The line is moving – we’re now opening up Opera Max beta

Opera Max

First of all, we’re sorry that you had to wait in line. But now, we’re ready for you! We hope you are ready to start saving data, too. This is what’s gonna happen: We’ll let all of you in, gradually – starting right now. You still have to wait in line for a little bit, depending on your position in the queue, but you’ll start to see the number ahead of you decrease. Don’t worry. You don’t need to watch the line to see when you are in it. We’ll notify you directly on your phone when it’s your time to try out Opera Max. So sit back, relax. You’ll be surfing the web and save data in no time.

So how does Opera Max work again?

If you don’t know what Opera Max is all about, it’s our new, free data-savings app for your phone that helps you get the most out of your limited data plan. Opera Max compresses videos, photos and text across most of your phone’s apps giving you a lot more mobile data for free. It also gives you better control over how your phone’s apps consume data.

The real kicker is that we save you heaps of data on those heavy videos you watch. So now, by using Opera Max, all the fun videos from Vine, YouTube or any of these other apps will load faster, more efficiently, and eat up less of your data plan. In other words: No more of that annoying buffering stuff. We’ve made a video to show you how Opera Max works and what it can do for you.

No other piece of technology can do this for you today. And, if you also get an Opera browser for your phone, you’ll have the ultimate savings kit.

Give us your feedback

We’d love to hear what you have to say, especially since Opera Max is still in beta. You can give it to us here.

Download Opera Max right now from the Google Play Store. Happy savings!

Get it on Google Play

Opera Max beta crunches together a ton of mobile data on your phone, so you get more out of your plan and view content like video, images and text much faster. We hope. That’s why we’re doing a beta.

  • Beast

    Whats about a IOS version?

    • veralb

      We want to provide the best experience possible, so we’re focusing on one platform at a time. Thanks for your patience :)

  • http://anazhd.com anaz haidhar™

    Still U.S only? Meh

    • NoName

      According to Opera’s comment on Youtube, it’s also available in Western Europe.

  • Thomas Ramsay

    Open it to Canada users

    • veralb

      We’re working to make it globally available. It’s a server-intensive app and we want to make sure that our servers can handle the traffic, so we’re rolling it gradually. Thanks for your patience.

    • veralb

      When it’s available in Canada, we’ll let you know :) It’s a server-intensive app and we want to make sure our servers can handle the traffic coming in from Opera Max. Please stay tuned.

  • Anders

    Why not fix opera link in the mobile browser first before you start developing new stuff? Or fix opera for the PC since the V 19 is not even close to 12.16.

  • Tan Chee Ping

    Any news for Windows Phone 8′s users?

  • https://plus.google.com/112767041460502214504 Greg Miernicki

    “No other piece of software can do this for you today.” Are you seriously this ignorant? Chrome for Android does the same thing reaping you 50% bandwidth savings. Come on!

    • veralb

      Hi Greg. Opera Max does not just compress data from browser activity alone, but across most apps on the phone. It also compresses video and it shows you a timeline of the app’s activity.

      • https://plus.google.com/112767041460502214504 Greg Miernicki

        The statement is still factually incorrect. Other software exists that does exactly the same thing (compressing all media). It’s a great app, I’ve been using it for just over a day now, but I hate to see marketing people try and sell things to people based on false information.

        • veralb

          Opera Max is the only app that compresses video in addition to images. If you know of another app that does this, please let us know and we’ll correct any false advertisement statements from our end.

          Also, we’re glad to know that you’re enjoying Opera Max.

          • https://plus.google.com/112767041460502214504 Greg Miernicki

            True that Chrome for Android does not compress video, but the reason for this is that video is in most cases already very compressed. In my usage, I have not seen any savings at all watching YouTube videos. Care to share any statistics on how poorly your service is performing when attempting to save us data on video? It seems like it doesn’t really save anything. Some charts and/or numbers would be nice.

  • mlauzon

    So, I just read about this a few minutes ago, try to find it in the Play store through my S4, it’s not there, find it through the store on the Web, sign into Play to get it, only to be greeted with:

    “This app is incompatible with all of your devices.”

    How is it not compatible with the S4..?!

    • veralb

      Can you tell us where you are located?

      • mlauzon

        The TRUE Land of the Free & the REAL home of the Brave: CANADA!

        • veralb

          It’s available in the U.S. and Western Europe for now. Just stick around :) We’ll tell you when it’s available in Canada.

          • mlauzon

            When most things are available in the us, they are made available in Canada at the same time.

          • veralb

            It’s your day :) It’s available in Canada now.

  • orangpelupa

    Sony XPeria SP – Incompatible …. -___- please release the .apk download. Im sure it will work fine

  • http://lemcgregor3.wordpress.com/ Léon McGregor

    I like the concept of opera max but I hate that ad video. It just seems like it’s full of pandering PR nonsense.

  • nopic

    i think it will never open for china.

  • http://www.operaturkiye.net/ Mağruf Çolakoğlu

    It is really good news. But for Turkey, we have to wait a bit more .Anyway, do you have any list for available countries?

  • Prateek Garg

    samsung galaxy s duos 2 india…running on android 4.2 and requirements are 4.0+ still it is incompatible.. why?

    • veralb

      Hi Prateek, if you’re India you can’t download the app for now. Please stay tuned. We’ll announce once it’s available in your area.

  • Edward

    for wp8 plzzz

  • Martin Brada

    Since the Blackberry OS can run APK files, is there any possibility that the Opera Max could work on BB 10 or is it too depandent on the OS itself (which I assume)? Now, I cannot get over the VPN connection approval.

  • duhduhduh0

    Asia user here. It says the app is not compatible with my Asus ME371MG. It has Android 4.1.

    Will there be an iOS version too? Since I do frequent Instagramming surfing.

    Then how about Coast for Android?

  • Petar

    PLease hurry up and open it for Europe ,Serbia here.. i am so unpacient and i am chening everyday if its Available in Serbia :/ Please hurry up :D thanks