Thursday, February 25


Apps & Games, Music, News, spotify

Opera update brings Spotify, Apple Music, and more to the browser sidebar

Opera is launching a useful new feature for music and podcast enthusiasts: a player interface built into the browser sidebar. On the desktop, the Opera browser gives users access to a 'sidebar' full of useful tools. For example, Opera recently added integrated access to Twitter and Instagram in the sidebar. At a basic level, Opera only runs the website for these services in a small overlay in the sidebar rather than a full tab. Still, it's a neat and useful integration. The new player shortcut does the same for streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. Users can quickly log into a compatible service and easily access and play music or podcasts on the player. However, Opera also added some intelligence to...