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What's New
Revamped player interface
- You can now choose any image from your photo library as a new skin and it will be set as the background of the player (try it out).
- Landscape mode now takes advantage of the entire width of the device
- Tapping the various GUI elements (such as the clock and speaker image) will hide and unhide them
- Optimized for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPad users on iOS 8 can choose skins now (bug fix)
- Updated station database
- Fixed a bug that caused some users to see ads in the app.
60% Off Sale Today. To celebrate our 25 millionth download, we have dropped the price to its lowest ever.

Listen to your local police radio live to get the latest news and stories before everyone else does.

Join the tens of thousands of new users daily and tap into over 50,000 live police, firefighter, emergency medical ambulance, air traffic control, railroad, and music stations.

* Why Upgrade to Pro? *
- Record Feeds and Email Recordings
- Sleep Timer / Alarm
- Siren Noise maker
- Adds over 50,000 more feeds
- Access to cool skins
- A station search feature
- Music feeds
- News radio feeds
- Comedy radio feed
- Removes ad banner
- Get new feature updates
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* iPad Version Available *
We've also dropped the price on the iPad version of 5-0 Radio. Look for 5-0 Radio HD in the Utility category on your iPad.

Listen to real events happening live in other parts of the world or in your local town. Listen to airport control tower chatter in the background while you run other apps. Listen to new music as you surf the web. Share the music 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 almost all 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 (35,000+) 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 feeds by genre (Police, Railroad, Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, R & B, etc.)
- Customizable Interface. Download new skins for free or create your skins. Go to SmartestApple.com/skins for more skins.
- Integrated map finds your location and the location of most scanner feeds.
- List the Top 100 most-listened to feeds so that you wouldn't miss an important event
- 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.

Feed Requests
Want to make a feed request or a list of available police feeds? Go to http://SmartestApple.com for more information on how to do so.
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Reviewed by grizzer1 2018-01-16

I have gained a deeper respect and admiration for all our first responders. When I am unable to sleep I listen in to see how "the guys" are doing. No matter the problem they are there, always professional, never complaining, deeply involved and seemingly never weary. During these horrific fires in December 2017 I hear firefighters from all of California and also from Arizona, Oregon and elsewhere. They are well coordinated, speak the same "language" and willingly call in for their next assignment. Hours go by and they are lucky to sleep or eat. This particular fire battle is particularly grueling and unending and dangerous. I cannot say enough to thank all who are out there. You are a comfort to those of us who fear the next Santa Ana winds. God bless you all.
Reviewed by Charles Strand 2018-01-16

5-0 Radio Pro Truly gives me an my Family Insight of How “Sam’s “ - AKA Duty Sargents am Police Chiefs are Policing around my Home an Community ? I Now have a Much Greater Understanding of Our Local Fire , Sherrifs, Police & Ambulatory EMT’s Daily Work shifts an What they are Subjected Too on a Daily Basis ! Sure there’s Some Sour Grapes out there like We’ve Seen on TV an Social Media,But 99.9 % of Our First Responders Are Doing the Best they Can even with Hours of Over Working , an Emotionally, Mentally, & Physically Exhausted ! “God Bless You All“ for what you Chose to Do ? Still Watching & Listening at any given Time !
Reviewed by jwtrexler 2018-01-16

Been using this app for a couple months now. I can listen to the police activity in all major cities and even a lot of the smaller ones. Very well put together. I tried watching the news while a mass shooting was occurring and just couldn’t stand hearing the blood hungry media babbling away. Funny thing is that FB could get it better than them. Anyways I flip on the scanner to that city and bam, I am getting live updates straight from the police. The media? A joke. This? Straight talk from law enforcement themselves. 20 years ago I was listening to a local scanner, now I can listen to the exact Police Department that is investigating a burglary at one of the jobs sites my employer protects with visual monitoring. I can check the scanner 20, 40, 100 miles away. Pay the few bucks and get the pro.
Reviewed by titothefixer 2017-12-29

