The new TED Android app is available now on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. It lets users watch all the more than 12,000 videos that TED has online. The app allows users to search for, browse, and bookmark talks. Thankfully the videos are sorted by categories and tags so you don’t have to browse through all the videos to find the one you’re looking for.
The app was to work on a variety of Android devices, and is specially designed for some. The press release specifically mentions the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Sony Tablet P so it will run on 7-inch tablets and the lone dual-screen Android tablet.
“At TED, we’re always looking for powerful new ways to spread ideas,” said June Cohen, Executive Producer for TED Media. “With its vast installed user base, the Android platform is an important new frontier for us in our effort to bring new thinking and ideas to even more people.”
The functionality of the TED app is fine-tuned for the mobile audience, and allows for offline browsing and viewing, as well as audio-only engagement: App users who are out for a jog, commuting to work, or simply multi-tasking can listen to TEDTalks, either on an individual basis or through TED’s curated audio stream.