Opera for Android finally gets casting support, but probably not the way you want it to
It’s not easy to try to compete with Chrome. Not only is Google’s browser the most popular way to access the web around the world, it’s also included by default on any Android device running the Play Store. Of course, there are plenty of third-party options if you want to find an alternative, with enhanced privacy features and extension support. While Opera’s mobile browser isn’t the hottest app these days, it still gets new features to help improve the overall experience. With its latest update, users can finally stream videos to any Chromecast device.
Being able to stream media from an Android phone seems like second nature, but not all apps include it by default. Unfortunately, Opera’s implementation is quite limited. Since the feature was built into the native player, it only works on specific content. Videos uploaded to Facebook and Reddit can be streamed without any issues, but YouTube and Instagram both use unique players that do not support streaming from that browser. Any supported video can be streamed to a TV using the menu button in Opera’s media player. It’s a big restriction, but it’s better than not having the capacity at all.
The latest version of the app also includes an improvement to Chromium 89 and improvements to handle autofill at checkout. Get the update from the Play Store link below or download the latest APK from Mirror APK.