Still broken and needs more work 1/5
By N/A 1234
Apple devices is not the place to have a crappy user experience.
- UX / UI: Mark after a video “watched” after it has been played so that I know which videos I’ve seen. Grey or mask the thumbnail in search results like YouTube does for previously viewed videos.
- UX: Persistence. Keep my place if I watch part of a video and return to finish on *ANY* device. If I start a video and then watch another video it doesn’t keep the place of either video. #Awful.
- UX: Continuity. I often start to watch a video on my iPad and switch to my iPhone. Same for a web browser on a macOS. The last spot needs to be retained like it is on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and dozens of others.
- UX: Bug. Picture in picture doesn’t *resize* to full screen when you use the 4 finger gestures to swipe back to TED from another app. You have a black screen with TED running in the corner.
UX: Bug. Downloaded video wouldn’t play from iPad to Apple TV until I deleted the local download.
UX: Bug. Captions turn off randomly. Captions needed to be turned back on multiple times while I was using AirPlay to play from iPad to Apple TV.
These are basic video player items from 10 years ago. Either invest in a quality native iOS app experience or save your money and force everyone to use the website if you’re going to have a substandard user experience.
Love the TED app!! 5/5
Should be required for many...it opens you up to a world that’s already occurring, but you probably have no idea. “Amazeballs!”
Apple TV needs a Liked tab 4/5
By C H A Z
The Apple TV app needs an easy way to access your Liked videos. Right now, there’s no way.
Great app 5/5
By jegr hussein
Please fix the download function 2/5
If you can let us play these videos offline after we “downloaded” them, this app would definitely would be a 5 Star one.
Still does not download properly 4/5
Even with the updated version I can’t get the videos to download successfully for off-line viewing. I have a dozen or so videos supposedly downloaded in my downloads section, but when I am in airplane mode I cannot watch those videos. There’s also no indication regarding the progress of the download. After you click on the download video button, it just shows up in your downloads section. But there’s no indication how much is downloaded. And there’s no way to refresh the download or restart it.
Great app 5/5
By crafted stardust
I love the surprise me part. :)
Bookmarks lost 2/5
The app was much better before- Why going BACKWARDS?
-why there is feedback for download progress?
-why I cannot anymore do "play all"?
-why you dome downloads are not downloaded?
I hope you can solve these simple common problems and greatly improve TED reaching many Poe-less but not failing because in 2018 we cannot make a fully functional app.
Impossible to connect with Facebook 1/5
Impossible to connect with Facebook to sync my playlists.
Download feature is not working on my iPad 3/5
By ThantZin Lynn
Please fix it.
Love this 5/5
I live this app but can you guys please enable full screen videos on the iPhone X as an option it would look and feel so much better !!!!!!!!!! Thank you 😁 and it would be awsome
Great Talks, Feed Breaks Up! 4/5
Great talks, but the feed keeps breaking up, making it hard to follow the talks.
I love it 5/5
A great app with a purpose. The work put into bringing us all these talks is well appreciated
Great , can be better 5/5
By Ahmad almaghrabi
App is great Nd contents are marvelous, just plz fix the download bug and add functionality to the related videos
Used to be good 1/5
I used to love Ted Talks. The app itself is fine and works great but it is slowly becoming a globalist tool to push liberalism down our throats. With topics on alt-right, transgender, climate change and fake news.
By Frown zx
Playback failed. If I download the video, it cannot playback. But if I erase it, then it can be played streaming
LOVE LOVE LOVE 5/5
Really an amazing app for so many situations: in the car, while walking, on lunch break, etc. Truly evocative, thought provoking, insightful and inspiring talks. These will speak to you, in more than one way, and you will find yourself thinking of the sincerity and grace with which these people share. The hallmark of a genuine gift from the speakers, imho.
Overall a Really Nice App 4/5
For the most part this app does exactly as you’d expect. Easily browse videos and playlists, and the “Surprise Me” feature is pretty cool. There are a few things I’d like to see improved though. The video player lacks the swipe gestures that other’s do (pinching to exit a video, for instance) and I think there are yet more ways to navigate and filter TED Talks that couple be employed. Overall rather satisfied though.
Great App 5/5
By MD AD 121
Excellent, must have app in every phone, fast, stable and great UI Thank you
Love it! 5/5
This is a great app. I love listening to these talks and learning new perspectives. The app is incredibly user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.
Downloading problem! 4/5
i love this app but recently i have not been able to download videos 😣can u fix it please🙏
Great app 4/5
If you love be ted talks get this app.
Best app I’ve used 5/5
By Friends only :)
Ted talks has literally changed my life. Bringing discussions and information to the masses free of charge will help revolutionize the country. I think of the adage, if it is not accessible to the poor, it is neither revolutionary nor necessary. And here we are: ted = accessible = revolutionary and necessary.
Trusted app, trusted brand 5/5
Ted has always been the window into deep and inspiring talks. Will always support TED.
Beware! Download feature does not work well! 1/5
By iOS user12345
Beware! The Download feature does not work well! First, the app does NOT download the video or audio in the background on wifi so you have to make sure you keep the app open! Second (and even worse) when you click on "My Talks" then choose downloads, it will show your talk as being downloaded when in fact it isn't! (the talk has only started to download or is only partially downloaded). This means that you will consume a lot of unplanned bandwidth when you try to view the "downloaded" talk (which may cost you a lot of money) or you won't be able to access it all all if you don't have an internet connection. It's a poorly designed app. They should have a "pending download" section in "My Talks" and enable the app to download in the background when on Wifi. There should also be a progress bar when the talk is being downloaded.
