Opera says Android users will see less of the video-buffering wheel as the free “video boost” feature arrives in Opera Mini mobile browser.
Video boost is available for free in Google Play, the tech company says.
The latest feature is expected to bring smoother video viewing and data savings to almost 120 million users on Opera Mini for Android. Opera’s video boost technology reduces the size of video data, to lessen video loading time and combat buffering delays, plus extend the life of a mobile data plan.
“Video boost is a vital feature for video fans or those on limited mobile networks, handsets or data plans. If you love to watch videos on your Android device, but hate getting surprises on your data bill, it’s time to switch browsers,” Nuno Sitima, SVP, Head of Mobile Browsers at Opera says.
The video boost feature also shows a count where users can keep track of how many videos have been optimised, according to Opera.