*** If the app crashes each time you start it after updating the app, please uninstall the app and reinstall it. Listen to live audio from over 4,100 police and fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world (primarily in the United States and Australia, with more being added daily) on your phone. The app allows you to view scanners that are located nearest you (sorted by distance), view the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (list updated every 5 minutes), view list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time), add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access, browse the directory of scanners by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, weather, railroad, etc), and enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 1000, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening). If you purchase Scanner Radio Pro (the paid version of the app), the ads on the player screen will be removed and the play button at the top of the directory screens can be used to start listening. The audio is provided by volunteers using real scanner radios. If your area is not available, see the menu in the app for information on how to get it added. This app requires the "Phone Calls / Read Phone State" permission so that it can detect when you're placing a phone call (or when one is being received) so that it can automatically stop the streaming of the audio to prevent it from interfering with the call. The "Fine (GPS) Location" and "Coarse Location" permissions are required so that the app can determine what scanners are located in your area when you click on "Near Me". When you click on "Near Me" 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 "Automatically Start at Boot" permission is required so that a small portion of the app can be started when your phone boots if (and only if) you turn on the notifications feature of the app (that feature is turned off by default).