Amazon Prime Video Vs Hotstar Vs Netflix – Which Video Streaming Service is the Best for you?

by Amit Bhawani 5

Amazon Prime Vs Netflix India Vs Hotstar

With 4G services getting penetration in India the Video on Demand (VoD) platforms in the country are getting attention as the demand for on-the-go entertainment has been increased. From the past couple of months, we have seen many Video on Demand platforms launched in the country. You might be hearing about an app named Hotstar in Television advertisements as well as on other advertising platforms such as YouTube.

Even before the Netflix was launched earlier this year in India, there were apps such as Hotstar in India that offers live video streaming as well as movies on demand on various platforms such as Windows, Browser, and Android. But the growth of “video on demand” platforms took a serious jump when 4G penetration started this year in India. Some would call it a Jio Effect that Airtel, Vodafone, and even Idea Cellular slashed the 4G data packs rates to compete with Jio’s Welcome Offer.

Well, that’s enough about 4G penetration scenario in the country, which is responsible for the rise of video platforms such as Hotstar, JioMovies, YuppTV and Netflix in the country. You might have heard today that Amazon has finally launched their VoD platform that goes by name Prime Video in India as well as 200 plus other countries. Interestingly, there are now more than dozen of Video on Demand services available including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hotstar, YuppTV, HOOQ, etc. But looking at pricing and library, we have made a comparison between the three of them. Amazon Prime Video Vs Hotstar Vs Netflix that are by far the best in what they offer & the following table can help you find the most important factors that matter to you as a subscriber.

Amazon Prime Vs Netflix India Vs Hotstar Comparison

For someone who owns a large TV with 4K content support, it is clear that Hotstar is something they might want to skip because of no 4K content. There are several new shows that are coming on Amazon Prime Videos on the same lines of Netflix and these two should be your choice if playback quality is your priority.

After this comparison, we are sure you might move towards Amazon Prime because of its dirt cheap at less than Rs 50 a month while it comes along with the super fast package delivery feature for the subscription period that’s worth a lot more. In fact, the prime services are down by 90% when compared with the US Pricing and it’s something we would recommend you to others unless you are just looking for the Indian Specific content like the TV Shows then Hotstar should be your second choice. In fact, we had posted a poll on our Twitter Account @PhoneRadarBlog & have seen that 50% of our readers have opted for the Hotstar service over others & this can give us a hint that the Netflix services are clearly overpriced when compared to the competition. (You can still vote on the Poll below)

Note: There are several free video streaming services also available in the country but for obvious reasons they come with many limitations apart from quality issues, buffering & also very limited content. Out of the free ones we would recommend the JioCinema followed by ErosNow that we had experienced on the LeEco Super TV as part of their bundled offering. Ultimately the winner here is none of these but the consumers that are YOU because you now get a variety of options to choose from depending on several factors. Let us know what Video Streaming Service you are opting for in the comments section below.

Amit Bhawani

Editor-in-chief

Amit Bhawani is a Professional Blogger & Founder of PhoneRadar, Android Advices & Gizmo Report. He has received various awards like the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award & Samsung Mobilers Award. He covers more on the subject of value of mobile phones to consumers and gives insights to mobile buyers helping them to buy the right device.

  • Vishal Giri

    I’ll go with the hotstar coz I use that a lot!!

  • Apart from Jio TV and Cinema, it looks like Amazon Prime Video is the best among these three mentioned above. But it’s just launched, and no idea of number of contents available yet! Anyway till March 31st I don’t need to know too! 😉

  • John

    Amazon prime does not support Android TV. Netflix does. +1 for Netflix.

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  • Sagar VK18

    hotstar sometimes!