Compare Netflix to Amazon Prime

netflix versus amazon prime

Welcome to The Best of Netflix comparison of Netflix to Amazon Prime!

Many people ask what streaming service they should choose and we work to provide unbiased reviews of each company’s offerings.

Netflix vs. Amazon Prime:

Content Selection

Amazon Prime is probably the closest thing Netflix has when it comes to competition in the sheer quantity of titles available for instant stream. It’s a bit of a wash here, as both services have a ridiculous amount of content available.

However, Netflix gets the nod here as they have beaten Amazon Prime to the punch when it comes to original series content.

Winner: Netflix


While Netflix is about to change it’s pricing structure, it is currently $7.99 a month in the US.

Amazon Prime is $79 annually, or about $6.50 a month.

Winner: Amazon Prime

User Interface

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have apps compatible with a lot of devices, but Netflix has done a better job of integrating with them, including TV and Blu-Ray players. While the design might be a personal preference, Netflix’s UI just seems cleaner and themed better than Amazon’s.

Netflix also has a much superior recommendation algorithm that offers users a better experience in trying to find content they would enjoy. Amazon Prime has major shortages in this area.

Winner: Netflix

The X Factor

One of the biggest benefits of Amazon Prime is that it also comes with a variety of great Amazon services like free, fast shipping on all orders, certainly worth it for those of us who order from the site frequently.

And for Netflix, certainly it goes without saying their original content is some of the best out there, competing even with the likes of HBO and other premium channels.

Winner: Netflix


  1. hieronymus says

    Not to mention all the free shipping on Amazon with Prime…that is if you are a shopping junkie like me…they have everything..delivered in two days.

  2. Jim says

    Accessibility: I have both Netflix and Amazon Prime. 90% of the time, I watch Netflix because of the extensive availability of subtitles. I watch a few Amazon Prime foreign movies that have English subtitles.

  3. Jenna says

    I am a lover and subscriber of both services as well as Hulu Plus. I love each for the things they offer that the other is lacking.

  4. mark says

    I wonder what Netflix will do now that Amazon Prime picked up the HBO shows like The Sopranos and The Wire. That is going to hurt them in the long run if they don’t do something to combat this.

  5. says

    I would go with amazon ALSO but…they make you pay upfront and I dont like that. Sometimes Im gone for weeks and cant shut it down like hulu or Netflix

  6. Pete says

    DirecTV has NFL Sunday Ticket and NO ONE ELSE! I have DirecTV.

    Netflix has ALL Trailer Park Boys episodes and movies… and NO ONE ELSE! I go with Netflix…

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