TED is a free app that enables you to browse through and watch TED Talks, allowing you to choose from amongst a wide variety of videos ranging from 3 to 18 minutes in length. You will be able to see the latest videos as soon they are published on the official website, the app updates automatically. You will know when a new one is available thanks to brief and opt-in notifications you will get on your home screen.
You will be able to watch the latest videos as soon they are published on the official website
Users really appreciate the ability to download lectures for offline viewing for free and the great range of supported languages and subtitles. However, we believe one of the greatest features of this app is its “Radio” feature, which streams talks all day long. You can tune into the uninterrupted audio lineup without the need to search for a specific talk.
Once you are done with the TED installation process, you can start browsing lectures. You can navigate through the library and apply different filters to obtain specific results, as well as browse by theme, tag or rating or choose to browse by name, topic or popularity. In case you are not looking for a particular one, you can go through the “Featured” list or go to the “All Talks” section and dig through all videos; you will never run out of content! Along with each video you will find a short description under the label of “About this talk”. Moreover, TED integrates social networks like Facebook or Twitter, so you can post the talks to your selected network or share them via email simply by clicking on “Share”.
The “Inspire Me” function asks you what type of experience you want to see demonstrated (courageous, beautiful, inspiring, funny, etc.) and how long you want to remain listening and watching the lectures. It will display a list of videos to match your available time and mood. Then it’s your moment to decide whether to bookmark videos or download them for offline viewing. Bookmarking is as simple as tapping on the button created for that purpose, and later accessing the bookmarked lecture in the My Talks tab.
TED 2.4.3 Features
The unique features of TED are:
- “Inspire Me” function which conjures up a video playlist according to your preferences
- Ability to browse and apply search filters (theme and duration) for videos
- Bookmarking tools to flag videos for later viewing
- Ability to share videos via social networks
- “Radio” feature to continuously play TED Talks
- Built-in AirPlay support to play TED Talks on any Apple TV-enabled television (only for iOS)
- More than 90 languages supported along with subtitle options
- Ability to control download settings and video quality
If you want to read more information about TED before you get it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install TED are listed below:
- Android 2.2 Froyo or later
- iOS 6.1 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch