:

• The "Location" permission is required so that the app can determine what scanners are located in your area when you select "Nearby Scanners". When you select "Nearby Scanners" the app first attempts to determine your location via the network, if that fails the app then tries to determine your location via GPS.

• The "Photos/Media/Files" / "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage" permission is required in order to allow you to record the audio you're hearing and be able to save it to a location that you can access from your computer (requires Scanner Radio Pro to be installed or for you to be using Scanner Radio Pro).

App ChangeLog

  • • Added a setting to the "Player Settings" screen which can be enabled to have the app stop playing when headphones are connected/disconnected.
    • Links contained in special notices (displayed at the top of the screen with a yellow background) are now clickable.
    • "Buffering" is now displayed on remote Bluetooth displays (car displays, Android Wear, etc).
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to listen to a scanner feed on some devices.

App Screens

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Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.scannerradio.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Access coarse location sources, such as the mobile network database, to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Access fine location sources, such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are and may consume additional battery power.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.MEDIA_CONTENT_CONTROL: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card. Unknown permission from android reference
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.


Certificate Issuer:C=US, ST=Georgia, L=Dacula, O=Unknown, OU=Unknown, CN=Gordon Edwards
Certificate Subject:C=US, ST=Georgia, L=Dacula, O=Unknown, OU=Unknown, CN=Gordon Edwards








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  1. guest-avatar

    Honestly I've used and loved this app for quite a few years. I understand ad revenue and the need to make money, BUT.... Recently ads with sound and video have become the norm and on an app that is solely for listening, an ad that over takes the sound kind of ruins the need to use the app in the first place. When I pull up the app to listen to a call or specific message from an agency.... Ohh here's an ad that plays stupid music or slot machine sounds while you were trying to listen 👎👎👎👎👎

  2. guest-avatar

    Audio cuts out especially on fire transmissions. However, EMS is perfectly fine. Hardin County Fire/ EMS frequency in Kentucky. Please fix this interruption. This app never done this before.

  3. guest-avatar

    Adds remove functionality. You hear the fire whistle going off in your town. So you open up your scanner app to see whats going on. All of a sudden as the dispatch is going out, and ad pops up and interrupts the stream, completely interrupting the usefulness of this app. I am sure the pro version is functional, but this version is not.

  4. guest-avatar

    Shannara Bailey


    Very nice 👍 it's very accurate and I don't have the trouble of a regular scanner n it's Free!!!

  5. guest-avatar

    My last review indicated an annoying audio ad interrupting the audio of the scanner. A reply from the developer indicated the scanner app had no control over this insertion. I found this to be true a so I had to edit my previous rating. I have used this app for multiple years across multiple platforms and it has always worked. My previous rating was wrong. Sorry for the bad post.

  6. guest-avatar

    Exceptionally fast transition to selected channels. Came here bc the competition, Broadcastify, started locking out everyone on mobile devices. There was no workaround. They replied with no answer or explanation. So, here I am. I don't like to use valuable phone memory for apps...but this site works. Has the same selection (and more) for scanner traffic compared to Brcstfy.

  7. guest-avatar

    This is as close to having a police scanner you can get.I have 2 issues with this app (1) After a call goes out it take close to 1 minute for the app to relay the call to us so it's a little slow on that part and (2) I live in Charlevoix County Michigan and my city department is dispatched through a call center for Emmett and Cheboygan Counties and our Frequency is 155.5650 and it is not listed on this app. Keep in mind all calls are about 1 minute off... Download and listen to your area calls .

  8. guest-avatar

    Blades and mischief


    Personally 10/10 this app is so helpful when I was robbing a gas station and new exactly where the Copps were. This app is the reason I got away with $400 😁😁😁

  9. guest-avatar

    Absolutely wonderful it's like the ultimate walkie-talkie in the world. You can hear a siren picture scanner and Bam in a minute or two you know what's going on truly fascinating from California to Kansas keeps you tuned in my account a handful of codes in recording in updates but you know how many people are listening absolutely ideal the best app I've ever picked and enjoy thank you guys great job did you notice any apps hopping on board with this app after downloading it truly Flawless thanks

  10. guest-avatar

    Absolutely love it!!! Works perfectly for me. Reminds me of when I was a kid. When I would sleep over at grams house, I would fall asleep listening to her scanner. There was something soothing about it. Put me right out.

