Opera has been showing to some users advertising Disney+ on top of the Netflix web

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Something that Operates qualified for basically being an experiment, the alternative browser was showing ads on the Netflix web for some of its users. What’s interesting here is that advertising is one of the new rivals most important of Netflix: Disney+.

The other interesting thing is the way in which they are showing the ads, as overlays just above the interface of Netflix so nothing discreet, and that we can qualify as questionable. Opera says that this was a limited trial and that it has already been stopped, but not without discomfort and outrage to their users.


Intrusive ads in a browser that comes with adblocker

There are a lot of complaints that we can find on Twitter the last few days on these ads than the users of Opera began to see to access Netflix from the browser. And is that are located in a sector large enough for the upper-left corner of the screen.

According to this user that shows a screenshot in Android, the thing is even worse in the mobile version of Opera. The advertisement cover more than half of the screen.

We cannot avoid thinking of the double standards that this mean, especially because Opera is a web browser which boasts of having an ad blocker built-inbut at the same time try to do business with advertising and by resorting to practices like this.

It is one thing to display ads on the home page, something that is also doing Opera with Disney+ inserting ads in the new tab page, a space of our own, and another very different is basically hijack a segment of a different website like Netflix to display advertisingthat step is to a direct rival.

The complaints on Twitter were quite a few, but they stopped about three days. Experiment or not, Operates angered more than one user with this. Interestingly, the people of Vivaldi and the fans of the Brave lost no time in be entered in more than one of these tweets to take advantage of and planted as alternatives.

Via | mixx.io


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Opera has been showing to some users advertising Disney+ on top of the Netflix web

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