Opera browser revamps Mini-Music Player for a better Playback Experience

Mini Player's redesign is being tested in Opera Dev

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Opera browser mini player sidebar redesign

Opera is overhauling the mini player for its built-in music player, which appears when you hover over the player button. The redesign for the mini-player is currently being tested in the Opera developer version. Here’s how you can enable, use, and enjoy it!

Opera browser comes with a built-in music player in the sidebar. This player can access music from popular platforms like Apple Music, Gaana, YouTube Music, and Spotify. It can also play podcasts in the background. This feature allows you to listen to music while you work.

But that’s not all! Hovering over the player button reveals a mini-player. This mini-player lets you skip forward and backward through your playlist or music without switching to the full player interface. You can also pause playback using the mini-player. The mini-player also allows you to pause playback with ease.

Opera tests a redesign for Mini Player for Music Playback

Currently, Opera is redesigning this mini-player in their developer version. This means the new design is being tested “behind a flag,” a feature hidden until users specifically enable it. This testing phase allows Opera to gather feedback and ensure the redesigned mini player is user-friendly and improves the overall music listening experience.

You can check the current and new mini Player of Opera browser from the screenshots below.

opera browser current miniplayer
Opera browser miniplayer redesign

How to enable and use the redesigned Mini Music Player in the Opera browser

  1. Launch Opera browser
  2. visit opera://flags
  3. Find and enable “MiniPlayer redesign
  4. Restart Opera.

Click on Player on the sidebar, select a music service, play something, and hover over the Player button to see the mini player’s new UI.

In other related Opera news, the browser has integrated Gemini and it now runs twice as fast on the ARM version of Windows.

Do you use the built-in music player in Opera’s sidebar? What are your thoughts on the new Miniplayer design? Share your thoughts in the comments below!