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This article was published on August 18, 2015

Opera Max reduces buffering when streaming YouTube and Netflix on Android

Opera Max reduces buffering when streaming YouTube and Netflix on Android
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Data saving tool Opera Max has been updated to reduce buffering when you’re watching YouTube and Netflix videos on your Android device.

The company says it can compress videos by roughly 50 percent on average before beaming them to users’ devices.

The latest version aims to help users save data while they stream videos, without any significant loss in quality. It achieves this with a new approach to compressing and delivering HTTPS video, and it works on both Wi-Fi and mobile connections.

Opera says it’s working to enable data saving for other HTTPS video services in the coming months. The app enabled data compression for devices on Wi-Fi connections back in May.

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