What is Opera GX?
Opera GX is a high-tech collaboration between Google and Opera that helps fans experience opera in new and creative ways. It’s also the first major effort by a company that specializes in digital music. Rather than “original” music — so expect some unique experiences. Opera is a genre of music that evolved from the vulgarian Neoclassical style of the 15th century. With its creative use of harmonies, rhythms, and timbres, opera dealt a serious blow to the traditionalist view of musical composition. After all, what had been a serious and universal musical language. With its elaborate harmonies, rhythms, and time signatures, was suddenly cast into a mostly new and more accessible “folk” style. This was the legacy that would inform the future of electronic music. And in a very revealing bit of Internet history, it is released as an independent domain, Opera GX.
The tech behind the show
The core technology of Opera GX is Google’s Android app, which provides an interface, and service. And an ecosystem for the service. Then there’s the Google Cloud platform, which provides a vast catalogue of services, such as storage, Google Drive, and storage efficiency. All are effectively fed and baked into the interface.
Exclusive Chromecast support
One of the most exciting aspects of the Opera GX experience is exclusive Chromecast support. For over a year, the platform has been available as an advanced subscription service, providing access to select shows, including the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now, the GX app and website now available for Google TV. The platform can be used as a basic service, providing access to a select group of popular videos and shows.
What’s new in GX?
Well, for starters, the app also now comes with a “music library” feature, allowing users to access thousands of songs from their music library. As well as create their very own mixes and mixes from scratch. And most importantly, the app is now available in two languages: English and Spanish. This is a nice touch, as it is usually only possible to get access to shows in one language at a time. And speaking of languages: the new Language preferences app lets you turn off the “reverse” button. This is usually the way it’s turned on, so you can actually see what your language is instead.
Can Opera GX be the future of digital music?
Well, no one knows for sure, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. With such a long and fruitful history, it’s easy to see why Opera has been such a huge success in the digital age. As it stands, it’s hard to know where the future of digital music will lead. But it’s definitely a step in the right direction. At the end of the day, anything is possible, and Opera GX is just the latest step in that direction. If you’re looking for more than just a “new” experience. Then you’ll definitely want to check out the service in its original format.
If you’re looking for something more than just a “new” experience, then you might just end up being an early adopter, and end up seeing the service in your local language. With that in mind, don’t be surprised. If you see more options for digital music in the future. It’s a quick journey from here to there, and you never know what might be added in the process. What’s also important to note is that while this is the first major effort by a Google-based company, it is not the first to target an audience that specializes in digital music. In fact, the company has been trying to do this for years, as you can see for yourself with the company’s original music collection.