Smoother video viewing: Video boost lands on Opera Coast

“Yay, instead of watching this awesome video uninterrupted on my mobile, I get to see a buffering wheel!” said no one ever.

If you hate video lags and the dreaded buffering wheel, you’ll love that Opera Software has today expanded its one-of-a-kind video boost feature to the Opera Coast 4.1 web browser for iOS, which you can now download for free from the App Store. Video boost reduces the size of video data – so eager video viewers can watch videos with fewer buffering breaks and it can even help you save on your mobile data bills.

How to boost that video

In Opera Coast, video boost is automatically switched on as soon as you enable the Opera Turbo compression feature. Simply go to Settings on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, scroll down to Opera Coast in your list of apps, then tap Opera Turbo to switch compression to on, off or automatic. In automatic mode, Opera Turbo will activate when the network is crowded or internet connection slow.

All about boosting

Using the Rocket Optimizer engine, Opera’s video boost is the first time that video optimization has been integrated into a web browser, so your browser can now become your favorite video app. Opera Coast has always been about reflecting how people truly surf on their mobile devices, and part of that is kicking back with trending, inspiring or downright hysterical videos.

More and more of us watch video on mobile. Video is expected to reach 69% of mobile-data traffic by 2018, making optimization all the more important. According to Opera research in five markets, 49.6% or more viewers experienced mobile video problems “often” or “all the time”. Opera Coast believes in wasting time well – but video stalling, lagging and buffering delays are never a good waste of your time.

What else is new?

Opera Coast has more features to speed up your browsing. Track page-loading status with the progress bar. Enjoy faster loading when you go back on secure sites and an easier way to return to search from the Discover feature (just swipe down!). The sharing feature’s added support for Pinterest, Evernote, Pocket and Kik allows you to do even more online.

Download Opera Coast with video boost

Video boost works behind the scenes, so you can enjoy more of your favorite videos with fewer delays, pauses and frustrations. Try out video boost in Opera Coast today from the App Store.

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