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Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video, which one you should choose?

Updated on May 15, 2020
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I worked as a Cable television technician and user support technician for 5 years, and a content writer since 2011.

Which is the biggest on demand streaming video?

If you ask anyone all over the world: “Which is the biggest on-demand streaming video??” The answer will be of course Netflix! And the answer is correct, Because Netflix is the most popular in the United States and also, all over the world!

But that does not mean that it is the only option! Yes, you read it right! Amazon Prime Video is a very compelling option, simply because millions of people have a relationship with Amazon already! And each one of them has its pros and cons, so you need to think and compare, and finally choose the best for you!

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video, which one you should choose?
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Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video, which one you should choose?


When it comes to comparison, we will notice that they are different from each other in many aspects like price, content selection, and some other areas.

I think the idea of paying for too many streaming services will not be a good idea because this will make a hole in your pocket and on the long term, this will leave your wallet empty and you starving!

In my opinion, it’s better to choose one or two streaming service and ignore the rest. That means you will pay less and keep your wallet warm with some bucks, plus to have more time to do your other hobbies

So, if you have to choose one of them, we will help you in this article so read it carefully until the end.



If you ask anyone all over the world: “Which is the biggest on-demand streaming video??” The answer will be of course Netflix! And the answer is correct, Because Netflix is the most popular in the United States and also, all over the world!

But that does not mean that it is the only option! Yes, you read it right! Amazon Prime Video is a very compelling option, simply because millions of people have a relationship with Amazon already!

When it comes to comparison, we will notice that they are different from each other in many aspects like price, content selection, and some other areas.

I think the idea of paying for too many streaming services will not be a good idea because this will make a hole in your pocket and on the long term, this will leave your wallet empty and you starving!

In my opinion, it’s better to choose one or two streaming service and ignore the rest. That means you will pay less and keep your wallet warm with some bucks, plus to have more time to do your other hobbies

So, if you have to choose one of them, we will help you in this article so read it carefully until the end.



Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: Who Has The Better membership, Price and Availability?

Looking at the price, one of the strong advantages of Amazon Prime Video is that access to Amazon's streaming service is already included as a standard with an Amazon Prime membership.

That advantage does not stop here, you will also get access to a free Kindle eBook every month from the Kindle First service, also you can get another free book from the Amazon Kindle Lending Library.

Also, as a standard, you can enjoy the access to Amazon Music and premium delivery services, and it will cost $10.99 per month in the United States, In the UK, it will cost £79 per year.

But there is an excellent additional advantage here of Amazon Prime Video, it is If you’re a college student and you have your valid .edu address, you can enjoy a very good discount, it is just $49 /year for Amazon Prime. Everyone else, who does not have a .edu address, has to pay just $99 /year or $10.99 /month for Amazon Prime. The third advantage, Amazon Prime members can stream three screens at the same time.

On the other hand, when we take a look on Netflix, it will cost you $7.99/month for only one streaming screen and will cost you $10.99/month for two streaming screens and HD access, and $13.99/month for 4 screens and Ultra HD access.

The forth famous advantage of Amazon’s service is its free shipping (depending on your location) with same-day or next-day, and two-day delivery available.

Fifth advantage, that you can subscribe to Prime Video without an Amazon Prime membership for $8.99 / £5.99 per month, in the US and UK.

So, for Amazon Prime Video is the winner.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: Which is Easier To Stream?


In real fact, there is no problem in streaming Amazon Prime or Netflix at all, because the most of new viewing devices, like Smart Tvs, made it easier to stream a navigate any of them. But if you have an old device, sadly you will face some difficulties streaming Amazon Prime. And it is a disadvantage of Amazon Prime until now.

The advantage of Netflix here is that is easy for you as a user of old devices, to stream and navigate Netflix because of its slight edge and many other options.

Amazon can make many changes in the future to make it easier for a user to stream on old devices, so the winner here is Netflix.



Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: Which has extra compatibility options?


Another advantage of Netflix, it has its own Google Chrome cast app, so you can stream it easily on your Smart TV or Mac or Tablet.

On the other hand, Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have its own app until now, but in the near future they will create it, and until it comes to real life, you can cast Prime Video using a laptop or smartphone to your TV using the streaming dongle.

The winner here is Netflix




Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: Which has better picture quality?



Picture quality is a very important feature to most users; we can say that both Amazon Prime and Netflix have high definitions of content.

Here comes another advantage of Amazon Prime, which offers streaming in 4K quality.

On the other hand, with Netflix, you need to pay some few extra charges, because Netflix offers streaming in 4K and some extra charges if you want 3D content if you have a device that supports the 3D features.

Netflix has dynamically-scaling streams it chooses the picture quality automatically depending on your internet bandwidth.

Amazon offers more 4K content, and it doesn’t charge any extra for the advantage. So, if you have a device that supports, you can stream in ultra HD.

So Amazon prime wins here.

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Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: Offline Content

With both Netflix and Amazon Prime, you can watch content offline; they both allow you to download selected video content to watch offline.

Offline download library on Netflix stay in your library for 30 days, and will automatically expire in 30 days.

On Prime Video you’ll have around 30 days to watch your downloaded content, and you have to watch it as you start because you have only 48 hours or it will be deleted.

Here both are winners

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Conclusion


From the factors and features we mentioned above, you can now make your choice if you have to pick one.

Netflix and Prime Video offer a great variety of good content, so you should to take a look through each library and put all of we mentioned above in mind before you make your choice. You can take a quick look at the table below.

I hope that you found this article useful if you have any questions or any comments you can leave them below and I will answer them myself. Thanks for reading.


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Netflix  
Amazon Prime Video  
Membership and Price
 
winner
Availability
 
winner
Easier To Stream
winner
 
Extra Compatibility Options
winner
 
Better Picture Quality
 
winner
Offline Content
winner
winner

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