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Updated: Chart: How Amazon Prime Video Stacks Up To Netflix & Hulu Plus

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What are some of the programming differences between Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Prime Videos, Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Hulu Plus? Amazon has some previously unavailable Doctor Who, for one thing. Internet video guide Clicker takes a look at the services and offers a detailed chart (below) comparing Amazon’s streaming video perk for Prime subscribers with Netflix, Hulu Plus and on-demand services iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu. Also worth a read, Rex Hammock’s consumer take on Amazon’s “free” Trojan Horse.

Update: A couple of good points have been raised about the chart: Amazon lists Android under mobile but hasn’t announced anything, and, as Dan Rayburn notes in the comments, Amazon’s HD is 480 720, while Netflix is 1080.

Update 2: The chart has been updated to reflect those issues. Clicker’s Guillermo Pont explains it in the comments.

Correction: Hulu says Hulu Plus actually has more than 16,000 episodes of TV shows, and 775 movies. (It will be adding about 650 more movies from the Criterion Collection in coming months.) And now the chart has been updated to reflect that. [2/25/2011]

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6 Responses to “Updated: Chart: How Amazon Prime Video Stacks Up To Netflix & Hulu Plus”

  1. this is a great comparison. i think, however, that making a fair comparison is extremely difficult. consider for example netflix’s DVD by mail service: granted it doesn’t fit “instant streaming” definition, but it’s hard to ignore an amazing collection of DVD’s that you can complement your instant streaming service with. If included, this would put Netflix in a much favorable position. see more details here

  2. Hi, this is Guillermo from Clicker. Thanks for the comments on the mobile and HD sections in the chart. We just updated them to be more clear.

    There is no Amazon Instant Video app available for Android. What we meant is that Amazon videos play in the Android browser.

    We also updated the chart to reflect the HD resolution levels on a PC. Amazon’s HD videos are offered in 720p, Hulu at 720p, while Netflix videos are offered at 1080p. Again, thanks for the help in the comments!