The times of watching films and TV appears on a link association are quick passing by. Set-up boxes are being replaced by internet streaming services that give a plenty of TV shows and motion pictures for clients. Additionally, they prescribe new things to watch, which makes the experience significantly more individual than satellite TV ever was. Netflix has been the unchallenged lord of the spilling amusement for a long while now, and when it propelled in India, a year ago, it immediately caught a ton of consideration. In any case, Amazon likewise as of late propelled their gushing administration named “Amazon Prime Video” in India, pointing straightforwardly for the Indian piece of the overall industry and contending with Netflix.
With both these administrations at long last having touched base in India, you might ponder which one to pick. In this way, in case you’re anticipating dumping satellite TV for a internet streaming service, here is a full comparison of Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix India:
One of the principal things you’ll see when you agree to accept both of the two administrations being referred to, is the interface. Actually, I trust that a decent UI/UX is one of the center components an administration ought to have. While both Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix have a decent interface, by and by, I like the way Netflix looks more than Amazon’s putting forth. Furthermore, Amazon Prime Video’s navigation seems to be just slightly more complicated than that of Netflix.
One of the first things I saw about the interface, was the way search works on both of these services. Netflix provides real-time results depends on what you’re typing in the search box. This is actually helpful, as it saves a lot of time, and has become expected nature from any search field. However, in Amazon Prime Video, you will have to type out the entire query, and then hit “Return/Enter” to receive the results. This sort of attention to detail is quite important, especially when it arises to paid services like Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
Another essential thing to note is that once you’ve subscribed to Netflix, each and every motion picture, and TV appear on their index is accessible to you. There are no concealed charges, and there are no rentals. That is the thing that one expects in the wake of paying for an administration. In any case, in Amazon Prime Video, a lot of the content is stuff that the user will have to pay for, despite the fact that they effectively paid for the Prime enrollment. That is fairly unforeseen, and could be a major issue for many people.
Unluckily, Amazon Prime Video’s playback interface looks better than Netflix’s. This could be because it’s designed with minimalism in mind, and the button icons used are thin, and modern. Netflix’s playback interface looks just a tad dated, but it works better than Amazon’s.
There are many number of features in the playback interfaces of these two services; each of them is unique, and you will have to make a choice between which features you want more:
- In Prime Video, you get the option tochange the quality at which you want to stream the video. Plus it even displays an estimate of how much data will be used on an hourly basis, which is definitely a nice touch.
- In Netflix, however, you get an “episode list” button,which shows the list of all the episodes in that particular season of the show.
- Amazon Prime Video offers customisability options for subtitles, so if you have to make the subtitle text larger, or smaller, or make it have a background to make it easier to read, Amazon Prime Video will let you do that. However, no such feature exists in Netflix. The subtitles are the default size, and font, and you can’t change it.
- Another incredible component in Amazon Prime Video is the thing that Amazon calls “X-Ray”. This element shows details about the scene currently on the screen.. It indicates data like the performer in the scene, the tune playing out of sight (assuming any), and even has the alternative to see the whole cast, and do significantly more.
Catalog of Shows and Movies
At the point when considered regarding the quantity of TV shows, and motion pictures accessible on each of these administrations, there are various components to consider. As per JustWatch, Amazon Prime Video has a lot more titles in its catalog, than Netflix does. Be that as it may, regardless of whether this is an awful thing, is subjective. Like I specified before, a considerable measure of the motion pictures accessible in the Prime Video inventory are paid, or must be leased. For this to be consistent correlation, I don’t think we should consider the motion pictures that we need to pay for, notwithstanding when we’ve effectively paid for the membership. Which fundamentally comes down to this, the number of titles in both these services will probably be within a similar range.
In any case, Netflix has a lot of in-house TV shows that are widely acclaimed, and you can’t watch them somewhere else. In this way, in case you’re a devotee of TV shows like House of Cards, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the sky is the limit from there, Netflix is the unmistakable victor. Nonetheless, for all different cases, the two are firmly tied, with Amazon Prime Video probably having a couple hundred more titles, indeed.
