Official TED app for Android makes its way into our brains, and hearts

Daniel Bader

March 5, 2012 5:28pm

Watching a TED Talk is one of the most inspiring, life-affirming activities I can think of. Previously, TED released an official app for iPhone and iPad, but the Android app is in no way disadvantaged.

Very simply, the app, which adopts Google’d Android 4.0-based Holo theme, allows you to watch and download over 1200 TED Talks, with more being added weekly. You can sort by newest or most popular, and bookmark favourite videos for later. Videos can be downloaded in low- or high-quality, and there is an extensive archive divided into simple categories. There is also a limited selection of TED Radio, for listening on the go.

The interface is sparse, simple and beautiful, with full Ice Cream Sandwich menu support. I tried out the app on my Galaxy Nexus and it performed beautifully. This is the way all apps should be presented.

Check out the official TED app in the Android Market. Just be aware, when you’re searching for the app in the Market it is not in the first five apps, though that should be corrected soon as more people download it. Check the publisher (which is TED) to ensure you’re downloading the official app.

Via: AndroidMarket

  • Brendon

    Amazing app design,
    looks beautiful!

  • Michael

    great app!

    side note, what is the battery icon you used?

    • niceheadphones


      It looks really good!

  • manchild

    It keeps crashing on my phone. Is it incompatible with froyo?

  • EmperumanV

    Cool – finally.

  • EmperumanV

    As for the official App, you can just click on the market link and have it install to your device. No need to search for it on the marketplace.

  • Mattprime86

    …what IS it?

    An explanation would have been helpful

    • bummy

      TED is an event where they invite all the smartest people in the world (or region) and share their thoughts, research, and ideas.

      TED record all these amazing talks and shares it with everyone else for free. Its really about sharing knowledge.

      Topics range from politics, sciences, pscology, or even humor; Technology, Entertainment, Design (T.E.D.).

  • Nade

    I love these kind of Android 4.0 themed apps; miles ahead of the boring and redundant iOS app design/theme -something that several (old/current) Android apps fail to do.

  • EmperumanV

    Been having issues with this app. Running stock ICS on GN.

    (1) Installed app successfully and when I tried to click play on a video, the circle keeps on coming, and then the app freezes. Same thing happens when I download an episode.

    (2) Uninstalled and then re-installed and now I get a message “Unfortunately TED has stopped working”

  • Himanshu Sharma

    Great App, much awaited and finally here.
    UI is quite good and content like always has been superb.
    One question though, are the downloaded talks stored in SD card or the internal memory.