Scanner Radio is an app that lets you listen to police and firefighter radio scanners and the broadcasts of radio aficionados throughout the world directly from your Android.
Scanner Radio gives you the ability to listen to broadcasts close to you, but in the case that they are not being emitted within 250 km., you can manually find the most popular broadcasts in the world. The majority of them are in the U.S.
First, as developers warns, take in account that the audio is provided by volunteers using real scanner radios. If your area is not available, see the menu in the app for information on how to get it added.
By tapping on “Near me” (GPS connected) it will scan and find those radio repeaters that are around you. But anyway, you can listen to in streaming radios from around the world. There’s a browser to search by area, by genre, by source, custom scanners and configured alerts. This last notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner, because that means that something is happening over there. You can mark as favorite those radio stations that you most like or check the Top 50 radio scanners out. There’s also a chat room from scanner radio users, but downloading a plug-in is required.
You can listen to the police station radio scanners of different city in the U.S. at any time. In addition, you can always see how many people are listening to each broadcast.
One of Scanner Radio’ great benefits is that it lets you get notices on your phone when any broadcast surpasses a considerable number of listeners, which normally means that something is happening.
Scanner Radio is a very interesting tools that traditional radio lovers can use to continue practicing their hobby from the comfort of their cell phone. Also, the quality of the audio is usually pretty good.
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- Android: 4.0 and up
- Version: V6.1.2
- Size: 7.26MB
- If you don't want to miss what's going on the radio waves, this is your app. Truly recommendable.