This version of the app is not recommended   
Current Version (1499)
All time (157099)
App last updated Nov 29, 2017
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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🌲Drakulaa🌲 on 1/23/2018
All is well...use it
Great app
swagrexv2 on 1/23/2018
I love this app. I love listening to our men and women in blue.
Its free
Blah blah student on 1/22/2018
Cant complain. Its free and provides great information about your surrounding environment. I hope they aggressively pursue new feeds.
G876431 on 1/22/2018
Without a doubt the best scanner app I’ve downloaded. I get all my local channels plus classics like Chicago PD. Highly recommended. The ads are not bad at all plus you can listen while your phone is in sleep mode.
Missing my city.
Csp6056 on 1/20/2018
Great app. I downloaded the app so I can listen to my local police channel. This app doesn’t have my local channel. They need to add cedar city utah(iron county). I hope you can add the city.
Decent Not Perfect
TenFowerrrr on 1/19/2018
Does what it says mostly. I don't mind reasonable ads as the app provides a useful service. However one frequent ad is an invasive pop up that is very difficult dismiss and almost always offers something spammy,low-value, or a downright ripoff. That has to go to earn full stars. Only other complaint is that some local scanner stations aren't available—this is not a fault in the app, an increasing number of departments are switching to encrypted comms. These do not facilitate public awareness or transparency. If your jurisdiction does this encourage them to stop. Also traditional radio is less expensive.
Easy to use and a great app
ScannerAppIsGreat on 1/18/2018
Like my title, “Easy to use and a great app”.
Really enjoy
meskwakigurl on 1/17/2018
Love listening to this, i would tell ppl to down load this app, well worth it!
Menenemene on 1/17/2018
I’ve used this app for years! It’s a great information highway!
Love it
Firefly00614 on 1/17/2018
Works well in my area! Interesting to listen in
Wow Radio
StinkieBob on 1/15/2018
I have never head
Doesn’t meet my expectations
gigibethe1 on 1/15/2018
Does not have my local PD in the channels
5.0 Is 4.0
Cob706 on 1/14/2018
App is a 4.0 on a scale of 0 to 5.0 and allows me to keep up with fire departments I have been a member of and towns where I lived over my military career. Easy to use!
Literal life saver
Rambling Stoner on 1/13/2018
Libeling in a high crime area this app is a literal life saver! Thank you!
Fun app
jericho.kane on 1/13/2018
It’s a fun app that works as it is described in the App Store. Get it while you can before law enforcement goes all 1984 and goes encrypted as my local pd has.
Great When it Works
Twinszz on 1/12/2018
The last few months my station is off frequently.
redarrow455 on 1/12/2018
This app is an amazing tool to anyone who wants to hear news, music, first responders dispatch, etc. but only one problem is the ads fix this to have less ads thanks.
Ginjaninja1406 on 1/11/2018
Edit to my original review earlier of this app not working....It didn’t work all day today but it must have been because all the scanners were offline because it’s working fine now. Went to the main website for free online scanners and just like the app, all broadcasts were down. Otherwise, this is a good app :)
Awesomnally Great
capnvhaos on 1/11/2018
How is it that the whole world does mot know about this extraordinary app?
Dave and son on 1/11/2018
Great app love to use it when I’m in bed I fall asleep while I am listening to it it really relaxing it’s worth it to get this app
Works great!!
Karissad1987 on 1/11/2018
I think it works great!
Doctor Catalyst on 1/11/2018
Constantly crashes or gets hijacked by loud AF malware ads that crash my phone. As of today, Jan 11 the app no longer works at all, with no feeds found anywhere. No stars.
R. Wicks on 1/10/2018
Works as advertised
Great scanner
TerryL12 on 1/9/2018
I love this app, works really well
Local stations
ImaM0mster on 1/9/2018
One night you can listen to any number of local stations and the next night there aren’t any?
