Which streaming service is best? Comparing Amazon, Hulu and Netflix
Netflix customers got an unwelcome change in their bill this month. As Netflix announced earlier this year, that, prices rose $1 to $2 in May, depending on which
package the customer is subscribe to.
Netflix is just one of several streaming services offering movies and TV shows, plus some extras.
Some people pay for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, but by the time you add it all up, you might actually save money by keeping cable or satellite.
Are the three services all that different? Which one has the best movies? I set out to find out.
None of the services are very forthcoming with the total number of movies they offer, but from what I could compile, Netflix
and Amazon both have somewhere around 4,000 movies. The majority of titles, though, are not very good.
To get a better of idea of all three streaming service’s libraries, I looked at movies from the past decade that have gotten at least an 80% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Netflix has 960 titles that fit the criteria, including movies from the Marvel Universe catalog such as “Black Panther,” “Thor Ragnarok,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.” Netflix also offers “Star Wars, the last Jedi” and “Incredibles 2.” Those are all highly rated.
Amazon Prime on the other hand has 929 films in the category, including “A Quiet Place,” “Death Wish,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony.”
Hulu has fewer films with those filters turned on — 600 titles, including “A Quiet Place,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Fences,” and “I, Tonya.”
In terms of movies for the whole family, Amazon lists 23 family, Netflix has 29 and Hulu offers 12.
Keep in mind, all three services change up their offerings each month, and big changes are on the way for Netflix. Disney is launching its own streaming service this fall, and over the next several months it will be removing all the Marvel Universe and Star Wars movies from Netflix.
Apple is also jumping into the streaming game with the launch of Apple TV+ later this year.