5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner

4.7 (54K)
15.8 MB
Age rating
Current version
Smartest Apps LLC
Last update
2 years ago
Version OS
9.0 or later
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User Reviews for 5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner

4.67 out of 5
54K Ratings
4 years ago, fat white suburbanite
Same channels like other scanners but most user friendly!
In my experience all the scanner apps have all the same channels only differing in the format! This channel is no different in that respect yet I like this scanner app the most because of the user friendly format! While It’s definitely entertaining to listen to alameda & broward county sheriff stations, The reason I bought this app was to listen to what’s going on locally in my area this app was the priciest so I payed the 5$ wishing I could listen to a local police radio alas same stations as the 3 free apps without ads disrupting the radio and a cool map feature making the 5$ price more than fair! If they charged 25$ for an updated version with small town and suburban stations it would make this app stand out more and offer angsty teens and million dollar trust fund babies the opportunity to hear Marin @ snohomish county calls about latte & dog pee on lawn emergencies!
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3 months ago, Lg8807
Scanner App
I’ve used a few apps for police/EMS scanners and this one is my favorite. I paid for the pro version which was worth the price to upgrade since I listen to the scanner activity for my city through an AirPod as white noise a lot. I listen while cleaning, working, and even fall asleep at night listening to it. I like that it doesn’t seem to drain my battery even while running almost constantly most days. It didn’t seem like there would be many added features with paying for the pro version but the enhancements it does have are worth the price. I like that it automatically connects to the last feed I was listen to and that I have the ability to customize the wallpaper. I also appreciate that it automatically reconnects if the feed is interrupted for some reason. Obviously the lack of ads interrupting the stream is the biggest improvement. Overall the interface is simple and easy to navigate and the one time I had a question, support was quick to respond with a solution. I recommend this app to people all the time and actually just learned recently that there must not be a version in the Google operating system which was surprising since this is such a popular app on iOS. Thanks for providing a great app.
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1 year ago, KWag01
Delayed and seems to crash a lot lately
I’ve used this app for years and liked it but lately it’s been having problems with crashing. I’ll open it and it immediately crashes. Sometimes after 5 or 6 tries it will stay on. They don’t seem to do updates often so it takes a while to get fixed when this happens. Also be aware that the stuff you hear is delayed. When you hear the dispatchers say the time on the air it’s always 3-4 minutes behind what the time actually is. I’ve heard sirens going by so I open the app and it’s a good few minutes before I hear what’s going on, on this scanner app. Another thing is they decide what to broadcast when you’re listening to a channel that includes a couple different cities. Just like now, I was listening to them search for a way to get access to a brush fire for a good 30 minutes. Why? I know there’s other stuff going on so why are they choosing to only put this out. I stick with this app because I like the recording feature and I did pay for pro years ago but there is more and more competition on the App Store that’s becoming tempting. If something major changes, I’ll update my review.
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8 years ago, Katy Loohoo
One of my most favorite apps!
It's exciting to listen to all the action and a little scary and sad to know what's happening so close to home. BUT!!!... I would have to say, the best thing about this app is the added respect and love for law enforcement it has given me. What they go through each and every day is astonishing. Firstly, the patience that these guys have far exceeds anything you'll ever hear about in social media... The daily dangerous situations they are placed in (in order to protect us) makes me want to go up and hug every single one of them and personally thank them. These are some true heroes! Side note: I do sometimes hear of some really awful, hideous, almost unbearable situations these guys are called to respond to... If you are really sensitive to these scenarios then this might not be the app for you. I have shut it down a few times when I can feel myself losing hope in humanity. I guess as with most things, balance is the key.
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1 year ago, Lizardman137
Pro Works Well:Clear & No Ads
I live in a town with less than 14,000 peeps. After realizing a digital scanner starts at $200 and would have to be programmed, I realized it would be better to take a chance on this $5 app. I sure am delighted with the savings. In fifteen minutes, I had easily added multiple local fire, EMS, and police favorites. As I write this in the middle of the night, I am hearing callouts for vehicle stops, an overdose, and other activity. This keeps me in the loop as to what is happening in the surrounding area and next county over. I recognize the roads and apartment buildings being identified. It will be beneficial to add other cities around the nation to keep an eye on my family for weather and other events. Even railroad lines are included. The sound quality is nice. No ads with pro. Better than the scanner for me.
