Opera integrates the player function for quick access to music streaming applications
Opera is integrating a player feature into its desktop browser that will give users quick access to music streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music. The new player feature can be accessed in the browser sidebar, under the Messengers section. Playback can be controlled with the standard playback buttons on the keyboard or by hovering over the Player icon in the sidebar, where a mini playback control menu will appear. Users can stay connected to all three music streaming platforms and switch between them.
The player in Opera It will stop every time you start streaming an audio or video file in a tab, and it will automatically resume playing music once it is done. Users will be able to stream songs from Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube Music and browse without having to juggle tabs, apps, or devices. If you don’t want this feature to appear in the Opera sidebar, you can disable it in your browser settings.
Opera said that music streaming platforms had become more popular these days, as a large part of our lives was now online. “Managing tabs or streaming apps separately can be tedious – we all know the pain of continuing to play music over a video we want to watch. We have fixed this problem with the Player function, ”said the company.
Opera had inserted Incorporated Instagram and Twitter earlier this year. The browser sidebar also provides access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram.
Users can play, stop or skip tracks without leaving their tabs or opening the player. As mentioned earlier, playback can be controlled with the standard playback buttons on the keyboard or via the mini playback control menu that appears when you hover your mouse over the Player icon in the sidebar.
The Opera desktop browser works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.