• Category: Education
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  • Current Version: 5.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: TED Conferences
  • Compatibility: Android
7,148 Ratings
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Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks. Explore more than 3,000 free videos and learn from the world's most remarkable people. Search by any mood or topic, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology. Features on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: ・Browse the TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages ・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping talks and curated playlists ・Sign in to your TED profile to sync saved talks across devices ・Play videos on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast ・Let us build you a custom playlist - tailored to fit your ideal timeframe ・Download talks to watch offline ・Bookmark talks to watch later Download the TED app to stay curious, informed, and inspired.

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  • Search engine is ineffective 1/5

    By amyblueyes
    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

    By dekdout
    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

    By Redrioja
    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.
  • Surprise me! 1/5

    By Elaexc
    Bring back surprise me!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Crash on iphone 6 2/5

    You have a serious bug on iPhone 6 iOS 12.1.2. All the tabs including the segment section cause the app crash on Tap
  • Dark mode 1/5

    By N/A 1234
    This is a video player and therefore dark mode should be the default. Look at Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO, YouTube, your own TED STAGE, etc. Everything that plays videos defaults to a dark / black background for a very good reason. It is relaxing to your eyes. Switching from a dark TED stage to an obnoxious BRIGHT WHITE background makes me stop watching TED talks on my iPad. Especially if you’re trying to watch in bed. #DarkMode
  • Where? 5/5

    By fjvdklxat
    Where’s the surprise me button?
  • Get smarter 5/5

    By LotsaApps
    Instead of wasting your free time watching teens faceplant on skateboards or russian motorists attacking each other with baseball bats over lane changing skills watch something here that might actually make you smarter.
  • The most motivating App of all time 5/5

    By H.Hasani
    Wathcing TED talks motivate me to take a step further. I like to watch people who know what they want to do and how to do it. Thanks to TED app, now I can watch those people everywhere I go.
  • Need Apple Watch app and complication 4/5

    By Tecsi
    Need Apple Watch app and complication
  • I enjoy app 4/5

    By lauren_j72
    Ted talks are quite interesting and there is a large variety of them to watch. I commonly start videos only to find that I have seen them before and I wish there was some way to state that it was watched and just a date saying when
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By Yoshi's Wifey
    I love this app! It's great when you have a little down time or when you're in the car. My favorite feature is the "surprise me" option. Because of it, I've listened to a ton of talks that I normally wouldn't have clicked on and learned more than would've otherwise.
  • Notification sound 5/5

    By Whimzical_Daisy
    The app is great. Its easy, simple, and sweet. Hands down The the notification sound for his app has to be my absolute favorite thing about the the app. I wish there was an option of setting it as the default sound for all my notifications on my device.
  • Wonderfull app. 5/5

    By malshark
    I see this application is the most important one for connecting people stories to others.

    By be_lovely
    I love TED Talks and listening to multiple a week on YouTube. So figured they must have an app and wouldn’t ya know. My major issue is with the search tool. 90% of the words I enter into the search bar reveals no results. These are words that I know for a fact there are talks on. I’m not sure if the words has to be in the title of the the talk, but most words I enter I’m sure are in the title. This makes the app useless as the only way I have to search for specific talks is a very long drawn out process that probably will not reveal accurate results either. Major fail TED talks, major fail :(
  • Crashing 4/5

    By Adamcoolking
    Keeps on crashing
  • 1 star 1/5

    By Rpm-80
    Currently the app freezes every time I try and open it.
  • Problem 3/5

    By Murdo´s
    can not play downloads, solve please. iPhone
  • No longer compatible for my iPad 1/5

    By Larry123-4
    That figures. Question is - WHY? After all, it's just a video!!!! Guess I'll have to start using YouTube.
  • The new version keeps crashing. 2/5

    By HM-416
    It crashes the moment I load it.
  • Essential learning app 5/5

    By darmok
    Second only to podcasts as a learning resource
  • Crashing upon opening 1/5

    By CyclingAndRecycling
    Can’t open, crashes
  • I like it, but 3/5

    By RadarGeorge
    I can’t make the video landscape when I flip my iPhone X, which makes them difficult to enjoy!
  • Feature Request 5/5

    By SurrealSoup
    1. Mark talks that have already been seen. (Seen=90% Watched) 2. Add the ability to tag and star talks personally. (And filtering search results using them.) This helps immensely in rewatching talks, NOT watching some talks, and recommending talks to friends.
  • This app deserves 5 stars, but... 1/5

    By Egomaniac47
    I love the app, love TED talks, but when I try to cast it on my tv (google chromecast) from my iphone (7) it won’t even give me the possibility to do so, but then if I try the same thing with my ipad mini it’ll cast it with no problem, (on the ipad) the “cast” icon appears on the top right corner of the screen, while on the iphone it won’t even appear, please guys fix this, I really like this app, it almost hurts to give just 1 star. Thank you
  • Good 👌🏻 5/5

