TED 12+

Feed your curiosity

TED Conferences LLC

    • Free


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 7408

We've fixed some bugs, and enhanced the app's stability for improved performance.

As always, more changes are on the way, and we thank you for your support and patience!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Majikats ,

No.1 Essential Education App

Something for everyone here, you could spend all year round educating yourself with these talks or just a few minutes a week. It’s not only educational but fascinating. Talks last from between around 10-40 minutes, so there’s always something for everyone to suit your own level of free time. I’d like to be able to save my favourite speakers, so even if you’re not curating anything by a favourite speaker this month, it would be nice to be notified when someone I enjoy is added to your current collection of talks. Everyone can benefit from something from TED.

arrondaniel ,

Great content, but the UX of the new app is challenging

The new version of the app is is slow and unresponsive. I can no longer download talk audios (great for a busy commute) meaning I have to download videos which clogs up device storage and takes a long time to download. The new design of the app means that I can’t browse the talks I want to and it just feels clunky. The videos take a very long time to load on mobile signal and when they are loading, the screen is very unresponsive, meaning I have to hard close the app to exit the loading screen (what is the point in having an exit button if it doesn’t work?!). Furthermore, when I finally have a video talk downloaded and playing, it randomly stops about three quarters of the way through, and when I take my phone out on a busy tube to unlock it and resume the video in-app, I have to reload the video completely. Awful UX! Finally, all the talks I previously downloaded were wiped with the new app release.

That famous guy ,

Such a Shame

TED have some phenomenally interesting talks about a wide range of subjects, and I usually walk away feeling enriched from learning something new. It’s such a shame that the same level of care and time hasn’t been put into developing the app therefore. I was hoping to make it a daily habit to watch a talk a day in the mornings but the app is barely functional. It’s takes a few minutes to load and then either freezes or crashes shortly after. On the occasions I manage to get to my likes videos or list, it again freezes or crashes. I have managed to watch some videos, but the controls don’t respond or respond literally minutes after you tapped the screen to pause, and then crashes again. A quality control function on the video player might help deal with this. PLEASE FIX THIS TED, it’s such a shame to have everything else you do ruined but poor app maintenance. It puts users off wanting to use your experience all together!!!

App Privacy

The developer, TED Conferences LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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