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Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks.

Explore more than 2,000 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 free TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages
・Sign in to your TED.com account and sync your downloaded and favorited talks
・Play videos on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast
・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping free talks
・Let us build you a custom playlist -- tailored to your time frame
・Bookmark talks to watch later
・Download talks to watch offline

TED App Description & Overview

The applications TED was published in the category Education on 2010-10-14 and was developed by TED Conferences. The file size is 126.04 MB. The current version is 4.3.2 and works well on 10.2 and high ios versions.

We are coming to the end of the year and starting to think about the holiday season at TED HQ. We wanted to decorate the office plants for the season, but the plant specialists threatened to put us on the Naughty List if we got anywhere near their greenery with our TED Red Christmas lights.

Before we head home for the holidays (and to our Mobile Team party!), we wanted to push out a few small fixes and improvements that we have been working on these last few weeks. There's not really anything that you'll notice specifically—just random bits of code cleanup and improvements to get us ready for some exciting things we have planned for the new year.

Thank you to our passionate fans and app users for another great year. We love building TED's app for you and hope you have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year.

If you run into any issues or have general feedback on our app, email us at [email protected]

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!

pps. For our friends in India, you'll soon be able to watch the talks from our upcoming "TED Talks in India" television show right in the app. Be sure to check back on December 11.

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Downloads don’t work anymore...  Gaskination  4 star

I love this app, but the most recent version doesn’t indicate whether downloaded talks are actually downloaded. And, as a consequence, “downloaded” (but not really downloaded) videos won’t play when in airplane mode. This makes airplane trips much less educational :) there needs to be a way to indicate the percent to which a video has been downloaded. There also needs to be a drag down to refresh or continue download.


LOVE LOVE LOVE  DiLee0406  5 star

Really an amazing app for so many situations: in the car, while walking, on lunch break, etc. Truly evocative, thought provoking, insightful and inspiring talks. These will speak to you, in more than one way, and you will find yourself thinking of the sincerity and grace with which these people share. The hallmark of a genuine gift from the speakers, imho.


Overall a Really Nice App  heathrulez  4 star

For the most part this app does exactly as you’d expect. Easily browse videos and playlists, and the “Surprise Me” feature is pretty cool. There are a few things I’d like to see improved though. The video player lacks the swipe gestures that other’s do (pinching to exit a video, for instance) and I think there are yet more ways to navigate and filter TED Talks that couple be employed. Overall rather satisfied though.

MD AD 121

Great App  MD AD 121  5 star

Excellent, must have app in every phone, fast, stable and great UI Thank you


Love it!  LocNekMonster  5 star

This is a great app. I love listening to these talks and learning new perspectives. The app is incredibly user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

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Still needs work  N/A 1234  1 star

- UX / UI: Mark after a video after it has been watched so that I know which I’ve finished. - UX: Persistence. Keep my place if I watch part of a video and return to finish. - UX: Table stakes. Picture in picture / video overlay for multitasking. These are basic video player items from 10 years ago. #Fail #Bugs


Downloading problem!  maryazaran  4 star

i love this app but recently i have not been able to download videos 😣can u fix it please🙏


Great app  PHLA  4 star

If you love be ted talks get this app.

Friends only :)

Best app I’ve used  Friends only :)  5 star

Ted talks has literally changed my life. Bringing discussions and information to the masses free of charge will help revolutionize the country. I think of the adage, if it is not accessible to the poor, it is neither revolutionary nor necessary. And here we are: ted = accessible = revolutionary and necessary.

crafted stardust

Great app  crafted stardust  5 star

I love the surprise me part. :)


Great !! Update fixed  kikuyujen  5 star

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.


Lost all saved talks  axialclown  2 star

Over months of watching and saving talks I get an error about database reset and all gone. That was really annoying. Not signing up just to save what ive watched either. Stupid.


I have a confession ...  335.336  5 star

Last year I actually emailed TED to ask why there had not been any new talks recently. I was having withdrawals. They were on holiday. But someone even kindly emailed me back. Love you TED. Keep up the good work of educating, inspiring and entertaining us!


44% battery used in background, app unresponsive  Arezz91  3 star

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. Cheers

Festive gum

It’s great.... when it works.  Festive gum  3 star

This app is absolutely fantastic! Except when I try to login it crashes! Fix this please!

I dontlikebuzzmusic

Great content! But app freezes every now and again...  I dontlikebuzzmusic  4 star

Loving the daily ted talks featured! However frustrating when it freezes after tapping in, unable to view. Sometimes having to restart the phone to revive app. Hope this can be fixed soon.


Yes! Finally! Syncing with your account!  Mstrathmore  5 star

I try to watch a Ted talk every morning and my one bugbear has always been that your history and likes are not synced to an account. Thanks for making a great app better!


Because you didn’t ask :)  Bryce2710  5 star

I use this app all the time. It’s great... however all apps should be great. My reason for actually coming and giving this review is because not once has you asked or prompted me to do so :). Thanks for the great work!


Love it!!!  (_oo_)  5 star

My most favourite app!!!


Great app  Sweet_cherry_pie  5 star

10/10 use this app. Great content, you'll definitely learn something. Go on - do it.

Caleb Craf

Great App!  Caleb Craf  5 star

I’m not sure why there are so many negative reviews; this app rocks. It does exactly what you would want it to do. It’s clean and easy to use. 0 complaints from me.


Love everything about this app  teyateya  5 star

I loved seeing TED videos in my feed now and then, and now I can get my TED fix wherever, whenever! The app works perfectly for my iPhone, and I love spending my free time watching educated speakers. TED talks are truly a gift.


An App worth spreading  ultrafastneal  5 star

Keep up with new talks, find talks by category, or get surprised with the "surprise me" feature. It also has a great widget that shows a pic and description of new talks daily. The app itself has a clean and familiar interface so you instantly know your way around. The audio only feature is great when driving. You can add talks to "My list" (like Netflix) and shows your favorites in a list for easy access. For those without unlimited data, you can download talks to watch and or listen to later. Best of all, their developers keep it updated and address bugs quickly; and all without any ads.


Love this App  Japalono  5 star

Love TED talks!

Collin Donnell

Great Content and Fantastic App  Collin Donnell  5 star

This app makes it so easy to discover interesting talks I never would have found otherwise and has rock solid performance and stability. It has healed me in both body and soul.


TED on the go!  msbanasik  5 star

I love this app for TED talks, I absolutely love the downloads for offline viewing!


Fantastic  Just.a.girl  5 star

I absolutely love listening to the wide variety of TED talks while I’m at work. Whether it’s inspiration, passion, motivation, learning, or exposure to a new view that I’m looking for, TED has it. The only problem is that I was using so much data! Well, no worries!! TED allows free downloads of not only audio but video. Hallelujah! The only thing is my phone sometimes freezes when I’m using the app, but it may just be since I recently updated my phone and not because of the app. Overall, highly recommended and so happy!

Software Eng.

No way to clear downloads for space  Software Eng.  2 star

This app is small, but the talks take up a lot of space, and once you download a talk there does not seem to be a way to reclaim the space it took without deleting the app. So, I'm deleting the app. 😕

O.H. Lover

Ugh!!  O.H. Lover  2 star

Love the app setup but my videos start over everytime I open the app when chromecasting. Please fix this!


Bookmarks lost  Dedemanli  1 star

The app was much better before- Why going BACKWARDS? -why I lost all my bookmarks? -why I cannot anymore do "play all"? -why there is no login to sync bookmarks over different devices? I hope you can solve these simple common problems.

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