Netflix vs. Amazon Prime: Which is the Better Movie Streaming Platform?

“Are you still watching?” If you’re a Netflix fan, you know how interesting it can be to have millions of movies and TV shows at your fingertips.

Prime Video, another streaming platform became available in Nigeria in 2021 and has since become very popular — offering exclusive movies like “Gangs of Lagos,” “All or Nothing Series” and “A Tribe Called Judah.”

With both streaming platforms having a vast library, it can be difficult to pick a favourite for the home.

That’s why this guide was created! Here we will look at Netflix vs. Prime Video across rounds and decide which is the better streaming service.

Round 1 — Original Content:

Netflix offers award-winning shows like “Squid Game,” Stranger Things," "The Crown," and "The Witcher" that have us binging and glued to our screens. These shows are originally created by Netflix for its streaming platform.

Amazon Prime has originals like "The Boys,” “Fleabag,” and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" which generate serious buzz offline and on social media.  Prime Video also offers a surprising amount of documentaries, hidden gems like “The Godfather”, classic films and foreign language content.

Winner: Netflix / Prime Video (Draw)

A Tribe Called Judah

Round 2 — Features:

Both Netflix and Prime Video boast of 4K quality as standard on their premium plan. No internet? No problem! Both platforms allow you to download movies and shows for offline viewing, perfect for that long plane ride or weekend getaway. Subscribing to Amazon Prime for an extra fee allows users access to the “watch party” feature where movies can be streamed in a watch-along with friends and loved ones. It also allows users to get free shipping on millions of items and access to a library of ebooks. Prime membership goes beyond just streaming, offering additional perks that can justify the cost.

The Netflix app is available on a wider range of devices, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, smartphones, and tablets. While Amazon Prime is catching up, Netflix offers more flexibility in how you watch. Netflix also has lots of interesting games that everyone can play right on the app.

Winner: Netflix

Netflix Mobile Games

Round 3 — Access

Netflix allows for multiple profiles to let everyone in the house have their own personalized experience. Plus, their strong parental controls keep your little ones safe. They even offer a shuffle-play feature for those nights when you just can't decide what to watch. Prime Video allows for five additional profiles and stream per membership. Prime Video is $8.99 per month while Netflix is $9.99 per month.

Winner: Prime Video

Netflix For Kids

Verdict:

The Choice is Yours! There’s no clear winner. It all boils down to your preferences. Are you an original fanatic or a library explorer? Do you crave crystal-clear 4K or prioritize free shipping? Do you have a large family needing separate profiles, or are you a solo streamer? Both services cater to specific needs. Trying out either service is an open option –  both Netflix and Amazon Prime offer free trial periods. Subscribing for both is quick and easy with a Geegpay virtual dollar card (it only costs $1 to create!).

So, grab your popcorn, and get ready to enjoy the world of streaming.