5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

  • Good-looking layout
  • User-friendly interface
  • Watch it later feature
  • Video quality and loading speed
  • No complaints. Great app
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Expert's Review

"Ideas worth spreading"

Reviewed by / Mar 22, 2012

TED is the official Android app of the well-known global set of conferences

TED official website is mostly about videos of the conferences of the TED annual event celebrated in Long Beach, California (formerly in Monterrey). From there you can watch some of the ideas which claim to change the World in different areas as education, business, design, music, humanitarianism and many other relevant topics. If you want to keep updated of the state of this topics, TED is the event where companies and specialists unveils every year the trends.

TED for Android is the official app that try to dump all the website content and make it easy accessible from your mobile device. You can find more than 1200 TEDTalk videos and audios and more are added every week. The app is supported by both tablets and smartphones.

Developers has taken care of the design, and the outcome is the proof. Clear and good-looking layout in a user-friendly interface. Users just need to navigate through tabs (featured, all talks and my talks), select "New" or "Popular (filters) and scroll down the videos. If tapping one you get access to the Talk sheet: briefing of the talk, video and related-videos. That's it.

You can share it, add to watch it later or even download the talk to your SDcard (choosing before high or low quality video). Quality and loading speed is excellent. No complaints, a well-developed Android app. High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
TED's official Android app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1700 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for tablets and smartphones.

Fully translated and localized in 22 languages:

Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Simplified)
Portuguese (Brazilian)

Recently changed in this version

+ Fixed issue on some 2.2 and 2.3 devices where push notifications would cause talks to not load
+ Performance enhancements

+ Fixed search functionality
+ Fixed downloads not playing when offline

+ 'Inspire Me' feature, bringing TED's Serendipity Engine to Android
+ Curated playlists

2.0 - 2.1:
+ Opt-in notifications of new talks
+ Fully translated and localized in 22 languages:

Lists with TED

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for TED
  • (74)

    by Evan Liang on 19/04/2014

    Everything is great except for a few things that hopefully can be addressed. One is for those of us with on screen menu keys, ie. Nexus devices, I want the video to go full screen and hide the menu keys. Second is the video quality itself. Even with HD

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    by Sergei Mihalevich on 19/04/2014

    App works great and you can find some educational stuff, but... many of the talks are subjective at best and not particularly credible (i.e. opinions)

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    by Sheila Bergeron on 19/04/2014

    Stuff u need to know and discuss with friends and the occasional stranger.

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    by Patrick LaCount on 19/04/2014

    Great app, but would really like Chromecast support.

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    by joseph jimenez on 19/04/2014

    Phenomenal! Great talks, great app, a must have app!

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    by ajaj attar on 19/04/2014

    awesome... truly awesome