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What are the differences between the free and the paid version?

Scanner Radio (the free version of the app) includes the following features:

  • View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance.
  • View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (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, railroad, etc).
  • Enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 3500, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening). You can also be notified when scanners located near you (or specific scanners of your choosing) have more than a certain number of listeners and when new scanners are added.
  • Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your home screen for quick access (app cannot be installed on SD card to access them).
  • Add a "Scanner Radio Favorite" shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
  • Listen to Broadcastify.com's audio archives to listen to audio that's been archived over the past 6 months Note: You *must* have an account on Broadcastify.com and purchase their "Premium Membership" ($15 for 6 months) in order to access their archives using the app.
  • Supports Android Auto.
  • Locale/Tasker can be used to launch the app and have one of your Favorites automatically begin playing based on one or more conditions or have the app stop playing. One use for this feature is to have a scanner feed begin playing when your phone connects to a specific Bluetooth device and then have it stop when the connection to that Bluetooth device is no longer present.
Scanner Radio Pro includes the following additional features:
  • No ads.
  • Access to all 6 theme colors (requires Android 5.x and later).
  • Ability to record the audio.
  • The play button at the top of the directory screens and on the widgets can be used to start listening.
Note that Scanner Radio and Scanner Radio Pro share the same directory information, purchasing Scanner Radio Pro will not give you access to any additional scanner feeds.

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