Netflix additionally has a huge catalog of “Netflix Originals” available in Netflix India, alongside a catalog of Bollywood movies as well. Amazon Prime Video, then again, includes a great deal of Amazon Original TV appears, and a significant number of Bollywood motion pictures as well. Be that as it may, Indian is very ailing in Amazon Prime Video.
Additionally, Netflix doesn’t censor any movies, or TV shows, however Amazon Prime Video does. Indeed, Netflix as of late included various motion pictures (without blue penciling them) to its list that Amazon Prime Video controlled on their index, in a roundabout way demonstrating that they won’t edit media on their stage, which is something that I for one like about them.
While both Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video have Indian , the accumulation is as yet not that broad as one may like. In case you’re generally searching for Indian , you might need to look at administrations like Hotstar. Hotstar even has a superior administration, where you can watch well known shows like Game of Thrones minutes after they air in the United States. In the event that Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video are not to your loving, you should experiment with administrations like Hotstar, and ErosNow.
One of the many advantages of using an internet streaming service for your entertainment needs, is the fact that you can access them on almost any device that is connected to the internet. However, the device support between various internet streaming services varies ever so slightly.
Netflix works on a lot more devices than Amazon Prime Video does. Both of these services work on computers, smart TVs, as well as Android, and iOS devices. However, Netflix also works on Blu-ray players, PlayStation, and Xbox devices, as long as they are connected to the internet.
Netflix iOS App
Also, thanks to a better interface, the Netflix apps provide a much better UX, therefore being preferred by a lot of people. Netflix’s user base is more than 90 million users, as of Q4 2016. That’s quite a big number.
Amazon Prime Video iOS App
I have used little bit of both the Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix streaming services. One thing I saw, was that Netflix always pushes the best possible resolution, depending on the internet speed. However, while Netflix was playing House of Cards in a good resolution (720p), Amazon Prime Video wasn’t able to do the same. Instead, it chose to play the video at what looked like 480p, even though I had carefully chosen “Stream quality: best”.
Amazon Prime Video (top) vs Netflix (bottom)
The fact of the matter is, that while it may very well be a neighborhood issue, by and by, I have felt that Netflix offers way better video quality, even with a spotty association. While, Amazon Prime Video doesn’t perform exceptionally well on low speed networks.
Pricing is one of the most important things when it comes to subscriptions; nobody needs to get an luxurious subscription if the advantages aren’t that great. Amazon Prime Video comes included with Amazon Prime subscription (which will set you back by Rs 999), which also includes things like free one-day delivery, and two-day delivery, along with the other benefits of being a Prime member.
On the other hand, Netflix plans start at Rs 500, which is decent enough, except Netflix plans are monthly, whereas Amazon Prime is a yearly subscription. Plus, in the lowest tier of Netflix plans, you will not be able to watch the TV show, or movie in HD.
So essentially, Amazon Prime Video has more reasonable arrangements than Netflix does. Nonetheless, remember that Prime Video likewise has a considerable amount of titles that require isolate installment, which, thus, makes it more expensive too.
Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix India: Verdict
What this all comes down to is this: both Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video have their own advantages and disadvantages. While Amazon Prime Video is much more affordable on its face, than Netflix is, it also has the drawback of having a lot of movies that you will have to rent (or buy!) in order to watch. That may not be a big deal, but I prefer the way Netflix handles things. You pay for the subscription, and everything inside is included in the price; no hidden costs. Also, in a country like India, where the internet speeds are still not at par with the world, Netflix has the advantage of having a better video quality at lower internet speeds, than Amazon Prime. Netflix also works on a lot more devices than Amazon Prime Video does, giving me the flexibility to watch my most loved TV appears, on whatever gadget I need to watch it on. Which is the reason, I for one picked Netflix over Amazon Prime Video. Be that as it may, it’s totally up to you.
Both these services come with a great catalog of TV shows and movies in India, and you can’t generally turn out badly with both of these. Unless you like Netflix shows, and you run with Amazon Prime Video then you can turn out badly. On the off chance that neither Netflix, nor Amazon Prime Video is to your enjoying, you can look at different administrations, for example, Hotstar, and ErosNow, that have a substantially bigger accumulation of Indian motion pictures and TV appears. Hotstar and ErosNow both have a complementary plan also, which is unquestionably an or more.