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7 years ago, jwtrexler
It’s amazing
Been using this app for a couple months now. I can listen to the police activity in all major cities and even a lot of the smaller ones. Very well put together. I tried watching the news while a mass shooting was occurring and just couldn’t stand hearing the blood hungry media babbling away. Funny thing is that FB could get it better than them. Anyways I flip on the scanner to that city and bam, I am getting live updates straight from the police. The media? A joke. This? Straight talk from law enforcement themselves. 20 years ago I was listening to a local scanner, now I can listen to the exact Police Department that is investigating a burglary at one of the jobs sites my employer protects with visual monitoring. I can check the scanner 20, 40, 100 miles away. Pay the few bucks and get the pro.
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2 years ago, Disappointed Viking
Generally fair but needs improvement
This is the third scanner app I’ve tried, all with pretty much the same results. I use it to monitor Minneapolis Fire Department. It’s easy to use and to open. But unfortunately there are 3 shortcomings: first, the audio quality is inconsistent, ranging from loud & clear to almost unintelligible, often cutting in and out in the middle of a transmission. Second, the app often closes by itself. If I haven’t heard any radio traffic in a while, I check my phone and sure enough, the app closed. Third, even when the app is open, sometimes it seems to stop working for a few hours. I know because the Minneapolis Fire Dept. broadcasts radio checks at specific times and if I don’t receive those, I know something’s wrong. I’ve even known the app to go silent for days at a time. Verdict: fairly good when it works, but inconsistent and unreliable.
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5 years ago, ISS rob provost
Here’s the best advice ever
Discipline yourself to stay aware of News Alerts on your phone... then when you hear there is something significantly interesting (active shooter / plane crash / terrorism , etc) then flip on your 5-0 Radio app faster than a millennial would whip out their camera app during a Trump supporter encounter. Check your Top 100 feed, look for the highest hit count, and you’ll hear that saga unfold in real time. If the highest hit count = Chicago PD it’s a normal day. What’s really fun is sitting in a shopping center parking lot with your 5-0 app bluetoothed up to your car radio and sit there with sunglasses while people watching. They hear the police radio and think your undercover... hilarity ensues. Get the paid for version to avoid the distraction and enjoy this awesome app!
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8 years ago, Age is just about a number
God Bless our local law enforcement
Just got this a few weeks ago while watching a TV show of that was beyond eye opening. I have nephew who serves always -on or off duty, while raising a family and more close friends that are from a ll walks of life. It's been a few years since i rode along with him on a few Saturday nights. The way it was on the show about Chicago cops, I just decided to listen to some feeds. This current unrest and false blame for police always being like the criminal. I pray for all police and feel much better listening to them keep on rocking in spite of the chaos. Great app as anyone can access anyplace - almost to be in touch with the never ending affirmative response ALWAYS from the patrol unit when asked to go to next call. We are blessed and need to THANK our police.
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2 years ago, Transit-T
Great App
I have tried other police scanner apps in the past. I have used this one for years. Now I do have a Uniden police scanner. I will still use this when I'm outside working around the house. Just a reminder these scanner feeds are provided by volunteers. So when a feed goes off line it’s not the app’s fault. It’s a provider who is having equipment issues. Also more cities are shutting down their police and fire transmissions so know one can hear them. That’s why the only way that you can hear the Chicago zones is on an extended online delay. You can thank Mayor Beetlejuice for that. And she can edit out anything she doesn’t want the public to hear
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2 years ago, PatrickMcFly
It’s OK
The free version of this is so temperamental and buggy that i took a chance because some reviews said the $5 is worth it. Yeah ok it works WAY better than the free one.. but it still has ‘dead’ stations that dont activate, then inexplicably later on there’ll be 20 people listening and it’s ‘back on.’ It has a lag sometimes, and other times there is a complete replay of a 5-8 minute segment. Several medical calls and ‘police chases’ have been like that. The only way to tell is the ‘time stamp’ the dispatchers say after each transmission. All of of a sudden, yer tossed back to the start of the encounter. Since EMS radios dont normally do that, it has to be some function of the app. I also wish there wasnt such a huge conglomerate of ‘regional public safety’ channels, because all of the transmissions step all over each other and my medium sized city doesnt have separate EMS/fire/police, it just scrambles them all together. Dont put the county sheriff, highway patrol, and ems/fire/police together and expect a glowing review. Overall: yeah i didnt have to spend $400 to get all of this with a head unit or H/T, and its portable so i can listen at home or work. It’s worth the $5. There isnt a better app out there yet cuz i evaluate several besides this one every month.
