Most TED Talks have subtitles. Once a talk has been published to TED.com, volunteer translators from around the world work to translate subtitles into different languages. If a talk doesn’t have subtitles for a particular language, it’s because it hasn’t been translated yet. If you’d like a particular translation for a talk, let us know or consider volunteering!
Subtitles are currently supported on the following platforms
Turning subtitles on from a TED.com talk page (desktop or mobile web browser)
Activate subtitles from any talk page by clicking the talk bubble near the talk title.
2. A menu will pop up, allowing you to select the language of your choice. If your language is not in the list, the talk still needs to be translated by TED Translator volunteers.
3. After selecting a language, the talk will begin to play with subtitles. (Please note that for some desktop TED.com users, subtitles might not currently function in “fullscreen” mode. We’re currently determining the cause of this, and hope to restore this function very soon.)
Turning subtitles on from an app talk page
From a talk page, press play on the video.
2. Once the talk starts playing, tap the talk bubble. A pop-up window with a list of available languages will appear. If your language is not in the list, the talk still needs to be translated by TED Translations volunteers.
3. After selecting a language, the talk will begin to play with subtitles.
Finding all talks available for a language
To find all talks available for a language, go to the talk browsing page and use the “Languages” filter. All talks with subtitles in the chosen language will be displayed in the results.