TED, Now Available On iPhone

TED, Now Available On iPhone


Announced via the Official TED Blog, the nonprofit organization has tonight pushed out universal support for its existing (award-winning) iPad client, seeing the firm’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” mentality arrive on iPhone and iPod touch for the first time.

Originally launched on October 14, 2010, TED’s official iOS client is designed to give you a front-row seat to TED’s over 900 talks it has performed around the world. Taking a group of the “world’s most fascinating people” with them along for the ride, TED covers all sorts of topics and subjects including: education, technology, medicine, business, music and more.

Find more than 900 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app — now for both iPad and iPhone.

Bringing native support for both iPhone and iPod touch, TED for mobile includes the ability to browse and search in both online and offline modes, as well as Bookmark or download your favorite TEDTalk for playback anywhere, (including via AirPlay). You can also tune in to TEDRadio for instant, one-click access to a continuous stream of TEDTalks audio. Share favorite talks and playlists with your friends, and much more.

Browse + share: Users can see the latest TEDTalks videos as soon as they’re published. Browse the TED library by theme, tag or rating. Search for a talk or speaker by name, topic or popularity. Share a talk over Facebook, Twitter or email. And download videos directly to the device for offline viewing.

Discover new ideas: Using the “Inspire Me” feature, users can tell the app what kind of talks they want to see (Inspiring? Funny? Jaw-dropping?), dial in how much time they have, and let the TED app build a custom playlist to fit their schedule — for viewing immediately or watching later.

AirPlay: Built-in AirPlay support on the iPhone app allows users to play TEDTalks on any Apple TV-enabled television.

Weighing in at 11.9 MB and available now, TED 1.6.2 is a completely FREE download from the iTunes App Store requiring iOS 3.2 (or later).