By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 43.98 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.55
From 9,040 Ratings


Enjoy Slate, the award-winning daily online magazine, on iPhone and iPad. Slate’s wry, insightful reporting and commentary on politics, news, and culture is now available in an application designed to optimize your mobile and tablet reading, listening, and viewing experience. The app offers a clean, easy-to-use interface and includes Slate articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos. Features include: - Access to the latest Slate articles and blogs, including Slate’s popular political and legal commentary, movie and television reviews, and Dear Prudence. - Slate’s popular daily podcasts, including the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, The Gist and Slow Burn. The app allows users to play podcasts in the background while browsing other content. - A home screen designed to showcase Slate’s top stories while allowing readers to browse the most recent and most popular stories. - Tools that let users share Slate stories and features via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and SMS. - Our membership product, Slate Plus is now available via in app purchase. The app is free to download, however we do display advertisements within the app. Additionally we offer the ability to log in to your existing Slate Plus account or purchase a new Slate Plus account through the in app purchases. Your Slate Plus account can be used on your iOS devices as well as our website. To use your Slate Plus subscription on other devices you must create an account after completing your purchase. You can always create an account at a later time if you choose not to do so initially after your purchase. With your Slate Plus subscription, you'll receive: - Access to all Slate Plus content - An ad-free experience By creating an optional account you’ll also receive: - Single-page articles - In-page commenting - Bonus podcast segments - Early release, member-only and ad-free podcasts - Access to Slatesters - Access to premium seating at our live events - Early access to and 30% off tickets to our live events Slate Plus Subscription details: There are two subscription option available for purchase: $5.99 per month and $58.99 per year (Save 17% with the annual) plan. New content is continuously being published by our writers. Your account will automatically renew at the end of each month or year depending on your subscription. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to user account settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. For additional information regarding Slate Plus please see our FAQ: Slate's Privacy Policy: Slate's Terms of Use: For additional information regarding auto renewal settings please refer to this link: We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to

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App is fine. But “back” button is white on a white background

App is fine. But when reading an article, the “back” button is white on a white background. Please fix this.
By andrewdraws

Does Slate want me to use the website instead?

There seems to be no search function. It’s endless scrolling of things I just read. How do I find the quiz? Does anyone at Slate use the app?
By qftnukife

Content is great, but the tech could be better.

I joined Slate Plus to have access to ad-free podcasts and bonus material, especially for Slow Burn and Amicus. The Plus editions are supposed to show up in my Podcast app feed automatically, but they never do, so I have to go into the Slate app itself to listen. Not a big deal, but not as advertised.
By NB Amicus fan

Good content. Bad app

While Slate’s content is top notch, this app is the worst of its class. It does not allow personalization of the content. It is extremely clunky as though it was developed in the 90s and hasn’t been updated. The editing of the content is amateurish. Cf Political Gabfest 1/12/23: the Slate Plus version identifies itself as Slate Plus, has no ads, but for the extra portion says if you want to hear the rest of it join Slate Plus. Many times the non-Plus version is uploaded instead of the Plus version, which you’ve found after scrolling through mountains of unwanted shows. In short, listen for the content but don’t expect a pleasant experience.
By BLGsam

If Only The App Worked

It seems like every other month the app “freezes” and doesn’t load fresh content, usually for 3+ days at a time. It’s getting harder and harder to justify a subscription…
By bluedrag0neyes

App stops updating randomly

Every other month or so, the app just plain stops updating. The same stories remain up for days, no matter how many times I restart my phone or try other filters. Right now nothing has updated since January 6. This is particularly annoying since I pay for Slate+. Please fix.
By JH in NYC

Still the best

Always well written with a variety of topics and voices presented in an intelligent way
By lounyc2k

It’s so bad

It’s so bad. Unsearchable, poorly maintained, the article categories in the menu don’t match a lot of the articles so you can’t filter properly, it asks you to re-sign in when going from article to article. It’s the worst. I’m only giving it 2 stars because if you just want to read one article, it’s fine and I enjoy their content. Their tech is just….bleh.
By Mushi67

The writing is great, the app function is terrible

The writing is great, the app function is terrible. There’s no search function so if I see a headline and want to read it in the app I end up endlessly scrolling. I’ve yet to find some corners of Slate on the app.
By jenjjenjjen

Your app is a mess

Why do I have to login every time I read an article? Why am I still suffering through ads in your Podcasts on your app when I am paying your exorbitant price for an annual membership? These problems have been going on for a very long time. please fix them. yours truly, unsatisfied customer.
By gemma6123

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