Frequently Asked Questions About Slate Plus

Everything you ever wanted to know about Slate’s membership program.

Here are the most common questions we receive about Slate Plus, Slate’s membership program. You can find more detailed answers in our support center. If you need additional help, please email

I want to sign up for Slate Plus

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I don’t want my account to auto-renew

I signed up through the iOS app and am unable to access Slate Plus content on the website

I purchased Slate Plus through the iOS app and have a question about billing

What is Slate Plus?

It’s Slate’s membership program. When you join, you help us build a better magazine, and you get a suite of benefits that help you get more from our site and our podcasts. To learn more, visit

How much is Slate Plus?

A new subscription is typically $15 for the first three months, and $119 for the first year after that. Prices may vary depending on special promotional offers. (Pricing is slightly different in the iOS app, Apple News and Apple Podcasts.)

How do I sign in to Slate Plus?

Click Sign In at the top right corner of any Slate page. You’ll also find an option to sign in to an existing membership account on our signup page.

If you created your account using your Facebook, Yahoo, Google, or Twitter account, make sure to click the appropriate button to log in.

If you’re using Slate’s iOS or iPad apps, locate the menu button in the top left corner and click LOG IN / SIGN UP.

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Can I give Slate Plus as a gift?

Yes! You can give a 6-month or 1-year gift subscription to a fellow Slate fan today. They’ll receive all the benefits of membership: unlimited reading, ad-free listening, and much more.

I don’t want to sign up for Slate Plus, but I’d like to donate.

You can make a one-time donation by visiting Your contribution, big or small, will help support our independent journalism. Thank you from all of us at Slate.

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