Listen to live audio from over 7,000 police and fire scanners and amateur radio repeaters from around the world
(with new scanners being added daily). Perfect for the scanner enthusiast, Scanner Radio is bound to keep you listening
Configure notifications to have the app notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner (indicating that something big may be happening).
The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify.com and a few other sites using real police scanners and is the same audio you would hear using a real police scanner.
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Explanation of why various permissions are needed:
• The "Access fine" and "Access coarse" permissions are 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 "Read from external storage" and "Write to external storage" permissions are required in order for the app to support the ability for 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).
• The "Access information about networks" permission are needed so that the app can determine whether or not Wi-Fi is enabled and whether the app is currently using that connection. This functionality is used to allow you to restrict scanner listening to only when you're on Wi-Fi.
• The "Get notified that the operating system has finished booting" permission is needed by the app so that it can restart its AlertService so that it can begin checking for alert notifications if you have the app's notification feature enabled.