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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.

What’s New

Version 5.7.7

It's summer at TED HQ. The weather is fantastic — unless you are our iOS developer, who hates humidity and prefers it to be consistently 68 degrees. So particular, that one.
Anyway . . .

This release is a mix of improving existing features and preparing for some exciting new things coming later this year.

- We fixed a few issues with downloaded talk videos, so the playback is more reliable.
- Our video and audio player are becoming the best of friends — at least under the hood. They now share a lot of the same internal components. Why does this matter? We asked our frosty iOS developer, and he said, "The code for each player was pretty much the same. The less code for me to manage, the better. And hopefully that leads to fewer bugs as well!"
- There is a new release of iOS coming in the future. We did a bit of cleanup behind the scenes to prepare for that.
- There were a few issues with playlists not displaying properly in the video player. Those should be ironed out now.
- For our most eagle-eyed users: we updated the font style and iconography on the My TED screen.

We hope you enjoy the new release. If you run into any issues or have general feedback on our app, email us at

ps. We don't prompt you for a review in the app because we don't want to take away from your time with our speakers. However, if you are enjoying TED for iOS, please take a moment to rate and review us on the App Store. It really helps us out!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

UngratefulGuy 😁 ,

Nice at first glance

Looks nice, like the surprise me tab.

Although,it would be nice having the option of running the videos at different speeds like you have on web. Also, sometimes you want to listen and search another talk in the midwhile, a way of minimizing the existing talk into the background or as a small overlay over the current context would be nice too.

Keep up the good work!

Totoliciu Denis Dan ,


Well done guys! One of the best free applications around: eficient, consistent, of great value. The user interface is well thought and feels natural. I really like it and makes me very curious each time I see it's icon.

IceManFX1 ,

No longer works on iOS 11! - Fixed

App no longer works on iOS 11.
It remains in infinite loading on ‘Updating TED database...’ screen!

Later edit: Fixed

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reporting this- we apologize for the inconvenience. This should now be fixed in our latest version 4.2. Please update the app and let us know if you are encountering the same issue.


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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