Keep crashing while playing (download videos) in background. I hate this update!
Generally happy, not now 4/5
By Olaf BCI guy
The app just deleted ALL my database data! All my history, downloaded talks, talks I’ve liked to bookmark them. Everything is gone, restarting phone didn’t help. I usually love this app and unequivocally love TED but this is very, very frustrating. I had hundreds of talks downloaded and nearly 1,000 in my history!
Frustrated with the lack of organization of the app and lack of facilitating tools to enable me to find the talks I want as a consumer. LOVE the NPR One app. This app is a let down, because I LOVE ted talks. PLEASE REORGANIZE THE APP AND ADD EXTRA FOLDERS ETC!
Love-hate with Ted 3/5
App seems to work just fine. My problem is with the lack of diversity of ideas over the last 2-3 years which I LOVED Ted for in the past - learning something new or an idea I’ve never considered or even heard of from different perspectives.
But now, a lot of the narratives are all coming from what seems like the same person no matter what the topic. All very leftist leaning; socialist ideas = good, individual freedom = bad. Developed countries = bad. Race and gender identity good, individual character = bad.
Come on Ted, throw in some other perspectives. Challenge people to think outside of their box and not feed from the same one with people that think exactly alike.
No dark mode 1/5
By N/A 1234
Still missing dark mode....Terrible failure for many years.
Updated review from 2015 - Accessibility for the Deaf 5/5
In 2015, I left a review and one star for only one reason - TED app didn’t offer captioning for people like me who are Deaf. Just now, I saw the TED Talks app in Apple store and redownloaded it to see if it was updated to include captioning. I’m very happy after testing several videos that accessibility exists for people like me. So I updated the one star to five stars. Thank you for making it happen!
What happened to the search based on time available and the user’s “feeling?” 3/5
I really depended on that feature to deliver talks that fit in my limited schedule and paired well with whatever “vibe” I was exuding at the moment. What happened?
TED To Go 5/5
By Meat Vendor
I love the fact that I can quickly and easily access a variety of talks on my phone. My daughter and I enjoy watching new ones whenever they are released. My only critique would be that I personally would enjoy more science-based talks, as it seems they are veering more towards the social/political realm these days. Other than that, it’s an excellent app!
Add transcripts to read 3/5
I really love the articles but it would be helpful if you could also read the transcript instead of listening m
TED is Awesome! 5/5
I never miss a day.
Incompatible with speakers 2/5
App keeps stopping when it is played on wifi speakers and if I lock my screen. How difficult is it for all the intellectuals at Ted to get a freakin app to work on speakers and STAY ON like SPOTIFY does when one locks their screen. I should have to keep my phone unlocked and the screen on for the video to keep working.
Excellent app 5/5
Best thought provoking talks.
The CIC is in charge 1/5
CIC (carbon industrial complex) is deciding what gets shown on the Ted talks app. Where is the Michael Mann speech? I have to search other sources than this app to find it.
New update 1/5
New update constantly crashes!!
Happy to find this!! But.... 5/5
Awesome app, so happy I don’t have to filter through YouTube videos to find what I’m interested in. The ONLY thing I have to say about it is I wish there was a “dark theme” like twitter. Superficial but it would make a huge difference.
Tiny fonts, worst search function ever... 3/5
I gave this app three stars only because it plays the videos without problems. But the search feature is the worst I’ve ever seen on any app. I wanted to find talks on ‘self trust’. Typing either of those words in varying combinations, including with a comma between, turned up two videos or mostly no results. Of course, typing in ‘trust’ results in about half of the entire Ted library. I literally have to use Google advanced search to find videos I want to watch in my Ted app. Sheesh!
By the way, when I did get a resul from my search in Ted app, the display was so tiny I had to use a magnifying glass to read them, and I’m using an iPad Pro. That lack of scaling in the display is ludicrous.
Where are the comments? 1/5
Seems like TED has joined the censorship party. Why can’t we read comments from users? U want us to hear others on stage, right? Don’t censor the audience, plz
great app! 5/5
wow this is the best education app i've ever downloaded and it's all free and works very well. good job!
Don’t download this. 1/5
I downloaded the app like an idiot now my inbox is spammed by irrelevant suggestions from Ted talks and I can’t make it stop. I’ve unsubscribed from emails yet they still find me. I’m unable to delete my account as the genius at Ted have taken that power away and require that you email them to close your account for you. There is nothing in Ted catalog of talks that make any of it worth while. Watch the talks online without an account.
I need dual translation its not available 2/5
I need dual translation its not available
What happened to ‘Surprise Me’ feature? 3/5
I can’t find the feature. Was it deleted?
App won’t start 3/5
I tap on the app and it opens and kicks me back to the home screen every time.
Overall Great! 4/5
But please add playback speed function.
When I’m listening to audio version, please let me speed up :)
Freaking frustrating 1/5
Horrible install for me. Tells me I need to confirm the message to complete the install. When I do that, it tells me I’m already online and won’t let me do anything. Going back to just using the web. Uninstalled.
More Talks 4/5
Ted Talks have really helped me with my mental health, and I’ve found some amazing videos on your YouTube channel, but they don’t exist on the app. I wish you could add as many videos as you have on your channel, as there are some very inspiring and great ones not present on the app.
