Opera adds instant access to Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music in the sidebar

Opera browser Player feature with Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music

The new Player feature keeps your favorite streaming services always at hand. 

Oslo, Norway – Opera is adding quick access to the world’s most popular music streaming platforms to its browser. The new Player feature lets you log into Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music directly from the browser’s sidebar. 

With a big chunk of our lives happening online these days, music streaming platforms have become more popular than ever. But managing separate streaming apps or tabs can be tedious: we all know the pain of music continuing to play over a video we want to watch. We have fixed this with the Player feature,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director for the Opera desktop browser. 

The Player in Opera pauses whenever you start streaming a video or an audio file in a tab and automatically resumes music playback once it’s over.

We are saying yes to music in the background and no to cacophony,” added Kocemba.

Easy playback control for distraction-free browsing

The new Player feature can be accessed in the browser’s sidebar, beneath the messengers section. To play, stop or skip a track, users don’t have to leave the tab they are currently interacting with or even open the Player: playback can be controlled with the standard playback buttons on the computer keyboard or by hovering over the Player icon in the sidebar, where a mini playback control menu will appear. Ultimate music and podcast buffs can remain logged in to all three streaming platforms and alternate between them.

Anyone who isn’t interested in the feature can easily switch it off in the browser settings.

Opera keeps all your favorite online things in the browser

Earlier this year Opera introduced built-in Instagram and Twitter, allowing its users to interact with their friends and loved ones with the comfort of a standard keyboard and display, and without the need to leave the browser. The new Player feature brings this seamless experience to all podcast and music lovers, who can now stream and browse without having to manage multiple devices, tabs or apps.

“Especially when working from home and spending a lot of time online, it’s important to surround yourself with the things you like. Opera lets you do that in the browser by giving you access to your favorite music and podcasts, Instagram accounts or social messengers,” added Kocemba.

The Opera desktop browser is free and available for download from opera.com. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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About Opera

Opera is a global web innovator. Opera’s browsers, news products and fintech solutions are the trusted choice of more than 380 million people worldwide. Opera desktop browser user numbers have grown 64 percent in the last three years to 75 M MAU. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA).