Whether you're on a small data plan, in an area with limited internet speeds, or your unlimited data plan has switched you to slow speeds after you ran through your fair use allotment, there's always a need for an app that can compress your transfers and save you time and data while you continue to use your device as usual. Opera Max is that app, it goes through all of your traffic and tries to save as many bytes as possible. And now it's getting even more effective at that.
Last month, Opera Max added music compression on a couple of services: Pandora, Slacker, and SoundCloud. Now it seems that a few more services are joining the ranks: the newly released YouTube Music and the India-focused Saavn and Gaana. If you stream music through any of these, Opera Max will use Rocket Optimizer to convert streams on the fly from both MP3 and MP4 to the more efficient AAC+ codec, saving you up to 50% of your data.
The update is now live in the Play Store with a few bug fixes and improvements to go along. Here's the changelog with the link to the Play Store below it.
- Opera Blog