Does Netflix have a better program than HBO and Amazon Prime?
It is a win-win situation?
It's a hard question because the priority is different depending on the platform. Some people prefer chocolate cake, some people love ice cream even more. It's a matter of taste basically. In Croatia, the real question would be related to the technical part much less the quality of the program. Specifically, stream services like Netflix, Apple +, Amazon require much higher internet speeds than most users in Croatia have. The other part of the problem is that HBO is part of the pay-tv packages - HBO To Go, HBO On Demand, HBO 1- 3, Cinemax 1 and 2- here in Croatia. Netflix as a global stream service, in Croatia, is a relatively new service. Neither close to a database of translated films and series as HBO. HBO got everything translated. On Netflix, others not to mention - Amazon, Apple + - there are very few translated titles. Regardless of its largest base, Netflix has over 4,000 movies, thousands of hours of TV program not to mention. I guess is that things will change significantly over time in favor of Netflix and other stream services. However, certain prerequisites must be created for this. As already mentioned optical internet network in most of Croatia.
Now let's compare their biggest advantages
Netflix: The usual price is $ 13 / per month. TOP 5 - Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, Black Mirror, Mindhunter, The Haunting of Hill House.
But that's not all. Netflix is moving a bit closer to the usual laureates, a solid film studio territory so far. Already, his two new films are mentioned in connection with the upcoming Oscar - Irishman, and Klaus. If it wins an Oscar, or better yet both films win an award, the point is clear - Netflix is moving away from the competition early in 2020.
HBO: The usual price is $ 15 / per month. TOP 5 - Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Friends, The Wire, South Park.
Awesome list. Although it is evident that this is an older title, except for the newly purchased Friends. Netflix is losing the game for sure. Since HBO has announced the launch of the HBO Max stream service, the main battle is also underway in the streaming field. This is likely to be early 2020. HBO is expected to respond to The Irishman very soon, as it wants to take its share of the cake also on the streaming service.
Amazon: The usual price is $ 13 / per month. TOP 5 - The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, Good Omens, The Expanse.
The titles are more recent. They are phenomenal, but in the battle of the giants, Amazon is out of the ring. Third for sure. Amazon's main concern should be how to resist the onslaught of new streaming services - Disney + with Marvell, Apple +, Hulu and the newly announced Peakock streaming service coming as early as 2020.
This is somewhat true of both Netflix and HBO, who are no doubt firmly in the top two positions in the streaming company market. The race begins as early as 2020. We are left to rub our hands because the competition has to bring a lot of quality programs and a lot of technical innovations. Does it matter who wins? What is truly relevant for us - viewers - is the program, so then, I guess it's a win-win situation.