Review from Hans L. Falck
User login The TED app is really great and I love it. I am however bothered by the fact that i cannot log on to my ted account or otherwise sync my bookmarks with my computer account. Is this something that is given any thought?
A lot of people , youngsters especially can't find enough time to sit down and grab a newspaper to educate themselves about the events happening around the world. But this App helps accomplish that task. It is not only about the different strides of progress made in each field , that is made aware to the user , but the different speeches and articles helps to connect with people from different walks of life. Please keep this app going on and on and on forever.
I wanted to rate app in 5 stars for the possibility to listen to TED when I want to do something in parallel. However, app doesn't allow listening in background and stops any time I switch to the other apps :( and if I lock screen too. It already has a cool option 'listen' which provide audio without video. I believe, for this mode is no point in showing screen constantly. UPD: Suggested background playback option in settings works perfect! App now behaves exactly as I expected from the very beginning. Thanks for a prompt reply. 5 stars definitely! :)
Still waiting for my Robin... Overall it's a happy medium for information and fresh perspective. I like how you can like things. My one qualm is whenever I lock my screen it stops, which means if I'm listening to it at work it's hard to put it in my pocket without dissonace.
Learn everyday, everywhere. I love this app so much! Ted talks has taught me so much and the app is so convenient. I use this on my tablet and I listen and watch videos at school, coffee shops and on the train. It allows you to browse categories, or choose the surprise me option where it asks you how much time do you have and what kind of video would you like to watch, which I think is pretty neat. It also allows you to have favorites, Look back at your history and have a queue. You can also share videos and comment on them.
Great app. Ted is an amazing approach to spread ideas and I've always had this app for easy access to knowledgeable talks. A login feature would also be a nice touch to synchronise favorites with my Ted account. (It was silly of me to have not noticed the search icon at the bottom.)
Still can't find audio only There's no way to search for audio only and when you find one you can't fast forward through it. So if you have to stop it and come back you have to listen to the entire thing again. The same goes with the podcast. It is so bad that I have finally just given up on the app.
In this release:
* Optimized video quality and speed
* Chromecast improvements
* More intuitive full screen mode
* Enable background playback from Settings
* Change app language from Settings
* Many other bug fixes
We're continuing to improve the app so it's easier to watch your favorite TED talks. Keep the feedback coming!