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Netflix Vs Amazon Prime Video: Which video streaming service wins it big?

Which is best?

Moving along with the digital era, the two big video streaming services that everyone is addicted to these days are Netflix and Amazon prime! Both Amazon Prime and Netflix provide selected content like films, TV shows, and original shows with full seasons to the viewers to enjoy their time binge watching. Both providing licensed original series and amazing quality videos, the two ships are at war for viewers. Both provide a wide range of plans and subscriptions with content being the king. Netflix vs Amazon Prime war is raging the storm.

Price Comparison: Netflix vs Amazon Prime      

Both Amazon Prime and Netflix are subscription services with special perks. Both Amazon and Netflix provide free trials and thereby charge from their customers. Netflix and Amazon prime charge at the beginning of your billing cycle. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime mandates signup, Netflix requires Netflix signup while Amazon Prime requires Amazon Prime membership.

Free Trial:

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video both provide free trial on their subscription plans for their viewers to experience their streaming service. Amazon Prime Video provides a 30-day free trial to all the eligible Amazon prime members and likewise, Netflix also provides a 1-month free trial before it starts billing.

Student free trial

Many companies provide special discounts and deals to students, but it is quite surprising that Netflix does not have any special deals for students.

Amazon Prime provides a 6-month free trial for students. As the name itself speaks it is a unique membership program for all college students. Under the Prime membership, students receive a free trial for a generous period of six months which can be canceled anytime, this deal includes streaming of movies, songs and Tv shows that’s available on their platform.

Amazon Student Membership students are eligible for FREE two-day shipping on millions of eligible items, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows, access to hundreds of playlists through Prime Music, and access to unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos. Unless you cancel, after you graduate or at the end of the fourth year of your Prime Student membership, whichever comes first, your subscription will automatically renew on its anniversary date into a full paid subscription for Amazon Prime at then-current rates.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime: Subscription options


Netflix provides a range of options with their plans. There are 3 plans to suit your needs. The number of screen trial period, quality of the video etc., depends on the plan you choose.
•    Basic plan: 1 screen plan with standard definition
•    Standard Plan: 2 screen plan with  HD
•    Premium Plan: 4 screen plan with HD or Ultra HD
•    DVD Plan: All Us customers can sign up for a DVD-only plan or add DVDs to their current streaming plan.
As mentioned above the first month is free for all members and if you still use the account then the billing cycle begins.

 Specifications Basic Standard Premium
Price after the free trial ends $7.99 $11 $14
HD available No yes Yes
Ultra HD No no Yes
Screens you can watch at the same time 1 2 4
Watch on your laptop, TV, phone, and tablet Yes yes Yes
Unlimited movies and TV shows Yes yes Yes
Cancel time Yes yes Yes
First month free yes yes Yes

Netflix also provides DVD and Blu-ray plans as well unlike others, these plans start from $5 and go up from there. These plans also are charged on monthly basis.

Plan Starter Standard Premium
DVD price $5 $8 $12
Blu ray Price $6 $10 $15
Total discs per month 2 Unlimited Unlimited
Discs out at once 1 1 2

Amazon Prime Video:
Amazon Prime Video can be accessed through Amazon prime membership, you can get access to thousands of shows, including TV shows, original shows, documentaries etc., You can also rent or buy from a huge collection of movies and TV shows. You can watch videos on your compatible devices like:
•    Smart TV
•    Gaming console(PlayStation ,Xbox)
•    Fire TV
•    Prime Video on your app
•    Fire phones and tablets
•    Set–up boxes (Roku, Google Tv, TiVo)
One can purchase Amazon channel subscriptions to Showtime, Starz, and other streaming entertainment channels through prime video. Prime video is available for:
•    Paid Amazon prime members
•    Amazon 30-day trail members
•    Members of Amazon Household with shared prime benefits
Amazon prime charges $12.99 for monthly prime memberships. Annual membership for prime members is $99 while the annual price for student members is $49.

Netflix Vs Amazon Prime: Which streams better

When we compare Netflix vs amazon prime Video, Netflix has been reigning for quite some time now, but Amazon prime is no less. Amazon prime has been increasing its territory with brand new shows, original series etc.,
Netflix has a wide range of shows from originals to documentaries of all genres which is quite flawless while amazon prime is improving for users in terms of compatibility. Both Netflix and Amazon prime can be streamed with Wi-Fi or mobile internet on any compatible device.

Better TV shows?

When you consider a to have a binge-watching session on TV shows then Netflix might be a fairer option. Though both services provide original shows, drama and comedy Netflix have taken the lead considering different show it provides.

  • Narcos, stranger things and shows as such have surely increased Netflix game. Also, a show like Jessica Jones is building a gritty shared comic book universe while Comedy shows like Bo jack Horseman, love grace and Frankie are to die for while Amazon Prime might not have made such an impact with shows like Betas and Alpha house.

On the other side amazon prime has started a different approach to an entertaining audience and increasing its base with award-winning shows like Mr. Robot etc.,

  • With Amazon taking a different approach and Netflix providing a wide range of shows it is quite a task to judge both but Netflix is clearly a winner.

Netflix Vs Amazon: The one with a better video quality

Netflix provides different types of video quality based on the plans that users choose which include standard, HD, Ultra HD etc., The newest video quality launched is HDR which stands for high dynamic range.

Amazon was before in its by launching HDR with shows like Mozart in the jungle etc., One advantage of Amazon prime is that it does not charge extra for the video quality.

Amazon Prime vs Netflix

Though Amazon Prime has four times more movies than Netflix and Originals like Transparent, there are not many good ones, unlike Netflix. If your solely buying Amazon prime video, it is not worth it. Netflix is the king considering the jaw-dropping TV shows and original at great quality.