Users can now test out an updated version of Opera mini that incorporates a feature to help combat buffering issues when watching video on iOS devices. The feature comes in the form of Rocket Optimiser technology which helps compress video data into a smaller size which will in turn reduce buffering issues.
In order to turn on the Video Boost feature, users are required to have the Opera Mini 9, the latest iteration of the mobile web browser. Users will have to press the “O” button located at the bottom of the screen and will then be able to enable the feature from there as a menu pops, which allows users to choose between Turbo and Mini mode, the former of which is required for the feature to work.
The Opera Mini browser is famous for its server-side compression instead of processing webpages on the mobile phone itself, hence making browsing on mobile faster and more responsive.