What's New

Hello from TED HQ! This release brings even more improvements to your video experience in the TED app.

- We made a few improvements to how our video playback controls hide after a period of time. If you tap on a the fast-forward or rewind button, we now reset the hide timer instead of hiding the controls instantly.
- Startup times for a playlist of talks should be a bit faster than before. We're now deferring some work until you start playing a talk.
- If you are streaming to your TV, the double-tap gesture in the video player is now disabled.
- Speaking of streaming, we improved the user interface for streaming. Bugs were fixed. UIs were polished. Many TED talks were watched in the name of debugging.
- If you are as pedantic as your humble release notes narrator, you probably noticed that little stutter that would happen when our video playback controls disappeared. Reader, I bring good news. That stutter is no more!
- Our video player once again adds a poster image to Control Center. We also improved seeking in Control Center.
- For the programmers out there: we fixed a crash that could occur when a CMTime value would return NaN instead of a valid time.
- A few missing VoiceOver labels have been added to the video player.
- There was a potential crash that could occur for our signed in users. There is no longer a potential crash that could occur for our signed in users.

We hope you enjoy the new release. 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!

App Description

Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks.

Explore more than 3,000 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 TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages
・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping talks and curated playlists
・Sign in to your TED profile to sync saved talks across devices
・Play videos on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast
・Let us build you a custom playlist - tailored to fit your ideal timeframe
・Download talks to watch offline
・Bookmark talks to watch later

Download the TED app to stay curious, informed, and inspired.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple TV Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 27, 2011 New version 1.5
  • April 16, 2011 New version 1.3.1
  • April 06, 2011 New version 1.3
  • March 18, 2011 New version 1.2
  • January 10, 2011 New version 1.1.1
  • December 19, 2010 New version 1.1
  • November 11, 2010 New version 1.0.2
  • September 28, 2011 New version 1.6.1
  • November 12, 2011 New version 1.6.2
  • December 21, 2011 New version 1.6.3
  • April 07, 2012 New version 1.7
  • April 21, 2012 New version 1.7.1
  • August 07, 2012 New version 1.8
  • August 21, 2012 New version 1.8.1
  • September 19, 2012 New version 1.8.2
  • October 16, 2012 New version 1.8.3
  • November 02, 2012 New version 1.8.4
  • February 05, 2013 New version 2.0
  • February 13, 2013 New version 2.0.1
  • April 03, 2013 New version 2.1
  • May 20, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • June 02, 2013 New version 2.1.2
  • June 17, 2013 New version 2.1.3
  • August 19, 2013 New version 2.1.4
  • September 04, 2013 New version 2.1.5
  • September 18, 2013 New version 2.2
  • October 12, 2013 New version 2.2.1
  • November 16, 2013 New version 2.2.2
  • December 02, 2013 New version 2.2.3
  • December 10, 2013 New version 2.2.4
  • March 15, 2014 New version 2.2.5
  • May 28, 2014 New version 2.3
  • June 23, 2014 New version 2.3.1
  • August 06, 2014 New version 2.3.2
  • September 13, 2014 New version 2.3.3
  • October 17, 2014 New version 2.4
  • November 03, 2014 New version 2.4.1
  • November 23, 2014 New version 2.4.2
  • January 05, 2015 New version 2.4.3
  • February 17, 2015 New version 2.4.4
  • March 17, 2015 New version 2.4.5
  • May 06, 2015 New version 2.4.6
  • June 05, 2015 New version 2.4.7
  • September 13, 2015 New version 2.5.1
  • September 20, 2015 New version 2.5.2
  • February 03, 2016 New version 2.6
  • March 10, 2016 New version 2.6.1
  • March 18, 2016 New version 2.6.2
  • June 30, 2016 New version 3.0
  • July 08, 2016 New version 3.0.1
  • November 05, 2016 New version 3.0.4
  • April 11, 2018 New version 4.5.2
  • June 14, 2019 New version 5.7.4
  • June 17, 2019 New version 5.7.5

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