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TED

by TED Conferences
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (454 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.2.3.2
  • + Bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007FTZDN8
  • Release Date: March 1, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (454 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Get new releases and post popular talks
  • Search or browse the entire archive of talks by themes, tags, or ratings (with off-line support)
  • Download talks onto your device to watch while off-line
  • Bookmark and share favorite talks
  • Listen to audio playlist of the day

Product Description

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 1200 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for tablets and smartphones. This app is made possible with the generous support of Sony.

Technical Details

  • Size: 5.1MB
  • Version: 2.2.3.2
  • Developed By: TED Conferences (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 115 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well on Kindle Fire March 17, 2012
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I'm very happy to have this app, especially with the option to download TED talks in high quality video for viewing when WiFi is not available. The quality of the streaming video in this app is also much better than watching it from the website through a browser. I haven't had any problems with the app on my Kindle Fire so far. The only downside is that the number of TED videos available for viewing is limited. For reference, the downloaded files are saved under Android/data/com.ted.android/files.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent app for the Fire (original model) November 5, 2012
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This is a must-have app if you're a fan of TED talks. The video and audio are very clear and stream smoothly in HD. What I like the best is that the talks are organized and cross-referenced by topic and genre - I've been able to find several TED talks I've not seen before. Plus, when a talk is finished, it allows you to hit a button and be presented with a list of similar talks.

You can download talks to the Fire in either low or high res. That's a great feature for times when I won't have wifi access. The downloaded videos are available in the My Talks tab in the app. You can easily delete them (press and hold the video title and a menu comes up) if things get too cluttered. You can also bookmark talks for streaming later, with the bookmarks also appearing in the My Talks tab.

Other options include being able to listen to the talk using audio only, and show subtitles. The subtitles are very nicely done with clear typography.

I find the video quality, load speed and flexibility in selecting talks to be far better using this app than watching them through Netflix, and a bit better than using the TED website. Highly recommend!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating...Inspiring! January 28, 2013
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If you are sickened by the average media reports of how ugly the human race has become, try the flip side. This is the best of humanity working together to make the world a better place. Join in and feel the awesomeness !
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars wouldn't even open March 12, 2012
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I downloaded this app for my Kindle fire but was never able to open it. every time I tried a dilogue box told me the app had unexpectedly stopped running and I had to force close.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Constantly force closes. March 6, 2012
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This app does not work with my Kindle Fire. It constantly force closes upon opening. I was looking forward to this app, but ended up terribly disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for my Kindle Fire September 12, 2012
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Did not work well on the Fire. It froze numerous times while playing a video. The content on Ted is great.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing March 15, 2012
Limited access to TED content. Better to use the actual web site to have access to all of the videos.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love TED talk, but it freezes May 10, 2013
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I love TED talk, but in my kindle fire HD every time I play a talk it freezes it. That's why I gave it 4 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great presentation of ideas!
Published 2 days ago by Colleen Bourassa
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for take-along, but I prefer viewing on my laptop when I can!
I don't use it very much, because I prefer to view TED posts on a large screen (ie, laptop); but the program is a nice add-on feature for when I'm away from home without a laptop. Read more
Published 4 days ago by NH
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-Have App. TED Talks rock. If you've never heard of them - you...
What's better than TED? 15 minutes to feel smarter and be inspired. I used to scour YouTube for these talks. The app makes it easy to browse categories and pick out talks. Read more
Published 4 days ago by LAURA MURPHY
5.0 out of 5 stars Love TED!
As a curious person, I love TED! There's always interesting talks that I can find and the best resource for information!
Published 8 days ago by Peter Holberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!, great app.
Published 12 days ago by Girish
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love TED, but the app can use some updating.
Published 12 days ago by Maddy Boughner
5.0 out of 5 stars Even When I Don't Know, What I Don't Know
Always illuminating, whether learning about type fonts or new ways to approach old problems.

A true gem.
Published 17 days ago by annie
5.0 out of 5 stars My go-to
These are just amazing and allow us all to learn so much. I find it an incredible resource.
Published 18 days ago by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent and educational software, exactly as described and just as important works perfectly
Published 19 days ago by vicsueb
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for the everyday busy person.
ted has amazing cool and funny new videos all the time, very easy to use download and save for later to watch with out Internet.
Published 1 month ago by bertch
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