Opera Mini 15 on Android brings ‘video boost’ to enable buffer-less experience
Opera has released Opera Mini 15 for Android that brings a special ‘video boost’ feature. The new addition is designed to let you watch videos with less buffering.
The updated Opera Mini is aimed to enable smoother video viewing and data saving for its 120 million users. It uses proprietary technology to reduce the size of video data to lessen video loading time. This helps to combat buffering delays and provides you a faster, buffer-less video watching experience.
“In India alone, 70 percent of smartphone users stream video on their phones,” said Sunil Kamath, VP — South Asia and South East Asia, Opera, in a statement. “Unfortunately, this eats up data plans quickly, and stalled videos waste time and create frustration. Opera Mini for Android comes to the rescue with video boost. It works to make the video sizes smaller serving up slimmer mobile videos and keeping data plans in check.”
You just need to tick the box beside the ‘Video boost’ option after enabling ‘High’ data saving mode under the ‘O’ menu in the updated Opera Mini browser to start the new experience. The proprietary feature optimises videos as well as provides a count that you can view to keep track of the videos that you’ve optimised.
“If you love to watch videos on your Android device, but hate getting surprises on your data bill, it’s time to switch browsers,” Kamath added.
In addition to the new feature, the updated Opera Mini has the ability to re-size images to save data. There is also a new thumbscroller feature to let you quickly scroll down by bringing up a side scroll bar on the screen.
You can experience the all the new features by installing Opera Mini 15 on your Android device directly through Google Play Store. The app also supports ‘Save to SD card’ option for devices on Android 4.4.4 or higher to save your internal storage.