By The Slate Group, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-02-26
  • Current Version: 5.3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.05 MB
  • Developer: The Slate Group, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 3
From 3,406 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



  • App crashes when I try to start it

    By DecembersChild
    In the past day or two I find that the app crashes whenever I try to run it. I swear it was working great prior to that. 8/14/2018 I have an IPhone 7 using the latest version of IOS. I click the icon on the screen, it starts to load, the content screen shows up and then about about 1 second latter the apps just quits. I’ve tried restarting my phone, but it still isn’t working. Big fan of slate so I gave it two stars. Am I doing something wrong?!!
  • Not quite

    By Fitz2review
    The app doesn’t give me Slate Plus content on some of the podcasts on my iPhone.
  • Search?

    By BillyRainbow
    This app has more graphics than usability. It’s very hard to search for what you want. I guess they want you to scroll through all their fancy graphics, rather than find and listen to the programs you like.

    By alkel101
    This used to be a great app. I’ve been using it for a long time and only recently has it become buggy to the point of absolute annoyance every time I use it. The latest is that it refuses to play videos. All is fine to get to the video, then the last step of clicking the play arrow does absolutely nothing. Doesn’t matter how many times I click. Nothing! The last update created freezing and I have to minimize it and then bring it back up in order to get to a next page which it jumps to in a swipe motion whether I want it to or not. It stops scrolling out of the blue but then will sometimes swipe from right to left. It’s like it can’t make up its mind whether to he a scrolling app or a swiping app. Make up your mind already. I love SLATE and, until now, the app has always been solid. Why can you people never stop fixing things that aren’t broken? Are you afraid you won’t have a job if there’s nothing to upgrade? Using an iPhone 7+.
  • SLATE now useless!

    By Tesconsult
    I used to access SLATE often every day. Now. My iPhone8 cannot even open it. Whassup?!
  • Great app - good access to content

    By Augustus Calculatus
    I really like the podcast page, which gives access to all episodes!
  • What happened to video?

    By Joanie_D
    None of the in article videos play anymore. I have to use the web version on my phone & search for article then play from there. So it's not YouTube's fault.
  • Extremely Biased

    By Eetshit
    If you read the comments you’ll see that those who insult and denigrate commentators who stray from the party line are tolerated while those who deign to stray from the obvious leanings of the site are cast away. They stir the pot but won’t accept the blowback. It’s all opinion and no news if that’s what you seek. Bon appetit.
  • Delete this app

    By acuisle
    Do you want to not listen to podcasts which you have already paid access for? Download the Slate app and enjoy being ripped off by an app that won't load audio.
  • Bad app, good content

    By SoftballChicky32
    Comments don’t work in the app, crashes all the time. Poorly designed.