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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

What's New in Version 5.1.6

In addition to some crash fixes, we've added a couple highly requested features in this version:

- Added audio scrubbing from the podcast detail page
- If you pause a podcast then leave the app, the app will preserve your place in the podcast when you open the app again

Please email if you run into any trouble. If you like the app, please leave us a positive review in the App Store. We have more audio improvements coming in future versions!

Thanks for reading and listening.


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Customer Reviews

I absolutely love this app- and the honest but I amusing headlines

I can't say enough good things about this app- I currently have an iPad Mini 4. Their stories, insight, unique and raw perspective are incredible. Slate writes the BEST headlines. CNN has nothing on Slate. (CNN has become Trump 24/7 and it's just painful(!)
And a Slate feature I just noticed today- when you tap the menu, everything is there- not just specific links to other stories/sections in the app, but also Customer Support and related.
With other apps, it often takes me quite some time to find Customer Service or app support- and sometimes it can't be found at all! It's so nice that everything is in one place.
I will give this app 6 stars if I could!
p.s. for those who dislike the app, try to remember it's FREE and no one is forcing you to use it...

Great app for Slate content, but could be better.

Like the title says, this app gives me all the latest content from Slate in a easily-digestible format; however, there are some kinks. When an image of text is used as a background image in a headline, the headline looks muddled and busy. Cut that out. Also, there's no night-time reading mode. I'd love a safari-like feature that changes the background of the text and the color of the text itself.

That all being said, this app is great and I love that the podcasts are built right in.

Almost never works on my iPad 2

The app fails to open most of the time on my iPad 2, the iPhone 6 version is much more reliable. I've only been a Slate subscriber for six months and I enjoy some of the pieces they seem to be more opinion pieces than reporting. The opinions vary from center right to center left, but I don't often feel I've learned as much from reading Slate as I hoped. Although I'm much further to the left than Slate, I would enjoy reading it more if I thought there was more jounrpnalistic content and less value judgements.
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 5.1.6
  • Size: 57.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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