Amazon Prime Video Vs Netflix - What You Need To Know

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According to surveys, Netflix enjoys a 5 per cent share in the Indian Market while Amazon Prime video takes up a 9 per cent share. In 1997, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph started Netflix as a DVD rental subscription service. Today it offers an online on-demand video streaming service where subscribers can enjoy access to a huge list of popular movies and shows. Amazon Prime is a digital service for video streaming facilitated by Amazon which also offers a wide variety of movies, shows, documentaries etc. Here is a comparative study of Netflix Vs Amazon Prime which will give you a better concept before you decide.

A basic comparison of Amazon prime vs Netflix India services

  1. Netflix excels in providing 4K and HDR content with great video as well as audio quality whatever the internet speed is. Amazon Prime video falls slightly behind in terms of providing high-resolution content when the internet speed is less.
  2. Netflix offers a 30 day free trial to subscribers, however, the charges, later on, are higher. You can get a feel of how the platform works with the Netflix free trial. Also, you can have a look at the content included and decide if it works for you or not. You get the Amazon Prime free trial for 30 days and also can enjoy a comparatively lower subscription price later on.
  3. Netflix supports content to display on gaming consoles whereas Amazon Prime does not support gaming consoles.
  4. The content and library titles of Netflix are extensive compared to Amazon prime which has more limitations in this context.
  5. Netflix packages are at a higher cost when compared to Amazon Prime Video subscription costs.
  6. While 897 movies on Netflix are not rated, there is a far higher number of movies unrated on Amazon Prime. The number comes close to 31,066 which may include old movies or smaller coverage movies.
  7. Netflix downloads are limited whereas Amazon prime video downloads are unlimited. You can enjoy more freedom when it comes to downloading on Amazon Prime.

Netflix Vs Amazon prime -Feedback based on viewers’ opinions

To get a clear picture, we have collected specific feedback from subscribers and collaborated those opinions for your better understanding. You will have a better idea of which service provider will suit your preferences with this study.

Based on Cost of Services

In terms of pricing, most viewers are of the opinion that they prefer Amazon Prime. Taking into consideration the majority of viewers, Netflix's subscription is on the higher side compared to Amazon Prime. Most viewers have claimed that the Amazon Prime membership fee is affordable and cheaper than other streaming services.

Netflix Subscription

The subscription rates for Netflix come under four categories

  1. The Mobile-only plan costs Rs199/- per month which comes to Rs 2388/- annually. Users can access one screen at a time and view HD content at standard resolution.
  2. The Basic plan costs Rs499/- monthly which comes to Rs 5988/- annually. Users can access one screen on mobiles, tablets, computers or TV.
  3. The Standard plan costs Rs 649/- per month which comes to Rs 7788/- annually. Users can access two screens on mobiles, tablets, computers or TV.
  4. The Premium plan costs Rs799/- monthly which comes to Rs 9588/- annually. Users have access to four screens on mobiles, tablets, tv and computer.

Amazon Prime subscription

There are two plans available for subscribers in Amazon Prime Video. One is the monthly plan at Rs129/-. The other is the annual plan for Rs 999/-. Along with the video service, prime delivery and music service is also accessible to users. This is why most viewers prefer Amazon Prime.

Based on the Content provided

For those who prefer International content, most viewers prefer Netflix. English movies and original International content far outnumber Prime according to most statistics. If you are a fan of regional content, then by all means opt for Amazon Prime. There is a wide range of choice for each regional language. The movies and shows on Prime cater to the requirements of Indian viewers who prefer to watch shows in their regional languages.

Based on Convenience and ease

Most viewers feel that getting to know the IMDb ratings is much easier on Amazon Prime. They can easily view the ratings before choosing the show to watch. However, on Netflix, viewers have to search on Google or other platforms to know the ratings of a particular show. There is no way to find the ratings directly on Netflix.

However, the categorisation is better on Netflix. You get to see the different genres and other categories specifically. Amazon prime can improve a bit more on this front is what most subscribers think.

Based on Streaming Quality

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have great streaming quality. This is particularly for mobiles and PC monitors. Viewers are satisfied equally with both these service providers in terms of Streaming quality.

