We all know those people who have police scanners in their home and when ever squawks and crackles their attention is split between whatever they were doing and whatever that police scanner is saying. Even the company and guests can get mesmerized by it. It’s captivating to hear what emergency forces, such as police, fire and ambulance are doing in your neck of the woods. The Android Market app, Scanner Radioprovides all that, and much, much more.
With Scanner Radio you can listen to live audio feeds from over 3,100 fire and police scanners, amateur radio broadcasters, and weather radio information sites from around the globe. These are mostly located in the US and Australia with more being added every day.
Features of the Android Market Entertainment App, Scanner Radio include:
* Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
* View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance, by clicking on “Near Me”
* View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (updated every 5 minutes).
* View list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time).
* Browse the directory of scanner feeds by location or by genre (public safety, weather, railroad, etc).
* Configure alerts to have the app notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner (indicating that something big may be happening).
* Add Scanner Radio widgets and/or shortcuts to your phone’s home screen for quick access.
* Add a “Scanner Radio Favorite” shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
* The Pro version contains no ads.
* Allows you to specify what times of day you want to receive listener alerts.
* Allows you to setup listener alerts for scanners located near you.
* The play button at the top of the directory screens and on the widgets is functional.
* Allows you to listen to archived audio (from the past 30 days) if you have a
This app currently has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on the Android Market review section with more than 56,000 reviews as of this date of this publication
Reviewer Comments for Scanner Radio, Android Market App
“This is one of my favorite apps yet. Stuck in traffic and see flashing lights? Fire this up, see what’s going on. Hear sirens on the back patio? Fire this up and get the scoop. I have a home scanner that we listen to, but this is much more portable, I listen to it through my car’s stereo all the time. Great app as stated using internet feeds. If you are having trouble listening, it’s definitely the feed or your carrier and not this app. Thanks dev, considering the pay version.”
Addictive, and an awful lot of fun even for it not being an Android game app. Stay abreast of local and global emergency responses. Great app to have on hand from the Android Market app store!
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