Video streaming is now part of our modern daily lives, which means no more TV schedules and much more choice. When it comes to Video streaming apps, Netflix and Amazon Prime video are most preferred. Which among them gives better experience? Lets take a look at some major points which will help you draw a conclusion –
UI interaction :
The Netflix app home page features recommendations and genres, with side-scrolling thumbnails for various titles. The specifics of the interface vary slightly depending on which device you’re streaming on, but they all follow a similar theme. Amazon Prime Video features a familiar interface with side-scrolling categories for content.
Netflix has made the UI very much user friendly and flawless. The look of the Netflix interface uses some of the the visual elements which are better than what Amazon prime video has to offer. The UI is pretty smooth in comparison to UI of Prime.
Talking about the search facility both of the apps provides, Netflix is a clear winner by a huge margin since it has a reactive / responsive search, where as amazon prime takes one extra click to get you to your search results.
Here is an example of how the search works in both of the apps
In the above search, Netflix gives quick and reactive search as compared to Amazon Prime Video.
Kids friendly :
Netflix is making it easier for parents to control what their children can watch by enabling the users with a kids only profile.
There is a toggle feature in profile management of Netflix, which when checked opens up a whole new kid friendly interface which only gives kid friendly suggestions for shows and movies. On the other hand, in Amazon prime video kids can easily navigate to adult contents. It will allow the option to lock specific shows or movies.
Netflix has a Network check present in the app. Instead of getting mad at Netflix, you might want check your internet connection when streaming issues occur. Chances are, the slow connection is the culprit of the buffering, so the problem may actually lie with your internet provider.
Taking this test will give you a clear image of where the problem is, either in the app or your internet connection.
Using Netflix’s streaming option, you can have up-to four different devices registered to your account to watch your favorite movies and television shows simultaneously. Netflix keeps tabs on all your registered devices under your account, and you can check the list whenever you sign in. You can verify which devices are connected, or remove and replace them with a newer device through the Membership Plan section of your account page.
This might not be provided by Prime video. Even if other devices are registered with the same account , you cannot manage them from a single device. Multiple devices can be logged in using a same account, but no simultaneous streaming of videos can be done.
The Smart Downloads feature of the Netflix app deletes the episodes that you have already viewed and downloads the next episode once your device is connected to Wi-Fi. This helps in managing the storage in a better way.
In Amazon Prime video, the videos can be downloaded to SD card, but that does not provide smart downloads to help you out with the storage capacity management.
Evidently, Netflix is still a winner when it comes to providing a great user experience as a video streaming service.