Based on Added Benefits

Most viewers prefer Amazon Prime Video as they get added benefits like access to Prime delivery, Amazon Prime Music in 12 languages, free 2-day shipping of Amazon products, privilege access to Amazon sales, cloud captioning as well as Audio description. Netflix allows you to access video streaming only.

There is no extra cost involved for 4K ultra HD resolutions. or HD in Amazon Prime. Netflix has a higher-priced plan for higher resolutions.

You can access three screens at a time as a Prime subscriber whereas Netflix again gives a 4 screen access for higher-priced plans only.

The Best Netflix series

The best Netflix web series have been listed below as per viewer preferences.

  • White Tiger
  • Riverdale
  • Firefly Lane
  • Bridgerton
  • Fate the Winx Saga
  • Friends

The Best Amazon Prime series

The popular 5 Amazon Prime web series have been listed below according to viewer likings.

  • Made In Heaven.
  • The Family Man.
  • Mirzapur.
  • Paatal Lok.
  • Inside Edge.
  • Comicstaan.

Netflix Originals which subscribers love

  • Hashan Minhaj:Patriotic act,
  • Sacred Games,
  • Bojack Horseman.

Amazon Prime Originals which subscribers love

  • Fleabag
  • Made in Heaven
  • Tony Clack’s Jack Ryan.

The Bottom Line

As Amazon Prime Video is much cheaper, lots of subscribers go for this option. However, the content quality on Netflix is excellent and so many viewers who do not compromise on content quality choose Netflix. This is a highly subjective choice and depends entirely on the end user's preferences. We have done our best to bring forth an honest, genuine comparative study based on viewer perception and preferences of Netflix vs Amazon Prime in this article. If there are other viewpoints or opinions, please do come forwards and let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is cheaper -Amazon Prime or Netflix?

Amazon Prime offers cheaper packages of Rs 129/- monthly or Rs 999/- annually. Amazon Prime offers a special subscription of Rs499/- annually.

Netflix starts from monthly packs of Rs 199/- and has three more monthly packs for Rs 499/-. Rs649/- and Rs 799/-.

Can I access Amazon prime for pc or is it available only on Mobile?

Amazon Prime is available on PC, mobiles, tablets and also on TV. You can view three screens simultaneously.

Can I watch Netflix on mobile only or TV also?

The Mobile-only plan for Rs 199/- is accessible only on your phone. However, the other plans of higher rates allow you to watch the content on TV as well.

Which are some of the best movies on amazon prime?

Some of the best movies trending now on Amazon Prime are listed below:-

  1. Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
  2. Time (2020)
  3. Unhinged (2020)
  4. Uncle Frank (2020)
  5. The Farewell (2019)
  6. Venus and Serena (2012)
  7. All Good Things (2010)
  8. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

What do you mean by Netflix Mod APK?

This is a modified app of Netflix original version which allows viewers to have access to movies, Live TV channels etc. You can get premium access to unlimited movies and also TV shows. The App can be downloaded easily on any Android device.

The popular Hindi series streaming on Netflix are:-

  1. Sacred Games
  2. She
  3. Delhi Crime
  4. Made In Heaven
  5. Leila
  6. Breathe
  7. Pushpavalli

What is the main difference between Amazon Prime and Netflix?

The main difference is in the subscription plan and the type of content offered. Amazon prime offers cheaper prices with added benefits like Amazon Prime Music, 2-day free shipping, easy access to Amazon sales etc. Amazon Prime has more regional content whereas Netflix specialises in International English movies and shows. Netflix has great international content and does not compromise on content quality.

How do I choose between Netflix and Amazon Prime?

If you prefer International content, go for Netflix as there is a wide range of high-quality content present. The prices are higher, however, you get original International content. If you want regional content, Amazon Prime will suit your requirements better. There are cheaper prices in Amazon Prime.

Which are the top 10 Netflix series available in India?

These are the top 10 series available on Netflix India now.

  1. Money Heist
  2. Lucifer
  3. Stranger Things
  4. Peaky Blinders
  5. Vincenzo
  6. Jupiter's Legacy
  7. Shadow and Bone
  8. Delhi Crime
  9. Narcos
  10. Lost in space
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