Hurrah! You are now welcome to enjoy unlimited videos by streaming them on Amazon Prime. This paid service has now challenged the might of Netflix in its own domain of streaming VODs. Sure, you can hope to watch some your favorites that are exclusive on Netflix, the paid service for Amazon is not lagging behind either. It has a ‘Transparent’ for every ‘House of Cards’ offered by Netflix. So, you can definitely watch all the new shows courtesy these two great services but here comes the catch. Would really want to subscribe to similar services? No, say the majority the novelty factor not withstanding it is just not affordable. So, you have to choose between the two, right? How do you do that? Here’s the lowdown for you. Let the battle of Amazon Prime V/s Netflix begin!
Amazon Prime vs Netflix : Which Is The Best?
Amazon Prime vs Netflix Free Trials-
Yes! Both of them are paid services unlike Cinema Box HD, the free movie app but both offer a fixed number of trials free of cost to its own set of users. Its 30 days for Netflix and a month on Amazon Prime. What the difference say the perplexed users? Nothing except for the student subscription on Amazon that allows Students to sign up for 6-month trial by heading straight to the Student Site on Amazon and signing up ASAP.
There are multiple plans available for both and you are free to choose your own after checking out the pros and cons. It makes sense to go with Amazon and opt for an annual membership, if you want to avail of the free music streaming from Prime Music plus store unlimited photos and have access to Lightning Deals. It works out to be just great, if you happen to be a sucker for Amazon shopping and are an Amazon media consumer as well. No issues if you are not! You can still be privy to all these and more by paying a trifle more via a monthly subscription. Never mind the subscription; you can still get to stream 3 different titles by using your Amazon account. A word of caution though! Do not hope to stream the same title simultaneously on two devices. You will not be able to! A pity, really!
It’s time to turn your eye on Netflix now! Basic, standard or premium, these are three subscriptions offered by Netflix. All pretty straightforward, huh! Well, the basic one is not worth its salt unless you are really hard pressed for money. Take your pick from the standard version that allows streaming on two screens plus a HD option. The Premium subscription is plush with the ability to screen on 4 devices and comes with the added option of being 4k compatible.
Fortunately, there is no need to commit. You can cancel any time you want to if you are not fully satisfied.
Platforms- Both Netflix as well as Amazon Prime can be viewed on a Smart TV but you need to take a look at the concerned app store in order to find whether your own television is compatible or not. Netflix is available on Chromecast though and Amazon Prime users will be hugely satisfied to know that they can utilize Chormecast’s browser function to download the ‘Amazon Prime video’ straight onto the TV from a laptop or smartphone.
Apple TV supports Netflix of course but you can still get to stream the Amazon Prime content on Apple TV via your iOS app. Netflix has all along been pretty good as far as compatibility was concerned and Amazon is rapidly moving in that direction too.