Subtitles are unavailable 2/5
Disappointing for an informational app
Disappointed in this post-truth era of media 1/5
By M.G. Scott
Deleted the app today after many years of listening.Although some of these talks are wonderful, most of clearly pushing a certain message that not everyone might subscribe to. I wish this was a place to find interesting positive content that would appeal to many different kinds of people. However it’s just not. The truth shall set us free. I felt like someone was vomiting bias into my mouth like a baby bird eating from its mother. I just wanna discern what is true for myself! But how can I when the source is so obviously biased.
Wish you could still download the talks. 3/5
By Truth 8
I could up until about 2 months ago.
Latest version crashes 1/5
The latest version doesn’t even launch properly. As soon as it launches it crashes.
Get this app! 5/5
By Anton Harrison LaMon
Content aside- this app is fantastic.
The reason I am giving 5 stars, well, any app that states “we don’t want to take away from your experience by asking for an app review...” in my opinion deserves 5stars!
They recently did an update/upgrade to the app and the download functionality- so don’t let the reviews about downloading issues deter you from doing yourself the favor and downloading this app.
Why are you still reading this review?!
that's nice. very good 👌🏻
Best app to Videos 5/5
By مشاعل السكران
As a teacher I always recommend this application to my students as a must have. Students are required to pay attention to all details and learn from the best keynote speakers in the world. I highly recommend this app to all interested in talks and discussions on updated topics of the world today.
Now I know what I don’t know 5/5
I’m sure this review is - technically- supposed to be for the app itself. However, I’m having a hard time thinking of the app without the content. For me, the app works; it downloads fine, plays well, and is there whenever I want it. Four stars for that.
That said, the content gets eleven stars (on a scale of 1-5). There are so many fascinating ideas that I’ve been completely unaware of that I have to laugh at my own ignorance. Thanks, TED crew, for helping me see beyond.
Dual subtitles 3/5
In the ios version u can't display two subtitles at once unlike the android version. I hope developers can fix that.
Good and needs some improvements 3/5
I downloaded this to listen to talks while driving. Well, I have to click each video instead of having on a continuous playlist. Very dangerous while driving. There are pre-made playlist but that doesn’t mean there are all good. Please make a “play all” talks in the list feature. Some downloads work, others didn’t.
a) It's TED and TEDx. What's not to like?
b1) There are bugs. What doesn't have any?
b2) They take the trouble to chase down and fix the bugs. What's not to like?
Database crash 1/5
I just lost all my likes, history and everything. Thx TED
Love my TED app 5/5
I love my TED app. I’ve encountered very few bugs, but when they do occur they are remedied quickly. I also love that you don’t prompt me to leave a review and interrupt my listening time. Thanks for all the great talks at my fingertips.
By One Woman
When I’m facing a situation that requires knowledge, wisdom and guidance I can always find relevant talks that meet my needs and motivate. I also use it to think about what I believe and whether or not there’s another viewpoint that can enhance or alter my opinions. I also utilize them in training meetings.
Crashes After Latest Update 1/5
TED is excellent and this app was great until the most recent update. Now the app crashes upon every attempt to open on my SE. When the issue is fixed I'll amend this review to reflect my appreciation for TED talks. Thanks
To support: currently unusable on ipad 1/5
I tried reporting this problem to the support page but there is no support page. Its just general ted support without any way to reach the developers. So I will report the problem here.
When I select the app, it moves to the foreground for a second and then immediately moves to the background. Its is unusable in this form.
Keeps crashing every time I search something it’s very frustrating
Not impressed 1/5
I follow TED on fb and am able to watch wonderful talks. Sometimes I want to send them to my son who is not on fb. When I search for the talk on the app or even the same topic (today it was “How did Hitler rise to power”) which was not found in the app. So then I searched under just Hitler...and nothing! Come on! I find it impossible to believe that TED has nothing on Hitler, when I JUST WATCHED a talk on fb. What gives TED app? Super disappointed with this app.
Great talks but 2/5
I love watching the "Inspiring", the "Jaw Dropping" and "the Courageous" but why don't they show up in my Recents? Wait, where is "My Recents" and how do I share them with others? How do I get back and watch them, save them for later? Unheard of features in your apps and on AppleTV. What a shame. A huge value missing.
Search engine is ineffective 1/5
When trying to search for a topic, such as “white privilege,” the response is “sorry, we couldn’t quite find anything like that.” So, when trying other searches such as “black poverty,” only two talks show up as results. When searching these two topics alone through an internet (google) search engine on “Ted Talks”, hundreds of results reveal themselves...I would have thought that an app would provide the same number of results, if it more.
Poorly designed app!
Surprise me! Don’t take away my sunshine! 4/5
Love love love the TED talks. I would play the newest until I ran out and then use the Surprise Me feature. Loved it. Pick a subject, a time frame, and it would randomly put a playlist together that was around the time you picked. Latest update does t have it. 😢😢
Not usable on new iPad Pro 1/5
The app crashes right after start every time on new iPad Pro 12.9“ with iOS12. Please fix.
Bring back Random/ Surprise me 3/5
By Gina Nickkle
Please bring back the surprise me/ random video feature. The app itself is good. Sometimes it doesn’t let videos download.