The amount of streaming services has exploded over the last couple of years. It wasn’t that long ago when Prime Video, and Netflix, were your only real choices for quality content. These days, nearly every major network, or production company, either has its own service or is working on one. HBO Max and NBC’s Peacock are the most recent additions to the pack. Each seeks to find its own niche in the increasingly flooded market. With so many choices, it follows suit that data is now being accumulated to reflect which services represent the best value.
Streaming service aggregator Reelgood is one such company to publish its results for the best value. Streaming service aggregators have begun to pop up in the wake of all of these new channels. They help with the daunting task of trying to keep track of all of the content available from the ever-growing streaming sea. We did a story about another a few weeks back called VUniverse that you can check out here. Out of the 65 channels it supports, Reelgood has ranked six of its most popular ones. They examined metrics from Apple TV+, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video.
Categories Reelgood used for identifying the best value
- How many movies and TV shows users get per dollar
- Monthly subscription cost of U.S. streaming services
- Movie and TV shows available on U.S. streaming services
Using data from IMDB, the categories were broken down into three tiers. They were total, quality, and high quality. In order to level the playing field, each service’s “no commercials” pricing tiers were used. It should come as no surprise that two of the earliest, and most established, had the highest numbers in nearly all categories. Prime Video and Netflix have been investing in streaming for quite some time, with Hulu coming in at a close third when it came to quantity and pricing for TV shows. Prime Video came in first place for most things, but Netflix did beat them when it came to TV shows. For sheer quantity, Prime Video pretty much trounced all competitors.