Fix this buggy app already. The automatic start update is fraught with issues.
Was great app 3/5
Before the update 2 weeks ago the app was great. Now most of the time there is a beeping in the background. Very annoying! Their way of getting people to go to the paid app?
great but... 3/5
By wes mez
great app but i’m having problems where the scanner will repeat itself and lag when listening
Absolute Garbage! 1/5
Don’t waste your time downloading this piece of crap. “Listened” to the state police for an hour during rush hour traffic in a major metropolitan area. Not a single transmission, even though it says it’s streaming. I’d give it zero stars if I could. Don’t wast the icon real estate on your screen.
Great audio. Tons of feeds to listen to 5/5
Fantastic audio quality. Largest amount of scanner feeds in any app. 5 stars!
Keeps turning off 1/5
It’s a good app for scanner traffic but it keeps turning off after a few minutes. Annoying as hell
UPDATE THIS APP!!!!!! 2 years?!?!?
Great interface, poor functionality 3/5
By My Chinchilla is Adorable
I really like this app and have a paid account. Other apps do have better functionality and options (like a sleep timer). The thing I like best about this app is the search by current location. You may not know what county you are in when traveling and this is a great function. This app, however, does not play well with other apps and I usually lose audio and have to restart when most other apps with audio kick in. I also have to restart when switching from wifi to cellular data.
Edit: 10/18 This app now loses functionality so often it’s nearly unusable. As a subscriber with a paid account, this is so frustrating. Feeds rarely stay online for more than a half hour at a time, and when trying to reconnect, the whole app seems borked, It seems to lose connection with the server completely.
Awesome app 5/5
By Michael 03-56
I enjoy using this app. I can listen up to my favorite jurisdictions. Living in AZ I can now listen to my dept in IL. Love it.
By Aaron Wright
All of these are junk
Needs Update 3/5
App needs an update for screen compatibility for the iPhone X
Please and Thank You!
Always offline 1/5
This app lately is continually offline.
By Apple manny
No sound, doesn’t work
Ability to edit favorites!!! 4/5
By Wx watcher
Please add the ability to edit Favorites!! Like re-arrange the order of favorite list along with ability to delete feeds without having to open the feed to remove (like Safari edit function for bookmarks). Better yet, put feeds in alpha numeric order as they are added. Increase new feed listings to show the 50 newest feeds thus covering a wider time span. I would most certainly pay for the Pro version if these functionality items were available. This would also motivate the free version users to upgrade.
By REALY NOT HAPPY NOW
I suppose it’s ok but it is supposed to be a Scanner app so what’s the point if it keeps going off-line or if it is subscriber dependent? I have the free app as well as paying for another one because I couldn’t get the locations I wanted because it kept going off-line and Speaking of which I keep stopping every few seconds to few minutes to 10, 15, 20 minutes it decides to quit working just shut off so that I have to keep going back and restarting it so what’s the point. It would be great if it actually worked
Offline Blues 3/5
I'm glad I didn't pay for upgraded version. It's great when it works but it's offline 80% of the time. Disappointed.
By Push-up goal
Cuts out constantly. No point in having it
Poorly Conceived UI and UX 3/5
By Shane B
The app does what it says, and we all know this is the best general site for accessing shared scanner feeds. But it seems like no one even gave this app any forethought. When you have a feed playing there’s no way to click back over to it easily without manually tracking the same exact feed down again, no indicators whatsoever. It should act like any other audio player and have a play/pause button and link back to the feed.
I have been inundated with spam emails since downloading this app!!! Beware!!!
Great scanner but glitching lately 3/5
This is a great app but it’s been glitching as of lately. (Read more)
First off, this app is awesome. It is so easy to use and provides hours of entertainment/information without having to keep it on screen. There are not a bunch of trashy adds which is much appreciated and there is a huge selection of cities/providences.
Really does make the old days of searching through the original handheld scanners seem so difficult.
However, it does not have all the codes like the website so I’m still having to jump over to the site on google in order to decipher the lingo.
Also, I’ve had an issue where it stops playing. I know it’s not the channel because it plays perfectly when I check it on the website.
Beside that, I highly recommend this app!
City Display 5/5
For the next update can you please put city display. That is how it is on android. Thanks.
Please support tags. 5/5
Otherwise my second favorite scanner app.
Useful program but? 1/5
Useful program but, I'm not seeing any way to get the Broadcastify program to provide alert notifications. Am I missing something? If someone is paying for the premium account, the basic program should provide notifications and alearts. I'm open to the possibility that I have missed something however unlikely that may be.