A must have scanner app
pismobeachlover on 1/9/2018
There is very little time lag between the actual transmission and it being received on my app. Other apps may have a pretty significant delay. The broadcast is free and the communication is crystal clear. I love that I can listen anytime to what's going on in my town. I have a new appreciation for law enforcement. Thanks to those who wear the uniform. And thank you to the dispatchers.
Stopped working
Jbandit927 on 1/9/2018
It was a great app until it stopped working
Great app but needs an update
Vandria on 1/9/2018
Local scanner feeds and any are not coming up. Thankfully I had them saved to favorites.
App doesn’t load
Quick_Silver120 on 1/9/2018
App doesn’t load, will not produce any countries or local feeds to allow the user to select their area of listening.
Radio 5-0
Firengn on 1/8/2018
Garbage! I’m so sick of fighting with it. I haven’t been able to get it working right all week. No frigging way am I going to pay money for a crappy app. I’ll keep the freebie but start looking for a different one
Gets me to sleep
andrewjfarr on 1/8/2018
I listen every night. Zone and area locations could be better.
Hb9054 on 1/8/2018
Does not work on my iPhone X
Beastly kid232 on 1/8/2018
Not up to date at all. Used to use it all the time on my older phones but now it’s out of date and garbage
Love it
thkobb on 1/8/2018
It helps some time
I love this app
Laura956428 on 1/8/2018
I use this app not only to listen to scanner feeds, but if it is snowing or cold, I will listen for vehicle accidents. The more there are, the worse the roads are. It’s like having a live news feed!
Too Many Ads
Screamerz04 on 1/7/2018
amazing app, but sometimes the ads don’t fully load so you can’t find the close button. also, the radio starts at the same time as the ad so you hear the overwhelming sound of Candy Crush ads and radio chatter at the same time.
Nice app
Mssmidyz56 on 1/6/2018
I like the app. Nothing going on in your area? Find another station.
Remove Ads and there still there
Zombiestomper257 on 1/6/2018
Charged me $3.99 to remove the Ads and there still there just as annoying as they were on the free version. Would be a great app if they would give you what you pay for.
Paid for
Cjr195 on 1/5/2018
I paid for this app Year’s ago now I have to pay for it again? Sounds like a scam to me!!
5-0 Radio: Application Excellence!
Cptwaff89 on 1/4/2018
I downloaded the FREE version of the 5-0 Radio App out of curiosity around 4 years ago, and was instantly pleased with the “wild hair” decision to do so... I like to know what’s going on in, and around the area in which I live. . . The app covers anything from local Law Enforcement, on up to Animal Control. All of that being said... I DEFINITELY recommend this app to anyone who thinks they would like it. . . I’m confident that everyone who downloads the app will love it.
Very cool app!
Marahallie on 1/2/2018
This app is amazing!
Was great but not so much lately
redroc2 on 1/2/2018
This app was working great for a number of years and now with the last six months shuts it self off a lot doesn’t matter if I’m on Wi-Fi or use on the cellular network
Works great
Garyclayton2006 on 1/1/2018
Really happy with it
Love this app!
Lisa0516 on 1/1/2018
Interesting to hear what's going on, esp when something bad happens. Sad my hometown is almost always in the top 100 to be so small.
MD11Capt2001 on 1/1/2018
My son is a recent police academy graduate. Now that he is on the job with his FTO I get to listen in on his work load. It’s very cool. I love this app.
Works great!
FF stanton on 1/1/2018
I am a junior fire fighter I don’t have a scanner this is what I use and it works very well! 😁
Oriolesfan86 on 12/31/2017
Best scanner ever!
Great App, Love to Listen
Owie-Bo the Iron Sergeant on 12/31/2017
Great app and I love to listen to all different types of broadcasts.
El Escohenny on 12/31/2017
This is a great app love to listen to it just for fun
Stays off line too much
dossattisfied on 12/31/2017
Seems like it stays offline for days at a time. It has been offline for 4 Days now.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Smartest Apps LLC
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released: Feb 18, 2010
  • Current Version Released: Nov 29, 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;