Prime Video is one of the main streaming services in the world and can win abroad in Brazil with the arrival of Amazon Prime in the country, subscription that includes the video collection for R $ 9.90 per month for three screens. The price is $ 5 less than the old value of the package, making the platform a possibly more attractive solution compared to Netflix.
Market leader with 18% of consumers according to a survey by Business Bureau consultancy for 2018, the producer of hits such as Stranger Things and House of Cards charges up to $ 45.90 monthly fee for four screens. Here's how solutions compare in terms of collection, resource, and price, and learn about the key differences.
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Prime Video is one of the products included in the Amazon Prime package, for R $ 9.90 per month. The service includes simultaneous streaming on up to three screens and accessing maximum 4K resolution on compatible devices. In addition, the subscriber gets free shipping on e-commerce purchases from the company, as well as access to a collection of books and music, among other advantages that go beyond playing movies and series.
Netflix, on the other hand, has three price ranges with different simultaneous playbacks and resolutions: a screen and default setting for $ 21.90; two screens and HD resolution for R $ 32,90; and four screens with 4K for R $ 45,90. Both services offer a free 30-day trial for new users.
Catalog and original productions
Companies do not make public the numbers of holdings by country, which leaves the estimate in the hands of independent research. According to a survey of the Reelgood search service, Amazon takes advantage of variety in the US market, with nearly four times more movies and about 17% more series than Netflix. The same study, however, points out that the good grade content volume on the IMDB site is equivalent across platforms.
In Brazil, JustWatch, another streaming search engine, gives clues about the differences between national catalogs. According to the site, Netflix has the upper hand in all scenarios, especially for series: 1,188 titles against just 318 on the Amazon platform. The movie offering appears more balanced, with 2,799 on Netflix and 2,286 on Amazon Prime.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel one of the Prime Video catalog's details Photo: Divulgao / Amazon
The IMDB rating filter available in JustWatch gives a notion of the library quality level of each of the services. Netflix wins again, repeating the superiority mainly in the series: only 550 with a score of 7.5 or higher, against 161 from Amazon in the same rating range. Amazon streaming also loses in the highest rated films, with 268 works against 341 in rival with a minimum of 7.5 of the public.
Both also bet on exclusive content. On Amazon stand out The Boys, Fleabag and Marvelous Mrs Maisel (both two Emmy 2019 winners), as well as The Big Sick and Manchester by the Sea, both nominees or Oscar winners. J Netflix brings series of popular in Brazil, such as Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel and Black Mirror, among others. Original film options include several productions originating outside the Hollywood circuit, such as the award-winning Roma, winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2019.
Netflix Collection in Brazil Wider Than Amazon Prime Video Photo: Divulgao / Netflix
The application interface is similar and often easy to use, with point differences that do not significantly impact the user experience. Both allow you to download content on your phone to watch offline in this case, there is little advantage for Amazon Prime by allowing you to download the full series season at once, while on Netflix I need to download each episode separately.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are compatible with a wide selection of devices, ranging from phones and tablets (Android, iPhone and iPad), Smart TVs and consoles to desktop browsers and media centers with Android TV and others like Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. However, the Netflix app is often more easily found pre-installed on devices purchased in Brazil.
Both services are available on phones, tablets, computers, consoles and media centers. Photo: Divulgao / Netflix
Image and audio quality
Both services offer 4K streaming on compatible phones, tablets, TVs, and media centers. However, only Netflix charges a special price for high quality broadcast access. Both are also compatible with high quality audio in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and Dolby Atmos formats. The maximum picture and audio qualities depend on the title and are often present in the original productions of each platform.
Netflix charges a very high price, but in return has a clear advantage in the collection available to Brazilians. It is the vast catalog of publicly known series itself, as well as well-reviewed content on the IMDB website. While there is some comparison in the public's most praised films, Amazon's catalog is generally less varied than its rival's. The picture changes if the user travels: when going to other countries, Prime Video gets a much more robust library, which can be an advantage for those who travel a lot.
On the other hand, for those who are not addicted to the series and want to have a subscription to casual streaming, it is difficult to compete with the Amazon Prime offer: by signing for $ 9.90, the consumer has access not only a considerable collection of movies and series, as well as interesting benefits for online shopping, as well as ebooks and music streaming.
Less demanding users may even consider Prime as a one-time replacement for Netflix and Spotify however, it is important to research the collection to make sure nothing essential is missing before you start paying.
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