Developer version of Opera now supports Chromecast

By: Carmen Stan
2 minute read

As many already know, there is a developer version for the popular browser Opera and recently, an important change was made to it allowing for Chromecast support.

This makes things a lot easier for people using Chromecast as well as Opera since the process is a lot more convenient.

Chrome no longer required

Before this change, people had to use Chrome in order to send videos from YouTube to their TVs. Now, users can simply use Opera for the same since it features the Chromecast option as well.

Enabling the feature

Those excited to start using the Chromecast feature in Opera should know that it doesn’t come enabled by default, but can be enabled from Settings. Users need only go to the Settings page and look for the Browser section.

There, under User Interface, there is the option to Enable Chromecast Support. This will activate the Chromecast feature and let users start enjoying their Chromecast in association with the Opera browser.

How it works

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While it was already mentioned that the feature allows people to send YouTube videos to their TVs, it’s important to note that the Chromecast option is capable of a lot more.

It also encompasses other browser tabs and even projects the entire desktop, if the user wants to do that. It can be quite handy for many different situations.

Other new things in the update

The update that brought the awesome Chromecast feature to Opera users also contains some other goodies users might be interested in. Among them is the support for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, which for some is a major deal.

Such impressive implementations pretty much leave other additions in the shadow, such as the fact that Opera has been tuned to handle itself a lot better against crashes.

Handling crashes

The new Opera will isolate the problem when the browser is about to crash, and instead of terminating the entire browsing session, it will mark every other tab for reload while leaving out the tab that prompted the crash.

This helps a lot with not losing important work or progress, and it just makes Opera an overall safer and more reliable browser.

These are some pretty nice features and they are available in the developer version of Opera. This version of the browser is available for download right now, and people interested in acquiring these new features are free to download and install it.

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