Explore TED's vast library of inspiring talks and ideas worth spreading by world-renowned speakers and thought leaders from around the globe. You can play the latest TED talk, play random TED talks, or search for talks by topic or by speaker name. You can also play talks that are funny, inspiring, persuasive, courageous, or jaw-dropping. New TED talks are available every weekday and are always free to the world!
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I love being able to have TED Talks on my Echo. However, the program does not resume talks; each time I pause the program it starts back at the beginning. This needs to be fixed for it to be truly useful.
Simply ask Alexa to play a TED talk on any given subject and like magic, wisdom begins to emanate from the walls of my home. While it does lack the visuals speakers use to bolster their points, it is satisfyingly reassuring just to listen.
I'm really excited about this skill but I'm having trouble playing videos that I come across during the day and want Alexa to play. It would be nice if I could just say "Alexa play a video from my likes videos" or "play a talk from my watch later list". If I can already do this I haven't figured it out yet 😕.
So far I've only asked for the funny talks. Great way to pass the time while getting ready for work and to wind down after a long day. If you enjoy humor as well as learning about a variety of subjects, you must try Ted Talks. Begin with the funny subjects. You won't be disappointed. Also, if you want to, you can ask Alexa to skip to the next talk. But so far I haven't asked her to skip because I'm thouroughly enjoying all the talks so far.
I think this works well. With regard to the other review, "Alexa Stop" worked for me. One thing that is a little difficult is that most of the Ted talks have a visual that go with it. So this is only good if you have some decent patience for missing out on some of the visuals.
When you can find the talk you want, it's good. But, more often than not, I'm frustrated by the voice prompts. Even if I know a specific talk I'm searching for, 90% of the time it proposes and starts the wrong one.
Then annoyingly I have to listen to its three suggested search options every single time. By attempt four of the failed search I give up and go back to trusty phone.