In the world of the internet, everyone wants the best online streaming service. Undoubtedly we want to explore best movies, new TV shows, news, sports channels and many other things in the best price and high video quality.
But as we see there are several streaming channels available in the market such as Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu that make it difficult for people to choose the right video streaming service. So, to make it easy for you we compare these streaming channels on various criteria which are mentioned below.
Based on Price and Plans
Compared to Amazon Prime and Hotstar, Netflix is the most expensive streaming service. Instead of the Rs199 plan that just launched in India with certain limitations such as its work only on mobile and tablets, it doesn’t support downloads and High definition picture quality.
There are other three plans available on this live streaming channel such as the Basic plan of Rs 499 support laptop and TV but HD is unavailable. Standard plan of Rs 649 allows the user to watch HD on two screens and Premium plan of Rs 799 provide user premium qualities such as 4K resolution and four screens.
Hotstar is less expensive than Netflix. It offers two types of subscriptions to its users such as Hotstar Premium of Rs 299 per month or Rs 999 per year. It allows the user to access uncut American shows, Hollywood movies, and the latest episode of Indian shows, sports, and new Indian movies.
Another plan of Hotstar is Hotstar VIP of Rs 365 per year. It also offers various interesting things to the user, such as live sports, new Indian movies, Hotstar special, latest episodes of Indian series.
Prime video subscriptions are as follows: Rs 129 per month and Rs 999 yearly. Along with that it also supports 4K High definition content without any extra cost.
Hulu offers two types of subscriptions to users such as $5.99 per month allow unlimited access to Hulu library with no ads as well as exclusive Hulu original TV series, kid’s shows, and others. While its $44.99 per month plan gives all features of the Hulu previous plan plus live tv. It allows them to stream 60+ top live and on-demand tv channels such as sports, entertainment, news, etc.
Based on picture quality or resolution
Amazon prime video offers full High definition content and 4k Ultra HD content to users with no extra cost. But the streaming rate depends upon internet speed.
Netflix in its 499 plan offers standard definition at 480p resolution, in 649 plans HD resolution at 720p and 4K or ultra resolution at Rs 799 plan. All streaming quality depends upon internet speed.
Hotstar offers full high definition video quality at 1080p resolution which depends upon the internet connection.
Hulu’s provide different video quality such as standard definition, 720p, 1080p, 4K Ultra HD on minimum bitrates of 1.5Mbps, 3Mbps, 6Mbps, and 16Mbps. While it’s 4K quality is now supported by a few TV series or programs.
Based on Shows
Netflix holds a complete list of best movies, top TV shows, and original series. It allows users to watch various American TV shows, Indian movies, Spanish TV series, marvel movies, etc.
Along with that its original collection of movies and TV series are excellent such as Stranger Things, Highwaymen, The Dirt, Sex Education, Chopsticks, Black mirror and many more. One of its top-rated documentaries of 2019 is Our Planet.
Hotstar is the hub of Hindi and English content. It offers various big HBO movies and TV series to watch such as Games of Thrones, Chernobyl, Westworld, and others.
It allows users to stream their favorite TV show on Hotstar and live cricket and other matches. It is also home of original TV series.
Amazon Prime holds a good collection of top movies and best TV shows. It offers several popular American series like Suits, The Mindy Project and others. Along with that it also contains a huge list of Bollywood movies and Amazon original shows such as The Man from the High Castle, Made in Heaven, Kalank, Bosch, etc.
One of the biggest advantages of Hulu, as compared to other streaming services, is live television. With live TV, Hulu pairs video-on-demand service with a cable or broadcast networks that can be streamed from anywhere you want.
Along with that, it provides a huge collection of American movies and TV shows. Its own original TV series collection is also excellent. Some of them are named as ER, Causal, 30 Rock, The Simpsons, and others.
Based on running platforms
Netflix can run on various platforms such as Android, ios, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4 and others.
Amazon prime video is also watched on numerous devices such as Fire TV Stick, Android, ios, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4 and others.
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Hotstar can watch on Android, ios and Smart TV using Google Chromecast, Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV.
Hulu is currently available on the Nintendo Switch, Android, ios, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and others.
Based on download support
Amazon Prime Video allows the user to download video multiple times and one downloaded video is available for 30 days for watching. After beginning the video for watching user has to finish it 48 hours before it gets deleted.
In Hotstar users can download video only once and the downloaded content is available for seven days. It also provides 48 hours viewing time after pressing play.
Netflix show time also completed in 48 hours after started the video. It removes downloaded content from user database after seven days as well as allows the user to download content multiple times.
Hulu doesn’t allow the user to download the latest movies and TV shows for offline viewing.