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8 months ago, jehskdbfjemddnfbjeksndb
What a bunch of greedy con artists
I am getting so sick of this new business model that all companies are employing. We pay for a lifetime subscription or buy a pro version and now you weasels all find a new way to squeeze more money out of us by making these new pro plus or higher tiers. We already bought the highest tiers. Now you greedy companies are doing everything you can to weasel your way out of your original sales of your app. How pathetic are you. If I paid for a pro version and it was a one time price, that’s your loss. Finding a way to screw us into paying even more for features that were already included is so unethical and unfair. I will be deleting your app and demanding a refund for my original purchase from apple. I will also be seeking to file a class action lawsuit against you and all these other companies that are employing this new business scam. You messed up. We will take you all down. Con artists.
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3 years ago, Cat*Butt
App does what it is supposed to do.
My issue is with the people broadcasting the live feeds. Whenever there is an actual emergency the live feeds are cut and that endangers many people because there is no live information or raw data coming to them and informed decisions cannot be made putting people and entire families at a higher risk of danger or becoming victims. This isn’t as bad of a problem for those people living in a covered area that does not have radio transmission that are encrypted and denied the public’s ear. Been using this app for years and it was awesome when the broadcasts were not encrypted. I did spring for the pay version too. No regrets there.
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4 years ago, Azarry
I'm totally blind and using this app with Voiceover on a bluetooth keyboard. I've noticed there are unlabeled buttons, and although I can record, I cannot find a way to play back the recordings, or even a list of the recordings? I saw the alarm button and a few other buttons including a record button, but there are unlabeled buttons and I could not get any of them to play anything, and didn't know what they were? Very confusing. Love idea. I've made recordings I can't even play back. I hope this is fixed soon, or that you make a tab labeled playback and make that accessible. Maybe I'm missing something. Hope so and love this app. Also love the idea of being able to record and having it stop during silences. Thanks for reading this and you can email me with any questions.
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8 years ago, GarPhilld
Very Pleased!
I am not a professional reviewer, I am just someone who tries to find the best apps that my interests suggest. I downloaded this app a few days ago and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I owned a scanner years ago that was stolen and since then I really wanted a replacement for it. I finally found it in this app. Not only does this app provide some of the biggest departments in the country but it also allows me to listen to my hometown departments. That is no small feat considering my town has only about 4000 residents! There has been no loading issues no glitches, nothing has been out of what I hoped for. I definitely give this app 5 stars!!!
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8 years ago, Bernadette d
Love it!
I've had 50 for a few years now. When I first got it I had an iPod and I'd turn it on when our volunteer fire whistle blew or when the police went flying by. I used it during last years flood to hear what was going on. I had a real scanner years ago and wanted to buy a new one but it was just more than I could afford. When it came time to up grade my phone I went with a smart phone instead if a flip phone just so I could have access to this app in my car. I listen to it instead of the radio , I line to know about wrecks up ahead and about crime going on in an area I might want to avoid. I've recommend it to many people.
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3 years ago, asku22
LEOs Wife
I know I shouldn’t listen since my husband is on patrol, & Some spouses/partners may disagree, but I have for the last 15+ years, it makes me feel like I’m with him, especially since when he was deployed in the army I never knew what was going on & blackouts were frightening. This is just a good as any other scanner, there is a 1 minute delay from the LEOs scanner to this, but I believe that’s a safety feature for LEOs, so they still have a 1minute advantage. Great for anyone who wonders what our brave men & women go through, not just the officers, but dispatch too for quickly getting info to them & handling the emergencies over the phone.
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1 year ago, jacksonsdad43
Worth the upgrade.
