Opera Max now saves you up to 50% of the data used to stream music from certain sites

Opera Max now saves you up to 50% of the data used to stream music from certain sites
Back in August, Opera Max announced that those using its data compression app could save as much as 50% of the data they normally expend to watch YouTube and Netflix. Users experience no drop off in video quality, and see less buffering. Now, Opera Max has turned its attention to music streaming. Those listening to streamed tunes via apps like YouTube Music, Pandora, Slacker Radio, Gaana and Saavn, can save up to 50% of the data they normally use to hear their favorite songs from these providers.

According to Opera, listening to streaming music or an online radio station will eat up 1GB of data in nine hours. You could go right through your monthly data cap without even giving it a moment's thought. While the five music streamers named above have passed Opera's QA test, it plans on adding additional apps "in the near future." That will make Opera Max even more valuable as a data saving tool.

Besides saving data, the Opera Max app will also keep track of data usage over both cellular and Wi-Fi. This helps users see how much data they have consumed on a daily or monthly basis, so that they can have a better grip on their account. If you find yourself constantly exceeding your monthly data allowance, paying overages or getting throttled, this is an app that you need to install on your phone.


Opera Max is a free download from the Google Play Store, which you can install by clicking on this link.

source: Opera

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13 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

There is no way to save data when browsing ads-infested sites like PA!!!

6. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

opera begs to differ.

2. torr310

Posts: 1619; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

But Opera does not provide good browsing experience to me. I personally love the web site rendering of Mercury the most and its two finger gesture to open/close tabs. Though they didn't update it for months and some crashes.

4. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

This is not the browser.

10. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 584; Member since: May 07, 2012

it's not a browser it's a seperate android app,I had it before my smpartphone died on me. It's a really good app.you should give it a try. you can change how much you wany to compress data(eg,high medium and low).monitor history of data usage for each app etc best of al it really works

3. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I'm very skeptical that you could save so much given that the data is already fairly compressed.

8. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

From another article it converts the stream to an AAC+ format. That can apparently save data but also have some downsides.

5. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

This thing does save data. Project Fi user here and through normal web browsing I eat about 30mb a day in data and with this app I only used about 15mb. There is a catch though.... You must keep it running and it eats battery fairly quickly so I'd suggest only using it when you have your charger but no WiFi.

7. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

it doesn't do much to my battery life

12. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I ran it for two days and it was the top battery hog both days.

9. Amo5500

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 23, 2015

I thought opera is NOT secured enough for banking?

11. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Again, this is not the browser, but that does raise a good point. Might be a good idea to turn it off before using a banking app.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No browser is secure enough for banking.

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