By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.95 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 3
From 3,382 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, and The Gist. 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: $4.99 per month and $49.99 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. For additional information regarding Slate Plus please see our FAQ: Slate Privacy Policy and 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




  • Crashes

    By notmary
    The app used to be great. A few months ago I noticed it would crash if I tried to navigate to podcasts immediately after i opened the app. I found it would usually work if I restarted my phone (ugh!). But now it crashes before it even finishes launching. And restarting the phone doesn’t help. As a Slate Plus member, I expect better since I’m paying for premium access.
  • Loaded with talent

    By Fuxxer106
    I enjoy all of the writers/hosts that present their forms of journalism! The only issues are with the occasional ads which appear in my Slate+ podcasts. Also, being slick and flogging the intercontinental hotel chain through the mention of a lifestyle podcast, as if it’s not an infomercial, is insulting. Don’t do it! Just Audio Journalism not BS please. That’s what I pay for!
  • Crash, crash, crash, crash, crash.

    By R-E-L-A-X 2016
    I am a Slate Plus member and I am disappointed. The app will not stay open for more than a couple of seconds. Awful. I deleted the app since it doesn’t work.
  • They can't seem to get this right

    By Cycledoc22
    No featured stories on my new iPad. Just a bunch of boxes undifferentiated as to importance, type content and so on. Doesn't accept comments. They've never figured out the app and still haven't. Good content, terrible technology. April 2018, still the most uninviting news/magazine app. Anybody home?
  • Yes, it's fixed

    By Theodulf
    The latest update DOES indeed fix the bug that had been making the app unusable for weeks. (For me anyway.) Congrats!
  • Sorta good

    By Eetshit
    The articles are unremittingly far left, especially on the feminist and racism beats. The pushback in the comments section is usually more informative than the articles themselves. That’s why it’s unfortunate that the comments are not available for long stretches at a time. A “there are currently no comments” message appears on every single article. The first time it lasted a few months then they returned one day only to disappear again recently. The NYT figured it out but Slate can’t seem to.
  • 5.3.6 update fixes blank sections

    By surfsnow
    Yay! Glad to see they fixed the missing content problem.
  • Zero content

    By bdenhond
    Blank pages only, oh well, back to the browser then.
  • My go-to

    By Kethura
    Slate is one of my go-to sources for news, and this app makes it easy. The one weakness with it is around accessing others' comments- it's possible but tricky sometimes. Still, definitely worth downloading!
  • Lost the comments on iPhone AGAIN

    By dilmhuncgj
    5.3.6 killed the comments on iPhones again. How hard is this to get right and why would I ever be a plus member with this kind of App?