The best streaming service? – It’s up to you!
Despite amazing technological advances, stress, depression and boredom are rampant all over the world, with young people being the hardest hit. 31% are already stressed, and an amazing 35% believe that will be emphasized even more in the coming years. If only we had some way to offer ourselves entertainment, where and when we want it…
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must have found Netflix or Amazon Prime. The major players in the streaming industry, which is expected to pay off $330 billion by 2030make these two platforms a force to be reckoned with.
Both platforms offer a lot of innovative yet user-friendly content and features built to entice you to buy that subscription. So how are you going to choose between these two monsters?
Do not worry. In this article. We will review both platforms to help you choose the lot.
So fluff up that pillow, have a drink, lie back and let’s do it…
Round 1 – Netflix
Get ready as we open up Netflix and tell you what makes it tick:
The hallmark of a great streaming service is the number of subscribers. With an incredible 220 million people worldwide connected to the Netflix platform as paid subscribers, there is no doubt that this platform not only has the money game under control, but also has the technical and marketing skills to attract and retain customers across cultural lines.
They say you can’t have too many good things. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as Netflix’s increasingly popular platform has already taken the world by storm with its service available in over 190 countries. Personalized content presented based on the country accessed from the platform ensures entertainment consistent with your regional norms and tastes, giving this platform a competitive edge.
Diversity of content
Netflix has a great diversity of content on its platform, which can be enjoyed for free after subscribing. With a huge library of over 36,000 hours at your disposal. When broken down further, the massive collection of content is over 50,000 titles, which equates to 5,817 seasons not including the episode.
But the fun doesn’t end here, as over 1,940 TV shows and 3,781 movies are presented here, ensuring entertainment. Netflix is a forward-thinking company and has assessed that it must reduce its reliance on mainstream content to survive. For this reason, the company has populated its library with more original titles that add up to 40% of the total content. Netflix originals are definitely enough to stay ahead of the competition and dominate the market.
Subscription fees and income
The magic of the Netflix experience can be yours for a well-deserved subscription fee, divided into two easy-to-pay packages. The standard package costs $12.99/month and Premium for $17.99/month.
Being a global company means that depending on where you live, rates are flexible to suit your pocket. For example, in Turkey it costs $1.96/month, in Ukraine it costs $5.63 and in India it costs $2.62, just to name a few. With an exceptional annual revenue of $25.7 billion, Netflix leads the streaming industry.
Round 2: Amazon Prime
Next to dissect is Amazon Prime. So let’s start breaking down:
Amazon Prime has quickly captured the market and is about to make Netflix nervous. With a close second to the number of subscribers. Global Amazon Prime members number 200 million.
The availability of the service around the world is a critical factor as it determines whether you can enjoy the service or not. From the customer’s point of view, the service is irrelevant if you need a VPN or other solutions to use it. As of today, Amazon Prime has service in 22 countries.
Diversity of content
The powerhouse of Amazon Prime is the world’s largest content library, with over 26,700 movies and over 2,700 TV shows. With this diverse collection, Amazon has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment value. Looking to dominate the competition and stay in the game, Amazon also features 11% original content and is poised to increase this percentage in the coming years.
Qualifying subscription and income
An Amazon Prime membership will set you back $14.99/month or $69 a year. The platform is currently earning an impressive $25.21 billion. Despite its service in fewer countries around the world, this platform has the potential to give Netflix a run for its money.
the coup de grâce
Well here we are; Both platforms are fairly even. Where Netflix offers a broad global service and more original content, Amazon Prime has the most extensive catalog of content. With very similar incomes, it is difficult to choose.
However, due to the fact that Netflix has more subscribers, a more flexible fee structure, and better content filtering based on your country’s standards, we’d recommend Netflix for now. Remember that both are exceptional services and it all depends on your personal preference since the rates are almost the same. So, choose the one you like the most and always stay entertained and up-to-date on all the tech news and your daily dose of entertainment on DigitalSoLoMo.