5-0 Radio Police Scanner

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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Utilities 40.0 Feb 18, 2010 Nov 29, 2017 28.5 MB iOS 8.0 or later 9+
New in version 40.0

- Support for iPhone X screens
- 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.


The largest collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, emergency, news, and ham radios. Be the first to know about weather, news, and crime updates.

Thanks for making us one of top 100 most downloaded iOS app since 2009. 5-0 Radio has been downloaded over 25 million times!

- Listen to feeds in the background. You can run other apps while listening to the police. Pause the feeds via the media controls on your device.
- Automatically attempts to reconnect the feed if you lose the connection.
- Listen to feeds on your desktop/laptop computer. Email yourself a link to the feed, and open that link on your browser or with your favorite mp3 player.
- Ability to add custom feeds
- Chat with other users
- The web browser also automatically detects feeds and integrates it with the radio. Now you can add feeds from the web by simply tapping on the feed's link via our browser.
- Share feeds with your friends by email. They do not need to buy this app to listen with you. They can listen in on a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, Android, iOS, and more.
- Worldwide coverage. Listen to feeds from the United States, Canada, Australia and more. Our app is always expanding and looking for new police radios to tap into.
- List scanners by county. Don't just list all feeds in a state, get only the ones that are from your city/county.
- Integrated map that finds your location and the location of the feed. Now you can find where the action is happening and follow along.
- Built-in police/EMS/fire/military codes and phonetic alphabet for easy interpretation. Good for any beginners who do not have the proper training and have trouble remembering what the codes mean.
- Save your favorites to the front screen of the app for quick one-tap access.
- This app will dynamically grab a new list of sources so that you will always be the first to get any new police feeds out there.
- See the popularity of each feed. Each feed lists the number of listeners who are following the action along with you.
- Choose new skins or make your own. Skins can be any photo you choose from your photos library.
- New police feeds and others are added on an hourly basis, so keep checking if we added yours recently.

*Note: Our paid app called 5-0 Radio Pro adds even more feeds - Search for "5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner" on iTunes to find it.

It is legal in most countries to listen to police feeds. However, it is illegal in some places to use this app to aid in the commission of a crime or to pose as a police officer when you are not. It may also be illegal to use it while driving. Please consult your local laws before using this app outside of your home.

Is it fake?
It's very real. Each feed comes from a person in that region with an expensive police scanner sharing the signal with you via the internet.

The delay between the real radio feed and this app is only a few seconds depending on buffering and internet speeds.

