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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.

What’s New

Version 5.6.1

We received a few reports from you about our push notifications not opening to the talk you were expecting, so we wanted to get a fix out for that. Our iOS developer (who is also writing these release notes) is very sorry about that bug.

Here's the full list of what's improved in this release.

* We fixed a few scenarios where tapping the "Open" link at the top of a talk page on your iOS device wouldn't open to that content in our app.
* We are trying to be smarter about removing push notifications from your lock screen. If you tap on a message, it is removed but any other messages from us should be kept around in case you're using the lock screen as a mini-bookmarking system.
* There was a crash on launch that was affecting some users. We were trying to load the app's interface in the background.
* We fixed a crash that could happen in the video player when trying to update its internal state.

We hope you enjoy the new release. If you run into any issues or have general feedback on our app, email us at

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!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
205 Ratings
205 Ratings
Trottyd ,

Disappointed to have lost my likes after creating account

Have used the app to watch without account for ages as love the talks, just got a fire tv stick so decided to create an account so I could sync. As soon as I logged in I lost my watch later and likes, and am now unable to save anything to my watch later list or likes. As soon as I come back to the my talks page they have disappeared again! Really frustrating! Please fix!

Intissar ,

Sync is slow but working

After thinking to have lost 100 talks out of the 150 I had in my list. I was just gutted.
At the end, the list is limited to 100 !
So I lost 50 of my carefully selected Talks.
I know that is should have liked them but they were from previous versions where there was no limit...
Please increase the list !!!

Developer Response ,

We've now fixed this issue, so if you go back into the app, you should see all 150 talks. Worst case, if you log out and back in, they should be retrieved. Thanks again for pointing this out.

Helena Troy ,

App keeps losing talks saved in my favourites list

I really love TED Talks and find them inspiring and fascinating.

I love the app quite a bit less...... for some reason, the app keeps ‘losing’ favourited talks from my favourites list. Even when I highlight them and come back to them minutes later the highlight has been lost. It’s driving me ever so slightly mad. Pleeeaaaassseee can you fix this? Is there a limit to the number of talks I can favourite?


TED Conferences
56.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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