Todays Exemplary Developments 5/5
TED should be broadcasted in every part of the world, free of charge. It should be a given right to have access to this information. PS: Love the notes you guys write when you push an update to the app store! Makes keeping the TED updated, makes me feel like you’re building an app for the users and followers and subscribers😄 (in comparison to Facebook which seems to only make an app for the masses 🙄) Keep up the good work! ❤️
LOVE THIS APP!!!! 5/5
The TED app is by far my favorite and most used app on my phone ... this app is life changing!!!!!!
Great app - major flaw 2/5
Your app is a great app and I use it every morning when working out to get “educated”.
One big flaw is when I choose a video to watch and I see on the right hand side another video in “Related Talks” I’m interested to watch afterward there is no way to find it again. Every time I finish the main video the “Related Talks” have changed again and I’m not able to watch the other video I was interested in. Even more so: There is no way to add a video in “Related Talks” to your watch list. That makes actually the “Related Talks” section pointless since I can never get back and watch what was suggested to me.
Please, I would appreciated if you can make it work that the “Related Talk” videos are NOT changing every time I finish a video or add the main video to the watch list but rather that I’m able to go back and be able to watch one of the suggested videos.
Horrible App 1/5
Was hoping to love this app but’s it’s horrible. I can never find specific speakers when I do a search. Content really needs to be updated.
The talks freeze at times. Although I download the audio, I wish can use other apps while the talks are playing.
Need resume functionality 3/5
Application works well. However every time I pause, close my iPad and try to resume, the application hangs, and a force restart is required.
Download speed 1/5
The speed of downloading in app is very very low and I can not download any of audios or videos. Please fix this isuue
I would give it a full five, but I feel that the age rating shouldn’t be so high. Ted talks should be enjoyed by all ages. Stop discriminating, Ted.
The App Store doesn’t support fractions of a star, so I was nice and gave it 5.
Updating TED database issue fixed! 5/5
By Arsenal_gooner 33
Not downloading iOS 11.1 iPhone 6 1/5
My videos stopped downloading for offline use. They used to start downloading as soon as I clicked the download button and I could watch them load. Now they do nothing and the only videos I can watch offline are ones I downloaded months ago.
Great content; App can be improved 3/5
The content goes without saying. Great stuff.
I, too, lost all of My Talks. In my case this occurred when moving from my iPad 2 to my new iPad Pro.
Also, the app says I downloaded the talks but they are not downloaded. Instead, they seem to actually be links back to the TED site, which then serves the talks on demand.
Try to view the downloaded files with no WiFi and there is nothing there.
Worse still, the app says to save talks to My List for offline viewing but doesn’t say how to do that. And I cannot find either a TED-authored Operating and Troubleshooting Guide or relevant advice on the web.
Finally you can log into your TED account 5/5
Previously I gave a bad review for the TED app because you could not login into your TED account to sync your "likes", playlists, and history.
Thank you TED app developers! You can now login to your TED account through the app. 😎
TED EDs 4/5
I love this app and I love watching the videos but I would really love to have TED EDs on here. I love that series on YouTube.
A must have app for leaders 5/5
One of the best apps to have for those wishing to expand their leadership and management skills. It has become my go-to app for current and relevant information.
Must have app 5/5
I truly believe every single phone should have this app built in because of the wealth of knowledge one will get by simply watching engaging talks on topics we should all be aware of. Love the app especially the "Surprise me" option. Never change TED.
Best App 5/5
This app is amazing.
Fantastic app but needs support LTE 5/5
At first, I can say this app is wonderful not only for learning English, but also for who is interested in various grounds. But I think this app should support the LTE or even 3G for downloading videos. Anyway, that's my pleasure to be one of big fans of this app
Erased everything 2/5
I signed in and it erased all of my talks that I saved. You’re kidding me, right? With all of the money this app must be making, you couldn’t carry over my liked videos to my account, you just had to erase them all. You’re kidding me, right?
But... but... but.... 4/5
By Big Jim Bigado
I love TED talks. I have loved them since the moment I first discovered them and I watch them all the time. I'm always telling friends and family that no matter what their interests are, there is a TED talk for them.
However.... the latest app update has erased all the talks I had added to my list. I had 60 or 70 talks queued up that I was excited to watch and just like that, they are gone. Still a wonderful app with what I believe to be unparalleled content, but I'm striking one star on account of the major faux pas.
Even in the wake of this tragedy (pardon my being dramatic), I learned a valuable lesson:
Always screenshot your playlists and every app!
Love TED. 5/5
It took a little while, but happy to see you can now have a synced watch list!
Solid App 5/5
The app is exactly what I expect it to be. Thumbs up.
Log In 5/5
Thank you so much for the Log-in feature! Great app!!
Thanks for updating! 5/5
Can finally login to ted.com account to access saved videos!
Good app 4/5
Love ted talks and the app is great. Lost one star because the audio only option is confusing. Not sure why it is not available on all talks
By Mitch Engle
It's amazing. So much to see and hear. No glitches or anything of that sort. Works perfectly. One of my most used apps