Use the “Streaming” GX Profile to separate your streaming life from work or school and continue watching videos on the go with the new Video Pickup 

Hello everyone,

Today we are happy to launch two new features in Opera GX: GX Profiles and Video Pickup. GX Profiles lets you create several “copies” of Opera GX to separate the browser you use for streaming or studying from the one you use for other activities by customizing each of these experiences. Video Pickup allows you to start watching Twitch or a video on another popular streaming platform on your PC, and then continue watching it on your phone right where you left off.

GX Profiles brings the next level of browser modding:

  • Streaming is the perfect GX Profile for streamers. It mutes all your tabs by default, preventing you from getting banned for using copyrighted music. 
  • Potato is a bare-bones version of Opera GX, which allows you to focus on the essential things in the browser.
  • Rogue can come in handy when multiple people use the same computer – it clears all your browsing data upon closing.
  • Default is the regular Opera GX experience.
  • Custom is a fully customizable profile.
GX Profiles in Opera GX

Streamers can create a dedicated profile to ensure nothing gets in the way of that perfect broadcast, and viewers can make sure no unwanted discord notifications distract them from watching the stream. Even if you just want to disappear from the online world for a few hours or grind away in your favorite MMO without distractions, GX Profiles has the perfect place to do it.

GX Profiles can be accessed and customized through the Easy Setup in Opera GX on desktop. Each new profile displays as a differently-colored Opera GX icon in the PC taskbar, giving you a feeling of multiple browsers in one and letting you easily switch between profiles. 

Video Pickup lets you pick up your video on mobile right where you left off on your PC

The other new feature, Video Pickup, lets anybody watching their favorite creators on their PC send that video from Twitch or another popular video streaming platform directly to Opera GX on their phones and pick up right where they left off. Take the videos you start watching at home anywhere you want – that was the goal behind creating Video Pickup. There’s no need to bother with rewinding or fast-forwarding to the right spot. We made sure Opera GX knows where you left off.

Video pickup in Opera GX

Simply hit the ‘Continue watching on mobile’ button on a Twitch stream or other video in Opera GX on your PC and continue exactly where you left off on GX mobile (after you scan a QR code). Video Pickup can also be used to turn a mobile device into a companion screen.

Opera GX can be downloaded directly from the home page here: https://opera.com/gx

Opera GX is available on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. GX Profiles is available in Opera GX on Windows.

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Maciej Kocemba

Product Manager of Opera, Opera GX and Opera Touch for Android and iOS. Previously Product Manager of Opera for computers, secret projects in R&D department and Opera Mini for iOS. Joined Opera over 14 years ago. Still passionate about coding, mountain / road biking when not working.

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