  11. guest-avatar

    I love it! and it does what is says and tells you it may not work in your area, if someone hasn't volunteered to scan in your area. If you are upset that there's no one scanning in your area, maybe you should volunteer to scan. Also I haven't experienced any ads thus far. Great app !

  12. guest-avatar

    Usually works great. Low battery usage if u have the right settings. Thank you

  13. guest-avatar

    Jonathan Stephens


    Have had the app for only a short time & not only do I but my wife as well enjoy listening sometimes for hours beyond that audio comes through good ...really a great app all around will gain fifth star after a week of download with no problems

  14. guest-avatar

    The Combs Family


    The feed Cuts in and out you can barely hear what they are saying I can't make out what they are saying and it's staticy. I have had this app for years since 2017 and over the years it's gotten worse but this is the worst I have ever seen it. I'm about to delete it.

  15. guest-avatar

    Martin Caballero


    So this is a real time scanner. I have a friend that thought everything was pre-recorded or fake. But one night at about 3am we were on the freeway and we saw a guy riding his bike in the carpool lane with no lights what so ever and I called 911 & then wouldn't you know the call came over my scanner which was set to L.A./Orange County CHP 😄

  16. guest-avatar

    Easy to use interface, lots of customizations that are included in the free version. I don't need any of the pro features but am considering buying it to support the continued development of this useful app.

  17. guest-avatar

    Been using this app for years, but in the last few month it hangs up and has a lot of trouble connecting. You have to go back to search your area to get connection to server. Also my phone says it uses a lot of the battery. Looking for a better program.

  18. guest-avatar

    I paid for the no ads version but all of a sudden now I'm getting audio ads that interrupt the scanner. So I'd say I'm being scammed... will be looking into other options. Don't say I didn't warn you...

  19. guest-avatar

    This is amazing. I can hear anywhere and anything i want. I use it while driving in my car. Its fun listening to all the action in my county.

  20. guest-avatar

    Tried app while listening to my real scanner radio. This app is not in real time. And when it does transmit, it is so muffled that it's un legible.

  21. guest-avatar

    This scanner app is the best free scanner you can download. It has broadcasts from all over and is real time with minimal delay on broadcast. I have been using this for years.

  22. guest-avatar

    gary castonguay


    Sp easy to use and adjust as needed. Gives great directions on how to use . has nice features such as the dec. Equalizer and the sound enhancer... Just a great useable app. Thanks for the fun app

  23. guest-avatar

    Steven Townsend


    I really love an app that is informative. Recently I dropped my son off at Church. Minutes later I heard police and paramedic was en route to the church. I texted my boy and found out a woman fainted. Had anything happen I could have advised what he needed to do.

  24. guest-avatar

    I feel like they only give you a couple local agencys . Teaser!!! My friend lives in florida And he gets channels for N.H that aren't available to me and vice versa ..They must do your location and then limit that area. I was literally listening to "my" local area over his phone the other night ... Sad really people that love scanners and dont have the money would be better served just to save up..I still gave 3 stars because the sound ,options and quality was good .It sure seems that they work

  25. guest-avatar

    I think the only quip i have with the app is thst you have to pay for the chat room. I would like it to be free because id like to be able to hop on and find out whats happening if ive just tuned in during the middle of something

  26. guest-avatar

    Adrienne Brennan


    Great app. Gives locals access to current state of fires and to the minute information to what is happening in their area.

  27. guest-avatar

    Great scanner for cell phone, easy to use. Hate those fricken ads though, seem to cover up some of the functions for the scanner on me.

  28. guest-avatar

    Emiliano Gallegos


    Works great in my area somedays other days it just freezes and won't work at all just it does work, might be the internet connection that causes issues.

  29. guest-avatar

    To keep it short, I have no regret, and or forsee myself ever uninstalling this app. I was able to find a local broadcast which gave me more insight as to what goes on in my community.

  30. guest-avatar

    The audio sounds very garbled and I used to be able to hear everything nice and clearly but now it is hard to understand things

  31. guest-avatar

    Only experienced 1 time that streaming was not available. Other than that the app works flawlessly. I like how you can save your favorite channels. 5 stars for sure.

  32. guest-avatar

    I use this app cause I need to hear what's going on pretty immediately... but then I'm forced to watch a loud ass 30 second or longer ad about candy crush...

  33. guest-avatar

    I enjoy listening on this app. There are days where the digital signal is not right, thus making it very difficult to understand conversations... All and all a good app..

