Opera Mini 9 adds Video Boost, promises less buffering and data usage


Opera has released an update for its iOS web browser, Opera Mini, bringing the app to version 9.0. There isn’t much of a change log, but there is a significant new video compression feature Opera is calling Video Boost.

Built on Skyfire’s video optimization tech, Video Boost aims to lessen both buffering and data usage while streaming video content. It accomplishes this by quickly shrinking down video data before it lands on your device.

If you’ve downloaded the new version of Opera, and want to check out the Video Boost feature, you can enable it when Data Savings is set to Opera Turbo. Just tap the O menu > Savings Enabled > Opera Turbo > Video Boost.

I don’t really want or need a third-party iOS web browser outside of Google Chrome, but if you’re in the market for one, Opera Mini seems like it’s worth looking into. You can find the latest version in the App Store for free.

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