Recommended app!   
Current Version (799)
All time (25876)
App last updated Dec 07, 2017
New in version 40.0

- Added iPhone X screen format
- Added listener and bitrate count to each listed station when browsing stations.
- Added ability to edit Favorites. Just tap Edit on the top-right of the main menu and then tap on the favorite you want to edit to do so.


Be the first to know about tornadoes, floods, shootings, riots, looting, protests, hurricanes, earthquakes, bombings, terrorist and crime waves happening near you.

Join the tens of thousands of new users daily and tap into over 50,000 live police, firefighter, emergency medical ambulance, emt, air traffic control (ATC), railroad, ham radio, NOAA weather, news, talk, sports, and music stations.

* Why Upgrade to Pro? *
- Adds More Feeds
- Removes Ads
- Record Feeds and Email Recordings
- Sleep Timer / Alarm
- Siren Noise maker
- Access to cool new backgrounds
- Even more Airport feeds
- Even more Railroad feeds
- Even more NOAA weather feeds
- Get new feature updates
+ More

"Hot App of the Day" - Appmodo
As seen on NPR, CNN, New York Times, 9to5 Mac, MacWorld, Wired Magazine, and various other news organizations.

Listen to real events happening live in other parts of the world or in your local town. Listen to radio chatter in the background while you run other apps. Listen to new music as you surf the web. Share the stations you are listening to with your friends. They do not need to buy this app to listen to the feeds that you share with them.

* Features *
- Listen to feeds in the background while you run other apps or write emails/text messages.
- Chat with other listeners in real time.
- International support. There are feeds in many parts of the world, including USA, Canada, Australia, Chile, Russia, Japan, Sweden, UK, Israel, Europe, and more.
- Automatically attempts to reconnect the feed if you lose the connection.
- Browse one of the largest collection of feeds you will ever find in the App Store.
- Search through the feeds with any keywords (enter your city name to find local radio stations).
- Browse through radio feeds by genre (Police, Railroad, Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, R & B, etc.)
- Customizable Interface. Download new skins for free or create your skins.
- Integrated map finds your location and the location of most scanner feeds.
- List the Top 100 most-current-listeners feeds so that you wouldn't miss an important event
- The catalog is instantly updated as soon as you start browsing it, with new feeds added every few hours.
- Built-in Web Browser; so that you can browse the web while using this app. The built-in web browser is a powerful browser that can block ads.
- Use the built-in web browser to browse the web for more feeds such as air traffic control feeds, weather, and railroad.
- Search for air traffic control feeds by the airport code (i.e. LAX, JFK, HKG).
- Share feeds to your friends by email. All they need is a computer or iPhone to listen to your feeds.
- Listen to feeds on your own desktop computer or laptop. Just email a link to the feed to yourself and open it with iTunes.
- You location not listed here? Add your own feeds. There are plenty of feeds on the internet. Now you can add them all to one app.
- Your favorite feeds show up as soon as you start the app, and they can be sorted/edited by you.

