10 February 2021
Opera desktop browser is adding a new Player feature so that you can control your favorite music streaming apps without leaving the browser. With the help of the new Player in Opera, you can log into Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music directly from the browser’s sidebar.
You can access the new Player from the sidebar where all your connected streaming apps are listed. You can juggle between these streaming apps and look for your favorite music or podcast. The new feature removes the headache of switching between different tabs, apps, or even devices. Look no further as the Player option is integrated right inside the Opera browser.
Playback can be controlled from the standard playback option using a keyboard or you can hover over the Player icon provided in the sidebar.
If you are not interested in using the new Player feature then simply switch this off in the browser settings.
Opera stresses the benefits of using the Player option on the desktop by exemplifying the use cases when such services can come in handy. One is being the freedom to play music right from the browser when you are doing work on the browser. This reduces the pain of looking for separate apps that are installed on your laptop. In fact, you do not have to install these music streaming apps on your desktop if you have installed only one browser.
Opera endorses the newly launched Player feature by ingeminating a feature it introduced earlier this year. Opera added Instagram and Twitter options right inside the sidebar so that the users can access them quickly without having to leave the browser or the current window of the browser.
Note that the new Player function comes when you update your Opera browser on your desktop or you download the browser entirely.