Opera Mini 18 for Android brings support for video downloads for offline viewing

Opera has updated its Opera Mini app for Android that brings a new built-in video player that lets you download videos video and social media websites with a single click without installing another app or going to another website. If you simply play a video, you can still download it during playback by tapping the download icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

Once downloaded these videos can be watched offline. Videos can be downloaded to your internal storage or SD card. This feature works on video websites without their own built-in media players.

In addition to support for video downloads, the browser also gets a new start page with content from Bollywood Hungama and Sportskeeda in India.

New features in Opera Mini 18 for Android

  • A built-in video player that will allow you to download videos with a single click
  • Start page in India has new content elements with entertainment and sports items
  • New search category in classic layout
  • 158 various bugs fixed since the last stable version that brings stability and performance improvements

Get the Opera Mini browser for Android from Google Play, if you don’t have it yet.

Commenting on the new Opera Mini features, Sunil Kamath, Vice President for South & Southeast Asia at Opera, said:

India is the largest market for Opera and we are working consistently towards bringing users’ favorite content closer to them. It is only in India that we are partnering with local content providers, such as Bollywood Hungama.

Speed is of utmost importance for users on slower mobile networks. To improve the video watching experience, first we added the video boost feature, which compresses videos and reduces buffering. With today’s launch, we add a video download option so that users can enjoy their videos any time, even when they are offline. This new version will provide a more engaging browsing experience to users.

Its a very welcome feature specially for countries like India with a large number of internet users and poor connectivity. What do you think?

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