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Where is CHICAGO?!
257731345544 on 7/15/2018
I love the app but they Removed Chicago, that was the only station I listened to really! What happened??
Divine lemon on 7/14/2018
I love this app so I can listen to my job well I'm on vacation with my phone. It makes it so easy not to Carry a big radio around thanks
Great App
TybeeAl on 7/12/2018
Love 5-0 radio. Very useful when traveling
App is great.
JmichaelLesko on 7/11/2018
App is great. Would like to know where their frequencies are from because my uniden bearcat scanner doesn’t play the same ones as the phone app for Miami valley Ohio EMS. If anyone knows please reach out to me 937.524.4078
Riskylooks on 7/9/2018
Clear reception with many feeds.
Pretty good for free
Facebook167 on 7/8/2018
Amazing app with lots of radio, however I wish it had more local codes
Boston offline
Msmarie27 on 7/8/2018
For the past few weeks my scanner has been offline in my area! What is going on?
Good app
Jeditolliver on 7/7/2018
It can't hear much, but it's an amazing idea
I love this app
JoeyPerales on 7/7/2018
Best radio ever I just downloaded it 3 days ago and I’m satisfied i would download if I were you
It’s nice for free
Supercaladrevyu on 7/6/2018
I listen to this time to time but I wish that I can only listen to what near me though. But for free i can deal with it.
Wonderful app does what it’s suppose to
Taz 261 on 7/6/2018
I use it to check out what’s going on around my city and other cities when I not at home. Works flawlessly wherever I go. Easy to use shows you all channels in the area. Just choose one and start listening.
5-0 radio
Top Dog E-8 on 7/6/2018
Great !!!
Dean19592003 on 7/5/2018
First time user! Loved it!
Not enough local
southernmaine on 7/5/2018
Wish they had more local police and state police. Not sure why they wouldn’t Broadcast them all and would love to hear from the owner that programs things ..... Thanks
I love the free app
killzone1467 on 7/4/2018
It works really really good and tells you the codes for the police and what’s going on
Thanks responders
Slumber101 on 7/4/2018
To emergency responders: thank you thank you thank you. Sometimes I'll listen to the app when the helo is circling overhead or sirens in the night. If I use the earbuds, for some reason I can hear/understand better. I sometimes fall asleep listening. Stay safe.
Amymoberry on 7/4/2018
This is a great app! I do use it a lot. I give four stars because I wish it could be more definitive in the area of the call but it has help me. Maybe I live in a larger area but I wish it could be more specific for my area. I highly suggest this app to everyone!
0fficial_gi0 on 7/3/2018
The codes are off and need to be updated
Lack of feed
IMMORTAL JERK on 7/3/2018
Hey i like the app but I can’t hear my local police stations i live in Puerto Rico and i would like to see and hear more police stations from around the island.
atrain21477 on 7/2/2018
It is awesome police scanner but only problem it is it like to drop off and get nothing for a long time and another thing has a problem it likes to show a bunch of ads when I already paid for it and thanks 😎
jmgbills on 7/2/2018
Great app!
It use to work....
LacyJ! on 7/1/2018
I had this app for over 2 years. It was so helpful. I ended up deleting it to make space. About a month ago I had to get a new phone. This was the first app I downloaded. It barely works. When the siren goes off downtown I get nervous because I know everyone in my small town. I’d like to know what’s happening but unfortunately My county won’t work at all. I have to listen to the next county over. When I turn on the scanner I miss all of the feeds and info because there are too many adds. Something is going on right now just up the road from me. Who knows what it is though because the scanner doesn’t actually work. Disappointed....
Amazingly fun and entertaining
EchoXBravo on 7/1/2018
Love listening while kicked back with some beer and friends.
Does what it says
Seco at Colorado on 6/30/2018
Scans for local popo radio
5-0 Radio
Purchaser 2017 on 6/29/2018
Good app but filled with unwanted advertisements which are difficult to clear and markedly detract from ease of use. An ad-free version does not appear to be available and unless one is offered I cannot recommend the free version.
Great app
createdave on 6/28/2018
Comes in handy when things are going on in town.
Easy to use
High Desert Dave on 6/27/2018
Works well. Nothing tricky about it. Very happy with it.
Good App
OboroNews on 6/26/2018
Good application with a lot of emergency dispatch centers connected.
So disappointed
Bingo beach on 6/25/2018
I have enjoyed listening to a scanner and my locale for many years. However I cannot understand why when I have filed a complaint on two different occasions recently, within the past two weeks ....the problem with a consistent humming that makes trying to listen to this application on usable .....why it hasn’t been corrected, or the app removed. Wants to listen to their constant high pitch hummmmmmmm. It renders the app totally unusable.
yo... yo... mama on 6/24/2018
Tdg719 on 6/23/2018
Stupid thing randomly closes. Keep having to keep opening the app
Great app!
mrj3078 on 6/22/2018
Works great!
Great app!
SkyBlade82 on 6/22/2018
Great app, especially locally.
Great app!
LukeNotFred on 6/21/2018
Love the app and listening to my states first responders and being my dad and step mom are in law enforcement and I want to be too, I always want to listen to the radio and this app lets me without having to spend a ton of money to buy a handheld radio. The one thing I wish was that you could listen to multiple stations at once. If the creators see this please put that in an update! And I love this app and suggest getting it!
Love this app
obsanluis on 6/18/2018
Great app!
Great App
Hoagyc on 6/17/2018
My son is a Battalion Chief and he told me about it. Enough said.
Deefreetiger on 6/15/2018
I enjoy keeping up with what's going on around me and throughout the city.
here’s a good trick
Phaneufem on 6/15/2018
whenever you find yourself in a sketchy neighborhood ... throw on your scanner and no one will harass you ... they’ll think you’re UC ...
Great app!
Thanatoes on 6/14/2018
Easy to use, clearly lists what commonly used codes mean. Wouldn't change a thing.
Great app
Graylaine on 6/14/2018
I enjoy listening to the various calls on this app. I haven’t had one problem with it.
Ok, but...
acrobaton iphone on 6/13/2018
It’s ok but, it’s very limited. Cannot get multiple entities but only those that are together in a single selection so you are limited on what you can receive unless you change to another selection. Not quite like having a real scanner in that regard.
Great app. FREE
cucufuxyd on 6/13/2018
Awesome app! Thanks!!!
Police/Fire radio:! A must for your families safety!
Greh B on 6/12/2018
If you love and value your family, a police scanner is absolutely essential to knowing what is happening in your neighborhood! Especially in the early morning hours when police helicopters are looking for a potential bad guy(s) near your home. It could save you as you double check your door locks and windows from a desperate criminal trying to hide!
ahhhhh I love this so much
i love this sm! on 6/11/2018
Always has and will be #1
Kmack859 on 6/10/2018
If my own county would have given 5 stars
Good app, but
Ttelsyah on 6/10/2018
Not all agencies are represented.
Kotydog on 6/9/2018
Recruit15 on 6/9/2018
Works pretty well, audio quality for streams in my area varies quite a bit.
Great tool
WLS-Review on 6/8/2018
I really enjoy this app
Decent app
Rutkos on 6/8/2018
Fun to listen
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