The TED Talks app, simply known as TED in the Google Play Store, has been updated with a completely re-imagined user experience. The updated build, version 3.0 for those keeping score at home, has been beautifully updated in Material Design, bringing a polished look & feel to the app. If you are not familiar with TED Talks, they describe their mission and purpose best.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
There is a wealth of information you can find by watching hundreds if not thousands of videos on a wide range of subjects and interests.
As for the Android app, the new Material Design look is clean and polished with the navigation at the top of the display with large stills from videos dominating the main UI. Here you can tap one
of those stills and start playing that particular talk or you can use the search function built into the app to find a topic of interest. In all, the TED app allows you to:
- Browse the entire TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages.
- Listen to episodes of the acclaimed TED Radio Hour podcast, a co-production of NPR and TED.
- Download video or audio of talks for offline playback.
- Bookmark talks for later.
- Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping talks and curated playlists.
- Let us build you a custom playlist, tailored to fit your ideal time frame
- Play on your device or send to your home entertainment system via Chromecast or with Android TV.
All of this is free. There is no cost to you for the app or to watch these videos or listen to the audio. If you want to expand your knowledge and have some thought provocation, I strongly suggest checking out this new-and-improved TED Talks app and its content.