I love listening to my favorite music while driving around with the local scanner playing over my music so I stay up to date. This app possibly saved my family from injury as well. A couple months ago, we had a couple tornados touch down and this app picked up the storm teams frequency so I heard exactly where the storm was going and was able to warn my family to take cover. I hope this app stay operational forever. I’ve been using it over 5 years maybe longer. Download it and just pay for the upgrade , you will never want a refund!!
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8 years ago, The Lizard60
Gets the job done!
I am a mail in my early 50s and have listened to scanners since the 1970s. This application does get the job done effectively. It should be noted that this application is a bit heavy on battery charge. There are many choices from which to select, literally hundreds if not more. However, if you intend to listen to activity from foreign locations outside of the United States, please note the reception is extremely weak and spotty. Also, you may not find your local law enforcement on this app but there are many others from which to choose. I've tried several other scanner applications and find this one the best that is currently available as of September 2016. Happy scanning!
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6 years ago, ROTOM [d-_-b]
Great app for knowing what’s happening near by
When there’s annoying sirens going off, super bright spotlight beaming down from a helicopter above mimicking the holly light from Jesus I turn to this app to get the 411 on my block! Best part about having this app is I’m no longer peeking out of the window blinds, sleeping with one eye open or pretending to have ninja stealth techniques shadow hiding skills while I avoid the creaky areas crawling on all fours to go hide in the closet. This app has helped me regain lost hours of sleep. Highly recommend buying the pro version as well as getting security cameras on your home and motion lights 14 cameras and 8 lights in plenty on my tiny house that sleeps 7!
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9 years ago, Dynomitesparrow
Great App...
I listen to local only stations, but love knowing what the issues are in our town. My son-n-law is an officer and I can see trials and tribulations the officers incur day in day out. I am enjoying the EMS/Fire, Sheriff Dept. as well since they are all listed together. I wish I was able to identify immediately which dept. is broadcasting. I usually can determine from locations, but not always. It would be nice to select a single department only. The app has worked great and I have recommended it to friends. It is a great service to those who have an interest or need to listen to calls. Most of the time there are 24 + listeners.
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2 years ago, Nickel-D
The best
I’ve used this app for years and years and I adore it. When you want to hear the scanner you want your feed fast. I can open this app and my local feed is right there and I’m listening in seconds. Last December I woke up after a night shift to a sky filled with smoke. In seconds I had the scanner on, knew that there was something called the Marshall Fire and that we were going to be evacuated. This allowed me to gather kids and pets and have some extra time before the evacuation order came. We ended up losing our house so this extra time was truly priceless.
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8 years ago, Proud Teacher 📓
I LOVE 5-0 Radio Pro
I was introduced to this app a few months ago after using other scanner apps. This one is perfect. The quality of the feeds are great, and the extra features are an added bonus. I recommend people upgrade to the pro version, as it has so much more to offer, like more feeds, custom skins and the ability to record dispatches. This app is extremely helpful in knowing what calls my department is on and what ones the surrounding departments are on. Having all this information at my fingertips has been very helpful in informing the people I know around me on what is happening. 🚒🚨
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2 years ago, Anthony DJ
Works well for me!
I currently volunteer in EMS in rural NY. My pager and IaR only give the intial call-out. 5-0 allows me to follow my station and others from call-out back to available. We have it running in the background at the station. We know what is happening in our rural county and can anticipate potential mutual aid calls. I also listen once in awhile to previous locations I have lived in. Both urban and rural areas in NY, Michigan, and California. It has a 2 minute delay from the actual calls. I used the free app for awhile. I finally paid for the Pro version. Worth the cost.
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7 months ago, Redrumkev
Great scanner app - worth fee for pro version
Have had the free app for years - PD and FD near me were boring to listen to. Lately FD is many runs deep, using mutual aid (calling other departments to help). Police is super busy on calls like assault, man with knife, stolen vehicles, etc. The ads on the free version caused the steam to stop, without the ads, I hear 95-99% of the calls during any hour. Worth 5 bucks for sure. If someone happens nationally, say activity shooter, wild fires, etc; search that area and start listening. You can explain what’s happening, real time, better than the news. A+.
