When it comes to winning clients, the digital world has completely infiltrated the business realm. The accessibility of online content directly appeals to clients who look for the best value at the lowest cost to themselves. In this age, you have to be mindful of your competition, or you will quickly become insignificant. One of the clearest examples of this is an area familiar to many: online video streaming.
Online video streaming has some major contenders who are constantly vying for clients’ loyalty and preference. But, is there any one service that has successfully emerged as the all-around best service?
We all know the existential crisis you have when you realize that Netflix has the latest season to Walking Dead, but Hulu does not. Yet, you still want to subscribe to Hulu because while Netflix might be winning the TV show game, it has the lamest movie options. After a thorough review of Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix, we have created a comprehensive list of all the things you need to know about each service, for better or for worse.
Amazon: The good part it that there are unlimited movie and TV show options. The downside is that there is no menu or search bar. So if you have a specific show in mind you’ll be scrolling for a while.
Hulu: This site has great access to the newest released in movies and TV shows, as well as original content. Sadly, however, it doesn’t have older season of some shows. It also will show up to 8 commercials in a half an hour of streaming.
Netflix: This is probably the best site to watch TV shows, and it has all old, and newest versions of any series. However, if you are streaming, you will only have access to limited movies, most of which are B and C rate.
Amazon: Overall, rather difficult. There isn’t a search bar, or categorization system like Netflix or Hulu has. So the only option is to scroll till you locate your show.
Hulu: Actually, their navigation is pretty good. After a few updates they will definitely be on par with Netflix. Presently, there not as many options to organize and discover.
Netflix: Between the modern, easy to navigate menu and a variety of categories, getting around the website is extremely simple and streamlined.
- Mode of Access
Amazon: Everything occurs online. You can rent movies and TV shows for a certain time period, and then if you like them enough, you can buy them.
Hulu: Only offers online streaming.
Netflix: Provides users with two options: The fist is to only access what Netflix streams online. The second is to receive rented movies as DVDs in the mail in addition to the online streaming service.
Amazon: The cheapest of the three, Amazon charges $80 for the year. However, a lot of people don’t like the fact they can’t pay for a monthly subscription.
Hulu: This charges a monthly fee of $8. Despite the charge, they will still run advertisements.
Netflix: This starts at $8 a month. Very straightforward, with no advertisements and optional higher pricing for extra perks.
In the end, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option. Depending on the individual, one service will definitely work better for the other. For avid TV-show people who don’t care much about full length films, Netflix may be the answer. However, for those who prefer the newest and latest developments in the film world, Hulu might be better. Most importantly, figure out what you want most of your streaming service to ensure you pick the best option to fulfill your priorities.