Apple TV + is the new streaming service available in Brazil, and is a direct competitor of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Because it is newly released, Apple's platform has a modest catalog with some restrictions, such as limited availability on devices and systems. On the other hand, Amazon Prime Video offers a broader collection and a widely distributed device service. Subscription to both services costs $ 9.90 per month. In both cases, you can download movies and series and watch 4K content with HDR at no additional cost.
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Both Apple TV + and Prime Video have only a $ 9.90 plan. The value of Apple's competitive service puts it below the monthly fees charged by Netflix in Brazil. The value provides the entire catalog of the service and gives simultaneous access of up to six users, which is interesting for families.
J Amazon Prime Video is part of the Amazon Prime package of Amazon advantages. Therefore, in Brazil, streaming subscription includes extra perks such as free shipping on purchases and access to streaming music and free books for Kindle. Amazon's unique plan allows for use on up to three simultaneous displays and access to 4K content with HDR.
Catalog and original productions
Amazon's Prime Video has much more content right now Photo: Filipe Garrett / TechTudo
Apple TV + does not feature an extensive catalog due to its recent release. It is therefore not possible to compete with competitors already established. The JustWatch streaming content search engine detects only the original apple productions at the moment. Between the seven series and two films available in the streaming collection are titles such as "For All Mankind", "The Morning Show", "The Elephant Queen" and "See".
This puts Amazon's service to its advantage. Prime Video features famous and recent films such as "Capit Marvel", "John Wick 2", or even classic productions such as "The Gladiator", "Apollo 13" and "Back to the Future". In total there are 2,877 titles to watch on the platform. As for the original Amazon content, there are a few reputable series, such as "The Man at High Castle", "Jack Ryan", "American Gods" and "The Boys".
Apple TV +, like Amazon Prime Video, allow you to download movies and series to watch offline. Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
Both services offer basically the same functionality, with the ability to download titles for playback even without an Internet connection. As for availability, Prime Video is present on a wider range of platforms than Apple TV +.
Amazon Prime Video has applications for iPhone and iPad (iOS) and Android phones, as well as being accessible on PCs through the service's website. There are also versions of the app for smart TV operating systems such as Samsung and LG, and on the Android TV system. Finally, Amazon's streaming platform also appears in media centers such as Apple TV, in addition to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Apple TV is more restricted, and is available on a few non-Apple devices. For example, there is no Android app or consoles. Its presence is mainly in the handsets of the manufacturer (iPhone, iPad, Macs and Apple TV), with the exception of Samsung smart TVs, the Roku media center and Amazon Fire TV. On computers, you can access Apple TV + from the web version.
Audio and image quality
Both platforms offer 4K content with HDR and cinema sound. Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo
Both Amazon and Apple services deliver the same audio and sound quality for the same value. Subscribing to both gives the consumer the right to access 4K resolution and HDR material, which improves picture quality on compatible televisions. There is also support for high-quality, cinema-quality sound technologies such as Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Atmos on both platforms.
Apple TV + is an Apple bet on a less device-dependent and service-focused future. Starting now, the platform still has a lot to conquer to threaten the domain of more consolidated and extensive catalog streamings such as Amazon Prime Video.
Apple TV +'s strengths are the competitive price and integration with Apple devices, something that may be relevant to anyone who already has a branded phone or computer. This is also true for those interested in buying a handheld device, as anyone who buys an iPhone, iPad, or Mac now gets a one-year free subscription to the streaming service.
Amazon Prime Video is already a safer option for offering more variety of content for the same value, as well as being part of an Amazon package that yields advantages such as Prime Music and Prime Reading, to read books or listen to music at no extra cost. Another advantage is that, between the two options, Prime Video is available for more devices, while Apple TV + is more restricted to Apple gadgets.
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