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6 years ago, Eneakhan
The Real Deal: None Better (Especially Using Headphones)
I was reluctant having used cheaper scanners, in the past, but new year, so try something new. This app is DEFINITELY WORTH the upgrade. Think of anything you want, in a scanner and this app has it. Living in ChIraq, on the edge (1.5 miles from) one of the 3 worse killing zones in this post-industrial, hyper-segregated nightmare, violence is part of everyday life. For me, this not a ‘cop groupie’ entertainment toy, it similar to the best weather app, for a long distance trucker: essential. Do not hesitate. You can ‘Google’ the police codes and print them, but the app, also has a pull down menu.
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7 years ago, Charles Strand
Knowing What’s going on in my Community & Neighboring Towns
5-0 Radio Pro Truly gives me an my Family Insight of How “Sam’s “ - AKA Duty Sargents am Police Chiefs are Policing around my Home an Community ? I Now have a Much Greater Understanding of Our Local Fire , Sherrifs, Police & Ambulatory EMT’s Daily Work shifts an What they are Subjected Too on a Daily Basis ! Sure there’s Some Sour Grapes out there like We’ve Seen on TV an Social Media,But 99.9 % of Our First Responders Are Doing the Best they Can even with Hours of Over Working , an Emotionally, Mentally, & Physically Exhausted ! “God Bless You All“ for what you Chose to Do ? Still Watching & Listening at any given Time !
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8 years ago, CCCHAPS
Excellent for Law Enforcement Chaplains
As a law enforcement chaplain. I love working for these officers. These police men and women that I serve in the Sacramento area have been crucified the media and I'm truly disappointed. But I thank God for this scanner I have been able to pray and respond when I am called out. Please pray for our officers safety and don't trust everything you here in the media. I understand when they say black life's matter and I'm with. But may I give you a friendly reminder also. "Blue lives matter too! It's a pleasure standing side by side with these officers I call family. Chaplain Derrick.
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4 years ago, shabbama
Doesn’t have my exact area yet but it’s still great
This app seems to have the same coverage other ones do, and the audio transmissions are clear. Unlike others, they aren’t greedy and don’t charge you monthly. One charge up front, no ads, fast customer service if you contact them for anything. All these scanners get their feeds from volunteer area citizens with physical scanners willing to share. So don’t blame the app if yours isn’t covered yet. It just means no one in your area has a physical scanner, or isn’t willing to share it publicly.
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9 years ago, Kschegan
Better than Nothing!
I am a firefighter's wife, and I used to listen to our home scanner when my husband was on a big call just for something more productive to do than sitting and wondering what he could be getting into there. When our county switched to digital radios our home scanner no longer worked. A fellow fire wife recommended this app to me tonight, and so far so good. I'm definitely not hearing as much of the radio traffic as I used to with the home scanner but I was able to hear enough to have an idea of what was going on and when he might be getting home. The quality for the audio was good, and the app itself was very easy to use.
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4 years ago, Mizsophia
Offline Feeds
I used to think this was a 5 star app however the only feed I listen too has gone offline for the past few days rendering this app useless. My research has shown me that these feeds actually come from volunteers who “feed” them to this app as well as all others so downloading a different app will not solve the problem. There is no feed directly from the source itself. I think you should be transparent about that upfront. Seems I wasted my money.
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4 years ago, PJBIRCH357
Being a former police officer for many years & now a security guard, a great police radio scanner is an extremely important tool to have with you while on duty. I can honestly tell you that this police radio scanner app is the best in the business it’s extremely accurate and never fails to work properlyI would highly recommend this app not only for entertainment but for the safety of all that is concerned considering the way this world is going today at least you would be forewarned of a dangerous situation heading your way.
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9 years ago, Southern_belle_beaux
Pro?-drops my connections and doesn't let me get it back
Sure the ads are gone, but $4 for that just seems a bit excessive. I didn't need extra feeds, I live in an area with only one relevant feed! Don't care about the find friends thing, or anything else pro offers, iPhones offer that already. Waste of time... All I wanted was ads gone. What I got was that plus my connection randomly dropping and not being able to restart for 2-3 minutes at a time. So they'll be in the middle of talking and *bam* there goes my radio, and when I go back to connect? Nothing. It won't start. Even when I close and reopen the app, nothing. Thanks, pro.
