Opera Max now compresses YouTube and Netflix videos, saving you data and dollars


The Opera Max Data management app has saved money and data for Android users over the years by compressing content as it gets sent to your handset. By saving as much as 50% of your data use over 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi, using Opera Max allows you to stretch out your data to make it last longer. This saves you money. However, up until now YouTube and Netflix videos could not be compressed by Opera Max.

Today, an update to the Opera Max app on Google Play has changed this. The app will now compress the HTTPS videos available from both video streaming sites. This means you can save data while watching all eight seasons of House MD. And now, when you watch PhoneArena reviews on YouTube with Opera Max, you can use as much as 50% less data depending on your mobile device and network employed. And not only is there no loss of quality, buffering is reduced as well.

Opera Max reduces a 10MB video to 3MB. When using a cellular connection, you can find out which apps are running in the background, and block them. This not only saves data, it also helps you extend your battery life. And on a crowded Wi-Fi network, the data compression allows you to enjoy zippy internet when others are struggling with slower speeds.

Opera says that it will be adding compression support for more HTTPS video services in the following months. Right now, offering compression on YouTube and Netflix alone should help many Android users save on data and dollars. You can learn more by clicking on the video at the top of the story. By the way, Opera Max is still a free download from the Google Play Store.

Download Opera Max from the Google Play Store by clicking here.

source: Opera via TechCrunch
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