Exclusive Study: Which Streaming Service Is Most Worth The Money: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO?
New streaming services like Disney, Walmart/Vudu, and DC Universe are launching all the time. But which streaming services are actually most worth the money it costs to subscribe?
The folks over at streaming service aggregator ReelGood.com noticed that a lot of people have been asking this very question in places like Quora and Reddit, so they decided to conduct an investigation.
After conducting some serious research, they put together a report on how much content you can expect to get per dollar spent on each streaming service, and more importantly, how much of that is quality content.
Then they looked at the size of the movie and TV show library for each.
So, Amazon Prime Video has the most movies, and Hulu has the most TV shows, but, how much of that quantity is quality content?
ReelGood defined a “quality” movie or TV show as being in the top 20,000 most popular titles on their platform, as well as having IMDb scores of 6.0 for movies and 6.5 for TV shows with a minimum of 300 votes.
It turns out, based on those numbers, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have the most quality movies, while Hulu not only has the most TV shows, it also has the most quality TV shows.
But what if you look at strictly high quality content? ReelGood defined high quality the same way as before, but with IMDb scores of 7.5 for movies and 8.0 for TV shows.
So, dollar for dollar, which streaming service is the best bang for you buck? Here are the total number of movies and TV shows you get for each dollar spent with each one of these subscriptions.
However, when looking strictly at quality content…
Or just high quality content, the results can change quite a bit.
So, depending on your budget, and how picky you are about the quality of your TV shows and movies, you now have a better handle on which of the five major streaming services are best for you.