    By MouhanadSh
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Jankery
    TED is an awesome place to gain insight on the world around us! The development and social movements going on right under our nose become evident when I am exposed to TED. Thank you for all that you do, keeping it free of charge, just to make our society better.
  • Speed up playback? 4/5

    By Carson0304
    Hi! I love TED talks, but love to listen to then at 2x-3x speed. Could you include that functionality in your app? Cheers!
  • Great service 5/5

    By Alex83Lopez
    Solid performance.
  • Brilliant! 4/5

    By Kingpeyman
    Everything is beautifully designed in this app, and the content is terrific. However, there is this one thing that’s bothering me which is the lack of some of the TEDx talks. There are numerous great TEDx talks spreading wonderful ideas, and it would be amazing if you included more TEDx talks or even created a section for them in the app. Thank you 🙏🏼
  • Intermittent user 5/5

    By jeffreyscottbrock
    I really enjoy this app. I wish I was in a position where I could utilize it more. Easy to navigate through.
  • Well designed 5/5

    By Abdo18
    This app is well designed, recommend it Use it enjoy it 🌹
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Ger1122
    Great app!!
  • Transcript!! 4/5

    By rafaelsersun
    Great app! But:: The only thing missing is the option to read the transcript of any video. Currently the only option is to open the link in a browser..
  • After many months wait, the download function worked, with many bugs 2/5

    By vfyang
    Having been waiting many months for the download function to work, this version kind of works, yet with many bugs. 1. Crashes when downloading about five or more playlists. 2. When come back, the downloading function will not be able to resume properly. 3. When you play a video, even if it’s a downloaded video, the downloading function stopped. 4. When you first started download a talk, the downloading button shows a circular progress bar. But when you come back from the middle, like crashes, or shutdown, the progress button is gone, and not responsive. 5. No indicators on the download status, I will never know which video has finished download so that I could view offline. 6. No pause, resume 7. No control for individual videos within a playlist. 8. No background downloading.
  • Crash only 1/5

    By Kim20456
    After last update. W ios12. Will not open. ???
  • Rubbish! 1/5

    By tedappsucks
    Can’t bookmark or download
  • Big gay 2/5

    By :shfgekxkqhekchsovygek work
    This app big gay
  • Missing the mark for an audio playlist for commute 2/5

    By joeuser47
    I’d really like a simple way to download audio from talks and queue like a podcast, to play in the background, while on my commute. Huge inventory that is hard to enjoy.
  • Like it BUT..... 3/5

    By ShaeStanley
    I actually love watching TED talks but I have trouble adding them to my Watchlist on my phone app. Every time I click the little plus button I see a check mark indicating the video was added but when I go to my list it’s never there. I go back to the video and see the plus sign again as though it was never added. Please fix this so that I can give this app 5 stars.
  • Download issue 2/5

    By e.s.p.e.r.a.n.z.a__
    The download feature doesn’t work at all. Any solution for this?
  • Fix downloads please! 1/5

    By ElementOrange
    The download feature of the app is perhaps the most important one, and it just doesn’t work. So many times I had queued up a few videos to watch on a plane, and got burned each time as I realized the videos did not download properly. There is no indication of download progress, status, or controls to start/pause/continue, or prioritize downloads. You click download and then it’s a complete mystery. Very poor programming.
  • Great app, but downloads don’t play! 3/5

    By danivelezg
    I love this app because of the variety of videos on it and the surprise me feature which always brings me interesting videos I haven’t watched before. It also has a clean user interface and well developed search engine. However, whenever I play my downloaded videos offline, I am able to play one but the next one does not play because of a playback error. Sometimes it plays once I restart my iPad, but most of the time it still does not work. Please fix this!
  • listening skill 4/5

    By Siavash Alimohammadi
    This is very good application, I try learning English and German languages for listening skill.
  • Hot project manager 5/5

    By josephdobson
    The project manager for this app is totes hot.
  • fix the app 1/5

    By golden goddess33
    i just download this app but i can not see on the screen who is talking i don't know if it's my data or the app it's self
  • Love TED, want to love the app 4/5

    By Olaf, like the snowman
    I love TED with a passion, it has helped me change so much in my life for the better. The app however does need some changes but the two are mutually exclusive as far as I’m concerned. I watch TED the most when I’m away from home and lately (I’ve downloaded the latest update) I’ve not been able to watch or listen to any of the talks. Please fix the app, TED is so inspirational! I only gave 4 stars because of how the app is behaving lately.
  • Sign in problem 1/5

    By slatex
    Upon attempting login within the Ted app, I’m brought to an infinite “syncing..” screen. I’ve tried force closing, rebooting, reinstalling, still every time I attempt sign in I’m stuck at the “syncing..” screen. Update: Still cannot sign in, same problem on latest version of the app- 5.1 published on 7/25/18. Using an iPhone X

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