Opera GX is a game-centric web browser developed by Opera Software AS, which was first announced on June 11, and now released as the world’s first gaming browser.
The browser is distinguishable by its gaming-inspired theme and the integration of Razer Chroma, which is perhaps the world’s largest lighting system for gaming devices, allowing you to enjoy a more thrilling and immersive experience browsing with the lighting effects on your supported device.
And there’s the presence of CPU and RAM limiter capabilities, aimed at speeding up your PC gaming experience altogether. Albeit, this may not be the first browser to integrate Razer Chroma, as Vivaldi already have it in version 2.5 which brings first-of-its kind integration to Razer Chroma for gaming devices.
Opera GX is currently supported only on Windows PCs, and expressly for use within games, just as Steam’s inbuilt browser works. Though, it isn't supported for game consoles like the Microsoft Xbox One or PlayStation game devices.
How to use Opera GX for gaming
With such features like Razer Chroma integration, and game collections from Twitch, you can use Opera GX, which functions like any standard Chromium browser, but with gamers at heart, and works just as Chrome browser would open a website.
Simply head over the official Opera Gx site to download the gaming browser, and once downloaded to your Windows PC, then launch the browser.
You'd most definitely love the looks and UI experience of the browser, and you'll find most social messengers that are available on the sidebar, which includes Facebook Vkontakte, Messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp fully integrated, and you are able to chat right from the browser’s interface.
Additionally, Opera GX features a built-in free VPN, just like the main Opera browser and adblocker, with a “video pop out” feature to allow you playback videos in smaller overlay outside of the web browser.
What more features are available on the Gaming Browser?
There is the “GX Corner” panel that sits at the left corner of the tab bar, with news about new upcoming games and deals aggregation links for games on sale. It also includes a “Daily News” section, which by default, offers you a dedicated stream of latest gaming news.
Also, the sidebar features a Twitch panel, whereby you can easily browse through the channels you follow, and to see who's presently online streaming, or even get notified when a channel you’re following starts a live streaming.
Opera will be bringing a “Video over game” feature so that you can also watch a video walkthrough or other video on top of a game section, even while you’re still playing it, though this feature isn’t yet available for now.