  34. guest-avatar

    only started using it a couple of days ago, told by friend to listen to it and found it quite good, the fire has impacted our area with smoke only so far, but very handy to have.

  35. guest-avatar

    Roxanne asshair


    I loved it but now they stop playing the Chicago 9 13 area I used this app for years I loved it but this was a huge let down I told my friend's and family to download this app because it worked so good but now I will probably have to delete it

  36. guest-avatar

    Harold Doorenbos


    There's a lot of back ground noise before dispatch talks. Other chanels are clear with no back ground noise.

  37. guest-avatar

    Daniel Dvorscek


    Greatest scanner app around (imo). I've been using this app for about 8 and a half years now.

  38. guest-avatar

    This is a great app I would recommend it to anyone that like to listen to a scanner or police or fire radio.

  39. guest-avatar

    Yes this really cool in a lot of ways and when you bored it can get a littel exciting might and could hit right at HOME .God Bless all FIRST RESPOUNDERS

  40. guest-avatar

    This app is the worst god dam police scanner app I've experienced there's just no words to explain how stupid and such a waste of time and life that I'll NEVER GET BACK NOW!!!!! THANKS TO THIS RETARDED POLICE SCANNER and is definitely worse than any app on the market it cuts in and out you can barely hear anyting anyone says on the stupid thing!!! It claims it's a fire rescue and police scanner but of course it doesn't give you hardly any options with towns or regions Don't waste your Time!!!!!!

  41. guest-avatar

    Adriano Natarelli


    Awsome experience great app. Very clear signal. Great to listen to the FDNY. And other American cities. Good work.

  42. guest-avatar

    My favorite app i have .👍. love listening in .😱😬🖤💙🖤. 10 codes only match metro US .. so there is no panic or confusion..make sure to aquire your listening areas 10 codes use ..may differ

  43. guest-avatar

    Great tool for staying aware of important issues. Easy to use.

  44. guest-avatar

    Carlene Quilter


    Does great! Glad I have it on my phone! Once in awhile cuts out and is about 2 minute delayed

  45. guest-avatar

    Best scanner app out there. Why pay over $400 when this is available? Keep up the good work GordonEdwards!

  46. guest-avatar

    Here is one of the ads. 21 blitz. Please remove it. There is no option to close or fast forward it.

  47. guest-avatar

    I find it to pretty good , has a lil bit of back ground noise but it's good to use

  48. guest-avatar

    You fixed it for a little while and now it's repeating I'm about to get rid of this app I've had this app for for a lot of years I never had a problem until now whoever runs this needs to do a better job

  49. guest-avatar

    Works great, like the option to set it to notify my for certain areas.

  50. guest-avatar

    This app is excellent very stable and a wide range of channels to monitor. I have been using the app this app for year's and it has always worked well

  51. guest-avatar

    App worked better than expected no problems. If it had six stars I would give it six.

  52. guest-avatar

    Extremely effective app. Truly real time information. To have this ability on a hand held device is a definite great value.

  53. guest-avatar

    Timothy Sanders


    It's a great app a good way to find out what's going on with our community and I like the different states u can listen to I listen to it when I am going to bed or board

  54. guest-avatar

    I wasn't sure if this was real time or not so I hopped in my car and drove to the scene of a crash and sure enough the police were there. Cool app

  55. guest-avatar

    Good app, the notification of rapid listen stations is awesome. Basically if a radio band hits 10k listeners it notifies you.

  56. guest-avatar

    Michelle Stewart


    Keeps saying offline going to reinstalling see if that helps if not going to look for different scanner hope broadcastify can fix it soon.

  57. guest-avatar

    Great app love it yes I gave it 4 stars but if you could add Tarrant city Alabama police Dept. Even the off duty offers used this app until Tarrant was dropped. Please bring it back!!!

  58. guest-avatar

    Lags behind in nothing. Performs perfectly well. Insightful, helpful and entertaining.

  59. guest-avatar

    Great job! Very informational and keeps other safe and aware of surroundings.

  60. guest-avatar

    Way better by a large margin than another app I downloaded and tried. Crazy amount of extremely useful features, for free!

  61. guest-avatar

    Rosemary Gauslaa


    This has been so reliable during these fires thank you. App is easy to use love it.

  62. guest-avatar

    I love to sit an listen to the scanner.