Too many ads 1/5
Also the controls on the lock screen don't work.
Honestly the best scanner 5/5
By Ima Starboy
This is honestly the best police scanner. They have their own website also. The major benefit of broadcastify is they offer alerts and descriptions of high priority events that you can check under alert feeds. And when swiping through different scanners if they have an important alert it will be visible with a summary of the events taking place.
Needs more functions 3/5
Please add the option to manage common feed options like adding alerts from the mobile app! I hate having to go through the hassle of the website to add an alert if I'm on the app..
audio playback issues; ADS😡 2/5
too many ads. and i'm a premium subscriber. almost all ads irritate and frustrate me to no end.
also the pause button on the ios lock screen does nothing. audio keeps playing even if u hit pause and the symbol turns into a play button.
Video ads 1/5
A loud video ad comes up every time you start the app. I deleted this horrible app-which didn't even have our local services.
Live Chat section while listening 2/5
Great App for mobile use, instead of carrying a geeky handheld around.Wish there was an update to enable playing the background.
Popups are way too annoying! 2/5
Select a channel - get a pop-up.
Needs a better UI 3/5
By K Leininger
Would gladly pay to lose the ads. The UI isn't very attractive. Opening graphic doesn't fill up the iPhone 6+ screen. Make the app brighter and nicer. I hate that it stops when you move off of wifi. That should be an option that can be toggled on/off.
Remove Ads for Premium Subscribers 2/5
This app should remove the advertisements for premium Broadcastify subscribers.
Love this! 5/5
I have a paid broadcastify acct and the app is the perfect companion! Flawless! I do not get pop ups due to my act status, but my secondary 'free' scanner apps all have them. Not sure why some rank apps low solely on an annoying industry norm.
Audio too low. 1/5
Great easy to use interface but....
I have my iPad turned all the way up and the audio is so low I have to be within a foot of the iPad to hear anything. TURN THE VOLUME UP! The website is louder. I would have just stuck with that and not purchased the app had I known how bad the audio was. Disappointed!
For next update 3/5
Great App. Only thing that would make it better is if you could see the town name that is talking so that in regional areas you can see which town is talking
Great app..... but has a few issues 3/5
This app is great! I enjoy listening to the feeds on here but one problem, most times I turn my phone screen off after turning the app on, the app crashes..... Completely stops working and won't open for a few mins.
Works great 5/5
By Ton 'o sut
I like it. Easy to use. No issues.
Just OK 2/5
Easy to use. About the same as the other apps. I expected more since they host the the scanner feeds. No access for feed providers to make adjustments to their own feed. That is mainly what I was looking for.
The pop ups are terrible 1/5
By Josh d from ny
The amount of pop ads you get when using is terrible. I'm deleting this app and finding another app.
Worked great until the update! 2/5
This app was great before the last update. I continuously experience it crashing almost always now.
Can not turn off 1/5
App has totally hosed my iPad as there seems to be no way to turn off the broadcast at will.
I cannot listen or enjoy other apps without hearing the radio broadcasts. Simple on or off is required.
I like the app, But I would like to see an alert push notification that a feed has gone into alert, or if the feed gets a high number of listeners. Also can you put a selector switch in there so we actually get to choose what background color we want. Please fix ASAP.
Nice app 5/5
Needs a Right/Left channel selector
Dutchess County Channel Request asap 3/5
Please add the Amenia FIRE please
Free Online. App Full of Ads 1/5
Just go online where you're not inundated with a slew of irrelevant ads. This app is garbage. Apple needs to start monitoring how ads are displayed before the app is approved.
Not happy 1/5
Loose the ads!!!
Was going to buy a subscription for archives! But that won't remove ads either!
Great app!!! 5/5
Very cool app!
By Laeadville Fire Dept
When you are doing anything with this app adds pop up. If you turn on any feed adds will play & not stop until you open it up & hopefully choose the correct place to close the add or you will open the advertising & the feed will close. There are several other free apps that offer feeds with out annoying pop ups that close the feed. I was very disappointed & expected more as the Broadcastify website is great & you can listen to feeds on it with most phones without any pop ups.
Less than ideal 1/5
I'm a huge fan of RadioReference and Broadcastify, and premium member. This app leaves much to be desired, full screen ads within seconds of starting up a feed. The website is a much better experience, with other 3rd party native iOS apps also providing a better experience.