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ramblin4 on 2/16/2018
Life saving App
Lucky Devil 13 on 2/16/2018
This is a great app. I live in Texas and we get frequent tornados. When we have one in the area I can put this app on the local police department and track the tornadoes in real time. Love this app.
Love it
Teko 22 on 2/15/2018
This 5.0 Radio Pro is the bomb. I started to get me a desk model but hadn’t got around to it and I’m glad I didn’t. This scanner does everything I need it to do. If you get this pay and get the full version. You won’t regret it.
Best scanner app
thejoker702 on 2/14/2018
Been using this for years. Always works great
Great app
magichateball on 2/12/2018
Great app. Easy to use. Highly recommended.
It's a great scanner.
Andrew2401 on 2/12/2018
It's good for hearing the news before anyone else.
ChiveDNA on 2/11/2018
Can you please fix the San Gabriel feed Can you please add Baldwin Park police dept to the San Gabriel feed
Very helpful!
KJK62 on 2/9/2018
Pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Had scanners in the past and this is really close to what they were. Wish it had more options for frequencies and feeds, but overall very good.
Local scanner stopped working
Donandtara on 2/9/2018
Really cool app and I paid for the upgrade but after a week, my local police, fire station channel quit working. Let’s see if they get it fixed.
59Brownie on 2/7/2018
I found a trucker radio, it’s fun
Travelstan on 2/5/2018
Great app!!
Top Notch
Bad Nuzz on 2/5/2018
Love it most of the time. Would recommend to anyone though.
No Airport Feeds
Renee PW on 2/5/2018
Bought this hoping to get both police and live ATC. Description says you can tune into airports. I couldn’t find any way to do this.
Most Useful App I Have
MelissaAnn1988 on 2/4/2018
I use this app in conjunction with the Nextdoor app to keep neighbors aware of road hazards and other potential dangerous situations in our local and surrounding areas. It’s snowing here now and instead of just looking out the window to determine how the roads are I will listen to 5-0. There have been times I have almost left the house thinking the roads weren’t too bad only to hear that there were accidents everywhere due to black ice. Hands down my favorite app :)
#1 go to scanner app
rixter78 on 2/3/2018
This app is easy to use and keeps in the know about my neighborhood
lilfamiliar on 2/3/2018
Great app love to listen to all the different feeds
5.0 radio
Aron10 on 2/3/2018
The best
Rambo 33 on 2/2/2018
I have tried them all paid and unpaid and this one wins hands down! ✌️👍👌
Number One Police Scanner!
AAA SLOTOMANIAC! on 1/31/2018
I’ve owned police scanners most of my life! Great hobby knowing how our tax money is wasted or spent. I’ve also tried each scanner available here. This one beats ALL the rest. Not only do you have to codes available, but the sound, locations are superb! Good job 5-0 people!
Great app
BrinS1429 on 1/28/2018
I use the app to listen to my husbands department while he’s working. It’s just background noise most of the time. I even have my mom listening to it too!
Jim - BDJ on 1/27/2018
I paid for the ad free version and I love it. Great to be able to hear what our police and fire dept go through daily. It makes you want to hug them and pray for their safety. Great app! But I hope it is legal in Indiana??? They tell me it’s not!!!!!
5-0 radio
Jbuddy2008 on 1/27/2018
For my hometown I can listen to what’s going on and can stay in the know!!! Although it’s delayed by a minute or two I still like it cause I get to hear what’s happening even if I’m late hearing in real time!! If there’s a way to make it real time I’d love it more and pay for the app to have it in real time!! Just my personal opinion though!! Thanks for making this app available for us to hear what’s happening in our local area!!! When I get really bored I’ll pick a different location virtually anywhere and see what’s happening there!! Thanks again I’m happy with this app download!!!
Great Substitute
Mastic324 on 1/26/2018
When at work whereI don’t carry my pager... I can still listen to my Brothers...
Total respect for men and women in blue💕
Koaxd on 1/25/2018
I enjoy listening to what’s happening. Excellent app
kmq0505 on 1/25/2018
Have always loved listening to scanner. Makes me wish I went into law enforcement when I was choosing careers when I was younger!!
Amazing APP
RetE7 on 1/25/2018
We were looking for a scanner to listen to our local first responders. The manager at Best Buy suggested we use an app as scanners are special order. After research, we chose to purchase 5-0 Radio Pro and love the results. It identifies which agency is broadcasting and there is a convenient Code Listing to interpret 10-codes for those agencies that use them. Highly recommend purchasing the $3.99 app. Well worth it.
One of my favorite apps. Well built!
Daw303 on 1/25/2018
Great App!
Suggested Improvements
Kjkjkj2353 on 1/24/2018
Make the recording feature more user friendly, maybe some type of indication that the feed is being recorded, it seems now the only indication is the font for REC boldens slightly, could use some work to better make users aware they are in fact recording.
Sethy81 on 1/24/2018
Awesome app
Top Notch
Saltyc12 on 1/24/2018
I Have Had Several Other Scanner, In The Past, And, This One Is Best I Have Had, As Far As, Scanners Go KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, PLEASEEE
Not so good!
Mrs. V.A.P. on 1/23/2018
I purchased this app and it’s been temporarily offline going on 4 days. Not happy!
Consistently Shuts Down
StaylorLV on 1/23/2018
The app consistently closes/shuts down at least once every session for no reason.
Love this app!
EweToo on 1/22/2018
Listen to Chicago PD all the time. Never a dull moment.
Red Horse
USAFmom1 on 1/20/2018
Love it, but fear for my son and his dad. COPS
Stasi03 on 1/20/2018
Best scanner app
Tornado 485255 on 1/19/2018
Best scanner app out there.
Used to be good
Greta Bing on 1/18/2018
This app was great a couple of years ago but the past year it’s Horrible! Doesn’t work 95% of the time. I paid for the app so I AM DISAPPOINTED to say the least.
bkd3 on 1/17/2018
Excellent app!
Don’t buy it is crap
Sandmanknowsu on 1/16/2018
When this app came out it was a good app. But what they fail to tell you is that you can’t use the police scanner or other scanners in your area anymore. You would’ve better off just watching your local news station.
Enjoy listening to what is going on around us
Kpil24 on 1/15/2018
I Very Much enjoy listening in to local P.D. Nice to know what’s going on.
Mochajaguar764 on 1/15/2018
One of my favorite apps. Everything comes in clear. Doesn't have all frequencies but has most in my area. Only issue I recognize is the 10 codes they have within the app don't always match with the department you're listening to, but you could just pull up your agency's 10 codes through google and follow along. Great app.
Great app
PJWT55 on 1/15/2018
Have had this going on three years and enjoy listening all the time. I get great reception in my areas
Love it
BigRedBabs on 1/15/2018
If it had a sleep timer it would be perfect. Also would like to go back to the feed I was listening to when I leave and return
Hamilton county Ohio
tony5165 on 1/14/2018
Fire, ems, and police frequencies are garbled 50 percent of the time.
Great app
king of kenton on 1/14/2018
Kdhudsom on 1/12/2018
I love the scanner but it stays off line 75% of the time😡😡 Why is the scanner offline again😡😡😡I paid for it and it doesn’t work half the time !!
Theresa Marco on 1/11/2018
Is it $3.99 one time? Or monthly?
Rip off
Gezeer62 on 1/11/2018
Will not scan local police or state police in NE
5-0 Radio…
Docjka on 1/10/2018
An excellent app. Gives in-depth insight into the work of our wonderful men and women in blue.
Love this
TNung5 on 1/10/2018
Love listening to what is going on in my city
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Smartest Apps LLC
  • Category: News
  • Released: Dec 04, 2009
  • Current Version Released: Dec 07, 2017
  • Version: 40.0
  • Size: 28.5 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 9+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Catalan; Valencian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Chinese; Turkish;
  • Parental Advisory: Suggestive Themes;