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About this app

Enjoy Slate, the award-winning daily online magazine, on your Android device.

Slate is a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, culture, and advice. Slate’s strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online.

Features include:

- Our Editorially curated stories of the day
- Access to all of our written work, including Slate’s popular political and legal commentary, movie and television reviews, and Dear Prudence.
- Our award winning podcasts, including the Political Gabfest, the Culture Gabfest, Decoder Ring, and Slow Burn.
- Push notifications to keep you informed throughout your day.
- The ability to choose to read using Light or Dark mode.
- Access to purchase or sign in to our membership program, Slate Plus. Please see the benefits below.

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:
- Unlimited articles in the Slate app.
- An ad-free reading experience in the Slate app.

By creating an optional account you’ll also receive:
- Unlimited articles on
- Our exclusive subscriber only weekly newsletter.
- Access to all of our podcasts completely ad-free.
- Bonus episodes and segments on your favorite shows!

For additional information regarding Slate Plus please see our FAQ:

Slate's Privacy Policy:

Slate's Terms of Use:

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Updated on
Apr 16, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

1.12K reviews
Laura Mills
May 17, 2023
One extra star because I do enjoy some of the content, but this app is barely functional. When clicking on a link to another story in the app, it instead opens in Chrome (and prompts a sign in). Almost every time I open it, it asks me to approve cookies. It send me push alerts but when I click on them nothing happens. Searching is difficult. Do better Slate!
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Melinda deLisle
January 25, 2022
When read on my android phone, it is far too easy to click on the ads as you scroll by, almost impossible to avoid them. I do not have this problem on any other app. So, although I do not have a pet, I guess it keeps showing me pet product ads because of all the times I got into them by accident? Makes the app almost unusable, but I guess they can charge the advertisers for the clicks... Journalism good, app unbearable.
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Vian May
May 1, 2023
Well, the new app is always completely blank. It send me notifications, but if I open it, nothing. Just the "Slate" heading and a bunch of unclickable white space underneath. Edited: I reinstalled and chose "accept all cookies" even though I don't want your damn cookies. The app now works. One star for giving me a "choice" of either options I don't want or a completely unusable app. Three stars for the content after you lost most of the best writers. Average it out to two.
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What's new

Minor bug fixes and enhancements