Opera, the browser company, is introducing a new browser called Opera Max. Opera Max is a free VPN app that helps Android users in Africa manage and save data while streaming videos, music and viewing large photos through mobile and WiFi connection.
Sergey Lossev, Product Manager for Opera Max, will host an online press conference on Thursday, February 4, at 3pm WAT. During the press conference, he will talk us through the product and share new data and information on Africa’s browsing habits and favourite apps.
However, this app is a just data-saving app that compresses video size and helps you save data while streaming. It’s not a VPN app in the actual sense that it lets you bypass Netflix geo-restrictions. If it were, then it would mean Opera meaning is swimming against Netflix’s waves, as the video streaming service is currently cracking down on VPNs.
Last week, a VPN provider in Australia, uFLIX, reported that
Hi everyone! The new fix is in place. Please test it out. If anyone gets proxy/vpn error issues, please submit a ticket immediately. Thanks!
— uFlix (@uFlixDNS) January 21, 2016
What Netflix is doing at the moment is it’s throwing things on the wall to see what sticks. Sarah Perez of Techcrunch explains that “Netflix may be able to temporarily disrupt services like uFlix, but dedicated proxy providers will quickly find a workaround.”