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9 years ago, scubaladync
Amazing app!
I have been using the free version of this app for over a year. It's been very reliable and instrumental for knowing where trouble is happening. Decided today to buy the ad free version because I've used it so much and wanted to help fund its developers. It's fun to listen in, and very helpful to have it handy when danger looms in my hometown. It proved crucial last year, when icy road conditions were happening, and I was able to get home thanks to the information I was able to get from local first responders using the app.
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6 years ago, Cleshean
High speed chase.
I’ve been using this app for about 3 years. The other day on my way home from work at 1:00am, I noticed several police heading east on hwy 94 in hudson Wisconsin. So I tuned on the app. Turns out they were on a high speed chase that started in Minnesota. I was entertained all the way home. The chase ended with out any one getting hurt and the drive was apprehended. It sure was fun to listen too and how professional the police were working together at the same time from 2 different states. I recommend this app.
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1 year ago, PolarBearNHS
very disappointing app
downloaded this for my area of montgomery county OH. Fire ems is great ( fire ems dropped since i bought pro version) but no police. dayton, kettering, huber, etc. Why are theses not available? also, in TN there is entry says Metro Nashville Fire, it is NOT fire at all . listening it is law enforcement . scanner id says Vanderbuilt Univ. it is a parking service channel please change the feed. If available, add Metro Fire for nashville. would be good to listen i have friends there. I. bought the Pro version and right now i’m very disappointed in what is here. Please add more for dayton oh area. thank you 5/23 update Don’t waste your money this app is rarely update and most of the channels are weather or ham radio related which you can get elsewhere.
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3 years ago, 1Cathach
It has improved.
The local county and city channels are grouped together so when listening it jumps back and forth making it difficult to track sometimes. There used to be a lot of white noise, but it sounds much better now. This app has improved considerably over the years. This is still my default for listening to local communications. I would recommend this app to get a basic idea of what’s going on in your neighborhood. You may not get the TAC channels, but great info for your personal piece of mind.
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9 years ago, Engineersyd
5.0 Scanner
If you know the frequencies of the organizations you want to listen to, then a "real" scanner is for you. However, if you don't, then this is your best bet for finding out what is going on. My pet peeve is, it covers the railroad I want to monitor, but not the section I'm interested in. I live in the north; it just covers the south. I have to try to figure out if the trains I hear are coming my way. But, for local 911 and other civilian channels, it does a right fine job of keeping me informed. Either way, it's a worthwhile purchase.
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5 months ago, DMOGSLNJ
Allows Recording of Scanner Audio…
Nuff said. Others don’t. Worth it for the pro version alone… but it also is a quality built scanner app even without it. It’s an easy 5 Star review from me, and I’ve had them all. The only ones I use are this one and one other scanner app… simultaneously… which is the other big positive… they run in background easily and allow for multiple scanner apps to run at once while in lock mode. Perfect!
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3 years ago, Sue96
Loved the free version, problem with pro version
When I used the free 5-0 radio app, it was listed in my cellular list on my iPhone so I could turn the cellular on to listen away from home when not on WiFi. But now that I paid for the pro version, it is no longer in the list and I can’t figure out how to turn in cellular for the app. Seems I have to be in WiFi to use it which doesn’t help me when I’m away from home. I really like the app, but if I can only use it in my house it’s not much help.
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4 years ago, shyonehere
Great Police Scanner App
Great app as long as you can listen In your area. Where I used to live the police changed their frequencies so I couldn’t listen to my local police anymore. I just recently moved and now I can listen again. I like hearing whats going on in my area. I Also like listening to New York City and Long Island police being I was born there. You can go online to broadcasting witch has the same channels but the app is more convenient. You can also listen to some other countries witch is pretty cool.
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3 years ago, Taterbug1962
Worth the $5 in my opinion
I was wondering if the Pro version would be worth it. The answer is YES! No annoying pop up ads and much more offered such as radio stations and more. Although I’m not totally sure that’s not offered in the free version. Regardless only real complaint is wishing there was more channels available in my county. I think there are basically clustered in the offered listings. I could have gotten this app cheaper less than a year ago. That would have been better too.
