Hey Opera Team,
your new player feature is brilliant. I tested it with spotifi though. Very cool feature
Sadly ther's no Amazon Music player in your list. Maybe you can support more streaming services in the future.
It would be really, really nice if the latest version of Opera can fix https://forums.opera.com/topic/37582/bug-opera-won-t-check-for-updates-invalid-params-and-unable-to-prepare-update-checker-runtime/76?_=1606766168901
I, too, was surprised to see that added search engines can't be set as the default. Surprised but not dismayed: Is two extra key-presses too onerous? A letter for the keyword and a space before your search string doesn't seem a great inconvenience...
Indeed, there may be financial deals in place prioritizing the "standard" search engines.
And, likely, most users won't notice, let alone be bothered by such. TIA, I'm not really that surprised! Opera does need to make money where it can, and Google, et al, do pay in some way or other... I long ago relinquished my fear of Google: I know the drawbacks and risks, and I deal with them when I must. For me, it's a case of "good enough" for casual use. Just as I'd never use Wikipedia for serious research, I'd not depend on one search engine to get to crucial information.
And since I don't have to I am not too bothered by this "lack of openness". Don't let Perfect be the enemy of Good! is my advice.