On its desktop browser, Opera integrates a Player feature that will now give users easy access to music streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music. In the browser sidebar, below the Messengers portion, you can access the new Player functionality. You can monitor Playback by using the regular playback buttons on the keyboard or by hovering over the Player icon in the sidebar where a mini-playback menu appears. Users can remain logged in and alternate between all three music streaming platforms.
Whenever you start streaming an audio file or a video in a tab, the Player in Opera will pause and automatically resume playing music until it’s done. Without having to juggle tabs, applications, or tablets, users can download songs from Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music, and browse. You can turn this function off in your browser settings if you don’t want it to show on your Opera sidebar.
Opera said that because a large part of our lives is now online, music streaming services have become more popular these days. “It can be tedious to handle different streaming apps or tabs: we all know the frustration of continuing to play music over a video we want to watch”. With the Player functionality, we have addressed this the company said in a blog post. Earlier this year, Opera launched its built-in Instagram and Twitter. The browser sidebar also allows access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram.
Without leaving their tabs or opening the player, users can continue, pause, or skip tracks. As mentioned above, playback can be controlled by the standard playback buttons on the keyboard or by switching the mouse pointer over the Player icon on the sidebar through the mini playback control menu.