Description

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.

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 contact@ted.com.

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

4.4 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Watch fascinating talks on everything from modern values to futuristic technology with this sleek app hosting video lectures from TED conferences around the world. With intriguing discussions by experts, academics, and even celebrities like Sting and Bono, the TED app is a magnificent resource for learners of all ages. Recommended playlists and the option to download any video for offline viewing make the app simple to use, and educators can easily incorporate its content into their lesson plans to add richer context to a wealth of topics.

Gaskination ,

Still does not download properly

Even with the updated version I can’t get the videos to download successfully for off-line viewing. I have a dozen or so videos supposedly downloaded in my downloads section, but when I am in airplane mode I cannot watch those videos. There’s also no indication regarding the progress of the download. After you click on the download video button, it just shows up in your downloads section. But there’s no indication how much is downloaded. And there’s no way to refresh the download or restart it.

iOS user12345 ,

Beware! Download feature does not work well!

Beware! The Download feature does not work well! First, the app does NOT download the video or audio in the background on wifi so you have to make sure you keep the app open! Second (and even worse) when you click on "My Talks" then choose downloads, it will show your talk as being downloaded when in fact it isn't! (the talk has only started to download or is only partially downloaded). This means that you will consume a lot of unplanned bandwidth when you try to view the "downloaded" talk (which may cost you a lot of money) or you won't be able to access it all all if you don't have an internet connection. It's a poorly designed app. They should have a "pending download" section in "My Talks" and enable the app to download in the background when on Wifi. There should also be a progress bar when the talk is being downloaded.

Developer Response ,

Imagine, if you will, one of those "Under new management" signs hung on the TED app. No question it's been a very long time coming, but we've totally revamped the download functionality on the TED iOS app in version 5.7, and we hope you'll come back for another visit.

We've addressed your concern about downloading in the background, so video or audio will continue downloading while the app is closed. We've also added a download progress circle on the talk page, as well as a progress bar within the Downloads folder. When a download finishes, you'll see a banner notification at the bottom of the app. No more un-downloaded videos showing as downloaded! Finally, the pernicious offline playback issue that was affecting many users has been vanquished.

Please let us know if there's any other lingering issues with downloading videos you'd like to see addressed. Thank you very much for keeping us honest!

Editors’ Notes

Watch fascinating talks on everything from modern values to futuristic technology with this sleek app hosting video lectures from TED conferences around the world. With intriguing discussions by experts, academics, and even celebrities like Sting and Bono, the TED app is a magnificent resource for learners of all ages. Recommended playlists and the option to download any video for offline viewing make the app simple to use, and educators can easily incorporate its content into their lesson plans to add richer context to a wealth of topics.

Information

Seller
TED Conferences
Size
56 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

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

Languages

English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Copyright
© 2019 TED Conferences, LLC
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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