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.


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source: Opera via TechCrunch

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15 Comments

1. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

It's not available in uae.

2. gchetan

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

a big battery eater....

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not at all. My Note 4s battery is still very good with Opera Max.

3. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I wonder why they don't make opera coast for android.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Thank God.. time to unblock YouTube lol!

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Youtube..here I come!!!!

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It feels so good to have unl data.

7. kingsand99

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

guys, i've used this. it's a good app, it does what it says, but its a battery hog. it eats up about 20-25% of your battery.

11. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It will show up in Battery Stats as one of the main apps using battery, but it doesnt actually drain the battery. It is a frugal app. Obviously as you use the internet a part of the app will be active so as to compress the data.

8. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Battery life with Opera Max is fine for me...

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Same here. :)

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Same for me too :)

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

will it reduce video quality, or its just compressing transfered data and then decompressing on phone?

13. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It depends on your settings. If you set it to Medium or High data saving then you will notice a reduction in quality, but if you set it to Low, you barely see a difference in quality but it still saves quite a bit of data.

15. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I love this app.

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