  63. guest-avatar

    Would love if there was have a feature that would allow users to chat with others listening to the same location broadcast

  64. guest-avatar

    Been using this app for yrs. I love it! I love how u can put this on the channle u want then go on doing what u want and listen to ur channel in the backround.

  65. guest-avatar

    Great for driving avoid traffic accidents I recommend this app for anyone who wants to stay informed

  66. guest-avatar

    Very useful multiple options plus good to know what's going on in the area. Keep up the good work first responders.

  67. guest-avatar

    Alice Hollenbeck


    Very good ap! Sounds as good as my sister's scanner, with long range access! Thank you!

  68. guest-avatar

    Couldn't even open a local county. In a world of gathering everyone's information, and phone numbers,, a less invasive design should be in order. Its everyone's most basic move, to get their county's 911. You've design to have to do more and contact, help, gather photos e numbers, too cumbersome.

  69. guest-avatar

    Much better than broadcastify. This app will let you do a lot more

  70. guest-avatar

    Very happy with app, very interesting learning all the police codes and listening to calls

  71. guest-avatar

    I enjoy how reliable the scanners are that i choose to listen to.

  72. guest-avatar

    This app allows you to find out what's really going on in your area.

  73. guest-avatar

    This app is going offline more often. And the audio constantly is breaking up. Fix it

  74. guest-avatar

    Had this app a couple times, but, on my most recent download they had my area. Thanks!

  75. guest-avatar

    Michelle Bateman


    Great app, does what it's supposed to do. No problems with it yet!

  76. guest-avatar

    Scott scotterbug


    Very handy for truck drivers and folks on road trips!

  77. guest-avatar

    This is not a scanner and cannot define freqs. Quality varies.

  78. guest-avatar

    Just now trying App. Live in New Haven, Connecticut not a lot of listeners yet moved here last April from Missouri pick up Springfield, Missouri Why dont you have Kansas City and St.Louis, Missouri the 2 largest Cities in the State of Missouri on here I always loved listening to Scsnners so far your not showing me much REALLY not impressed lucky I gave 4 Stars!!!

  79. guest-avatar

    What the hell the scanner keeps stopping and it says some other app is asking permision for something needs fixing

  80. guest-avatar

    😀 great app works well just needs a dial in frequency option thanks again great job

  81. guest-avatar

    Unintrusive ads are ok. Brief. If something is "going on". You will hear about it.

  82. guest-avatar

    Excellent scanner with multiple functions clear audio with sound pebble device.

  83. guest-avatar

    Nice, interesting content but you have to be patient.

  84. guest-avatar

    It's fun. Mine always says offline but always works...

  85. guest-avatar

    Hallway94 aka king hall


    It's good I like it good for listening to local cops I live in a small town and this app help tell me if they is a car crash around my house so I can a fine a different way around the car crash.

  86. guest-avatar

    Great app so far, I just hate the 7th & 8th District + City Wide broadcast are gone.

  87. guest-avatar

    Its really cool to listen to especially when we have storms as i know where wrecks are so to avoid those areas

  88. guest-avatar

    Dale Muehlmeier


    With EMA this app. is very helpful during emergency situations.

  89. guest-avatar

    Andrew T. Zenner


    Works good. All you have to do is type in the County & State that you live in & that's it...

  90. guest-avatar

    Rarely ever a dull moment. Love that I can listen to out of state dispatch.

  91. guest-avatar

    Amazing app when the scanner's are actually online.

  92. guest-avatar

    Wonderful way to know what's going on in your city! Love this app!

  93. guest-avatar

    Useful and Fun! I really enjoy listening.

  94. guest-avatar

    Ricky Kimbrough


    My scanner got stolen this app is awesome thank the people for live broadcasting and there efforts

  95. guest-avatar

    This is the Best Scanner App I Ever Downloaded!!!!! Thx for making ONLY the BEST APPS!!!!!

  96. guest-avatar

    Great app 👍.. I would recommend it..very clear transmissions..

  97. guest-avatar

    Best app ive found like it really works. Tons of channels!

  98. guest-avatar

    You need to change the background we can hardly see it backgrounds Gray Prince white real small make background black print bigger

  99. guest-avatar

    Linda Kennemuth


    Love it! So much better than the old scanners.

  100. guest-avatar

    Video ads very disruptive and annoying would not use advertising to make purchase if bothersome