By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.20
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 55.78 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 7,191 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



  • Wondering why I can’t get into Slate Plus

    By 60sgal
    I believe I paid to become a member of Slate Plud some time ago. I get a lot of things from Slate via email, but it seems that whenever I start an article it stops midway through and says I have to join or sign in to read the whole thing. I thought I had the sign-in set up on my phone, but it doesn’t seem to work. I like Slate but find this very tedious.
  • Slate’s the Top of Journalistic Excellence

    By AlisonLakeland
    Well-written and well-researched, topically relevant articles. Best editorial writing, and always enjoy the features and investigative reporting. I could spend many hours listening to the podcasts. All well done. Worth more than the subscription for Slate +. I wouldn’t be without my failing fix of Slate reading.
  • Great Content. Ugly, Ugly App for iPad

    By pnoble
    I am a great admirer of and subscriber to Slate’s journalism. But it’s app on the iPad, is incredibly poorly designed. Formatting the page into a block structure is not only aesthetically unappealing but results in incoherence: many of the article headlines are truncated and therefore make no sense. I have removed the app and created a link to the website which, to me, is an infinitely better viewing experience. The iPhone app/layout is far better.
  • I wish Slate’s tech matched their journalism

    By Debbyjr
    Despite emails to their customer service team detailing the app’s instability (crashes without fail 2 minutes into any podcast) and other issues, and prompt responses reassuring me they’re looking into it, two months later the same problems exist. I believe wholeheartedly in paying for great work, and want to continue supporting it here, but unfortunately I will be canceling my subscription because I don’t get what I pay for (and haven’t for going on 5 months)!
  • Great Content

    By Sfworldchamps2010
    Always loved The website. Love the informative content
  • Get rid of the in app pop ups

    By podcastlistener98765
    I hate that Slate “suggests” (read: forces) articles on users. I am a paid subscriber, why do I have to open these suggestions? There’s no way to clear them without opening them. I just want to read what I want to read without Slate padding their click rate numbers by opening articles I have no interest in for me when I am actually trying to access something that DID catch my eye
  • Great but tiny comments font

    By David1112
    I love Slate and this app is fine overall, but there’s no way to increase the minuscule font size in the comments areas.
  • love slate but don’t love the app

    By boyinstallation
    podcasts take a while to load. podcast episodes cut off at a certain date and i need to use spotify if i want to listen to older ones. understandable considering budget and all - just a heads up
  • Grrrrr

    By Izzybowles
    So frustrated. I pay for Slate Plus membership just so I can listen to certain podcasts like Flashback. For past month the app continually drops the episode while I’m listening. I’ve contacted Slate twice. Their responses are not helpful. The steps they say to take don’t work. They are being slippery and dishonest about their crappy app and charging iPhone users an annual fee when they know they can’t fix it. There’s no way I will keep a more expensive membership next year under these conditions.
  • App crashes ever 2-10 minutes when playing podcasts

    By NotoriousEmG
    So frustrating. Even more so given that I am a Slate Plus member and am paying specifically for the podcasts