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.
- 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.
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We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to email@example.com.
- Adds a consent management prompt for EU users (replacing our GDPR hardwall)
- Adds the ability to opt-out of personalized advertising for California users
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Commercial free only sometimes.
I would love to say this is a fabulous app— I do enjoy several of the podcasts; however, at least every month or so, my commercial free slate plus membership seems to disappear as I have to listen to David Plotz tell me about mattresses or google or who knows what. I can’t help help but think that next year my $59 will be donated to Planned Parenthood. I am tired of paying for something I am not receiving.
Great content, lousy app
I’ve been a fan of Slate’s content for many years and I’ve thought of them as an essential voice in the American media landscape, so when they started Slate Plus, I signed on and downloaded their app. Prior to that I had just used Apple podcasts. Their app is very weak, to the point where it significantly degrades my enjoyment of their content. It does not effectively attach to the native services of the iOS operating system, so when it’s playing audio and you want to switch to playing music, the Slate audio does not stop. Similarly, if you pause it and then unpause it using external audio controls, via Bluetooth, it doesn’t restart. Now, for the last two weeks in a row, my FAVORITE podcast of all, the Political Gabfest keeps pausing itself every two minutes or so and has to be restarted manually, which requires unlocking the phone and navigating down two levels in the menu structure (again, it does not play well with iOS). So much for listening to it while you cook dinner. The overall performance of the app is very slow and it does not support downloading podcasts in advance so you can listen to them offline. The fact that I’ve had to go back to Apple’s lackluster podcast app would tell you my standards for ease of use are low, but Slate’s app doesn’t meet them.
Listening to Podcasts
I’ve been a member of Slate for quite some time. When I first began listening to podcasts they’d shut off. Thinking it was my phone, I tried my iPad, with no better success. I was so frustrated, I began listening to podcasts with the commercials. Of course that led to even greater frustration as I was paying to NOT have the commercials. So I just stopped listening.
I might have stopped paying for Slate altogether, but that seems wrong as I like the articles and my knowledge of politics, as well as all things current, comes primarily from written word. But these podcasts are good. So I tried again, thinking surely, they’ve got this thing fixed. Yet now it seems worse, if that’s possible. I can maybe get 5 minutes before it shuts off. At home it’s annoying, but I can go back to the app (which, by the way, completely closes out each time, requiring me to find the particular episode I want and begin again) to restart. When I’m driving, however, I’m stuck.
While I like the work Slate does, I am so very tempted to stop my subscription. I think after 3 plus years, I’ve received little value but shown support. So please fix this thing or I’m gone
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Slate is published by The Slate Group, a Graham Holdings Company. All contents © 2016 The Slate Group LLC. All rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Slate Plus $5.99
- Slate Plus $58.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.