Get personalized recommendations that match your unique interests, or browse TED’s library of thousands of inspiring, informative, transformational videos for free.

Features on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:

・Sign in to get personalized recommendations and sync videos across all your devices
・Watch videos with subtitles in over 100 languages
・Check out the newest and trending videos, browse by topic, or select from our curators’ picks
・Stream videos to your Apple TV with AirPlay
・Download videos to watch offline
・Add talks your list to watch later
・Toggle between dark mode or light modes
・Get instant inspiration with the “Surprise Me!” feature

Get the TED app to stay curious, informed and inspired.

What’s New

Version 6.0.2

For those of you just tuning in, we released a major update to the TED app last week, but a few pesky bugs came along for the ride. Since then, we’ve been gleefully stomping on them, but if you find more, please help us by emailing us at Here’s what’s happened:
・We fixed a problem where videos downloaded prior to the update were lost after the update; previous downloads are back where they belong.
・A problem where Facebook sign-in would crash the app has been resolved.
・We fixed an issue with Chinese translations.
・Missing topics on Search screen have returned.
・We also made several minor improvements and bug fixes.

Now back to last week’s major update. (Did we mention it was pretty major? It was.) Here’s what it included:

・You can now get personalized recommendations from the TED community right on the home screen.
・Speaking of the home screen, it’s getting a major makeover: you’ll find your latest recommendations, newest and trending ideas, and all our curators’ picks in one place.
・Dark mode is here, and it’s on by default. Enjoy all your favorite TED Talks in a cozy cinematic setting. (No fears, though: light mode is still available if you prefer it.)
・We’ve simplified the app navigation.
・The much-requested “Surprise Me” feature is back. Tap it once to find an idea that will probably blow your socks off.
・In addition to duration, downloaded videos now show file size so you can better manage your device storage.
・On top of that, downloads include all available subtitles, so you can switch languages even when you’re offline.
・Search has been revamped to show more and better results.
・Videos now include even more helpful information, including a brief speaker bio, event data, and a personal recommendation from a member of the TED community.
・The app itself takes up much less space on your device; this means faster installs and updates. And, this new update allows us to push minor updates without requiring a complete update every time we improve something.
・All this, in addition to numerous other minor user interface tweaks and improvements.

As always, we hope you enjoy the TED app. If you run into any issues or have general feedback, please email us at

One last thing: we don't prompt you for a review in the app because we don't want to distract you from all those wonderful, inspiring TED ideas. However, if you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate and review us here in the App Store. Every vote counts!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

LKellett ,

Great app

Great app and inspiring content!

The new UI update is much better than before but still needs some work:
* Seek bar when listening to audio only content. I have to use my phones lock screen to skip forward / backward.
* Ability to listen to audio content and then partway switch to video at the same point in time as the audio (e.g. This would be most useful when a demonstration takes place).
* The like and list toggle icons on a talks page are ambiguous. Much like the previous UI tab design the visual language is all wrong. You're using color to indicate the selected tab on the home screen but changing these icons to a different version of the same grey color to indicate their on/selected state. Does a filled grey heart mean selected or does a white filled heart mean selected? White is brighter then grey but your using it as unselected. Show both states to two different people who have never seem the screen and they'll be confused! Use your themes red color to show its selected. Also using an indication of what the button will do (in the case of a toggle button for the my list button is an anti pattern). It should show what it is, not what it'll become! Again, just use a color highlight.

You guys are sooo close...

Arezz91 ,

44% battery used in background, app unresponsive

Using a pretty much brand new 6s. Was wondering why my battery had dropped significantly over night. I noticed the at the TED app, which I haven’t used a single time since I have this new phone, has used up most of it without asking. Was wondering what it did so I checked data usage, has only 500mb stored. Opened the app to check downloaded videos, videos aren’t downloaded. Then the app became completely unresponsive and froze the whole phone to an extent which I haven’t seen before. Neither home button worked nor lock button not app switcher. The phone got a tad warmer and dropped 7% battery. Within a minute the phone caught up all the actions that were requested while frozen and I was finally able to kill the app and delete it. Happy to provide error logs for you guys, chuck me an email and I’ll send them over. The app, if it works is good and the whole concept of TED is great unquestionably.

Developer Response ,

This is concerning - we haven't seen this before but if you're willing to send error logs, it would be much appreciated and we'll definitely investigate. Please send any info to Thanks in advance for your help!

kikuyujen ,

Great !! Update fixed

Thanks for fixing the latest update, I was able to give back my five stars for this great app.
Since installing the latest update this app crashes just as it is about to start a talk!!?? I have deleted it and reinstalled several times with no effect. I have emailed the developers last week no reply so thought I should warn people not to update until it is fixed. Still watch Ted talks on the web site.
I will reinstate the five stars when I get my app back.
Below is my original review which I will stand by once I can use the app.
Can't get enough of your speakers. There is a wide range of topics to suit most people, personally I love the science talks the best. If I don't have time to listen attentively I just press the Hart button so I have a personal list of topics for later.

Developer Response ,

Sorry about this - this was happening for a small % of devices, so thanks for reporting it and helping us find the issue. We've fixed in the latest version 4.3.2.


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