I really enjoy this app. There’s nothing like it. It’s the best app I I have that I can not only run my own feeds plus the broadcastify feeds. I broadcast 2 of my own private feeds and also need to check quality for a broadcastify feed. The only reason I didn’t rate it 5 stars is because I have an issue occasionally where I get double the audio. Kind of sounds like an echo. It’s usually pretty simple to fix, but still slightly annoying.
Reviewed by JadedDreamer87 2017-12-13

...it was great. But I upgraded to the paid version and now it’s radio silence...the unpaid actually picked up local feeds whereas the paid version claims to pick up the same feeds but I can’t ever hear what’s going on. Even when I can clearly hear the sirens going through town so I know something is wrong.
Reviewed by Age is just about a 2017-12-07

Just got this a few weeks ago while watching a TV show of that was beyond eye opening. I have nephew who serves always -on or off duty, while raising a family and more close friends that are from a ll walks of life. It's been a few years since i rode along with him on a few Saturday nights. The way it was on the show about Chicago cops, I just decided to listen to some feeds. This current unrest and false blame for police always being like the criminal. I pray for all police and feel much better listening to them keep on rocking in spite of the chaos. Great app as anyone can access anyplace - almost to be in touch with the never ending affirmative response ALWAYS from the patrol unit when asked to go to next call. We are blessed and need to THANK our police.
Reviewed by Katy Loohoo 2017-12-07

It's exciting to listen to all the action and a little scary and sad to know what's happening so close to home. BUT!!!... I would have to say, the best thing about this app is the added respect and love for law enforcement it has given me. What they go through each and every day is astonishing. Firstly, the patience that these guys have far exceeds anything you'll ever hear about in social media... The daily dangerous situations they are placed in (in order to protect us) makes me want to go up and hug every single one of them and personally thank them. These are some true heroes! Side note: I do sometimes hear of some really awful, hideous, almost unbearable situations these guys are called to respond to... If you are really sensitive to these scenarios then this might not be the app for you. I have shut it down a few times when I can feel myself losing hope in humanity. I guess as with most things, balance is the key.
Reviewed by Ñin 2017-12-07

1.) Reported a domestic abuse in progress. After I wondered what would happen to the victim. I was in a taxi at the time so I turned the scanner on and there it was, confirmation that a squad car was responding. Made my night. 2.) Halloween, 3:00 pm, leaving restaurant after a late lunch. The traffic on Greenwich street was unbelievable, the number of first responder sirens deafening. Not far from 911 site downtown. What the heck is going on? Streets closed to traffic, people being routed away from West street eastward. Police presence at very high density for a normal day???? Turned on the scanner and became aware of events as they were unfolding before radio or tv could tell us. Reason for mayhem and confusion became clear. Chose to walk back home and stay clear. This app delivers. I recommend responsible usage of privileged information you become privy to.
Reviewed by Mr. Slither 2017-10-28

This app is fantastic if you enjoy listening to the activity in the "funnest" cities in the world. I live in Chicago and enjoy hearing what is going on locally. You'd be shocked at what goes on, even in the middle of the day. While the full version offers some perks, I found myself never using those most of them. The one feature that is nice is the snooze and alarm buttons. I don't have a TV so I listen to this app instead; it can be programmed to turn off at a specific time and programmed to be turned on at a specific time. Start with the free version. If you become addicted (like I am), then getting the full version might be a good way to go. The interface is easy to use and intuitive. Well done!
Reviewed by DigKnowin 2017-10-02

This is a great app it helps to keep me informed and entertained. When I'm on the road it helps me to find many local feeds easily so I can see what's going on there. However, I would appreciate it greatly if they would add Cheyenne County Sidney Nebraska to list because it's a smaller town just a little under 10,000 or so but it's the headquarters of Cabela's and there's been a lot going on there with them getting bought out and there's always something going on in that town and I'd sure like to listen to that feed if it could be made available. I lived there for 10 years my visit there often. Great app and would totally recommend to a friend!
Developer: Smartest Apps LLC
Download Size: 48432KB
Version: 39.1
Recommended Age: 9+
Release Date: 2009-12-04