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A Brief Comparison of Amazon Prime Vs. Netflix

by Himani Sharma Writer

Online entertainment has soared into new heights with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Netflix is an online video streaming platform with over 5 million subscriber base. It is a hugely popular mode of entertainment for the millennials. However, things have started changing when Amazon launched Prime Instant Video Service. Both platforms charge a monthly subscription fee to their users. For some people paying for both the platforms isn’t an option. If you are deciding on which service to subscribe to, check these pointers that would help you to get the best one:

• Pricing:

Netflix offers a month of free-trial, whereas Amazon Prime offer 30 days free-trial. Students can avail six months of free-trial of Amazon prime. After a period of 30 days, Netflix charges according to their plans:

Mobile- Rs. 250/- per month

Basic- Rs. 500/- per month

Standard- Rs.650/- per month

Premium- Rs. 800/- per month

After 30 days free-trial, amazon prime charges Rs.129/- per month. You can also choose for Amazon Prime subscription at Rs.999/- per year.

• Image Quality:

Most of the shows in Netflix can be streamed in 1080p HD quality. You can also watch 3D films with compatible devices. You can also watch 4K quality videos with a more expensive package on Netflix. On the other hand, you can stream full HD movies online with Amazon prime. You can also watch some 4K quality shows on Amazon Prime.

• Functionality of App:

Netflix apps are fairly consistent on different platforms like PS4, Sony TV or an Android Phone. Amazon is bringing its various apps together in terms of looks and functionality. However, there is a certain refinement required for Amazon app. Netflix app has ease of usage with smart functionality.

• Best Movies:

This completely depends on the type of genre you like to watch. Netflix has 4318 films available in its database. Amazon Prime UK has 22971 films and TV series available. Netflix sends smart recommendations to its viewers based on their viewing patterns. They also offer two modes- children and adult. One of the unique features in Amazon Prime is that you buy or rent films on this platform. Whereas, to watch any movies on Netflix, you must subscribe to it.

• Supported Platforms & Features:

All Smart TVs support both these services. You can view Netflix content on the Chromecast browser. Apple TV supports Netflix but not Amazon Prime Video. However, with an iOS app, you can stream Amazon content to your Apple TV.

These are the key determinants to enable you to choose a subscription service for your entertainment. 


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