We are living in a society where TV is slowly disappearing, and streaming services are the way forward. It’s even gotten to the point where instead of TV shows and films that will bless our television or cinema screens being promoted, they have become entertainment that you can only get on streaming services. Netflix and Amazon Prime are the most popular and well-known streaming services right now – but which is better? There’s only one way to find out …
Our first streaming service is probably the most popular, purely because it seems to have a reputation for having the best content. With original shows, including Black Mirror (2011-) or The Umbrella Academy (2019), as well as classics such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S or Peep Show, make it a great mix.
A basic plan will cost you £5.99 p/m whilst premium is currently £9.99, but this doesn’t seem too extortionate considering what is included. Netflix also offers good features for multiple users, allowing you to set up multiple accounts and keep your recommendations separate. There is also a section with only child-friendly content which is a great added extra.
Amazon’s version of the streaming service, the seemingly less popular avenue that has recently been producing some great stuff.
At £9.99 p/m, you can enjoy content such as award-winning drama Transparent (2014-) or The Man in the High Castle (2015-). One downfall of this service is that not all content is exclusively available to Prime users as some shows and films still require users to pay to watch. However, paying for Prime’s streaming service allows members to also enjoy the different services such as next day free delivery, photo storage, use of the eBook library, exclusive shopping deals, as well as a more varied choice of music.
Both are reputable services that can be watched on a variety of devices and include some great content, but for me, Netflix trumps Amazon. Its original content is more appealing, the website is easier to navigate and although it does work out more expensive, Netflix seems to be killing it with the steps they are taking to change the way we view streaming services and the content it is creating.