More and more TV viewers are cutting the cord and streaming content online exclusively. With Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T, Charter Communication, Cox, Dish and DirecTV getting more expensive every year, it makes sense for the American family to pay much less to watch streaming TV on their laptop or smart TV. Even if you don’t have a Smart TV you can hook up your MacBook or laptop with an HDMI cord and have a crystal clear picture. So, how much are you going to pay for Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix?
Here is the Netflix pricing structure:
Note that your first month is always free and you can cancel at any time. If you are buying the Premium monthly package for $11.99 please note that Ultra HD is not going to look that much better than standard HD if you have a common HDMI cord that is going from your laptop to an HD TV. The only reason to upgrade to a more expensive package is for access to multiple screens. If you have children or two or three different televisions the extra $2 or $4 a month is worth it.
Here is the Amazon Prime Video pricing structure:
If you are going to pay the $8.99 for Prime Video you might as well fork over the extra two dollars and get the free shipping on all Amazon products. Obviously, it is best to be charged on an annual basis as you will save money either way. The $10.99 a month for 12 months comes out to $131.88 and the $8.99 for 12 months comes out to $107.88. As with any pay as you go offer, it is better to pay up front rather than monthly.
Also, be aware that Amazon automatically renews this service each year so you will have to remember the date in which you purchased your yearly membership if you hope to cancel.
In essence, you will get Netflix for $7.99 a month and Amazon Prime Video for $8.25 ($99/12) a month.
Amazon has much deeper pockets to purchase more popular movies to offer on Amazon Prime Video. Most Netflix users are finding the more popular movies are on Amazon Prime while the better TV shows and original content happen to be on Netflix.