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What’s New

Version 5.3.15

This is important!

We've added a headphones icon to the top right area of the app that will direct you to the podcasts section. This replaces the need to navigate to the Podcasts section then tap ALL SHOWS. We hope it gets you to your Slate podcasts a little bit faster and easier.

Note: all of the audio playing functionality for Slate Plus members and non-members stays the same. You can continue to find show notes by tapping into each episode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Philoscifi ,

Please note the podcasts. Good content and interface.

Please mark which articles are audio only (podcasts) with an icon, similar to the way you mark the content that is Slate Plus.

I really enjoy Slate’ writing and mix of subject matter. The mobile app is solid and one of my go-to apps. Unfortunately, I don’t normally have the opportunity to listen to your audio content. I often click through an intriguing title in your mobile app only to find the content I had hoped to read is audio.

I wish I could listen to all of your trenchant analysis, but I can only read it. Please help me know which is which before I click through. Thanks for considering my suggestion.

diegovela1 ,

Close but no cigar

Having paid for slate plus to go commercial free, I get one podcast without obvious commercials and other podcasts with the very commercials that I sought to avoid. Slate provides excellent content and an excellent, informed group of podcasters. I suppose that I could use my time to resolve the commercials issue; but I have to work to afford the subscription.

Drangundsturm ,

search is hidden and horrible

As a Slate Plus subscriber I have to say the app’s search function undermines any positives the app has. First they hide it. Perhaps they’re hiding their shame. Second when you try and use it, the second you start typingWhat you’re typing disappears and it starts guessing what do you mean based upon your hidden characters. Third it doesn’t work particularly well. Fourth once you’re done searching the hamburger is gone so you can’t go anywhere but to one of the (crappy) search results without closing the app entirely and reopening it. The only conclusion I can come to is that they don’t want you to search. You’re better off not using the app at all and instead using the Google app.


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