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1 year ago, Manny196350
Not much to hear these days
Ever since local law fire and rescue agencies switched from digital to Marx listening to what’s going on in our area has gotten quite dull. And now lacks law enforcement go to tac which further silences scanner traffic. I realize this is not the fault of 5.0 radio but it may be the reason behind fewer listeners. I do enjoy listening to other countries and the different municipalities here in our own country. Keep up the great work 5.0 radio!
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2 years ago, ~ denny
What I like…
Just saying that I love this application is it's widespread ability to bring events to my attention like the Buffalo shooting it was both interesting and so sad but to hear it live as the police are responding is absolutely amazing. It hasn't been that long ago that we didn't have the ability to follow unfolding events in the same way that we can today. Thank you for the application and the effort that was expended in making it great
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8 years ago, Enjoy9
Great scanner App
Could you please add Cairo Police Dept in Cairo, GA and Grady County Sheriff's Office. They were under Grady Co Public Safety but that selection has stopped working. Thanks! Keep up the great work! My dad and my husband are both police officers. I have not been able to listen to them on my scanner anymore since they swapped over to digital. I could not afford the new scanners. Now I can listen to them all the time with this app. It has an approximately 45 second lag behind the actual radios but it is loud and clear. I love it!!!
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3 years ago, tjmac00
Why pay?
I do not fully understand the difference between the free and the paid version of this app. 10 minutes of using this app I realized the free version was sufficient enough. I’m still getting ads from time to time, the map is useless, the chat is a weird online forum, like a lesser version of Reddit - which is accessible only through a web browser instead of within the app itself. Full of advertisements as well, furthermore the “chat” isn’t at all specific to the radio “station” you’re listening to and so you’d have to dig through comments to find anyone on the same radio as you. Very dumb. The extra radio stations are not valuable at all, there are only a handful and not interesting. I don’t bow why anyone would use or need this feature anyways. I don’t understand what I’m getting for $4.99 vs free…. I honestly can’t tell the difference. I’m pretty disappointed. If I wasn’t lazy, I’d probably ask for a refund- I deserve it because this a a useless paid app. Don’t buy. Use the free version.
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5 years ago, ehmob
I used to love this app
I’m not sure exactly when this happened or if it’s even the app’s fault. I live in San Diego, and for some reason SD Police Dispatch feed and the SD Fire-Rescue feed have not worked for somewhere around a year. Perhaps it’s a bug that needs to be looked at, or SD does not want people listening in. The Lindbergh Field feed, Chula Vista, and other relatively nearby feeds work, the two I would like to listen to most often, don’t. I will keep checking. In case trouble shooters check this, I’m using an iPhone X.
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I have listened to scanners many years (even back in the 'crystal' days 😊). I used to have a Crystal scanner that scooted me out of bed and onto the road for responses when I was a volunteer fireman / medic many years ago. It was tough going to work after battling a house fire at 3 am and then trying to get to work on time. I have assisted in many, many residential emergencies and vehicle emergency situations. I have tremendous respect for the law enforcement and firemen / emergency medical responders today. I love this app. This app is awesome beyond belief!
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2 months ago, guthtyj
Having some issues after the app working perfectly
I have had this app for years to listen to the police department I retired from. I have noticed the channels I listen to are now making wierd noises as if they are not tuned in correctly. I listen to the Mesa Police Department mostly the Red Mountain station or Central station. Lately those channels have been making some strange buzzing noises or not playing at all. Hopefully the developers can find fix. It is something I really enjoy doing in my downtime.
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4 years ago, James AZ
Too many agencies on one scanner feed
I listen to Kingman AZ. FD, but miss half the calls because of so much other traffic. This one scanner feed has FD dispatch that dispatches for 4 FD’s in the area, which is good, but It also has City PD, County Sheriffs, State PD, and a private Amb. Company and another law enforcement agency that I can’t even make out because it’s so scratchy. Why can’t it be broken up? All the other feeds I have used in the past for other area do that. PD and FD should be separated and and the private Amb shouldn’t be on public safety. This app crashed a lot also, but with the last update, that seems to have helped greatly. I’m sure this is a great app for the feeds I saw that just cover one agency, but this feed is annoying and frustrating.
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